by Editor on 12/22/16
If you're a motorcycle enthusiast, then you know that nothing compares to a long distance trip out on the open road. However, if you're used to daily commute trips and not long, meandering adventures, then you may not know exactly what you have to bring with you for the journey ahead.
Fortunately, we've compiled a list of the top five things to bring on your next trip:
1. Smartphone: These days, we rely on our phones for everything. Not only can you use it as your GPS, but you can also use it to pay attention to the environment. Using a local weather app, you can check the hourly weather forecast and make sure that you won't get caught in a downpour.
2. Extra Clothes: Riding out on the road for a whole day means that you will be a hot sticky mess by the time you arrive at your destination. Don't get stuck wearing the same, smelly clothes each day. Instead, bring extra clothes so you can change on the road. Socks and a shirt are a must.
3. Earplugs: Ideally, you are using earplugs on a regular basis, but in case you aren't, you have to have them on a long trip. Otherwise, you'll arrive with ringing in your ears, meaning that you won't be able to use them properly for a few hours.
4. Phone Charger Adapter: If you are serious about checking the hourly weather forecast, then you have to make sure that your phone stays charged. To do this, get an adapter so that you can plug it into your bike. That is, unless, you want a dead battery once you arrive.
5. Seat Pad: It should go without saying that having a thick pad over your seat will do wonders for your body after a long day's ride.
While this list is by no means comprehensive, it should help you figure out what you need and what you don't. As long as you plan ahead and get prepared for any eventuality, your journey will be thoroughly enjoyable.