Got a chair in there...most needed rally equipment!
How are your cases mounted? Looks close and clean
SABMWRA MOA Club#62's Flat Fixer/ current forum moderator
It's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away-D.Dillon/G. Strait
bmw2003gs in Harrisburg
Chuck Manley #12106
2012 Howlin' at the Moon Rally Chair
Ambassador, Knights of the Roundel #333, IBA Member, Life Member NRA
Black '13 R12GSA (the Outlaw), Black '02 K12RS (157K)
Also getting ready here in Vermont. Everything I'm taking has been laid out in the guest room. It's a lighter load this year as we won't be making our own chow along the way and the likelihood of running into cold temps is rather low. This weekend I'll start packing the sidecar. Every time I make a change in the list it seems I end up repacking and reorganizing a dozen times! I'll load the Glenfiddich and Tulliver's kibble last.
I'll share the scotch with any and all who will toast that dog (Glenfiddich: Prince of Dogs) and all others that have been loved and lost.
Pete and Tulliver
'12 R1200GSA for solo rides
'10 R1200GSA with Hannigan dual sport sidecar for rides with Tulliver
Count me in-when my wife and I had our first place, all we had for transpo was the R60 (still have it) and our our dog rode between us on the seat...
current:14 R1200RT 75 R60/6
past: 11 R1200RT 10 R1200RT 03 R1200CLC
I started test-packing tonight. It felt great because:
1) I haven't been to the rally since 2009.
2) This will be this bike's first International Rally.
3) I've got a bunch of new camping gear making its maiden voyage (and yes, I have already test-assembled the new tent!)
About the bike: I've had this model and pannier setup before (R1200GS with Micatechs, 2012 now and I used to have a 2007), so I knew its general capabilities and did take this one to the last two Georgia Mountain Rallies.
After getting the bigger/chunkier stuff packed, I was amazed at how much space was left over- this tent definitely packs smaller than the old one! Plenty of space for the small stuff, and I think I just might be able to get it all inside the panniers for once.
In 72 hours I expect to be at least 200 miles from home (leaving after work on Friday), and I'm plenty-stoked already!
"If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical." -somebody's dad
Make a checklist, which should include things like:
air up tires
tighten screws on eyeglasses
hydration system of some kind
place hold on mail, newspaper
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Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
Be sure to add your 2016 Anonymous Book. The digital version is still stuck on 2015, and the mobile version is very iffy for some of us.
Have been reading about your adventures for some time now. Looking forward to meeting you at this my first rally.
Seems to me you might need a barrel of the good stuff... .
2015 R1200RT; 2011 R1200RT RIP; 2000 Triumph 900 (sold)