This blog challenge comes courtesy of a little poll from Gary over at Flies in Your Teeth. Find his original post at this ----> LINK.
Gary posts the following:
"Just for fun, I am putting together a list of the top essential items riders take with them. What are the five things you CANNOT leave behind?
Please give one answer for each category below and I will collate the answers into an essential motorcycling items guide......
1. For your bike. It could be a particular tool, cable ties, oil, or a puncture repair kit. What won't you travel without?
2. Something you wear when riding. A favourite pair of gloves perhaps, a heated jacket, a certain pair of boots, or kevlar jeans maybe?
3. Technical stuff. Maybe you won't go without a camera, music, a GPS or a laptop. What item MUST you take? Don't list a phone, as we all carry those!
4. Essential item to carry with you. That could be water, sunscreen, paper maps or something else?
5. A luxury item - Cigars, a favourite hat, shoes, an expensive watch?"
If you choose to participate, please click on the link to Gary's blog post above and post your answers for him in his comment section.
Here are my answers:
1. For my bike - Givi tail bag - I need some space besides my pockets to carry extra gloves, tinted visor's, etc.
2. Something I wear when riding - My Rev'it Sand riding pants. Most comfortable riding pants I've owned and they are long enough, woot!
3. Technical stuff - Canon Camera - I am not very technical so the only techno gadget I carry is my trusty point and shoot Canon camera.
4. Essential Item to carry with me - Earplugs - every once in a while I forget to put them in for short jaunts, but they are essential and I always have them with me when riding.
5. A luxury item - Lipstick - Don't laugh....okay, go ahead and laugh, but I always have pink lipstick in my jacket pocket when riding. Hey, something has to help distract from helmet hair.
There you have it.
I hope everyone takes a few minutes to help Gary out with his poll.
So, what can you not ride without?
- Au Revoir
"Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough." - Charles Warner