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Looking for collective input and wisdom for this trip.
Will edit the OP to add what I glean from your comments.


Must-haves

- Small toiletry essentials bag
- 4 waters
- Energy bars and chews for 3 meals
- Iridium 9555 Sat phone (suggest other if bad)
- Two cellphones with service from 2 carriers
- Small first aid kit with Israeli Bandage
- Anker 26,800mAh PD Power bank
- DJI Spark drone
- Tire repair kit
- Basic tools (OEM basic kit under the seat)
- A few pairs of nitrile gloves
- MSR 30oz Motorcycle fuel bottle
- Hand sanitizer
- Small baby wipes pouch
- TP roll
- Min 10,000 lumens LED headlamp
- Disc lock with alarm

All of this contained in
- SW-Motech Blaze H Saddle Bags
Or instead
- SW-Motech Drybag 180 tail bag


Environment

- Expected temp range: 30-80F
- Perhaps rain and/ or ice


Safety

- Full gear at all times
- Fill up when gas tank is down to 1/2
- Frequent stops (bike range is 120-140 miles)
- Parked by sunset, full night of rest, set-off at 5:30 AM every day
- No firearm unfortunately. Collapsible baton? Pepper Spray? Knife? Other suggestions?
- Front and back dash cams on the bike


Gear

AGV Corsa R Matte Black

Dainese Cyclone D-Air Jacket

matching Cyclone Pants

or choice #2: Dainese Carve Master 2 Gore-Tex (better design and warmer, no D-Air)

matching Carve Master 2 Gore-Tex pants

Dainese X-Travel Gor-Tex Gloves

Dainese Torque D1 out Gore-Tex boots

Dainese D-Core Balaclava

Dainese D-Core Thermo Tee LS

Dainese D-Core Thermo Pant LL

Dainese D-Mantle Fleece WS

Alternatively: electrically heated Gerbing Jacket or vest orTourmaster jacket or vest

Dainese D-Core Mid Sock (2 pairs)

SENA 30K coms

GoPro Hero7 (4 of these)

RAM Mount dual-ball + short arms + for X-Grip and GoPro mounts


When

1st week of Feb.
Flexible on dates and duration.


Itinerary

Departure: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Please suggest places to ride through and stay off the interstate. I will edit this part to add them

Big Bend National and Regional Parks, TX

Valley of Fires, NM

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, check out the photos!

Valley of Fire State Park, NV

Death Valley, CA

Arrival: SoCal


Sharing

Please recommend a clean infinite scroll design for a website and above all, a method to upload short text blurbs and hi-res photos while on the road from a smartphone?

Sure there is Instagram and I may do that.
Don’t have/ like Facebook so that’s a no.
Would prefer my own domain and web site.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 06:51:51 PM by MotoPost »

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Re: [USA] South Carolina to Southern California Solo Trip - Feb 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 08:17:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by MotoPost [+]
Looking for collective input and wisdom for this trip.
Will edit the OP to add what I glean from your comments.


Must-haves

- Small toiletry essentials bag
- 4 waters
- Energy bars and chews for 3 meals





- No firearm unfortunately. Collapsible baton? Pepper Spray? Knife? Other suggestions?






I dont get much past the top 3 items of your list touring around Europe...sat phones , 2 mobile phones and "sadly no gun" but maybe a knife?!

You going touring with a SEAL assault team or something?!  I look forward to reading your blog/updates anyway, plenty of pics please...It better be a fiesty trip or ill be disappointed!

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Re: [USA] South Carolina to Southern California Solo Trip - Feb 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 08:42:36 PM »
Thanks.

The USA are a vast country with people from all sorts of walk of life.
Being prepared and all...

You have toured around Europe and do not you carry anything but water and energy bars?
Have you been on large distance trip on your bike? This will be over 4,000 kms.
Any recommendations? Anything I neglected?

« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 08:52:47 PM by MotoPost »

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Re: [USA] South Carolina to Southern California Solo Trip - Feb 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 08:43:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by podders [+]
I dont get much past the top 3 items of your list touring around Europe...sat phones , 2 mobile phones and "sadly no gun" but maybe a knife?!

You going touring with a SEAL assault team or something?!  I look forward to reading your blog/updates anyway, plenty of pics please...It better be a fiesty trip or ill be disappointed!

I thought the same thing...  It must be a very odd thing to be that suspicious of your fellow man.

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Re: [USA] South Carolina to Southern California Solo Trip - Feb 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 08:46:35 PM »
The OP edit option timed-out so I cannot retract that line from an otherwise pretty long post: there is plenty to discuss.
And there is certainly enough to stay on topic which is riding cross country.

Thank you for your input.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 08:47:35 PM by MotoPost »

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Re: [USA] South Carolina to Southern California Solo Trip - Feb 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 09:19:38 PM »
Hi, Did 4,400kms last year down to Germany with just 20ltr Kriega tail pack, wash bag and couple of changes of clothes and everything was ok

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Re: [USA] South Carolina to Southern California Solo Trip - Feb 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 09:23:55 PM »
That's great. So of course, to you, I am overthinking this.  :008:

Looking forward to the ride! Will update this thread when I have the site and social media accounts in place to follow along. The Hero7 cams and DJI Spark support live streaming. I intend to use that ability to broadcast live at times.

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Re: [USA] South Carolina to Southern California Solo Trip - Feb 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 09:37:30 PM »
Not overthinking each to their own, like to be up early get 200km under belt stop for bit of breakfast then on again stopping at the beautiful scenery spots, remember to take time to enjoy both the ride and the views.

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Re: [USA] South Carolina to Southern California Solo Trip - Feb 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 10:32:03 PM »
Am I correct in assuming that you have bought a bike up here in SC?(I live in Spartanburg!), and you are flying in to pick it up and ride back to Cali?

Personally, heated gear would close to the top of my list. If it is warm you can take it off, if it is cold and you don't have it! makes for a cold ride\.

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Re: [USA] South Carolina to Southern California Solo Trip - Feb 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 10:45:58 PM »
Thanks Clem0206.

Yes, that's correct Simon. Agreed RE: heated gear. It's in the OP. What's your favorite?


 


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