Originally Posted by deltarider
i am sorry you did not meet any courteous folks while riding through La.
it is just to bad you encountered all of ours in one trip.
Ohoh, my "words" come back to haunt me!
There's good days and "not so good" days of riding I think that might have been a Friday afternoon which seems to make the working class more aggressive.
We've got a system which we've worked out over the years and miles,
My bike has an air compressor and tire tools on board plus my regular hand tools
in a system I copied from dick (see pictures)
Most of the space in our trailer is taken up by three rectangular "sport" bags,
his, hers and riding gear.
jackets, pants, heated gear, neck scarves, gloves etc goes into the riding gear bag.
She can bring anything she can put into her bag (saves a lot of conflict)
I take 3 pair jeans + what I'm wearing, a total of 8 shirts, a couple of T shirts and a longsleeved one for layering, a clean shirt and socks everyday, I wear my pants twice so we do laundry once a week.
I have two large nylon bags that dirty clothes go into (white&dark)
one goes back into his the other her bag.
We each have a toiletry bag for soap, shampoo etc.
It usually takes around three trips each from the trailer to the motel room and we are packed/unpacked
The bikes saddlebags are almost empty, rain gear in one side a poncho liner (blanket) in the other.
On top of the bags in the trailer we keep a plastic "tub" that holds food, snacks, for me granola bars and beef jerky, for her cookies.
We both got real tired of eating in restaurants all the time, that and $20 three times a day adds up.
Now we go for bagels, ham and cheese sandwiches and fried chicken (her favorite)
and one "good" restaurant meal per day.
Having a picnic in some scenic spot is much more satisfying and memorable than some greasy spoon.