Saturday, February 28, 2009
Flickr user 'Spiderkakes' posted this photo. I think I have my template.
I already have the saddle bags but I need that big trunk bag to carry my tent and extras. Right below the trunk bag you can see a chrome rack on the rear fender. I really like that. It'll serve to hold the trunk but it also looks really good without the trunk in a retro kind of way. It reminds me of the look of the bikes from the 40's and 50's.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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This summer I’m going on a solo motorcycle road trip from one side of America to the other and back again. I’m starting in our nation's capitol and heading due west to San Francisco. From there I turn right to Seattle then hang another right bound for DC.
My guidelines are:
- sleep under the stars as much as possible.
- stay off the major interstates as much as possible.
- take the picture whenever it presents itself.
- capture and post as much of this adventure as possible via pictures, twitter, gps position.
- Take it all in.
I want to make the most of this trip.
For the 4th bullet I’m going to build a website where I can post pictures and video from the road so everyone can see what I see. I’ll also post my geo-position in real-time or near real time as well as my twitter updates.
Should I get an iPhone and use Google Latitudes for the positioning?
Do I need to schlub a laptop with me?
What’s the best one-man tent for this?
For the last guideline bullet, what are the must-see attactions along my route? By must-see I mean everything from awesome pancakes to national treasures.
Please give me your insight and advice via comments, email, or twitter.
I learned via IM that I must see Pike's Market and Jimmy Hendix's grave in Seattle. Will do!