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Old 11-06-2010, 04:59 AM   #5
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Location: Southern Maryland
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Things to think about/plan for

Gas: If you can't go 250 miles fully loaded on a tank you may want look at ways to carry additional fuel, for myself I plan on carrying an additional gallon.
Riding gear (weather): wide swings in temperature and conditions
Tires: Many have done it on street tires but the majority recommend something more aggressive, be honest about your abilities on high speed dirt/gravel and choose your tire wisely! If not it may cost you some body parts (motorcycle/human). Their may be a few side trips/camping spots that are off road as well, such as going to Esker where a more aggressive tire would be well suited.
Maintenance: Make sure all your checks and services are up to date, we are talking about a 5000+ mile trip.
Passport: In case you need one, here is a link which should get you going. http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
Credit card/ATM: Call your bank and let them know you will be out of the country/lots of gas charges (may save you/us some problems)
Easy Pass for tolls (optional but it can save a significant amount of time with a group)
Maryland: http://ezpassmd.com/en/home/index.shtml
Virginia: https://www.ezpassva.com/Default.asp...ookieSupport=1
Pennsylvania: http://www.paturnpike.com/ezpass/ezpassINTRO.htm
New Jersey: http://ezpassnj.com/
West Virginia: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/tur...EZPassFAQ.aspx

Spare key (mandatory)
Gas can (almost mandatory)
First Aid kit (almost mandatory)
Camera
Maps and/or GPS
Bug spray and/or bug net
Medication: Please bring what you need plus a little extra just in case something happens
Medication for sea sickness, we will be riding several ferries
Cell phone (optional)
Satellite phone (optional)
Calling card (optional)
Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
SPOT (optional)
Sunglasses
Dust mask (?)
Tire repair (tools to remove wheel, spoons, patches, plugs, bead breaker, compressor/CO2 cartridges, etc)

Make your own packing list: http://micapeak.com/checklists/mclist.html
Emergency medical form: http://micapeak.com/tools/medform.html (Mandatory for everyone)

blaster11 screwed with this post 06-13-2011 at 05:26 PM Reason: Added spare key to list
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