Originally Posted by markjenn
Nothing wrong with trailering.... I've often done it to get to a good startiing point for a tour. But if you're just using the bike as a runabout at the end of the day with the bulk of the touring in the car, I think it lacks the essence of true motorcycle touring - it's car touring with a motorcycle for running around.
The essence of touring for me is being self-sufficient and traveling signfiicant distances with just the bike and my gear. And the essence of this thread is how to do this in a minimilist sort of way. Adding a Jeep to the gear isn't very minimal.
Sorry to have gotten off on a tangent.
This is a thread about how to do motorcycle touring simply and
in a minimalist way. Glad we have it.
I'm always looking for ways to expand my adventure horizon and wanted to
mention one way of doing that.
Had to laugh about Mountain Man's story of taking his bike up to Maine, cause I'm looking for a way to get down to his WVA hills and spend some time up in Dolly Sods territory.
Just load it up and ride that thing!
I will post a pic of some tank panniers I'm working on fitting to the 2fiddy
when they are finished.