Packing right is one of the most important aspects of any trip. If not done well, it might cause you a lot of inconveniences. It has the potential to either make or break your bike tour. Here are some brief tips to help you enjoy the ride without fretting about other things.
- The first and most obvious bit of advice is to pack light. All those unwanted pairs of jeans and shirts will only add make your luggage a burden to bear.
- It is advisable to use a saddle bag which can be placed on your bike, rather than a backpack. Using a tank bag which sticks on to the fuel tanks is also a viable option.
- If you plan to spend all of your nights in a hotel, then do not pack any toiletries. You really don’t need any of them on the road.
- Always pack your clothes and electronics in bubble wrap or safe plastic sheets before putting them in the saddle bag for added protection from sudden showers of rains.
- Never carry any unwanted Electronics and Accessories like hairdryers, electronic toothbrushes etc. They are misfits on the packing list of a biker.
- Use the cavity in the shoes to pack undergarments or small electronics.
- The best technique to pack your T-shirts and jeans is to roll them up. This easy trick should help you save up on a lot of space.
- If you’re using a backpack, try to put the heavier items on the upper side of the bag. The reverse is applicable for trolley bags.
- Always pack clothes that match each other in various combinations. Considering that you will spend a lot of time moving around, it increases the reusability of clothes thus saving a lot of time.
- Always pack clothing items that have multiple uses. Eg.- Capris can be used as beach shorts or even as nightwear.
- Always try and find out about the weather conditions of the place that you will be going to. A thin T-shirt in Ladakh is as useless as an ashtray on a motorbike.
- Make sure that you carry all important documents that you may need- Your DL, motorcycle papers, Debit/ATM cards etc.
- Never forget to carry a First Aid Kit; this is essential, because it may just turn out to be a lifesaver.
- If you plan to include a trek within your bike tour, make sure you have a sturdy pair of shoes. This one mistake has landed a lot of people in a tight spot.
So Riders, before you plan for your holiday, don’t forget to go through these super helpful tips from BforBiker to tick off your packing list, and you will definitely enjoy an incredible Bike trip. Ride On, Ride Safe!