COMMON MISTAKES on a LONG MOTORCYCLE TRIP (do you make them?)

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  • Pedro Mota
    Pedro Mota  7 месяцев назад +8

    If you're thinking about going on a long motorcycle journey and would like to learn more about the cost, check out this video ru-clip.com/video/kzr8w5qf8rc/видео.html

  • Watchand Knock
    Watchand Knock 23 часа назад

    Urine Therapy Interview with Dr. Nakao :) ru-clip.com/video/ieprb6x02ci/видео.html

  • DirtyOldMountainGoat
    DirtyOldMountainGoat 3 дня назад

    Zen master ... teach me

  • Adam
    Adam 5 дней назад

    Long distance in a group sucks! Solo is the way to go, dont be afraid or worry about things you cant control, just go with it, you'll get there.

  • Turling Drome
    Turling Drome 5 дней назад

    Stop blathering and get on with it.

  • Dominik Reinhard
    Dominik Reinhard 6 дней назад

    Great insights! Thank you!

  • Mai K
    Mai K 7 дней назад

    Great video. Funny as hell because its real. I like to ride a bit for free which doesn't work for most. To me if we don't get to do something, there is always another trip. Unfortunately, I haven't taken a trip over 10 days. I know for sure though I like riding in groups up to 3 days, but need less and less people, including passengers, when the trip gets longer. Especially if you are sharing a room at the end of the day. Thanks for a great video.

  • Hometo theworld
    Hometo theworld 8 дней назад +2

    Heineken is an absolute No Go!

  • Donald Tujaka
    Donald Tujaka 9 дней назад

    Nice work.

  • Joost
    Joost 10 дней назад

    More luggage = easier wheelies ;-)

  • Fuzzy Was
    Fuzzy Was 10 дней назад +1

    OK OK..You had me at TransAlp..I am one of the rare US owners of this great bike! I put many miles on this bike..I'll subscribe.lol

  • Motocyklowa TV
    Motocyklowa TV 13 дней назад

    Very nice video. All this advice is really good and helpful. And Your trips are amazing!

  • ukcezar
    ukcezar 13 дней назад

    Get out of your bedroom at start riding you hipster idiot.

  • Hugo Mora
    Hugo Mora 14 дней назад

    Alone is the right way... But some times not the best way

  • Rene Van Eynde
    Rene Van Eynde 15 дней назад

    Don’t say: i’m going on a trip around the world, but I’m going on a trip as long as the money and time can reach. I don’t travel in group because I am the slowest rider and don’t want to ride much more than 250 km or 4 hours of actual riding a day. I don’t ride in group because I want to take photos and see the culture of the place. I’m 69 so I don’t do camping, that makes that my trips are more expensive and therefore shorter. Maximum one month.

  • MotoBroo
    MotoBroo 15 дней назад

    gonna be taking euro trip soon! Dope tips

  • novicetheaf
    novicetheaf 15 дней назад

    Stay upright, join the sitty uppy club ;)

  • Bee Boy
    Bee Boy 17 дней назад

    hi ! can i ask some question .. how did you get international driving license ? to go around the world
    :)

  • Francis Reloaded
    Francis Reloaded 18 дней назад

    I made plenty of those mistakes, riding from Texas to North Carolina... thanks!

  • Francis Reloaded
    Francis Reloaded 18 дней назад

    No Heineken? Do I have to quit motorcycling???

  • Carlos Ortega
    Carlos Ortega 19 дней назад

    PEDRO MARIGUANA YOU ARE FULL OF YOU KNOW WHAT. I JUST NEED THE FUEL TANK FULL OF GAS.

  • Janahreturns
    Janahreturns 20 дней назад

    My biggest mistake when riding long distance was not investing a quality helmet. Noise can definitely kill a trip

  • Gerald Burmeister
    Gerald Burmeister 21 день назад +1

    My biggest pet peeve is when I ride with other adults I seem to always get stuck leading the group. Sometimes I enjoy riding in the back of the pack hanging back a ways back and just following. All four of my kids now 17, 21, 23, and 27 got their motorcycle permits at 14 and their lisence at 16. Since I taught them all to ride they pretty much ride like me so they are my favorite riding partners and leading comes naturally so I don't mind leading them. Family group rides are the best or one other friend who shares a similar riding style and speed. Great video this is the first vid of yours I've seen but will be checking out more thanks.

  • Pieter Smit
    Pieter Smit 21 день назад

    I only ride alone on long trips. Done 225,000 in NZ since July 2008. I do not own a car either.

  • rollss123
    rollss123 22 дня назад

    Awesome video

  • cr4zyu
    cr4zyu 24 дня назад

    Well said Pedro. I rode Sydney to Perth in 1978 on a SR500 Yamaha with 2 other guys. I took way to much stuff including a tent. By the time I arrived Perth I'd posted half my stuff back to Sydney. Returning to Sydney, I rode back alone, mostly for the freedom of not having to worry re the wishes of others, except those I met along the way. It is a different sense of journey riding solo compared to riding with buddies. Both are enjoyable, but the most adventure was what I gained on my own.

  • tiredtiger23
    tiredtiger23 24 дня назад

    Nice Transalp. I have an 89.

  • Kenneth Ketchum
    Kenneth Ketchum 24 дня назад

    1:47 I have that same top case in my closet... ps: great video, good point about riding with others, resentment is a bitch,

  • Rick gage
    Rick gage 27 дней назад

    i am so glad youtube suggested this video to me im currently taking driving lessons for my motorcycle license im already daydreaming about touring with mates but this video gave me a reality check im subscribing

  • RICOqOuOp
    RICOqOuOp 27 дней назад

    you can expand your visa in every police station in Iran . . . thats possible in most countries by the way.
    lots of the hustle can be avoided by creative problem solving on the fly.

  • Michael Karnuth
    Michael Karnuth 27 дней назад

    Im a real on the minimum side. I pack super light. I always packed fist aid, tool roll, tire repair kit, zip ties, duct tape, fuel can bedroll, tarp. After that it's a grab bag of cloths, and personal use stuff.

  • Robert Pate
    Robert Pate 28 дней назад

    Sir if your ever in Alabama let me know, great place to ride! And really good and thought out video!

  • Anything Really
    Anything Really Месяц назад +1

    I have done long trips in Mexico. The important thing here is to always take the toll roads. They are much safer and nicer than the free roads. Also, you dont need to carry food anywhere as there are stores and restaurants a long the road. There are also plenty of gas stations so carrying fuel isnt always necessary. Just be smart and if you get below 1/3 tank, get gas. Another major problem are roads bumps in the outskirts of Mexico. Most towns have speed humps to slow people down. Watch out for children as they hold up ropes near these speed humps to force you to pay money to pass. BTW, chiapas, Veracruz, and San Luis Potosi have the most beautiful mountain views I have ever experienced. Good luck to everyone and keep riding!!

  • marvtarzan
    marvtarzan Месяц назад

    I like to make a checklist for things to do before I go, and things to pack. Then I put it in my pocket and forget all about it. When it's time to leave, I go "Fuckit", and run with whatever made it onto the bike, and less is better. No manner of careful planning will prepare you completely. Enjoy the ride...

  • G Lopez
    G Lopez Месяц назад

    It is amazing how some people have so much time to spend on U tube listening to blah blah blah blah

  • Kevin Alexander
    Kevin Alexander Месяц назад

    Nice video....im that guy that rides by himself....and i love heineken

  • Ron
    Ron Месяц назад +1

    Pedro, you're the man! Thanks for the tips and what a great video...

  • Yarply Twelve
    Yarply Twelve Месяц назад

    if you are riding long distance on hwys or interstates, the biggest common mistake I know of is people riding during the day instead of at night when hwys are less congested.

  • V Star 1300 Adventures
    V Star 1300 Adventures Месяц назад

    When I was on a two month ride for a bit over 20,000 miles a friend and I would on occasion part company and establish a meet up point the next day somewhere. that worked well for us and alleviated some complications. I know there are some thins he has NO interest in, so that being the case I will deviate sometimes and go look at what I find interesting. He does the same as we will wander in the same general direction.

  • ahmod ahmed
    ahmod ahmed Месяц назад

    Thanks for a few good tips from you , travel light as always best . Now a day most countries you travel thru, you can buy anything there.aa

  • anu anu
    anu anu Месяц назад

    bike riders lover

  • Giuseppe Gallo
    Giuseppe Gallo Месяц назад

    Nice video, I agree on everything you said! Stuff, planning, pace, companions and mindset: that's where I have seen many travelers fail. I had a one year Round The World trip in 2013 so I had to face more or less the same issues (shipping from Japan costs far less, but I lost my goods in a shipwreck...Chileans did much better :P). I was just starting my riding career so I just had few weeks on the bike over 12 months, but 6 years later riding street bikes I bought a 2nd hand adventure bike I am testing on "short" trips (2 weeks with a wife pillion). After having my "backpacking on a shoestring" time in my 20ies, I feel travelling by motorbike is the way I want to travel now in my late 30ies, so I am looking forward to a 4-6 weeks in central Asia.
    Thank for your videos, ciao!

  • king513 king513
    king513 king513 Месяц назад

    im not here to listen to all of your talks, shit.. I just want you to see ride and show me places....

  • queenless eightyone
    queenless eightyone Месяц назад

    Plan is no plan!

  • Brian Nielsen
    Brian Nielsen Месяц назад

    So right, you are about TV vs. Ed March. Same goes for you. I learn a lot from you. I have made all these mistakes. Took me a long time to accept that I am much better off riding alone on long trips - and joining up with others for a few days.

  • Paul Apiata
    Paul Apiata Месяц назад

    #NZPOST rip off straight up true there. Awesome vidz mate cheers

  • TheTripleDubya
    TheTripleDubya Месяц назад +1

    Good to see that some of the Aussie ways have rubbed off on you. You make good points about gear, on my first trip after a few days and having worked out where I could minimize my load I spent a fair few $$$ posting stuff home, it made the trip much easier. I usually ride alone but don't mind riding with other people who are of similar temperament and who have bikes that are reliable !!! lol. I have ridden across Oz a couple of times, you can catch my last trip @ Dubya07 on insta. I'm subscribed now and look forward to enjoying your experiences along the way.

  • ThePatente
    ThePatente Месяц назад

    I HATE to rid ein a group, or even 2-3 peoples, it makes me angry. Some years ago I went to a one day trip with a motorcycle association of my town. Gather round in a parking lot at 8h30, talk, talk, talk, we go on at 9h45... ... Stopped at 10h30 for a break, go on at 11h15... ... ... Stop for lunch at a restaurant (I had my own lunch, eat outside) at 12h00... ... Go on at 13h45. Stopped for a break at 14h20. STOP! I left. God damn it I was there to ride as always. I like some break of course but not 45 minutes minimum break. So. I ride alone.

  • Pedro Alcava
    Pedro Alcava Месяц назад

    Checkin the Tips before the trip!!

  • Greg Jerome
    Greg Jerome Месяц назад +1

    Thank you!!! Loved it!
    Great points from an experienced tourer. Did a 3 day ride w/a friend on a Harley. Worst thing was that he was so worried about rain it definitely caused stress for both of us. We did finish our ride, but never going out w/him again. I’ve done a lot of distance riding working events, etc, but always with other experienced riders, usually on BMWs, which are made for long haul riding. Thanks again!

  • gwot
    gwot Месяц назад

    I've been contemplating about doing a long motorcycle trip to visit friends, so perfect this video popped up! but my idea of a long trip was 350km hahaha not 10s of thousands! good stuff for future reference!

  • Mister GG
    Mister GG Месяц назад

    and spine colar necklace protection. Are you portuguese? cause ur accent is almost american!! Super cool! ....

  • Arizona Rider
    Arizona Rider Месяц назад

    I’m going on a solo trip to Montana from Arizona in July . I have been planning it out and mapping everything. Your right . I’m just going to slow it down and sleep wherever I stop for the night and not spend the whole trip riding and enjoy that shit .

  • Steven Paydon
    Steven Paydon Месяц назад

    Hey Pedro, anyone, what is the Ed March video mentioned at 7:22!? it sounds like something I really want to watch. Please, can someone tell me the title?
    Great video, by the way, Pedro.
    I'm definitely one of those monkeys!

  • Special Android
    Special Android Месяц назад

    Most bikers are independent thinkers who can quite happily travel on their own or in a group (of like minded people).

  • brian brisbi
    brian brisbi Месяц назад

    4:20 hits home hard... yeah man thankyou. good advice and really rare to see someone play out the mental aspect of it.

  • MOTOS DEPORTIVAS SIN LÍMITES .
    MOTOS DEPORTIVAS SIN LÍMITES . Месяц назад

    SOMEDAY ILL BE DOING A LONG RIDE..
    FOR NOW 1000 MILES RIDE IS ALREADY LONG FOR ME.

  • Scott Young
    Scott Young Месяц назад

    "a calamity is the sum of smaller mistakes that meet each other in a perfect circumstantial shit-storm" brilliant

  • Hillbilly Grizzly
    Hillbilly Grizzly Месяц назад

    Praying for you ! GODBLESS and remember he sent his Son because he loved you !

  • XT Adventures
    XT Adventures Месяц назад +1

    Haha great video Pedro! We are on the road for almost 2 years now but as we did a lot of trips before we already knew most of the important things :) Very good points though which we saw with many travellers we met on the road. We like travelling just us two as we are a good team but sometimes we find people with similar interests and riding styles so we can travel with them for a couple days or even weeks.
    Cheers from Australia and Happy riding!

  • Edgar Bleikur
    Edgar Bleikur Месяц назад

    Great cadence in this edit and voiceover... so subd... just returned from 4000klms into Laos and back from Bangkok. (On my 2018 CB150R after 10 months doing 14000klms around Bangkok and 3500klms touring Thailand.)

  • Douglas Macy
    Douglas Macy 2 месяца назад

    Number 4 says it best. It’s not about the destination it’s all about the journey. Best trip ever is when you get sidetracked and throw all the plans out the window

  • Harrison Jacobsen
    Harrison Jacobsen 2 месяца назад

    great video! those are the same things i have run into, especially the bit about getting along with the people you are riding with. cant wait to see the next!

  • Calin
    Calin 2 месяца назад +22

    I might be kind of late to comment on this video, but I couldn't stop to notice that almost everybody, if not all, were saying that they prefer to ride alone and adding - half excusing - "I'm kind of a loner, you know". Well, having a bike it is already a statement of the kind of person we are. Independent, and independent rimes very well with loner. Even if we have friends we may like to ride with, we are still riding our own bike and our own ride. Good luck to all!

    • Kenneth Ketchum
      Kenneth Ketchum 24 дня назад +1

      usually I'm a 1 year to 7 years late on making comments, I'm in section J-, you're A+

    • Janwillemification
      Janwillemification 27 дней назад +1

      totally agree!

  • 1ROAD INDONESIA
    1ROAD INDONESIA 2 месяца назад

    Come to Indonesia bro, and we will get a trip together.. "i hope"

  • Ed in Miami
    Ed in Miami 2 месяца назад

    I can ride with one guy if his riding style is compatible to my own. Groups-forget it.

  • John Ramey
    John Ramey 2 месяца назад +1

    This is a very good video. I've been riding for 50 years and I found out early on that I am the consulate planner of my routes but I also learned to relax about the destinations. I ride exclusively alone. I refuse to even ride with my best friends because at the end of the day no two people ride alike. I enjoy meeting people on the road but I go my way so they go theirs.

  • hayabusaTravels
    hayabusaTravels 2 месяца назад

    We only ride alone, my wife and me. It's better this way.

  • MrKAPUSTA
    MrKAPUSTA 2 месяца назад

    What the heck is this AbOOOOOOOOOOOT

  • MrKAPUSTA
    MrKAPUSTA 2 месяца назад

    make canada gay again

  • Marc Richardson
    Marc Richardson 2 месяца назад

    Good advice here. thanks

  • ElectraWillem
    ElectraWillem 2 месяца назад

    I did ride Europe from east to West and north to south on a heavy Harley Davidson, I only plan for the areas I want to see during the trip. Mountains roads , nature parks, and cruising along rivers or lakes.
    I don't enjoy riding solo. Just two or three good friends, having a good time and enjoy the moment. Importent is that you don't make a schedule or time plan. You always find a nice place to sleep at sunset, so don't worry. At my age of 63 years old I still enjoy the motorcycle trips for now.

  • JK
    JK 2 месяца назад

    I love solo as well! Only time i will ride with someone else is if i really know them well. Including what they like and personality. My dad being one of them, and a friend i met in Japan.

  • millingabout
    millingabout 2 месяца назад

    Pedro, I'm canadian and the only long distance traveling i did was when I was young i bought a 600 teneré in Australia and rode around it. I sold the bike when I left. sad day. My question is do you sell your bike or ship it back to your base to earn money to continue or can you store it and return to it when you have the money/time?

  • geobon06
    geobon06 2 месяца назад

    Good video brother, but yes I prefer SOLO.

  • Robert Ornelas
    Robert Ornelas 2 месяца назад

    I have some experience touring on highways and paved roads on long distances.
    biggest mistake I have done? over estimating the amount of miles i can ride in a day, even the most comfortable bike will start feeling uncomfortable after riding for 15 hours straight, (it usually stops being fun after 8-10 hours in my experience) your legs are cramping up, your arse hurts, and you just want to get to where you going fast , which causes you to twist the throttle a bit more and take some extra risks and your attention span will start to deviate which may make you miss that dear next to the road or that cop that just got on the on ramp.
    I recommend knowing yourself before you plan a very long trip, if you ride 3 hours and you are feeling a bit of pain and discomfort, then maybe a 2000 miles in 3 days trip may not be for you,or maybe consider upgrading your bike's comfort before hand which takes me to the next point.
    Not breaking in equipment before a long trip, anything you add to your motorcycle that is not stock has the potential to screw up your bike , or your comfort if you do not test it properly.
    Bought an awesome Corbin saddle and want to use it for the trip before testing? wrong! nothing sucks more than to take a new seat only to find out it sucks 400 miles into a 2000 mile trip, or that it needs to be broken in, by the time your arse breaks in the sit you will be so sore it won't matter, my recommendation is take a small pillow (even one of those that goes around your neck to sleep on a plane) and shamelessly stick it under your butt and adjust it's position when it start to get uncomfortable , it takes a certain amount of skill to do this while moving or else you will lose your valuable pillow or may even lose control.if not sure, stop and re-adjust and then resume.
    Always test new equipment for a few trips before going on a long trip, installed a set of AUX lights? new grip warmers? sit warmer? windscreen? test them all for weeks before the trip or don't use them at all, all these things have the potential to over tax your electrical and that new windshield may break the windscreen supports if they put in too much pressure on the your stock mounts.
    Thinking that "small new noise" is not big deal, if your bike is making a new noise have it checked out before you leave, in my experience mechanical stuff has a way to warn you before taking a crap, it starts a small warning, and it escalates to a shit show if left unattended, it may take a week, a day, or a year, but it is not going to go away on it's own.
    Also thinking that a destination that the gps says will take you 10 hours will take you 10 hours, wrong,, your bike will have to fuel up more and you will have to take big breaks to rest once in a while, also bikes tend to get unwanted attention from the cops so maybe they will pull you over to chat, always add 10 minutes to every estimated hour .
    Always check insurance requirements when going across states in the USA, some states do not require liability insurance on a motorcycle (like Florida) but Georgia and Alabama will, getting caught without insurance on a different state (or without sufficient coverage ) may result in impounds, big tickets and even jail time .
    Check other states for laws regarding motorcycles, having a loud after market exhaust and removing all the reflectors from your bike may be ok in Florida, but in California they will ticket you heavily.
    I have many others but who am I lol

  • MAPPED
    MAPPED 2 месяца назад

    Great video - really enjoyed it! Subscribing!

  • MackP
    MackP 2 месяца назад

    I've made the mistake of enjoying the scenery so much that I forgot I need to actually keep the bike on the road! lol
    Luckily only a few close calls, nothing in the way of an accident. But it does make me think that it's maybe better to stop and enjoy certain parts of the world to your heart's content and then move on, rather than try to soak in the experience at the expense of safety. Besides, spending some time at various incredible locations (whether to make photos or just enjoy the view) is exactly why you should add 20% extra time to your planning. :)

  • Hellishrider
    Hellishrider 2 месяца назад

    ooohhhhh Hell yeah buddy!!
    Just found you channel and I can not even believe that I missed it this long!!!
    By the name I guess you are Portuguese?? eu tambem sou, a viver na Holanda!!
    Noticed the NL plates? damn man, we need to meet for a ride soon heheheh
    I totally agree with the issues that you mentioned in the video.. from the gear to the people you ride with, very true!!
    I´ve been experiencing both situations, solo and group rides till I get the conclusion that for longer trips I rather ride alone, on my one pace, my semi-schedule and goals.. the spirit and easy mind have no price!!
    Buddy I´m really glad that I found this channel.. so let me get into it and watch all the other videos now heheh
    Greetings from Tilburg, Holland!
    \m/

  • brikfiend
    brikfiend 2 месяца назад

    All good advice m8 especially riding styles when someone keeps falling behind and you have to stop every 5 miles !

  • kamilien1
    kamilien1 2 месяца назад

    nice advice

  • Throttle Adventures
    Throttle Adventures 2 месяца назад

    We just came across your video and it’s really very helpful to us. Thank you so much. We are on our sixth month of our trip and in country no. 11 and yes, we have made a couple of those mistakes. Packing, packing , packing- no tires but quite some stuff.

  • Kirsty Lyall
    Kirsty Lyall 2 месяца назад

    TBH NZ shipping prices are horrendous but so are US international prices which this guy obviously has no idea about. China is my go to these days unless I can't get what I need and then UK is a similar price.

  • n7zsd
    n7zsd 2 месяца назад

    Sometimes the best part of friendship is when its time to go home. After extended periods of time together it's easy to get on each others nerves, which I don't understand because I'm such a delight to be around. Go figure!

  • Avinash Balakrishnan
    Avinash Balakrishnan 2 месяца назад

    Fantastic video, thanks a ton ❤️

  • Humberto Buniotto
    Humberto Buniotto 2 месяца назад

    Awesome video man! Following you and watching all of your videos for tips. Planning a few long trips soon.

  • Steve Carr
    Steve Carr 2 месяца назад

    I pretty much do all of my long distance riding with Marina, two up. Other than that solo, though I am planning a trip to South America with a good friend next October. I need to do some riding with him before the long ride, LOL!

  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali 2 месяца назад

    Hi! Super love your views on the long ride. All true! But anw, here's a question. I know being tired and sleepy is one of the factor for long riding. I love to ride on a never ending road, just for the sceneries and such, but how do i overcome that when the monkey in the head just doesn't wants to stop to rest. What can I do? Thanks in advance sir. I really wish I could meet you on the road someday! Cheers!

  • Sam Jonhson
    Sam Jonhson 2 месяца назад

    pedro how did you move your motorcycle over continents and what papers did you use?

  • Alwin Benjamin
    Alwin Benjamin 2 месяца назад

    Awesome 😁

  • Dave Brown
    Dave Brown 2 месяца назад

    One of the things I loved and then hated was hard pannier boxes. I was told that they were leak proof and had resistance to impact damage when you dropped your bike. It was a pack of lies.
    I've also used saddle bags and I have come back to saddle bags.
    What I have always found is that leak proof pannier boxes and saddle bags always leak. So pack anything you don't want wet into plastic bags/stuff sacks that are water proof. Clothing? Sleeping bag (this is a no brainer).
    Another thing I like about saddle bags is you can over stuff them but not with hard pannier boxes.
    Another thing to think about is your tent. You may think that since you are on a solo bike trip you only need a 1 man hiking tent. But where do you put your bike jacket/coat and pants and boots and everything when it rains like hell? Bigger tents are better.

  • rodrigues2011rodrigu
    rodrigues2011rodrigu 2 месяца назад

    Video top... Vou subscrever

  • AZ Geek
    AZ Geek 2 месяца назад

    Wise advice Pedro. Well done. Subbed!

  • MIKE TV
    MIKE TV 2 месяца назад

    RIDE ALONE... LESS HASSLE

  • bare dog
    bare dog 2 месяца назад

    I am a LONERYDER i have ben ryding for 50 yrs now , my 2 draw backs r i talk too much `` I wont shut up` & i don t ryde at nite& when i go i take my time , itry too make it a tringal trip ,& not take the samy road home,,,m,,,xxx

  • snakechrmr
    snakechrmr 2 месяца назад

    Been riding 53 years and at 67 normally make a couple of 1800-3800 mile trips/yr. I think we all have a set of rules we like to ride by. Some are fixed and some are flexible. Rode mostly in the US until I moved to Europe 11 years ago. Riding over here is different and most of the cruiser riders plan their days far too leisurely for my style. Fuel stops of 30 minutes for café. Mandatory 45 min - hour stops for lunch, etc. And too many riders everywhere these days really can't ride well.
    In the 60s and 70s if you couldn't hold a slot or track you were sent packing. Today you'll see 6-8 bikes stretched out 1/4 mile or more. Like herding cats. Maybe I'm just getting old but would much rather ride out alone. Using an Excel spreadsheet designed 9 years ago I can plan and cost out a 10 day ride in less than an hour. Plan a distance for each day but don't book a hotel normally until my last fuel stop on the day.
    Current (and last) bike is a Harley Lowrider with about 130K on the clock. Do most all the maintenance and rebuilds in my garage. Last long ride was from Portugal to Serbia across 7 countries 1860 miles in 3 1/2 days (one short day spending time with a friend in Spain ;-).

  • That Fiery Ginger
    That Fiery Ginger 2 месяца назад

    Really awesome video!! I just bought my first adventure bike. Can’t wait to start my first proper adventure!

  • G0ld3nB3ar
    G0ld3nB3ar 3 месяца назад

    Can't believe that 142 people gave this video a thumbs down. They must have never taken any long MC trips of their own. Your advice is bang on mate!

  • Joseph Byrne
    Joseph Byrne 3 месяца назад

    This is an excellent video. I've experienced all of these on various trips. Distance wise, a lot of the time, "less is more." 200 quality miles a day is better than 400 spent stressed and fatigued. Also if the group dynamic isn't working for you after a few days, make your excuses and leave to do your own thing. You may upset some people but if they are adults they'll get over it.

  • fortunatus ucheagwu
    fortunatus ucheagwu 3 месяца назад

    I love all the comments here how I wish I have people like you here in Nigeria.