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Old September 3rd, 2017, 20:57
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A water bottle holder (or camel back) so you can drink as you ride, an MSR bottle of fuel just in case, tire plugs, small bicycle pump, good rain gear, and extra gloves. Those are pretty key for long stints. You can carry tools too, but other than adjusting your shifter or replacing a fuse you'll probably be looking at your credit card to get you home if anything happens mechanically to the bike.

I also recommend ear plugs or some good quality ear buds that block ambient noise help a lot with the wind noise. It might not be that bad for a few hours of riding, but spend 8+ hours on the bike for multiple days and that wind noise starts to take its toll.

Plan your stops accordingly to maximize efficiency and to leave yourself room in the fuel tank in case you get worse than normal fuel economy on a stint. You'll also learn the sweet spot for yourself the more you ride. I can push 200 miles between stops on my bike, but I've found that if I stop every 120-150 miles my stops are faster and I'm less sore at the end of the day. I've also learned that 650 miles is about as far as I want to go in a day if I have multiple days of riding ahead of me. I can go further, but it wears on me that much more.

For comfort I love having a full fairing. My windscreen is just under my line of sight and keeps me in a relatively clean air bubble. It also helps a lot with keeping bugs from hitting me in the face.
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Old September 28th, 2017, 20:32
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I have some large pants and large jacket rain gear if anyone is looking for some.
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Old September 28th, 2017, 20:42
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And a Speed &Strength riding jacket.
Just clearing out all my old shit since it looks like I can't ride anymore.
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Old October 1st, 2017, 19:40
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Old October 1st, 2017, 19:45
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Was told I need to be extra super duper cautious about bangs to the head since it's starting to show its ugly side.
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Old October 2nd, 2017, 06:44
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I'm sorry man that sucks, one of my beats friends is the same way....doctors told him a couple more concussions and he could be wearing diapers the rest of his life 😳
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Old October 2nd, 2017, 14:49
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Damn Mike that's a major bummer. I had no idea you had experienced head trauma and were having issues. Best wishes for the future!
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Old October 2nd, 2017, 14:56
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Yeah been realizing some issues and did some (read: lots) of scans and tests. Turns out it's been an issue for a while but wasn't on the surface( lots of head bangs with bmx and motorcycle riding) The fight with the kids at chic fil a was a big blow that showed a lot of stuff (no good deed goes unpunished) Having to change jobs because they are pulling my med card for the time being(cdl). And eventually need out of the patch since the plan of action involves stuff the patch doesn't allow. Not tripping on it. Nothing I can do with it now ya know. Just gotta move up certain plans and change other ones. All good in the hood.

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