100 Tips For Extreme Mileage Motorcycle Journey (Give or Take A Few)


100 Tips For Extreme Mileage Motorcycle Journey (Give or Take A Few)

Leah and I have read some great articles that give advice on packing gear for cross-country trips. At the end of the day, you’ve got to plan for what promises the highest level of safety, what reduces the risks (known and unknown) and what has the potential for delivering a fantastic adventure.

We pitched the question out to our social media channels and got so many great replies that I feel like we’re already ahead of the curve. Now, all we have to do is glide across 6,000 miles in 3 weeks. Easy, right?

It was so much easier to copy paste some of the replies from Facebook, and some will repeat. That’s why I titled this the way I did -give or take a few.

Anyway, we head out July 1st and are looking for a few more nuggets of wisdom before tackling the terrain. We hope you enjoy these comments. Some are funny, others are true. A few are even both.

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Can we bungie this to the bike?

A Few Favorites

Paul Lefort
Paul Lefort LOL, make sure you have a comfortable seat! Don’t take too much time at your stops for fuel and lunch. Be steady and consistent if you need to pile on the miles. You’ll probably experience many different climates so bring appropriate gear for each. Even if it’s smoking hot, wear a jacket to keep moisture next to your body to reduce dehydration. Watch for deer and critters out west. Ear plugs! Just a sample here, let me know if you have any specific questions. Have fun!!!
Liliana Hart
Liliana Hart Chermaine Stein actually this is true. I pack his stuff, and then he goes back and adds 25 more tshirts that he won’t wear. And then when we get home he takes them out of the suitcase still folded and puts them back in the drawer.
Brina Cary
Brina Cary I’m honestly not sure, but I’d probably find a way to put snacks in it. πŸ™‚
Liliana Hart
Liliana Hart Snacks are always a necessity.
Hallee Bridgeman
Hallee Bridgeman You take a mantle of confidence that your spouse loves the natural you, because there certainly isn’t room for much in the line of beauty products. Or shoes.
Liliana Hart
Liliana Hart πŸ˜‚ We should have a lot of great marriage blog posts during this trip.
Kevin A Macias
Kevin A Macias Crocs..Chang of underwear and toothbrush.
Liliana Hart
Liliana Hart You realize all I can see in my head is Scott wearing his underwear with his Crocs.
Shana Gray
Shana Gray Burts Bees lips, antibacterial wipes (police grade πŸ˜‰ ) cushy pillow for the tushy, wineskins/soft beverage carrier with fluids (of your choice) and built in straws, sunglasses, hat for hathead.
Colleen Passmore Boyer
Colleen Passmore Boyer Take a few days change of clothes and wash along the way when needed, a plus for both of you would be the Hydration vests that Harley Davidson makes-they are life savers in the heat, on sale at the dealerships, I searched and did not find them on line
Brandy Hawkins Coupel
Brandy Hawkins Coupel Lots of sunscreen! And maybe a trailer for the motorcycle. And baby wipes!
Brandy Hawkins Coupel
Brandy Hawkins Coupel Look for products that do double duty. I love micellar water as it cleans your face and moisturizes at the same time. (And in a pinch it cleans diamonds very welI.) I definitely recommended lots of moisturizer.
And your favorite pain reliever.
HANOI, VIETNAM – CIRCA MARCH 2012: Recycling cans and bottles loaded on cart behind motorbike. Voluminous colorful and amazing proposition.
Dianne Wagner
Dianne Wagner Tylenol or Motrin for that unexpected headache when you are in the middle of no where. Some bandaids and antibiotic ointment or a first aid kit.
Renee Talbot
Renee Talbot Tanktops, shorts, undies, caps, ponytail holder, bathroom items, shoes. Done
Patrice Michelle
Patrice Michelle All you need is fast reflexes. Ro-Sham-Bo solves everything! #truesurvivalneeds
Connie Shingleton Miconi
Connie Shingleton Miconi sunscreen! Old t shirts that you can throw away or give away rather than washing. lip balm.
Bobbie Jo Chiasson
Bobbie Jo Chiasson Toothbrush and a brush for sure
And antibacterial wipes and baby wipes
Oh and a bottle to fill with water
Hildie McQueen
Hildie McQueen chapstick, wet wipes, undies, tank tops, shorts, flip flops, 2 pr jeans, undies, socks.
ClayandFay Morgan
ClayandFay Morgan Rain gear, sun block and lots of water. Have fun and ride safe.
Robinetta M. Garcia-Hrbek
Robinetta M. Garcia-Hrbek Tylenol or some other OTC pain med, a brush, and sunscreen.
Becka Lynn
Becka Lynn Sunscreen in a must have for me, that is unless I want to turn into a lobster in five minutes. lol
Anne Welch
Anne Welch Pants and milkduds
KaLyn Cooper
KaLyn Cooper A gun. Not kidding. Maybe one each.
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Diane Bohannon Peterson
Diane Bohannon Peterson A plane ticket in your purse
JT Gilstrap
JT Gilstrap Priority One: ice packs and ibuprofen. πŸ™‚
Mona Talbot Hernandez
Mona Talbot Hernandez Your Bible…and sunscreen!
Carroll Chauvin
Carroll Chauvin A bikini and shorts πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£
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Mark Herrington
Mark Herrington An open oneway ticket home.
Lynnell Wilks Tysl
Lynnell Wilks Tysl Lipsense lol
Riley McKissack
Riley McKissack Your sense of humor.
Kerry Foster
Kerry Foster A gag… Some rope…
June Shaw
June Shaw Knowing you, it’s probably just lots of shoes!
Teresa Salmons Stone
Teresa Salmons Stone Underwear, ponytail holders, kindle, socks, baseball cap, whiskey
Laura L Stapleton
Vickie Norman
Vickie Norman you will figure it out. πŸ™‚
Vicki Perk-Fields
Vicki Perk-Fields Tinted lip balm, good moisturizer w/sunscreen & mascara
Renee Beam
Renee Beam Good luck!
Elisa Hordon
Elisa Hordon Skip the underwear go commando the whole trip, chuck in 3 t-shirts 2 pairs of jeans just rinse out clothes each night, a sunscreen with moisturizer, chap stick, a donut cushion to releave sore butt in between bike rides πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, flip flops and ball cap oh and iPad full of books πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ travel light πŸ˜‰ oh a small sewing kit to make any clothing repairs and a first aid kit πŸ˜€
Heather MacEwan Doyle
Heather MacEwan Doyle Deodorant, toothbrush and paste, sunscreen, hand sanitizer (or wipes) and moisturizer. Any other cosmetics, you don’t really need. Since you’re with your spouse I’d say underwear are optional (lol). Easy to rinse and wear tees.
Debra Holland
Debra Holland sunscreen, lip balm, moisturizer, brush and ponytail holders, pjs, flip flops, traveling packets of Woolite for washing undies and socks and stuff, nail file and scissors that come in a folding knife, bathing suit and coverup, eye drops
Matt Sherley
Matt Sherley While everyone else seems worried that Liliana Hart has enough underwear, I’m apparently the only one who immediately thought “boxing gloves.” The big fluffy kind so you won’t hurt Scott Silverii too bad!!
Heather Talbot
Heather Talbot Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen, bug spray, baby wipes, headbands, bananas, band aids, medication, chapstick, hairbrush, hair ties, flip flops, undies and bras, socks and a change of clothes.
Jai Clark
Jai Clark Ear plugs bug spray Tylenol extra toilet paper sold in the sample section in case you end up ..ya somewhere without a square atm card and mints
Donna Blanchard McNicol
Donna Blanchard McNicol A can of Lysol for inside sweaty helmets, boots, waistband of jeans and rain suits. I’ve got 7-10 week trips
Ann Z Lewis
Ann Z Lewis I would have to bring some kind of medicine that altered my fear of motorcycles
Teresa Massey Watson
Teresa Massey Watson Let’s see: my nickname is Queen Klutz, so the idea of me on a motorcycle would be a very BAD idea. LOL but, I would say two or three pairs of jeans, t-shirts, socks, underwear, lip balm, Kindle with plenty of ebooks (I know a writer who has a couple ofSee More
Trish Ryan Davy
Trish Ryan Davy My other half knows better than to even suggest using a motorcycle!
Jenny Hansen
Jenny Hansen Monkey-butt powder and an extra pair of padded biking pants. Seriously.
Chermaine Stein
Chermaine Stein Just personal hygiene items and sunscreen.Buy clothes as you go and mail them home. You’re welcome :0)
Laura Minchew
Laura Minchew I would take essential items and couple changes of clothes and ship my luggage to my destination
Rosanna Gossett
Rosanna Gossett Sample sizes of all my skincare/ body care products and minimal makeup. Of course clothes.
Catherine Bybee
Catherine Bybee A plane ticket
Laura Dobbins Sanders
Laura Dobbins Sanders Plane ticket!!!! Lol
Tina Hobbs Payne
Tina Hobbs Payne A car…I would be taking a car… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
Frank Silverii
Frank Silverii Awesome trip you guys!
Renee Beam
Renee Beam Try carrying a backpack. It might get hot though
Renee Talbot
Renee Talbot Oh and 1st Aid Kit
Doella Gilmer
Doella Gilmer Ship things to your destination points πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚
Amy Goodwin Gregory
Amy Goodwin Gregory DEODORANT, toothpaste & toothbrush!
Theresa Mccurry
Theresa Mccurry Wet wipes. Snacks .small bottles of water.
Beverly Purdy
Beverly Purdy First aid kit and maybe some treats
Missy Ryan
Missy Ryan You two crack me up. πŸ˜‚
Theresa Mccurry
Theresa Mccurry One change of clothes
Mike Feltner
Mike Feltner Underwear
Annette Cortez
Annette Cortez Xanax !!!!! pahahahaha just joking !
Kari Wilson Crowley
Kari Wilson Crowley If I can’t take luggage, I’m not going. My makeup wouldn’t fit it those bags. πŸ˜‚
Liliana Hart
Liliana Hart Scott Silverii says I can’t take my makeup bag. I’ve got to fit my essentials in a plastic baggie. I’m guessing my moisturizer is going to be essential after being on the road and in the wind for 6,000 miles. My face will look like shoe leather.
Jill Stoyles
Jill Stoyles get vacuum storage bags then you can take lots more πŸ™‚
Liliana Hart
Liliana Hart
Liliana Hart 21 days
Heidi McLaughlin
Heidi McLaughlin Sun block. Baby wipes to clean up during stops. Clothing essentials. You can stop and do laundry. Lots of hair ties. Flip flops. Swim suit. iPod. phone charger.
Brenda Crowe Hurley
Brenda Crowe Hurley On our motorcycle trips I always took a color base moisturizer with sun screen.
Rebel Phelps Rowlette
Rebel Phelps Rowlette Chapstick, sunscreen, small first aid kit (including Imodium, allergy medicine, pain relief)
Jamie McGuire
Jamie McGuire Helmet. Helmet. Helmet. Helmet. Helmet. I love you. Helmet.
Diane B Jones
Diane B Jones I’d have a car following just in case.
Patti Memoli Wood
Patti Memoli Wood One credit card with a very high limit.
Carolyn White Greene
Carolyn White Greene A hotline number for a mental therapist. 😜
Patricia Oak
Patricia Oak My ereads and charger.
Cheri Lasota
Cheri Lasota Chapstick. Nothing else matters. LOL!
Vicki Batman
Vicki Batman A Jeep Wrangler
Kathy Shannon-Walsh
Sara Gonzales
Sara Gonzales At the bottom of saddle bag or rear boot place a small tarp. Takes virtually no room. Multi-purpose if the worst happens and stuck on side of road it is good to cover from sun and heat, stuck camping makes a easy tent or just to lay out on if you need a break where there is no rest stop. Can also cover the bike in those weird out of blue storms.
Teresa Reasor
Teresa Reasor The next time I go to Scotland I’m going to take a backpack and Tampons, Toilet paper, deodorant, sunscreen, sunglasses, a change of underwear, 2 t-shirts and a pair of jeans and a wind breaker. And my I pad because you can writing on it, take pictures with it, post stuff if you need to. And that’s all. I’ll buy what I need when I get there.
Erika Kelly
Erika Kelly You guys are good! I’m learning so much just from reading this thread. I would show up at the bike with a loaded suitcase, and my husband would be scowling at me. But, just to say, I would have my 2 Kindles and my NOOK. Just to be safe. πŸ™‚
Jennifer Rebecca
Jennifer Rebecca My husband has wanted to do this for years. I might die. But it’s going to be the trip of a lifetime. Pack underpants and sunscreen. Bare minimum makeup. Jeans and shirts. Sweatshirt. Camera.
Pamela Reveal
Pamela Reveal roll your complete outfits undies and socks included together, Rain suit, small bottles of toiletries, sunblock even for lips bandana, lots of wet wipes., reuseable drinking bag hoodie one heavy one light Hair ties around your bottles of toiletries tolietries in snack size baggies inside of shoes Usually tenna shoe will fit in a cowboy boot along with a flipflop
Barb Ferguson
Barb Ferguson If you know where you will be staying call and see if you can ship stuff to the hotel. Then ship a box of extra clothes and essentials! πŸ˜‰ then ship your other stuff back to yourself at home! I had a friend who went to Europe and took all old undergarmeSee More
Pamela Sims
Pamela Sims Sunscreen, lip balm with sunscreen, bikini, panties and bras for three days, couple bandanas, three shirts, hoodie, 2 pairs of jeans, pj pants…do laundry every three days. There’s lots of little things you will need (lotion etc) buy travel sizes and restock as needed. Hair brush, toothbrush.
Lurie Twist
Lurie Twist Is it a military duffle bag? You can put allot of stuff in one of those. Will you be able to stop at Walmart? If so just take trial size of some of the stuff that you can replace like shampoo and such when you run out it will take up less room.
Alison Stone
Alison Stone Surely someone has said lots of underwear. I’m a nervous passenger in a car, never mind a motorcycle. I have never been on my husband’s motorcycle in our 24 years of marriage. Be safe. Have fun. Pack a change of undies.
Rose Cotton
Rose Cotton My hubby and I are doing the same thing in 2 weeks. Change of clothes for 3 days, most hotels have washer and dryer, any bathroom essentials trial size. Chaps and rain gear. Cell chargers and of course your Kindle. Maybe an extra pair of shoes like swim shoes.
Sasha Collins
Sasha Collins Check out YouTube …how to pack an entire outfit in your sock. Might I suggest packing Scotts clothes that way and it will give you more space. Hehe. Kidding….kinda. but at least look at for laughs.

Gigi Hernandez

Gigi Hernandez Some Quick dry henley’s, tanks, jeans, sport bras, undies, socks, a swimsuit, coconut oil (serves as a moisturizer, sun-screen spf 15, and mascara… using an eyelash brush), facial towelettes, hairbrush, headbands/hair band, and lip balm, and you’re good to go.
Brenda Pearson
Brenda Pearson Liliana, take what you need he doesn’t need all those t-shirts…Lol they always wear the same ones anyway. The Essential that all women need. Sorry, Scott, Women rule here, and because you love her, you will take less and give her the space she needs. lol.
Hilleary Peterson
Hilleary Peterson Another thing to keep in mind you will be going through cities and towns so you can always pack travel size toss away stuff and get more on the way plus it gives you an excuse to stretch your legs so you don’t get too saddle sore
Angie Richards
Angie Richards Is there anyway you could use zip strips or bungee cord to hold back pack to the backrest not sure type of bike your riding but I did that even if it looked a little ghetto it’s extra space but definitely sunscreen and asprin because your ass is going to hurt.
Kathy Elaine Farney-Keck
Kathy Elaine Farney-Keck Personal care products can be travel size because you can always get more as you travel. I would down load the kindle app on my phone. An e reader Would take up valuable space.
Melody C. Margrave
Melody C. Margrave I would take your book to read, but you don’t have to do that. πŸ™‚ Sunscreen and aloe. Clothes that can be easily washed and hung anywhere to dry.
Hilleary Peterson
Hilleary Peterson Dry shampoo and those stretchy bandana things keep your hair and sweat out of your eyes under helmet, (can send pic if needed) those things are a life saver
Sheryl Parent
Sheryl Parent Good luck with that. I’d have to have a side cart for my stuff. Lol
Michelle Miles
Michelle Miles Been there. Done that. Make sure you have extra socks.
Virginia Henley
Virginia Henley Been there, done that. Take clean underwear and warm socks.
Jamie Fredrickson
Jamie Fredrickson Wow… Where are you going? That’s like across the US TWICE, LOL…

Lori Kolin Mofield

Lori Kolin Mofield How fun. Husband and I have been talking about doing that very thing! OTC pain reliever for the bottom unless you have a mustang seat or very comfy one. Long way on a bike. πŸ˜€
Robin Allen
Robin Allen Credit cards and return address labels, so you can buy what you need and send it home to be washed. πŸ™‚

Tanya Moss

Tanya Moss Something to rest your butt on because if is going to be sore.
Debbie Labit Lore
Debbie Labit Lore We’ve had 2 motorcycles, my bottom would never make it more than 2 1/2 hrs before I needed a butt break. Good luck.
Dee Brown
Dee Brown Good rain gear, good sunscreen, and comfortable undergarments! Not comfortable to ride if you are being stung by rain /clothes all wet., have a sunburn, or your panties are riding too! May want to bring and extra pair of boots. When you pack roll your clothes as small as you can and then sort of stack them side by side– I find I can get more in the saddle bags that way. Ride safe.
Claydene Hamblin
Claydene Hamblin 6000 miles, lamb skin/gel pack for your seat. Then LuLaRoe clothes, I packed for 14 days in my airlines carry on, so you should be able to get a few things in the saddle bag!
Ann Voss Peterson
Ann Voss Peterson Cash and a credit card.
Trisha Rippe Roze You’ll definitely need a jacket & rain gear. Sunscreen & lip balm.
Tammy Turner
Tammy Turner More cushioning for your butt! Trust me I know!
Sandra Spencer
Sandra Spencer Stuff that you really have to gave.
Doug White
Doug White clean undies and a tooth brush…

Teresa Reasor

Teresa Reasor Maybe some power bars, too.

Judi Fennell

Judi Fennell a good book.
Maureen O. Betita
Maureen O. Betita My credit card.
Terilyn Davis Gilman
Kendra Elliot-Boucher
Kendra Elliot-Boucher Not in this lifetime.
Karen Green
Karen Green Round-trip first-class ticket to meet other person at destination and then to return home and meet them there
Carol Yenne
Carol Yenne Sunscreen

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