Motorcycle Adventure – 5 items you must pack
Any adventure rider knows to take clothing, camping gear, motorcycle tools, and few other common items. But if you want to have a fun and exciting ride you may want to add these 5 items to your item list.
I can’t tell you how many times I plotted a great off-road route just to ride it half way and encounter a “Posted Private Property” sign, which pretty much meant a disappointment and a U-turn.
Now that I pack a good set of pliers I can easily pull out the nails or cut the thin still wire that holds the signs, and vuala, no sign and I can ride anywhere I want.
Sometimes after taking care of the “Posted Private Property” sign, there is also a gate…these pesky private land-owners have no consideration for anyone but themselves, for what ever reason, they think that if they “”paid”” for the land, they have the right to gate it.
I use a good bolt-cutter to cut the lock and open the gate…and my ride is back on track.
Now that I removed the “Posted” sign, and opened the gate I can keep riding…but being the good person that I am, I want to make sure that other adventure riders do not encounter the same obstacle. The hammer that I pack allows me to nock the gate hinge-pins out so when the pesky land owner comes, they will not be able to put the gate back for a while.
If you did pack the pliers, bolt-cutter, and hammer, and you did follow the steps above, you’d want to cover your license plate with something. I found that a diaper works best, you simply wrap it around your license plate mount and it makes the license plate completely hidden (you’ll understand why soon)
Sometimes after going out of my way to make sure that no other adventure riders has to turn around because of the actions of a selfish land-owner, the land owner has the audacity to stop me and ask me to get off their land. In most cases I’ll just ignore them and keep riding, but occasionally the land-owner get very persistent.
For these instances I pack a long barrel 9mm Beretta…I am not a violent person, and I never killed anyone (while riding), I simply shoot them in the foot which effectively disable them and allows me to enjoy the rest of my ride.