This weekend, I did not ride my motorcycle at all. But I did run some upcoming trip related errands.
Kenny and I made our way over to the AAA office and picked up our International Driving Permits. The IDP doesn’t give you a license to drive anywhere. It simply interprets your US license into other languages. For $15 it could save you a headache while abroad. Plus, it offers you yet another chance to carry documentation with a hideous photograph of yourself on it. You can never have too many of those.
We also picked up some el cheapo base layer gear. And by el cheapo I’m mean strictly in price, it is actually very nice. I grabbed 2 Under Armour shirts, 1 long sleeve, 1 short sleeve off of the clearance rack for $10 each. Being “last season” has it’s perks. So that squared away my riding shirts for the trip. Wash & wear is in effect.
I spent some more time highlighting and marking off roads and areas I hope to check out on my maps. Getting a brand new highlighter is far more exciting to me than it should be. It’s so yellow!
Currently, I have bookmarks, scraps of paper, notes, draft posts tucked all over the place with places I’d like to go, things I’d like to do, stuff I want to see. Managing it from a single point, marking dates against completed items and being able to link posts to the item is a nice feature for a list-maker like me. Now I just have to go through and add in all of my To-Dos. And most importantly, I can’t wait to tick some of them off in the next few weeks.
Lastly, my SPOT tracker showed up last week. I set it up, tested it out and will be sharing the link when we shove off. Anyone who is interested can ‘ride along.’
Do people really check those SPOT links out? I do check on my friends when they share theirs. Especially if they’re headed to a place I’ve never been.
So that’s what’s happening on the trip front.
Did you get out and do some riding this weekend?