1990 – Departure day was finally upon us! I was pretty excited about getting this show on the road. As I earlier stated, this was my first long ride. Typically we rode tank-to-tank which equates to about 140 to 175 miles between stops, filling up three to four times a day. I learned that it took me about three days to get acclimated to riding all day long. On day three Frank asked me how I was holding up. I said I was doing okay but my back was starting to get tired. He said that maybe we should adjust my pack. I wasn’t quite sure what he was talking about. He went on to say that the idea of filling the pack up fat and carrying it behind us was to provide a back rest. It made the seat more like a chair. Oh! Well, in that case, the pack sucks. We fixed it at the next stop.
Tip Number 6: If you are carrying a soft pack behind you, it is possible to fatten it up so you can use it as a back rest. Alternatively, you could have a seat with a built in back rest or you could invest in a Lazy Rider Motorcycle Bag that is designed specifically for this purpose.