June 2003 Safety Thoughts

  Packing Safety

 by Dave Hansen, Safety Officer

Are you planning to do an overnight trip this riding season?  Overnight trips require packing additional items beyond just rain gear.   These additional items add weight, take up space, affect stability & change the way the bike handles. 

Some basic points to remember when packing include:

Some basic points regarding riding a fully packed bike: 

Pack the essentials.  Avoid over-packing. Experience is a great teacher. Ask our active long-time members for tips on what they pack for trips. If you pack an item but never use it, maybe you really didnít need to pack it. Remember that when you pack for your next trip. 

Ride Safe! 

Ride Sober.

Words of Safety