Tips for Cross Country Road Trips

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Tips for Cross Country Road Trips

A cross country or long distance motorcycle trip is something I try to do at least once a year. With the best time of year to travel on the bike being from May-October, some of you might be planning a trip of your own.  Here are some tips I’ve picked up on the road; 

  • Sip water constantly - By sipping water every 15 minutes or so, your body will use the water more efficiently, meaning you’ll have little to waste. This keeps you alert, hydrated, and maximizes your time on the road.
  • Don’t underestimate the kindness of strangers - Don’t be afraid to ask when you’re in need of directions, road-side assistance, or a hotel or restaurant recommendation. You might just make a new friend or have a great conversation in the process.
  • Don’t park broadside - Wind can blow over your bike
  • Pack your gear low and over the wheelbase
  • Recharge your electronics - Back in the old days there was a pretty good system of pay phones, but not anymore. Stay charged.
  • Pack light
  • Know your limits and plan your trip around them
  • Join a towing service
  • Know when to stop
  • Get gas before you need it
  • Eat a light breakfast, light lunch with healthy snacks as needed until dinner - Save the heavier meals for nighttime


While it’s great to take in the scenery on a long ride, safety should always come first to avoid a possible accident. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, call Bob Karney, a motorcycle accident lawyer in North Carolina at 704 577-9360 or by filling out the contact form. You don’t want to rely on the other party’s insurance company to tell you what’s right; you need someone to fight for your interests. Karney Law Firm knows how to handle motorcycle injury cases; representing bikers since 1975.

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