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« on: March 28, 2012, 11:08:25 PM »

I might have some time off in the next week that requires a 12 hour/600 mile ride that's all interstate. What tips am I forgetting that will keep me sane and or awake the entire time?


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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 11:10:51 PM »

Don't fall asleep.  Sleepy
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 11:12:40 PM »

Music can help a lot.   Munches in your tank bag.  Camelbak with ice  water is a must.  
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 11:13:57 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 11:14:39 PM »

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and audio books and good music.  600 miles of slab is not that bad.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 11:21:05 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 11:21:23 PM »

Water, stretch, aspirin, something with a bit of salt and sugar (I use a homemade energy drink)
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 11:31:25 PM »

Crampbuster.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 11:46:28 PM »


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and audio books and good music.  600 miles of slab is not that bad.




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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 11:54:46 PM »



+1

Probably in my list of top 5 comfort mods easily.
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 12:00:40 AM »

Crampbuster will help.  But a throttle lock is even better because you can let go of the throttle and stretch your hands.
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2012, 12:01:44 AM »

Ibuprofen before you ride.

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Water.  The peeing is better than the cramping.
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2012, 12:34:47 AM »

One thing I like to do on my Ipod touch is record funny stuff when the family is over. When I'm on the open road and the music starts getting boring, I switch it up and play past family records. Definitely helps kill the time plus it's almost like having the fam there with ya while riding.
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2012, 04:44:09 AM »

Not to be a dick but there's tons of threads and millions of words typed on the subject.

Google is your friend homey.

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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2012, 05:11:40 AM »

A while back I got the ram-mount for my Ipad...

Make no mistake, I avoid slabbing like the plague, but sometimes it's just unavoidable to put in some boring slab time.

What you need is a throttle-lock, set it at about 85mph or so...

Then flip on the Ipad, and go here: http://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/board,12.0.html

Look for picture heavy threads with tons of pictures of twisty roads, and/or videos of twisty roads. I wouldn't recommend trying to read any of the text (unless you got the 'New' Ipad, I hear the text is really sharp on that display).

Yeah, before you know it, your boring slab ride will be over, but 'feels like' you've been riding twisty roads the whole time! It's almost like when you read the forecast on accuweather. They give you the actual temperature, then the 'feels like' temp. Yeah, it works just like that...  Razz
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2012, 06:11:52 AM »


A while back I got the ram-mount for my Ipad...

Make no mistake, I avoid slabbing like the plague, but sometimes it's just unavoidable to put in some boring slab time.

What you need is a throttle-lock, set it at about 85mph or so...

Then flip on the Ipad, and go here: http://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/board,12.0.html

Look for picture heavy threads with tons of pictures of twisty roads, and/or videos of twisty roads. I wouldn't recommend trying to read any of the text (unless you got the 'New' Ipad, I hear the text is really sharp on that display).

Yeah, before you know it, your boring slab ride will be over, but 'feels like' you've been riding twisty roads the whole time! It's almost like when you read the forecast on accuweather. They give you the actual temperature, then the 'feels like' temp. Yeah, it works just like that...  Razz
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2012, 09:43:13 AM »



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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2012, 09:57:35 AM »

The heck with the Cramp Buster, a Go Cruise is the next best thing to cruise control!  http://www.2wheelride.com/throttle_pro.html

I did a 2,500 mile trip this fall, and it was great to be able to take my hand off the bar to stretch, wipe the bugs off my visor, etc.   Bigok
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2012, 10:06:11 AM »

The bar end style of cruise control has always worked for me.  Takes the place of the bar end weight.
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2012, 10:09:17 AM »

Keep hydrated, take Ibuprofene before it hurts, stop to stretch every hour or so, eat lightly, avoid caffeine, alcohol.
+1 on crampbuster. Throttle locks are ok for short periods.
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