Oh, you bet! I'm actually contemplating getting a riding suit so I don't have to stop and put on the rain gear. My Harley rain gear is way too hot to ride in the rain. Yes I stay drive, but jeez, I'm sweating underneath.One thing you can be sure of on a multiple day, accross state lines trip.... it will rain at some point..... don't forget the rainsuit!!!
The route north from San Antonio is my starting route. I did that route last year, but this time I changed it to run into NW Arkansas.
Trust me, it's not that bad...... The way you're going, you won't even go through Dallas at all. You'll stay on 20 all the way around, and then before you know it, you're out of Dallas County. Heck, if it's not a clear day, you won't even see the downtown skyline from 20. But I wouldn't worry at all about it.Which way would you go? I'd like to just ignore Dallas and go around it, but that would add considerable mileage the first day.
Run up as you planned and then at Waco head over to Tyler, Gladewater, Atlanta and then Texarkana. Much more fun and has a few curves thrown in for good measure and the speed limit on the two lane is 70 and not too many LOE's to contend with.The route north from San Antonio is my starting route. I did that route last year, but this time I changed it to run into NW Arkansas.
Right now its 281 to 67 east to I30 into Texarkana.
Which way would you go? I'd like to just ignore Dallas and go around it, but that would add considerable mileage the first day.
Welcome to the forum.In response to the original poster, it is always good to have your "Living Will" completed and filed. Recall that Terry Schiavo situation. Her parents filed a lawsuit to assert authority over her care. Under the relevant Florida law Terry Schiavo's husband is her sole guardian and has the right to terminate her life support and that was the judgement of the Florida courts.
A "Living Will" also lets your beneficiaries know where all your assets are and how you wish them to be distributed. It's not a replacement for a Will but a good start. You may wish to consult an attorney regarding how to set up a "Living Will" since the attorney would know any relevant laws that may impact your decisions.
I forget now where I was reading it, but the article in question discussed the nature of motorcycle related injuries and their seriousness. One of the big points they kept making was that short of nasty head injuries, the body can often recover from a single major injury. However, the ability to survive starts to go down dramatically even with one other major injury. Most people may not think of road rash as a major injury, but the article pointed out that it is literally a burn wound and if there is very much of it, the cumulative affect of it can rapidly add up to a major injury in terms of its impact on the body's ability to deal with trauma. Their conclusion was that ATGATT has a very large impact on the body's ability to handle accident related trauma.ATGATT really doesn't do anything but prevent rash in most crashes, and in the end all the unplanned for details will probably work out. Also he proved my reasoning for wearing a full face helmet, almost every motorcycle wreck I have ever seen the rider ends up face first on the pavement, as did he. (I have even seen low sides with shield damage.
Ditto. I am good until I know there is someone to take over for me. Then I tend to go into shock. After hitting the deer in October, I warned the EMT's. They did not believe me. I could feel my hands and feet starting to tingle and asked them to lay me back and elevate my feet. They still did not believe me. Then they finally checked my BP and it was 80 over 40 and they freaked out They finally elevated the feet and laid me back, and gave me some kind of shot that brought the BP back up again. I can usually just lay back and wait it out. It takes maybe 10-15 minutes to pass completely once it starts. I have an aunt that has the same problem. I've no idea if it is genetic or just psychological.I go into shock pretty easy I found out.
Thanks Hemibee... that's correct, this all revolves around leaving KC on the 13th to head West. But now, I don't know if I can get all the time off. They are renovating our labs and offices some time this summer, but nobody can give me a clear date when they are starting. If they start my area while I'm gone, I'm the only IT person for the department, servers have to move and set up some place else during the renovations, etc... I doubt anybody would want to be left emailless for a month.I'll answer that one for him...
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Somebody gave me (I forget the name of it) a thing you tape to her helmet. Inside this little bag is a piece of paper with contact info, blood type, allergies, etc...May I suggest something like this from a company called Road ID? You can get it as a braclet, etc. It has a way for EMS to contact family, doctors, etc. I think it's about $10 a year.
Just a thought. I've used it the last few years and I've been in all the lower 48, Canada and Mexico.