Only essentials: Our weekend bike trip packing list
It just took us a minute to pack for our weekend trip (starting tomorrow evening). We are taking the same essentials as last week and here's our list of necessary items that fit our tiny tank bags (Tanax Motofizz) for a weekend bike trip in Japan:
|Documents||Driver's license, bike documents
|Money||Cash or cards
|Underwear & socks
||2 pairs per person
|Comfortable set of clothes
||Pants & T-Shirt (pajama that can be used for chilling at/near the guesthouse)
||For phones, camera (GoPro), transceivers
||Toothbrushes, toothpaste and whatever is individually mandatory
|Hat/cap||For coping with helmet hair|
|Lock and keys
||Including house, bike and lock keys
||Phones, GoPro, transceivers in our case
|Any potential medicine
||Hepalyse and Iqos in our case...
Our 2 tank bags upon leaving Tokyo last weekend:
On the way back we squeezed in 2 bamboo sushi plates we received as a gift from Backpackers Furyu Guesthouse owner and a bag of furikake, souvenir for friends/colleagues.
That's pretty much all you need for a short trip in Japan (if you have assured covered bike parking - otherwise you need to bring a cover sheet). You can wash your clothes and buy food in many places, and convenience stores carry a better backup stock of things than your moto bag could provide.
And a picture of the current situation (pretty much same):