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Heather Lea has some tips for packing light on an extended motorcycle trip

Heather Lea, Expedition Portal »

For many reasons, soft bags are the way to go. They cinch down with less stuff, so, as you’re rolling along, consuming food, you can make your bags smaller.

The lightweight traveler should always factor in bulk as well as weight. You may look at the cost of an ultra-light sleeping bag and think, “I can put $400 of gas in my bike and ride through most of Central America for that price.” The difference—and you’ll feel it after the first sandy road in Baja—is you’re getting a good-quality bag that weighs 19 ounces and packs down to the size of a football, instead of something that, although much cheaper, can weigh more than 5 pounds, and doesn’t even fit in your panniers when rolled up.

Some true diehards out there can ride for a month with a tarp and a match, but that’s not for this Girl Scout.

  • Use Stuff Sacks for Everything
  • Spread the Weight
  • Ditch Some Comfort
  • Shrink Your Towel
  • Buy as You Go
  • Bring Dual-purpose Gear

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Watch Noraly from ItchyBoots.com Ride through Kyrgyzstan as She Makes Her Way Around The World on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

In the previous post about Noraly from ItchyBoots.com we followed her quick ride through Tajikistan.

With this video series we follow her progress through Kyrgyzstan.

Ep. 79 – Crossing into Kyrgyzstan
Reaching 4700 metres across some awful roads makes for an interesting ride.

Ep. 80 – Riding to Osh
Noraly welcomes the warmer weather at 1000 metres.

Ep. 81 – Riding from Osh to Toktogul

Ep. 82 – Riding through mountainous and snowy Kyrgyzstan from Tokogul to Bishkek

Next we follow Noraly crossing into Kazakhstan

Watch Noraly from ItchyBoots.com on her Ride through the Uzbekistan as She Makes Her Way Around The World on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

After a quick 3-day ride through Turkmenistan, Noraly heads into Uzbekistan.

Ep. 67 – Noraly heads to the Uzbekistan border

Ep. 68 – From Nukus to Khiva

Ep. 69 – Khiva to Bukhara
The fuel quality in Uzbekistan is not the greatest. And the Royal Enfield is feeling it.

Ep. 70 – Bukhara to Samarkand in search of motorcycle engine oil

Onto Tajikistan …

Watch Noraly from ItchyBoots.com Ride through the Iran as She Makes Her Way Around The World on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

The last post about Noraly’s world wide adventure saw her riding through the UAE and take the ferry to Iran.

Now we catchup with her as she rides through Iran.

Ep. 54 – First ride in Iran – from Bandar Abbas to Rayen

Ep. 55 – Riding to the world’s hottest place, the Lut Desert, and then onto Kalouts

Ep. 56 – Riding to Yazd

Ep. 57 – Riding around Yazd
Noraly checks out a 1000 year old village and a sacred site

Ep. 58 – Riding from Yazd to Isfahan
Fighting the notoriously poor Iranian drivers

Ep. 59 – Riding from Isfahan to Kashan

Ep. 60 – Noraly is riding to Tehran and checking to check if her visa to Turkmenistan has been approved

Ep. 61 – Tehran to Sari

Ep. 62 – The Royal Enfield gets stuck and breaks down on a deserted road

Ep. 63 – Iranians repeatedly come to the assistance of Noraly and her broken Royal Enfield
Noraly returns to Sari

Ep. 64 – Noraly heads towards Mashad, 750 kms away

Ep. 65 – Noraly picks up her visa for Turkmenistan in Mashad and heads for the border

Onto Turkmenistan…

Watch Noraly from ItchyBoots.com Ride through Oman as She Makes Her Way Around The World on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

We last saw Noraly trying to leave Malaysia.

We catch up with her in Oman, but without her Royal Enfield. However, nothing seems to deter this adventurous woman.

Ep. 41 – Shipping of Basanti from Kuala Lumpur to Oman is delayed by two weeks because of logistical problems with the airlines. But Noraly still goes off-road riding in Oman

Ep. 42 – Noraly continues picking up new skills on her side trip through Wadi Al Arbeieen, Muscat

Ep. 43 – While Noraly awaits the delivery of her Royal Enfield, she rents another motorcycle and heads off to Jebel Shams

Ep. 44 – Scaling the Salmah Plateau by motorcycle

Ep. 45 – Riding down the Salmah Plateau

Ep. 46 – Noraly’s Royal Enfield finally arrives in Oman, but Customs officials are not quick to release her.

Ep. 47 – Noraly is finally able to leave Muscat aboard her Royal Enfield and rides to Jalan Bani

Ep. 48 – Rides to Masirah Island

Ep. 49 – Noraly heads north, crossing the desert, on her way to Sinaw

Ep. 50 – Heading for the hills and onto Sohar

Onto the UAE…

 

 

Watch Noraly from ItchyBoots.com Ride through Malaysia as She Makes Her Way Around The World on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

In the previous post about Noraly from ItchyBoots.com we followed her progress through Thailand. With this series of videos we follow her through Malaysia.

Ep. 34 – Noraly leaves Thailand, crosses into Malaysia and rides to Georgetown, Penang

Ep. 35 – Penang heads for the cool breezes of the Carmon Highlands

Ep. 36 – Noraly has a puncture on her way to Kuala Lumpur through the “thousand corners”

Ep. 37 – The Royal Enfield Himalayan gets a major service in preparation to more adventures

Ep. 38 – Crating (or at least trying to) the Royal Enfield Himalayan
Everything shuts down during Chinese New Year

Ep. 39 – The crating continues

Ep. 40 – Shipping the motorcycle by plane to Oman
But things don’t go as smoothly as Noraly had hoped.

Onto Oman…

Watch Noraly from ItchyBoots.com Ride through Thailand as She Makes Her Way Around The World on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

In the previous post about Noraly from ItchyBoots.com we followed her quick ride through Myanmar. With this series of videos we follow her through Thailand.

Ep. 21 – Crossing into Thailand

Ep. 22 – Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Ep. 23 – Chiang Mai to Pai

Ep. 24 – Off-roading with a Royal Enfield in Thailand

Ep. 25 – Riding to Sukhothai

Ep. 26 – Riding to Khao Yai National Park

Ep. 27 – Riding through Khao Yai National Park and onto Ayyuthaya

Ep. 28 – Onto Bangkok to fit some new parts to the bike

Ep. 29 – Bangkok to South Thailand

Ep. 30 – Catch the ferry to Koh Samui

Ep. 31 – Around the island of Koh Samui, and onto Khao Sok National Park

Ep. 32 – Khao Sok to Krabi

Ep. 33 – Krabi to Hat Yai

Onto Malaysia …

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