|BMW R90S, somewhere on CA Highway 49, 1974|
I note from the picture that I was using my new, blue waterproof duffel bag that turned out not to be waterproof. I see the 1/2" thick dense foam mattress rolled up there; I was assured that it was better than an air mattress. It wasn't, not even close. Never take comfort advice from a hard core backpacker, they are all masochists. My state of the art plastic military style canteen hangs on the side of the bike next to my rolled up, waxed cotton Belstaff jacket. At the back of the heap is my warm and comfy sleeping bag -- which I still have. I should probably wash it one of these days.