I've only been on day trips before--maybe 5 or 6 hours. We plan to make a short weekend trip before June, though, to do a "dry run" of everything.
I'm looking into luggage now and am leaning towards soft saddlebags and a tailbag. Any recommendations? I'm looking at some by Cortech(?). I already have a tank bag for the essentials (music, maps, snacks, etc.).
I'll probably pick up a Camelback so that I can drink water while I'm riding. Since my bike only gets about 120 miles per tank, we'll be stopping somewhat often anyway.
I currently only have a First Gear jacket, but probably would like something waterproof...and something for my legs. I've been thinking about the DragginJeans (kevlar re-inforced jeans). I want to be protected, of course, but also want something not too hot. I kinda think a back protector would be a good idea too. Is this too much?