You can’t always take your washroom with you when you’re on the road. Having limited space, as you do on a motorcycle, you need to pack smart and efficiently. You’re going to have to work with where you end up during your travels; gas station rest rooms, hotel/motel stops or anything in between. Now just because you can’t pack all your favorite things, doesn’t mean you can’t pack the necessities. Being on the road is no excuse to lack in the hygiene department. There are tons of options made specifically for taking care while traveling.
Here’s a few small things you’re going to want to make sure you have tucked away with you, whether you’re on a weekend tour or more
1) Not to be too obvious, but don’t forget your trusty toothbrush.
Whether you’re a manual brusher or a fan of the electric variety, make sure you have one handy wherever you go. This is standard for hygiene in your everyday life. If you do use electric tooth brushes, keep in mind that you may need a plug to charge it, or ensure you have extra batteries handy if it is battery powered.
If your mouth is fresh, it might not matter that you skipped a day (or two) of showers. You can wash a day’s worth of dirt off, but you really can’t go back in time and fix the damage done to your teeth by bacteria left behind.
2) With bacteria in mind, it likes to hide in all sorts of places. Pack your floss.
Yes, flossing can add a minute or two to your morning and evening routine. It’s something many people overlook even though it’s importance has been stressed by professionals for decades. It doesn’t have to be as painful these days, and you certainly should not discount it from your life. With this in mind while you’re riding your motor cycle for days on end, you might not want to be sticking your hands in your mouth too often to get that thorough flossing done. A great new product has surfaced lately; water-flossing. You can easily get cordless ones to take on the road with you, and it completely eliminates the need for that dreaded pain your gums, the need for putting your (possibly) dirty hands in your mouth, and makes it much easier and faster to get rid of the nasty bacteria and plaque left behind after brushing our teeth. This should be number one on your list.
3) Shower’s aren’t always available where you might be staying. Motorcycle tours can bring you anywhere. Make sure keep a cleansing pack with you on your trip.
This pack can and should include the following: hand sanitizer, 2-in-1 body wash (preferably travel size), and wet wipes (or any variation of a moist cleansing wipe).
Sanitizer is a great, quick way to wipe away germs and bits of dirt during your ride. This is a great thing to have if, for example, a restroom is out of soap. If you know you’ll be hitting a motel or hotel at any point during your tour, 2-in-1 body wash is something you’ll never want to live without. It’ll take care of grease on your body and hair, and you’ll be in and out in mere minutes, feeling great and clean. Lastly, wet wipes will clean anything, anywhere, anytime. Rainy and muddy out? No worries, wipe down in a minute or less. Sweaty? Take a wet-wipe-bath. They’re not a permanent solution to hygiene, but they’ll do in a pinch. Especially when you’re on the road.