So, I have friend who moved down to North Carolina a while ago. Turns out he lives only about an hour away from the tail of the dragon. I also have a friend who lives in Lexington, VA which is conveniently a good a halfway point. We all ride and have been planning a to make a trip to the dragon and we're finally going to do it. The thruxton is certainly not a touring bike and I've never done a long trip on her, so any suggestions for how to best pack on a small tent and sleeping bag would be great (probably can't leave the cowl cover on). Also, any suugestion on how to make a 6 hour ride on her easier would be cool too (I'll make the trip to Lexington 1 day and then ride down the blue ridge parkway to NC with my buddy the next). I have a Ogio no drag back pack for clothes and what not. Also any suggestions on other important things to bring, metric allen wrench set, maybe some chain grease, etc. I'm crazy excited, but have a feeling getting down there is going to be an endurance challenge.