photography on motorcycles
Thanks for the lead on the lens rental. The L lenses are mighty pricey, but mighty good and renting is a good alternative. My top case and panniers are full of clothes and stuff for a 3 week trip, riding 2-up. But I think I could probably find a place to tie down a packpack. I have a Big Mak tank bag, and it will hold the 40D, but little else. I pack my laptop in the top case protected with a paddes envelope. riding solo, I can tie the pack on the pillion seat. But with the wife on board the luggage compartments get filled up and space gets limited.
Sometimes I think that motorcycles are fun to ride and travel on, but otherwise they are a bother when one is trying to stop and sightsee, take pictures, hike around a bit. You end up with all this gear you wear, helmet and riding suit, riding boots, that are terrible hiking boots. You have no place to stow this stuff; you wear it.
Maybe the best alternative is to take the camera and one all-purpose zoom lens, leave the extras at home.