Actually, there's not really much to the preparation. After the GR3 Rally a week and a half ago, all things wet were dried, loosely folded and in all of 10 minutes were stuffed into their respective sacks. A change of clean clothes, with a few other minor changes based on the season and predicted weather are just about the extent of my packing for each trip once the first trip of the season happens.
Hiawatha BMW Rally
The packing of my bikes is the biggest variable since they each use slightly different saddle bags, tank bags, duffelbags, etc. How I power one of two GPS's has an impact as well. This trip I'll be taking the yellow Helix, which makes for easy packing due to the vast space for luggage.
On another subject, I offered to bring in rhubarb for any of my workmates that might like some today. This evening I harvested maybe 30 pounds of the fibrous plant and barely made a dent in our lush patch of 'elephant leaves'.
There's a fighting chance some of that goodness will be shared with me soon.