2. Lighten up: Pack light—and I'm talking to you, too, ladies! If you're only going away for a week, it's not necessary to bring your whole closet. In addition to the excess-baggage fees, hauling a ton of stuff isn't worth the hassle, especially if you have to ride trains or shuttles, or if you're booked in an old European hotel with no elevator. Colin Edwards has this down; I'm not sure how he does it, but I've seen him at airports for back-to-back races outside Europe with only a carry-on. I'm not saying to run the same underwear the whole time—I normally get my laundry done at the hotel—but I do go for black and gray T-shirts, as you can get more days out of them than, say, red. There's nothing like coming home from a month-long trip and having to spend half a day unpacking three gear bags!