In light of the recent missing biker post>>> Rider missing since Sept. 4th - Harley Davidson Community , it got me thinking. When folks go on day trips, weekenders, or longer tours, what information is available to family and friends in case of trouble? How would someone know where you were in that case? Do you tell anyone your basic travel plan before you leave? Do you leave a map of your planned route? Do you call-in to family and friends along the way? Do you communicate trough the internet (forums, twitter, facebook, my space, etc.) as you go? Would anyone know where to look or how? Are there "tools" or safety equipment available to help you be found? There are some things I do before a ride, but I was curious about what others do. I'm sure there are many great ideas to share.