I appreciate the discussion, it seems switching to a static state drive could help with battery life, as well as researching which OS's have less background processes.
Originally Posted by lswartz
Since you have a 12 volt outlet on your bike, maybe a small inverter just to charge your netbook while driving. You might have to use some automotive paint shop tape to keep the cord out of your way while riding.
Where are you headed - Dragons Tail?
Been there, done that, but I would return to re-ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, its stunningly beautiful at dawn.
I ride all over the us, most weekends you'll find me leaving from work with a packed bike riding 1000 or so miles to a destination and returning Sunday.