I have seen references here on the forums to "support vehicles" being used by some biker groups. As someone who wants to go solo on the Northern Tier, I am thinking about having someone I know come along driving a support vehicle. I presume the vehicle is driven behind, or not too far from the biker. Can anyone make any suggestions to the use of "support vehicles?"
I would like to give two other spins on your request.
Some years back, my buddies and I wanted to ride the Katy Trail across Missouri. Our original plan was to ride it loaded, and before we had worked out the logistical issues of how to get back to our vehicle once we got to the end, I got a respiratory infection. By the time I recovered, I was still up for riding, but not loaded touring. We ended up riding unloaded, and taking turns sagging the route. Each day, the sag driver would head to the overnight stop, leave the sag vehicle, and start riding backwards until he met the group. All would ride together to the overnight stop and the sag vehicle. This actually worked well, and we had a great time. We had cell phones to coordinate with, and carried enough gear to address any minor mechanical issues flat tires.
Our wives feel like the guy are having all the fun, and want us to work them into our next big tour. The girls have no desire to ride. We will either ride from motel to motel or campground to campground. The plan is for the wives to be free to do whatever they want during the day, and that they would meet us at our night's destination. If we go from motel to motel, we just need a car. If we go the campground route, we need an RV as our wives like their creature comforts. Again, we would use cell phones to coordinate, or to call for a sag should something come up. There are variations on this them.
I cannot image touring with a sag car following me closely. It seems like a lot to ask from the sag driver.
Perhaps you could go into more detail about your situation?