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Old 06-29-2007, 10:29 PM   #110
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Originally Posted by steve gs
Also, a great bike for slipping in and out of those impromptu campsites.
This is very true. I've spent my life stealth camping, so I instinctively look for places to camp as I am riding. When I'm on the 200, I see them all over as I travel. It'll go almost anywhere I can push a bicycle.

Even though I'm over the hill and usually stay in motels now, I really appreciate all the extra camping options. I found the perfect stealth camp outside of Wahpeton, North Dakota. It was about half a mile down a field road to a grove of trees and brush that you could tell used to be a homestead, although the buildings were long gone. It was totally isolated and secure. That was a lot of fun. I just pushed the 200 into the trees and found a place to pitch the tent. My timing was perfect...I got the tent set up about 15 minutes before sundown, then darkness falls and your chances of being seen go way down. (it was a pretty good thicket anyway) I don't start a fire or anything and leave no trace.
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