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Old 01-31-2007, 10:03 AM   #76
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You can always stop by a truck stop to take a shower. Pricing is from moderate to expensive, but they provide clean showers, soap, and towels.
When you're feeling ripe, it always feels like money well spent!

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Also if you have a YMCA membership don't forget to take your card with you when travelling in the USA....

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most Y's will give you a free trial pass......if you are in a different town every day.........
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:14 PM   #77
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This just looks like it would add a element of excitment to the ride. No known stopping location. Just ride till you are tired.........look around find a location...........slip in and camp for the night.

I assure you if I were doing a ton of miles and trying to make a destination I'd not waste time with pay camp spots. I'd sneak in someplace, pitch the tent, sleep, and leave as soon as I woke.

When working construction on the road I took several soaks in hotel pools when the day was done and I had a long drive home.
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:39 PM   #78
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This just looks like it would add a element of excitment to the ride. No known stopping location. Just ride till you are tired.........look around find a location...........slip in and camp for the night.


This is exactaly what I was thinking. Add a little more adventure to the trip. I have also decided not to buy a gps for the simple reason that I at least want a chance to get lost. I only have 3 weeks left before I leave I am really looking forward to it. Hope it warms up though.
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:43 PM   #79
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This is exactaly what I was thinking. Add a little more adventure to the trip. I have also decided not to buy a gps for the simple reason that I at least want a chance to get lost. I only have 3 weeks left before I leave I am really looking forward to it. Hope it warms up though.
YOu mean you cant get lost if you have a GPS? I sure wish some one would have told me that. I got lost going from Estevan to Regina when I took a wrong turn and ended up on a 50 mile long gravel road in the middle of no where. Actually, I am gald I did though. The scenery was beautiful.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:01 PM   #80
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In small towns you can usually go out behind a church.



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I am planning a trip from Winnipeg Manitoba to Las Vegas in spring. I have six days to get there so I want to do a little exploring and take my time. I thought in the spirit of adventure and to save a little money I would try to camp not in campgrounds but just off the road in a hidden area. An hour before dark I would start looking for a little side road that will get me away from the main road. Find a small hill/bush/tree to hide my small tent and bike behind. I could then fire up my stove make supper and have a good sleep. I know technically this is not allowed and there could be some trespassing involved but I would not be hearting anyone and would clear out at first light. Has anyone had experiences camping this way? I would love to see some pictures. Is this possible? Or should I just abandon my foolhardy plan. Any advice/criticism/experiences would be appreciated.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:11 PM   #81
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You might like to take a dark brown camping tarp with you. Helpful to cover bike and any reflective mat'l.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:23 PM   #82
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Weather permitting and if one other detail works out to the good I will do a test ride with this goal in mind. I will take pics of the areas and try to camp for at least one night, idealy two, in a stealth mode. One night I'd like to do a "urban" test like some hidden place in the middle of a small town. The next night I'll use a farm setting, but you know its all about just finding the ideal area and making do. So............look for it in ride reports next Sunday or Monday night.

(aunt had massive stroke today and if she dies withing 48 hours like they think then my ride this weekend will not happen)

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Old 04-08-2007, 08:50 PM   #83
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Under the stars(and moon) in utah...


Glen canyon, AZ...


Breakfast at lake mead...
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:05 PM   #84
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Aerostich Book

Check this little book out. They use to give it away if you purchase a $50 order, if not it's only $5. Worth the Money! He cover Authorized and Unauthorized camping.

Aerostich Lightweight Touring Book #5800

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...k-p-16795.html
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:14 PM   #85
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I've traveled by motorcycle this way all my life, just picking out a secluded spot to hide the tent and go to sleep. Never had any trouble. There's nothing like listening to the whisper of a cottonwood tree as you drift off to sleep somewhere out west under big skies.
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:09 PM   #86
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.... Never had any trouble. There's nothing like listening to the whisper of a cottonwood tree as you drift off to sleep ....
... and the sound of Jethro racking his pump shotgun as he screams "Get off my land!!"

I love stealth camping as well... only had trouble once... had to move camp at 2am.
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:57 PM   #87
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... and the sound of Jethro racking his pump shotgun as he screams "Get off my land!!"

I love stealth camping as well... only had trouble once... had to move camp at 2am.
You had bad luck. I've been caught before, but it was by someone amongst the 99% of all people who are friendly.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:14 PM   #88
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Check this little book out. They use to give it away if you purchase a $50 order, if not it's only $5. Worth the Money! He cover Authorized and Unauthorized camping.

Aerostich Lightweight Touring Book #5800

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...k-p-16795.html
I always take a couple of these books with me on the road and sign them and pass them along to another rider who I instruct to do the same thing. I wonder if I will ever get one of them back. It started in Dawson City when a guy gave me one. I signed and dated it just as he had done and passed it along to another rider on the road.
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:10 PM   #89
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Check this little book out. They use to give it away if you purchase a $50 order, if not it's only $5. Worth the Money! He cover Authorized and Unauthorized camping.

Aerostich Lightweight Touring Book #5800

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...k-p-16795.html
There's definitely some good info in there, but there's also some bogus stuff. For instance, they list a website that shows free camping places all over the country. When I checked it, over 90% of the free "campsites" were Wal-Mart parking lots that allow RVers to park there overnight. For the most part though, it's a neat little book.
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:24 PM   #90
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come through north dakota into montana down through idaho then utah then a short jaunt through nv to vegas

i live in southern idaho and places to camp are plentiful through most every where i just mentioned and i usualy sneeky camp with full sized pickup so a bike and tent should be no issue
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