4 Parks in 5 Days: Touring and Camping on the CBR125R

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Nanabijou, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Nanabijou

    Nanabijou Been here awhile

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  3. Ride_Safe

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    Just thought I would post these... sorry for waking up an old thread. This is from the other group of 125s who came from the complete opposite direction; Mike came from Thunder Bay, we came from the Toronto Area. So we rode to Tobermory and took the ferry onto Manitoulin Island, then rode north past Elliot lake, all the way up Highway 129 to the meet-up campsite. Our trip was about 1500km in total (750 each way). We left on a Friday afternoon and returned on Sunday night.

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  4. Nanabijou

    Nanabijou Been here awhile

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    Hey Travis,

    Thanks for posting those photos from your part of the adventure with the other CBR125R riders. I had some great saddle time on the CBR doing that trip north of Lake Superior and on toward Chapleau and Wakami Lake Park. Your photos brought many of those memories back to mind.

    Mike
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    I just read your post and the photos made me elated...I love Superior and have been waiting for the right moment to take my 500cc up there. "Small" bikes rock! Thank you for sharing.:drums

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    What kind of tent is this?
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  7. JoeFab

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    Great report Mike, makes a change riding a small c.c. bike instead of all the 1200 big uns ! by the way what tent is that, looks plenty roomy...j.f.
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  8. Nanabijou

    Nanabijou Been here awhile

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    That's a Nemo Moki tent. I have way too many tents. :loco I purchased this one after really liking my Nemo Andi single-walled shelter - but finding it a little too small (not much room to move around in after the cot was set up inside). The Moki is great. I've removed the vestibule from it to save some weight. It packs down to about the size of a football (the poles are stored separately in my top case). It's completely waterproof (no rain-fly necessary). The 4 pole design makes it incredibly sturdy - but it can be a bit tedious to set up - especially the first couple of times. I still much prefer it to setting up a tent with a rainfly. Part of the reason I purchased the Moki was for the high ceiling. This enables me to sit up on the cot and change clothes (like changing on the side of a bed) with more head-room. The extra size and height also makes it easier to walk around inside, with lots of room for gear storage, and allows me plenty of room to pack up all of my stuff - inside the tent - if it is raining outside. This ensures everything stays dry (except for the tent) before it's placed on the bike before setting off for the day.

    This summer I'm thinking of just staking out the corners and using only the two interior poles when setting it up - at times when there is little wind. If this works - it should still be sturdy enough, and will be even quicker to set up. My Andi had an interior 2-pole design that worked well.

    Mike
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  9. JoeFab

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    Thanks Mike, the extra room definately is the way to go...j.f.
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    Nice!
    CBR125 touring. You have proven that it's not about the displacement, it's about the enjoyment.
    Well done.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  11. Blader54

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    That's a great camping set-up. I really like the ability to be up off the floor, sleeping more comfortably. Thanks for posting that info!
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