Riding/Camping the blizzard of '13

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  1. mystery jig

    mystery jig Van Gogh's Banjo

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    <a href="http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20743484&postcount=17" title="WINTERCYCLE021113-3 by Mystery Jig Studios, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8101/8465772079_9dc7d365eb.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="WINTERCYCLE021113-3"></a>

    The roads leading west into New Hampshire were slick last Friday morning. The leading edge of the snowstorm the TV weather folks were calling the impending “Snowpocalypse” or “Deathstorm ’13&#8243; in their typically understated fashion, was already dumping snow on me. I was astride my Russian-made Ural sidecar rig headed from Portland to Fryeburg. It was cold. My breath was freezing on the inside of my helmet shield, making it tough to see. Each time I passed a truck, whiteout conditions ensued for a few moments in the billowing powder. I was careening toward the state line to meet up with three other three-wheeled cyclists. We were going camping.

    That’s right: camping.

    Click the pic above to read the rest, see the photos and watch the video over in Day Trippin'.
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  2. DavePave

    DavePave Been here awhile

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    It reminded me of a winter camping trip I went on in Maine many years ago.

    Cold......

    Good on ya' for going in spite of the blizzard and having a great time. It looked fun....

    Dave
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  3. mystery jig

    mystery jig Van Gogh's Banjo

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    It really was!
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    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Troy, great pics and video. We're sweltering though 36 deg C (about 97 F) at the moment so the snow pics were welcome. :lol3:clap
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  5. mystery jig

    mystery jig Van Gogh's Banjo

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    Whoa! It never really gets that hot here. Except maybe for half a day in mid-July.
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  6. Melrone

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    WOW!!! Great stuff.Haven't done any winter camping in years.The trappers tent was very interesting..Nice video...:freaky:clap
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  7. Montague

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    I was curious about the tent too, is it a commercial make or home made?

    In my younger days, I spent more than a few winter nights in a canvas tent with wood stove, although it always made me nervous for fire risk, you cannot beat 80 degree temperatures to bask in in the middle of a frozen forest.

    Nowadays, I use a propane heater but that outfit has me thinking about wood heat.
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    I forget what model Keith's is(1750 french), but mine is 1780 LOYALIST wedge. The tents were made in Conway, NH at http://tentsmiths.com/
    All makes of tents can be to order, and mods can be done at anytime.

    They make a good majority of repo tents for the movie industry.

    -T
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  9. Montague

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    Interesting site, thanks. What us Ural pilots need is a period Russian tent.............
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    Thermos Been here awhile

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    if you had dimensions...:deal

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  12. Thermos

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    Nice tent!

    You'd need a trailer for the Gear up for that!

    -T
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  13. Montague

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    Yep, and a bunch of extra hands to help set up and take down. But I don't think I want to try winter camping in poncho halves.

    I have an old canvas Baker tent down in the basement, I think I will haul it up and see how 30 years of storage has treated it.

    Nice thing about that design is you just string rope and cut poles on site.
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  14. tony the tiger

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    :clapSNOWCAMP:clap "Eastern style" :lol3

    Two words for ya: :nortonGATORADE BOTTLE:norton :deal :getiton
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  15. mystery jig

    mystery jig Van Gogh's Banjo

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    Thanks. Here's 16 words: I never got to empty the bottle 'cause it was frozen solid before I got there. :rofl
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    :freaky
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