Tent Space Experiences

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Hollyr, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. treestrom

    treestrom Adventurer

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    Buck83 was a great guest, sad to say the Black snake got swashed in the road! and stop calling my KTM a KLR!!!!!! lol...
    Welcome anytime.
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  2. MargaritaMotoress

    MargaritaMotoress AKA Tigger

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    If you are ever in Moab look up BusManMoab!

    There aren't superlatives that adequately or accurately reflect how incredibly positive our experience staying at the shop has been.

    We are two riders - one from ME and one from FL on an extended ride. We ordered tires and had them shipped to Moab. Chris allowed us full access to his shop and tools and we slept in one of his many buses on the property.

    A former party bus has been converted to a shower - you literally shower in the aisle. Seats are still in the bus. Fun. Funky and totally Moab.

    We met some friends who trailered their bikes down from CO. En route on the trailer one bike just started leaking oil from just about orifice.

    Long story short it's a Husky and oil change mechanic over filled it. But it took a full 12 hrs of scattering the bike - including removal of subframe. Chris was great .... allowed us into the shop ALL day on Sunday to fix it.

    Allowed us to use the power washer to.clean the trailer. Loaned us Moab maps and then called and checked on us after our Monday ride.

    Literally - Chris saved us! We love him and can't recommend that you stay w him highly enough!

    Two rules to stay w him - don't take amy thing w/o asking and NO drama.

    Thank you Chris.
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  3. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    I continue to host, several in the last few months. High 5 from Kansas has stayed with me 4 total times, going and coming back from Tulsa to Baja. Recently hosted Juan Garcia from Spain on a 1993 Transalp, well over 100,000 miles. Never had an issue with guest coordination, all have been awesome people. I typically take them out to eat, my treat. I ended up giving Juan a green Northface pullover and a tire iron. We worked on his rattle trap Transalp and he is now in Central America.

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  4. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    I was hosted by @AteamNM while on my way to Utah from Texas. He even fed me and took care of me like a big brother (and wouldn't let me pay for the food) !! We had some great conversations and shared stories. I'm glad i stopped by.
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    I am humbled by the generosity of the friendly folks on Advrider.
  5. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    In Lubbock, TX i was hosted by @WildernessJeep , his lovely wife and their two friendly dogs. I also got the chance to cook a simple meal (i love to cook and was looking for an excuse). Thanks for having me over guys, really appreciate the help and look forward to returning the same.
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  6. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Met inmate @Dustinbrwn in Payson, AZ and had some awesome tacos (i've had some great ones in Mexico and these tasted almost the same - with some spicy home made salsa too) while sharing ride stories and experiences with him. Thanks for all the help my friend, and hope to return the favor sooner than later.
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    cheers
    Vicks
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  7. cycleoption

    cycleoption Adventurer

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    Tenting??? This place is a deluxe bed & breakfast.

    Great location.... going East, I explored Concordia and Abilene (Eisenhower etc.) so I stayed over on my way to Topeka and beyond.

    Solid bed, great mattress, private room, private bathroom, shower, offer of dinner.... a good night's sleep and felt like a new man.

    I left early (5am) and coffee was automatically perked with goodies to go.
    Thanks to my hosts. Life is good!
  8. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Great tired rider. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you have safe travels home.

    If you pass this way again please come see us.
  9. Dustinbrwn

    Dustinbrwn Adventurer

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    Vicks,
    Was great having you! Your welcome anytime! Safe travels
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  10. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Vicks was a super guy, now a friend. He and I did get along like brothers, Karma Krazy.

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  11. tricky.

    tricky. Adventurer

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    Thanks @rgiroux for having me for a night in late April. You were a superb host in a great location (Ventura,CA) and super accomodating, even though my timing was unreliable (due to united cargo shipping). Enjoyed sharing stories. Thanks again!!
  12. jekaio

    jekaio Ride The Lightning

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    Met up with @mike89061 recently out in Nevada.

    He offered me his garage to do my break in oil change, provided some nice brand new Belray oil, and feed me beers!

    Then a few days later he took me all around Pahrump NV, and the edge of Death Valley.

    Those desert boys sure do like their speed!

    Thanks mike for the generous hospitality, and hopefully I will be able to return the favor one day.
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  13. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Radioman emailed me from the ferry, he rode straight from there to meet me for a quick beer-I told him where the keys were and hopped on a plane to fly off for work. Throttlemeister showed up for one of my Skibum69 Soirees and Tiffany was supposed to stop in but she had to hotfoot it to Boston for a speaking gig. I met BikerAl on the ferry but she could easily have shown up through the tent thread. There have been a few others over the years and are listed on my tent thread entry. RTWPaul and El are stopping in to reset for their trip across the TCAT. I may or may not be home. I totally enjoy the stories my guests have to offer and showing up during lobster season is recommended.

    Some go to Murph's and some come here.

    We're building a B & B for touring motos and are looking at resurrecting the Skibum69 Soirée, it's not a bad place to have a party.
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  14. mike89061

    mike89061 Been here awhile

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    It was great meeting you Andrew and look forward to riding with you again . Glad to help
  15. Branchbuster

    Branchbuster Been here awhile

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    Over the years have hosted shortbritches and evomx971 from Iowa. They have both had me stay at their places in Iowa as well. Both great guys with very nice understanding SOs. In both cases I offered tentspace in my NM winter residence. I would say these are great friends now.
    To those of you who have never done tent space before, just some advice... Dispense with any of your talk on politics or religion. That is a quick way to be asked to leave. You are a guest and should talk trips/ motorcycles. And take the beer that is offered to you or bring your own. Gifts are not necessary, but taking hosts out to dinner is not a bad idea...or at least buy a round or 2.
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  16. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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  17. LWRider

    LWRider Been here awhile

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    I don't know if I could even afford and be able to ride long rides without the Tent Space List. I've hosted KurtzinPa and Kayak Dancer (Steve) here and two round the worlders who were going to stay, but at last minute changed their minds (met girls) but stopped by and spent the day. I've been hosted in northwest GA, Birmingham (Hi WarriorCole!), Jackson WY, Kila MT, Fairfax VT, Sangerville ME, Goshen NY and each and every one have been a great experience, and a few have become good friends and even part of our family (Steve). Every time I am route planning, I am checking the map for ADVers along my routes. Some of my experiences are in my books Northeast by Northwest and Thoughts on the Road.
  18. overlander

    overlander Gravel Travel Tours

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    Wicheetaw, KS but longing for Texas
    I've only had a couple of travelers stop in ( hi squirelly girl!) and another guy whose screen name eludes me right now. Both were fun and I get post cards from SG every now and then and love to hear from her and her wanderings. One dude did a fly and ride on a Yamaha 250 from Tucson to Michigan! Made me more than a bit humbled. My biggest disappointment is when people contact me and then have their plans change and don't come by I really look forward to it so much! Most people are trying to just get through Kansas and I get that but hopefully my new camping situation will make folks actually change their plans to stop in for a day or 2. I'm opening a new adv rider camping and destination facility very soon so stay tuned travelers! It'll be worth the detour guaranteed!
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  19. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

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    Stayed with PAMUDDER and his family for two nights last week near Lancaster PA. They made me more than welcome, fed me supper, provided a hot shower and a quiet tent site in the yard and housed my bike in their shop. Really nice family with three small ones keeping things interesting. This was my first time trying "tent space" and it was a terrific experience. Thanks so much Craig & Stacey.
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  20. LWRider

    LWRider Been here awhile

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    Hi Overlander,

    I am one of those who had to give your offer a pass. Sorry. It would have been great to have met up. I ended up meeting my old roommate for dinner. His house was full of mourners, but dinner was over so early I decided to try to get further west before calling it a day. Will stop by next time I pass by for sure. Thanks for the offer; this list is great and I don't think I could do some of these trips without it.

    Cheers,

    Mike