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Discussion in 'Photos' started by Jace, Aug 18, 2006.
Nice pet, there by your front wheel. :eek1
So I saw this 1977 BMW R60 on Craigslist, and had always wanted one, so decided to go for it. I was working my first "real" job, and thought that the time was "now!" I'm a little impulsive when buying things sometimes, which usually pays off, and when it doesn't, I just sell it afterwards. This bike happened to be 500km's away, but the seller, who was pretty straightforward, mentioned that he had had quite a few calls about the bike. It was 5 in the evening Dec 23rd. I called my friend, borrowed his pickup, and headed north into -17 degrees celcius weather @ 5 the next morning with my very new GF. You can probably see the rubbermaid tote in the back. I'll get to that.
I picked up the bike not knowing what to look for, but was a sucker for it, I knew I had to have it. $2000 bucks later, it was mine. We loaded it up and headed south... right into the heaviest snow I've seen in years with a P/U that had some shitty all seaons (what a stupid name for tires that are anything but). If anyone has driven Hwy #1 between Hope and Cache Creek, you know how the road falls off into the Fraser river canyon. Somehow we kept it on the road for about 20km's as the snow kept piling up, until we saw what? Bright lights at the Lytton campground? How convenient! I ran into the store and asked the woman how much to camp. She told me that there were no sites, the campground was closed for the season. I told her that I was going to be camping, whether or not she took the money or not, threw some $ at her and headed out to the far far end of the parking lot, broke out the Rubbermaid, and set up the tent and got to cooking on the stove I brought. Xmas eve dinner was some wine, KD, and broccoli. I gave my GF the down bag, and I took the too cold synthetic.
Went to sleep and woke up to this Xmas morning
except with a lot more snow, because this was the view before I went to bed.
Never licenced the bike, it needed SOO much work that once I had it running, I just wanted to get rid of it! Still with the same girl, and she still loves camping. Bought her her own down bag too!
C.O.E campground 15 mi south of Phoenix City, Alabama. First trip with the new tent.
Nice tent but it makes the bike look small
Does this help?
Snowy River ride
17, i am for sure buying this tent. i'd never thought of putting the bike in long ways. i plan to use the vestibule for 'living' space--cooking, dressing and stuff.
Starting to like the castle concept!
What tent and model is that tent?
It is the 'redverz expedition'. My wife gave this to me for birthday when I told her that I wanted a tent that I could stand up in. Also I kept leaving the bike cover at home.
I put the bike in sideways at first, then tried it lengthways. The bike is about 7' nose to tail without the top case.
My best set up time is 12 min. without staking all the lines.
haha yea I kinda like that tent who makes it. I usually travel with a cover instead. Big tent is nice though.
Dude, the idea is to embrace the local culture, not make fun of it.
Ohio campsite. Just before the rain...
Nice tight pack set-up. Looks well thought out and useable space while fitting the bike
Love the bike too which is small. Had an 03 and have been thinking about getting a new one set up exactly like yours.
03 needed upgraded suspension front and back though,which I never did.
KOA campground, Upper Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada.