Chillis rolls out of Vegas

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Chillis, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Or hop in the cab and recline the seat back. I had a few good sleeps like that in my former Jeep TJ.
  2. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I've never been able to sleep well in a car seat. Though the new F150 I think has a complete folding front seat that flattens out for sleeping.

    I just wanted to use the hammock but the desert trees are spread out or not strong or tall enough.
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    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Both were full of gear/tire carrier plus one had the tent that extended over the bed.

    Will try again in a better spot.

    My buddies said they were waking up all night because it was too cold.

    It was a lot of fun though. Glad we were close enough that I could just ride home.
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    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    It seems like a well used place. There were at least 5 people that slept there the night before. Not sure how they dealt with the rodent infiltration.
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  5. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I believe the rest of my engine parts arrive today to finish my Monkey build.

    Small problem with the smallest part, my order from Revzilla went into purgatory. Even though they shipped from Las Vegas, they sent it to Fontana and it hasn't moved since.

    Could be the end of my relationship with them. Not just because of this but I'm seeing others starting to have the same shipping issues and I'm assuming the new ownership by Cycle Gear is having an influence on their performance.

    If I don't see it in the mail by mid day I'll go hunting for the plug again locally.
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    We attract them, even when trying hard to be clean. All it takes is one slob at a campsite and it's a mouse circus. I've had those fat kangaroo rats hopping around me in Grand Canyon all night. I was surprised they didn't make a run on my tent.
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    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I love those things. Their tiny arms makes them less threatening, IMO. How many times I've run them down on trail rides at night because of their kangaroo hop. Not run over though.

    Fascinating little critters.

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    Cool or not, I don't want them for roommates.
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  9. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Totally with you there.

    Going to have to study the moto camping lightweight setup.

    I want to give it a go but not pack heavy. I still refuse to get a rack and luggage. Even if not conducive to camping.

    Also, in the desert you don't always have trees for a hammock or firewood.

    The dehydrated meals need hot water.

    My buddy had the jet boil thing which worked great. No warm fire with that though.
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    There are several good lightweight camping threads here. If you focus on good backpacking gear, you'll be heading in the right direction.
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    shoot me a PM about lightweight camping.

    i done a lot of it.
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  12. Chillis

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    Damn these shippers.

    Not one but two now. Slipper clutch shipment stopped updating today and now delivery date has switched to "Pending" and the O2 plug from Revzilla magically gets sent UPS from Vegas, where I live, to California and then disappears too.

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    Out tent in Iraq had quite the mouse problem--and we didn't eat in there either. Other tents had the same experience. I cut out a mouse silhouette and everytime we caught one in the trap, we'd spray paint one on the plywood door we built. Need to find the picture. There were so many rows.

    Oh, Cycle Gear and RevZilla are owned by the same holding company. My experience has been pretty good with both. There is a Cycle Gear store about half hour away in Madison and it's good to go in every now and then.
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    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    I get that all the time.

    I order something, it shows as being in the Tyler USPS hub, then it is in Dallas, then back in Tyler. :dirtdog

    Now we know why postage is so high! It's a load of crap!
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    May have been that group that attracted them.. thing is though, once they're there, they're there. One group of careful campers doesn't make them go away. The shelters throughout the Smokeys have the same problem.. they run across the tin shelter roofs all night.. doesn't really make you feel real comfortable closing your eyes and trying to sleep.
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    After the fact, I wish I'd videoed the action. Instead, I wanted my gear out of there before they started digging in.
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    Ever watched Never Cry Wolf?
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    Negative.

    I've owned a TV once in my life, 22 years ago, for video games. Don't think I had it a year.

    Will check the 'tube and see.
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    It's about 35 years old. A movie loosely based on Farley Mowat's book. Lots o' mice.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_Cry_Wolf_(film)
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    Awesome flick.
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