let's see a picture of your camping setup and how it all fits on your bike... please

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Sounds pretty boring to me.

    I prefer overkill.

    My last trip, I even brought along my remote control fart machine. It was a real hoot :wink:
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  2. RoyB

    RoyB Dartmouth, Massacusetts

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    I'm not sure which Pelican case that was. That bike was totalled on my way back from Alaska. The Pelicahn case was one I had hanging around. I would suggest you decide what you want to put in it and buy one that fits.

    You can lock it with a small padlock, but most folks never saw iot until I pointed it out.........
  3. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner Supporter

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    on a recument?
    wow.....
    that is some incredible journey of fortitude

    cool shots
    thanks for showing them to us
  4. thumper gman

    thumper gman GLEN

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  6. -Holiday

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    ya well, after 5 or 6 days of sitting on a regular bike seat for 8-10 hours a day, the recumbent was the obviouse choice. That is until i rediscovered motorcycles :)
  7. Lujo

    Lujo Long timer

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    Sweet! Where is that? I've been wanting to go camping with my Kahuna, but I haven't had a chance yet.
  8. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    Pretty much the same set up, on the PD.......
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    Boojum!
  9. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Here's my moble summer camp.

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    Q~
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    riceburner30281 misADVenturer

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  11. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    Packed for camping down in Baja
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    Cheap guitar purchased at the border on the way back into US
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  12. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner Supporter

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    once again
    i GREATLY appreciate the wonderful posts

    very very much
  13. justJeff

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    My bike, fresh off the Dalton, loaded with camping gear for entire trip:

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    A different angle, same trip, on the Dalton:

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    Here's the same bike, loaded for several weeks in Baja. The tent and other gear went in the panniers, sleeping bag on rear seat. I left the tank bag at home, which usually carried some of my camera gear, and added a Pelican 1520 on the rear HT rack for carrying camera equipment:

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    It's my opinion that most folks carry WAY too much stuff on their bikes for touring. If it's all paved, it's one thing, though even then a more lightly loaded bike is much more pleasant to ride, and much safer. When you plan to throw in some off pavement riding, especially if conditions could be less than great (like on the Haul Rd), I think it's foolish to overload a bike. In the pics of my bike for the Alaska trip I had enough food for a couple of weeks in my gear, along with complete camping setup, tools, spares, quite a bit of camera equipment, etc. With wise choices and a little planning there is no need to head down the road looking like the folks fleeing in Grapes of Wrath.
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  15. GSWayne

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    All the stuff we need for 2-up camping is in the two blue dry bags: Two Big Agnes Pomer Hoit bags (with compression stuff sacks) and pads, Black Diamond tent and ground cloth, Jet Boil Group cookset, Steripen water purifier, and some food.

    The hard cases have our road touring stuff, like tool kit, first aid kit, computer, rain gear, cold weather gear, street clothing, bike cover, books, etc.

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    Here is the stuff in use:
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  16. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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  17. ClearwaterBMW

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    more great pictures
    i really appreciate the additions to the thread
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    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    Sweet Home,......Chicago!!! :wink:
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    Boojum!
  19. Lujo

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    Leaving for 2-up weekend camping:
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    Clothes in right side case; rain gear, oil, etc. in left side case; sleeping bags, food, hiking boots, other camping stuff in Cabela's dry duffle with tent (Sierra Designs Omega CD -- 3/4 season 2-person) strapped on top; misc. junk in tank bag.
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