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Old 04-18-2008, 07:44 PM   #63
Tory1942
The Retired Reprobate
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Oddometer: 79
Where there ain't no trees

I've asked this question on other threads, so here goes. I carry a lightweight hammock on my tours. Usually I motel it, being older and a diabetic, but it would be useful to sleep out now and then.

A hammock needs a couple of sturdy upright things (trees, posts, etc.) 12' -- 15' apart. But, what do you do when there aren't any trees. I saw a picture onece of of guy who had his hammock attached to one handlebar of huis bike and the other end to a metal fence, with his butt only a couple inches off the ground, but sleeping comfortably.

Anyone out there see or thought of ways to use your bike to serve as one end of the hammock's hanger -- keeping in mind that the pull on the hammock's lines are VERY strong.
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