ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Day Trippin'
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #166
8trackmind OP
Housebroken Jackalope
 
8trackmind's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Memphis in the Meantime
Oddometer: 310
Oh no, he's back at it again...

Nathan Beford Forrest State Park, Eva, TN

Less words...more photos.


Yeah, this'll do.


So far so good...


Commence Circus Deployment!



My camping helpers Left to right:
Camera case, Chair, Cooler, Sleeping bag, Pillow, Tarp, Tarp Pole, Tent Footprint, Tent, Mollie bag.


...and the mammoth super jumbo Thermarest.


Just in case the sleeping pad fails, I brought this. (which I did not drink because it's against the rules...like speeding)


'M 'R Ducks
(I just tricked you into sounding like a local)


All set up.


Time to build a fire and relax.


...In my chair.


Blurry long range critter shot.


Sun's getting low...More stuff to do before it gets dark.


Starting dinner.


Chicken, Broccoli and Rice. Not bad at all.


My version of the camp lantern.


Gotta have a fire... It was in the high thirties. Time for bed....Zzzzzzz


Saturday morning:
Breakfast and coffee all prepared on my tiny Barbie cook set.





Camp food tastes better. This thing was awesome...even with the pre-cooked turkey sausage I used.


Started raining, so I changed the tarp up a little bit.


Got the bike under there too.


Boat Dog.


Shoreline


Sunday:
Wicked windy this morning, and since I took so many photos the last two days, the camera only came out once.
Headed home. Went I-40 to beat the rain. It started a couple hours after I made it home.


Can't wait to go back, Beautiful area!
__________________
My Boneheaded ride reports
Tennessee Plates
Razorback Riding

8trackmind screwed with this post 03-13-2013 at 07:09 PM
8trackmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #167
motocopter
Studly Adventurer
 
motocopter's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Freemont County, Colorado
Oddometer: 595
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8trackmind View Post
Less words...more photos.

Just in case the sleeping pad fails, I brought this. (which I did not drink because it's against the rules...like speeding)

So, did you camera get into the Crown? Just suspecting because of the blurry pics posted - cameras don't have a second eye to close in order to see straight.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 8trackmind View Post

'M 'R Ducks
(I just tricked you into sounding like a local)


Too funny, Jeff!

So, the weather folks kept telling us there wasn't supposed to be rain for Saturday. That morning, it was on the radar, and a they were spouting, can't be! The air is so dry!.

Looks like nice set-up you had there.
__________________
- marc

2012 Concours 1400 (my adventuring bike!)
motocopter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #168
8trackmind OP
Housebroken Jackalope
 
8trackmind's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Memphis in the Meantime
Oddometer: 310
Yeah, the blurry pics were taken stone sober.
The Crown photo magically appeared on my camera. I didn't take it.

The rain was freaky. I was looking at the NOAA site during the rain. Right after it stopped, they changed the forecast to "chance of sprinkles"...
Forecast still means "before" right?
__________________
My Boneheaded ride reports
Tennessee Plates
Razorback Riding
8trackmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 06:44 PM   #169
motocopter
Studly Adventurer
 
motocopter's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Freemont County, Colorado
Oddometer: 595
Did you down-size your tent? I've been looking at some on-line.
__________________
- marc

2012 Concours 1400 (my adventuring bike!)
motocopter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #170
8trackmind OP
Housebroken Jackalope
 
8trackmind's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Memphis in the Meantime
Oddometer: 310
Quote:
Originally Posted by motocopter View Post
Did you down-size your tent? I've been looking at some on-line.
Yes I did. Tents are like wives, bikes, tires and oil, so I know better than recommend anything, but...my new one helped meet a few criteria that I felt was worth the outlay. It also freed up some room for the tarp. (Which I can't recommend enough)

You got it narrowed down any, or are you still at the "trying to talk myself into it...no, out of it...yes/no/maybe" stage.
__________________
My Boneheaded ride reports
Tennessee Plates
Razorback Riding
8trackmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 07:03 AM   #171
motocopter
Studly Adventurer
 
motocopter's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Freemont County, Colorado
Oddometer: 595
All the reasons to get a tent are on me. Just found out there is an REI store in Brentwood, and will have to see some of this stuff in person.

As far as narrowing-down the choice, yeah. There are probably 5-10 on the list. 1st consideration is the size of the rolled-up tent and poles. I'm seeing 15-16 inch lengths which are really what is needed. Did I read correctly that the aluminum poles are better?

After noticing you had a tarp, I began to look for those as well. Definitly want a nylon version.

Just like someone standing on the edge of a pool wondering if the water is cold, I just need the push.
__________________
- marc

2012 Concours 1400 (my adventuring bike!)
motocopter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 07:41 AM   #172
8trackmind OP
Housebroken Jackalope
 
8trackmind's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Memphis in the Meantime
Oddometer: 310
Yeah, AL poles are what you want.

Here's a push: To me, motocamping its like the ride doesn't really stop when you stop.
Everything is still dependent on the bike. You're with the bike, you're still outside, it sort of becomes an extension of the ride itself. You have other challenges, but most of them center around the fact that you're attempting to do all this off the motorcycle. It really is like one big ride start to finish
__________________
My Boneheaded ride reports
Tennessee Plates
Razorback Riding

8trackmind screwed with this post 03-11-2013 at 09:46 AM
8trackmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 03:29 PM   #173
motocopter
Studly Adventurer
 
motocopter's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Freemont County, Colorado
Oddometer: 595
Thanks for confirming the alum poles.

My gear collection is starting from scratch. I'm pretty sure there are must-have items at the top of the list. As those become acquired, I'll keep trial fitting into the bags and box.
__________________
- marc

2012 Concours 1400 (my adventuring bike!)
motocopter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 05:05 PM   #174
8trackmind OP
Housebroken Jackalope
 
8trackmind's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Memphis in the Meantime
Oddometer: 310
Quote:
Originally Posted by motocopter View Post
My gear collection is starting from scratch. I'm pretty sure there are must-have items at the top of the list. As those become acquired, I'll keep trial fitting into the bags and box.
Acquiring camping gear is a classic catch 22. Once you get out and camp a few times off the bike, you'll pretty much know exactly what you need/want/can get away with. Problem is, you have to have gear to find that out.

My (unsolicited) advise: Get the most awesome sleeping pad or air mattress you can afford. Drop two bills if you have to, but get something you're sure you can live with, sleep on, and pack. A couple brand names come up on this site disproportionally often, so I wont beat that dead horse.

Sure, the tent and sleeping bag matter, but being motorcyclists, we already bring warm gear and rain clothes anyway. If things truly get ugly, anything that keeps us warm and dry at 70 mph should work great in a cold, cheap, leaky tent at 0 mph.
__________________
My Boneheaded ride reports
Tennessee Plates
Razorback Riding
8trackmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #175
motocopter
Studly Adventurer
 
motocopter's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Freemont County, Colorado
Oddometer: 595
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8trackmind View Post
..., but being motorcyclists, we already bring warm gear and rain clothes anyway. If things truly get ugly, anything that keeps us warm and dry at 70 mph should work great in a cold, cheap, leaky tent at 0 mph.
I get it!

Sleep in riding gear, that's brilliant Jeff! Works for the tree watering in the middle of the night, and propagates the motorcycle adventure.

I'm now going to visit the REI store this weekend.
__________________
- marc

2012 Concours 1400 (my adventuring bike!)
motocopter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #176
8trackmind OP
Housebroken Jackalope
 
8trackmind's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Memphis in the Meantime
Oddometer: 310
Quote:
Originally Posted by motocopter View Post
I get it!

Sleep in riding gear, that's brilliant Jeff! Works for the tree watering in the middle of the night, and propagates the motorcycle adventure.

I'm now going to visit the REI store this weekend.
You know how cold it was Friday night...I had a 40 degree bag.
My Firstgear riding pants worked great. My Joe Rocket jacket became "Joe Comforter" that night.
__________________
My Boneheaded ride reports
Tennessee Plates
Razorback Riding
8trackmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #177
motocopter
Studly Adventurer
 
motocopter's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Freemont County, Colorado
Oddometer: 595
Hmmm.... I might have to make and extension cord for the electric jacket liner!
__________________
- marc

2012 Concours 1400 (my adventuring bike!)
motocopter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #178
8trackmind OP
Housebroken Jackalope
 
8trackmind's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Memphis in the Meantime
Oddometer: 310
Wink Rain...pffft.

Gonna be warm this weekend, anybody headed out to get their "camp" on in this neck of the 'hood?
__________________
My Boneheaded ride reports
Tennessee Plates
Razorback Riding
8trackmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #179
Skooter
people suck
 
Skooter's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: middle TN
Oddometer: 290
Impressed with the new campground reservation system. Complete with (somewhat distorted) wide-angle site pics.
Skooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #180
8trackmind OP
Housebroken Jackalope
 
8trackmind's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Memphis in the Meantime
Oddometer: 310
Bubba's Beer Bait and 'Baccer Hohenwald, TN





__________________
My Boneheaded ride reports
Tennessee Plates
Razorback Riding
8trackmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014