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Old 12-06-2013, 05:33 AM   #73216
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Brrr

PandaBike pouts cuz there's no playtime.



I don't think I'll go down the driveway today. Looks like a good day to hole up and relax.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:08 AM   #73217
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I love these kind of days

Even after having to wait for someone that wanted to car pool with me again this morning. The drive in was great. Less then 1/20th of the normal traffic on the road this morning. It makes the commute in really nice.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:41 AM   #73218
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Had to try it. Not too bad out there, just stay off the front brake!

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Old 12-06-2013, 07:44 AM   #73219
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I need some new camp gear.

I love these kind of days. Just sitting on the sofa, watching it snow and planning my next ride. I'm thinking that I'd like to do more camping this spring and I don't have lite enough gear for the the new DR. I'm thinking Santa might bring me a new tent, sleeping bag and soft luggage. So any hints or tips for Santa on what to get me?
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:14 AM   #73220
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Even after having to wait for someone that wanted to car pool with me again this morning. The drive in was great. Less then 1/20th of the normal traffic on the road this morning. It makes the commute in really nice.
Though I didn't have the "pleasure" of commuting to work, I'm with you on enjoying days like today. My wife and visitor thought I was nuts when I got bundled up and took a long walk in the woods this morning. With that special "snow falling in the woods quiet" and crisp fresh air I managed to have a herd of 8 deer walk within about 15 feet of me before they figured out I wasn't a tree. At this point in my life it's those simple pleasures that I often get the biggest kick out of.

I hope everybody is enjoying an extra cup of coffee and a relaxing day today.

Oh oh. Honeydo request ...the Christmas tree is going up today. No problem. Where's the eggnog and rum?

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Old 12-06-2013, 08:16 AM   #73221
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Had to try it. Not too bad out there, just stay off the front brake!

Bet you didn't go down Spring Street.

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Old 12-06-2013, 08:22 AM   #73222
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Hmmm, I'm out in the garage with a T-shirt and shorts on.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:23 AM   #73223
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Hmmm, I'm out in the garage with a T-shirt and shorts on.
Change into a tank top and thong and Doc'll be right over.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:24 AM   #73224
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Hmmm, I'm out in the garage with a T-shirt and shorts on.
Torpedo heater cranked up to high huh?

How's it goin' Albie?

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Old 12-06-2013, 08:39 AM   #73225
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Change into a tank top and thong and Doc'll be right over.
stop it! you're killin me here!
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:39 AM   #73226
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Check out the Big Agnes Park Series sleeping bags. For warm weather I went with the Buffalo Park Synthetic. Light and packs small. Has a pocket to slip XL and XWide Exped sleeping pad. This combo will not disappoint you. For Cold camping look at Big agnes down bags. Tents: I have Hubba Hubba from MSR. Packs small and has plenty of room for solo. Camp Chair has to be the Helinox. This chair will fit inside the Hubba Hubba with the sleeping pad plus room for gear. Jet Boil for coffee and small meals. I have obscessed over my camp riding gear. Got all I need inside Wolfman Expedition Bags under 24LB total weight. Platypus fluid bags make great stocking stuffers.



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I love these kind of days. Just sitting on the sofa, watching it snow and planning my next ride. I'm thinking that I'd like to do more camping this spring and I don't have lite enough gear for the the new DR. I'm thinking Santa might bring me a new tent, sleeping bag and soft luggage. So any hints or tips for Santa on what to get me?
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:52 AM   #73227
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Torpedo heater cranked up to high huh?

How's it goin' Albie?

-JD
Nope, got the fan on. It's a balmy 72 degrees here.

Things are going pretty good.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #73228
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Change into a tank top and thong and Doc'll be right over.
Who are you kidding, I'm so far out of Docs comfort zone I may as well be in Siberia.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:09 AM   #73229
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Who are you kidding, I'm so far out of Docs comfort zone I may as well be in Siberia.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:24 AM   #73230
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Kross Kountry,

Earl has lots of good advice there, but those MR hubba tents might as well be made of thin gold, they are expensive.

kelty gunnison 2.1, they may call it the 2.2 now

or alps mntaneering ou tents are very similar in size/weight and function, but cheaper
http://www.pbsboatstore.com/Alps-Mou...FWUV7AodogIAKg

the jetboil is good kit, but I prefer a $7 grease pot from imusa and an alky stove ( I dont like disposable canisters for fuel)

http://www.goodmans.net/i/7581/imusa...FUtp7AodPx0ApQ

on the sleeping bags, many folks love the Big Agnus stuff, its basically a sleeping bag + pad system, bag has no insulation on the bottom, but instead a sleeve on the bottom for a pad, thus saving some fill weight from the bag

I personally prefer a good hgh fill count idown bag ( 600+), nothing packs snaller or is warmer than down, period.

Certainly not trying to argue Earl's choices, they are all top notch gear. I was just offering options closer to a small gear budget like my own.

Oh also, a tarp is good kit.. a 9x9 or 12x12 with a pole or 2 is very useful.
and a hammock in warmer weather is how I roll.
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