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Old 04-20-2013, 01:25 PM   #16
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Excellent. Where are you planning to unload? My campsite has plenty of room and is just to the right when you get to the top of 305 (coming from 24).
Thanks, we just might do that!
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:02 PM   #17
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What are you camped in? A Hennessy Hammock?
Yes. I like it. Even down into the low 20s and high teens, I'm still warm enough with a single-digits sleeping bag.

I moved it this morning to take some slack out, it will be even better tonight.




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Thanks, we just might do that!
Cool. I'll probably be out riding, but I'll be sure to check back at the site around 10 or so to meet up.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #18
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Yes. I like it.
Does this mean you sold the truck top tent?
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #19
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Does this mean you sold the truck top tent?
I still have the roof tent. But I'm looking forward to more motorcycle trips this year, so I wanted to break out the hammock and give it a whirl. Far better than a ground tent for me, and it should be great in warmer weather as it's easy to set it up to catch a breeze.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:10 AM   #20
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My campsite has plenty of room and is just to the right when you get to the top of 305 (coming from 24).
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #21
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Looked for you Ian, but you must have pulled out before we got there around 1045. Had a great day on N and S sides of 285. AWESOME views of the peaks today!


Here's what I did a lot today watching SpecialEddie clearing obstacles left and right!
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:22 PM   #22
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Yes. I like it. Even down into the low 20s and high teens, I'm still warm enough with a single-digits sleeping bag.

I moved it this morning to take some slack out, it will be even better tonight.






Cool. I'll probably be out riding, but I'll be sure to check back at the site around 10 or so to meet up.
I understand mountain lions like piñatas.

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #23
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A few pictures, mostly from Saturday.

Friday night:


Saturday:
















Sunday morning:

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:15 AM   #24
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A few pictures, mostly from Saturday:

No Aprilla?
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No Aprilla?
Funny you should bring that up.

I took the CR because I figured it would be more reliable and crashworthy than the Aprilia. It started easily, ran beautifully, and I had a blast on it. That is, until the nut holding on the rear brake pedal decided to bid au revior and jump ship. The pedal fell off shortly afterwards--fortunately a crash was not involved. I found the pedal and zip-tied it back on so I could easily ride back to camp, but without the nut I wasn't going to take it out again.

Fortunately, it started sleeting, so I took advantage of the weather and ran home to swap bikes. Not ideal, but the weather was crappy and I wasn't going to let a missing nut ruin my weekend.

Now the Aprilia is known for being a real pain to start when it's cold (i.e. not T-shirt weather), and it lived up to that reputation on the mid-20 degree Sunday morning. However, it finally started and also ran beautifully all day on Sunday.

From Sunday morning:


No crashes all weekend, and, of course now the Aprilia (with 200 miles on the odometer) is telling me that it's time to change the oil.

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The Aprilia appears to have a kickstand, but not the CR. Do you trust trees more then spindly metal appendages?
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The Aprilia appears to have a kickstand, but not the CR. Do you just trees more then spindly metal appendages?
The kickstand on the Aprilia looks to be surprisingly robust and even has a wide foot. However, sometimes a tree is the better choice on the soft, uneven ground.

And there is no kickstand on the CR, although the frame has mounting points on both sides that look appropriate for a kickstand.
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Funny you should bring that up.

I took the CR because I figured it would be more reliable and crashworthy than the Aprilia. It started easily, ran beautifully, and I had a blast on it. That is, until the nut holding on the rear brake pedal decided to bid au revior and jump ship. The pedal fell off shortly afterwards--fortunately a crash was not involved. I found the pedal and zip-tied it back on so I could easily ride back to camp, but without the nut I wasn't going to take it out again.

Fortunately, it started sleeting, so I took advantage of the weather and ran home to swap bikes. Not ideal, but the weather was crappy and I wasn't going to let a missing nut ruin my weekend.

Now the Aprilia is known for being a real pain to start when it's cold (i.e. not T-shirt weather), and it lived up to that reputation on the mid-20 degree Sunday morning. However, it finally started and also ran beautifully all day on Sunday.

No crashes all weekend, and, of course now the Aprilia (with 200 miles on the odometer) is telling me that it's time to change the oil.
Those are some nice looking trails. I'll have to check it out some time.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:10 AM   #29
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Those are some nice looking trails. I'll have to check it out some time.

There's lots of great stuff out there. You really need a plated bike to get the most out of it, as there are some connecting routes that are regular unpaved county roads.
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