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Old 02-17-12, 12:41 PM   #1
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I'm going camping tomorrow

My bike miles are way down due to my neck issue, but I'm heading out with four other guys tomorrow afternoon for a short (20 mile) ride out to a campground for a night of beer, booze, bikes, bullsh*t, and whatnot around the campfire.

Since I can't ride my touring bike (drop bars), I'll be riding the Big Dummy. That gives me too much carrying capacity for a quick overnighter, but I don't care. I'm sure I'll fill that extra space with stuff I don't need. That's how I roll.

The forecast for Saturday night is snow or a chance of rain. Should be interesting.
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You can bring the beer.
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sounds like a hella fun night!
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My bike miles are way down due to my neck issue, but I'm heading out with four other guys tomorrow afternoon for a short (20 mile) ride out to a campground for a night of beer, booze, bikes, bullsh*t, and whatnot around the campfire.
Sounds like brokeback mountain to me.

You need to bring some women.




J/K have fun..
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Good. Camping is good for the soul.
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You can bring the beer.
I intend to bring some.

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Sounds like brokeback mountain to me.

You need to bring some women.
My girlfriend is not up for camping in February. Nor is she willing to ride a bike 20 miles. That's okay, this is a guy's night thing, no "brokeback" anything.

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Yes, it is. If I don't get a break I'll go nuts.
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Sounds like brokeback mountain to me.
I pitched a screenplay about a bike tourist in Montana and a mechanic. It started with a derailer adjustment and got serious from there. I called it "Brokebike Mountain."
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My bike miles are way down due to my neck issue, but I'm heading out with four other guys tomorrow afternoon for a short (20 mile) ride out to a campground for a night of beer, booze, bikes, bullsh*t, and whatnot around the campfire.

Since I can't ride my touring bike (drop bars), I'll be riding the Big Dummy. That gives me too much carrying capacity for a quick overnighter, but I don't care. I'm sure I'll fill that extra space with stuff I don't need. That's how I roll.

The forecast for Saturday night is snow or a chance of rain. Should be interesting.
Have a good trip. I wish I could join you.
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Sounds like an awesome plan ! I think the last time our camping gear saw the light of day or a camp fire was almost a year ago. Enjoy.....
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Sounds like an awesome plan ! I think the last time our camping gear saw the light of day or a camp fire was almost a year ago. Enjoy.....
The OP should watch out for those dingos.... oh, wait....
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I pitched a screenplay about a bike tourist in Montana and a mechanic. It started with a derailer adjustment and got serious from there. I called it "Brokebike Mountain."
Boooooooo....
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The OP should watch out for those dingos.... oh, wait....
The nearest ones are 4 hours north and on Fraser Island. And totally protected !!
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The nearest ones are 4 hours north and on Fraser Island. And totally protected !!
Unlike Australian citizens. The Chamberlain case is a disgrace. Woman had her child eaten by a dingo and she served time.
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I hope the OP enjoyed his camping trip. Time for an update!
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maybe he was eaten by imported dingos
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Black bear, mountain lion, or Bigfoot more likely.
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I rode my Big Dummy for the trip. I carried too much weight and struggled up the final climb. I had a great time, got drunk, hiked in the woods at night, and froze my toes off overnight. We had an awesome campfire and great food.

I need better cold-weather camping supplies if I do this again. The dreaded rain/snow combination missed us though, so there's that.

The ride home started with a fast descent before we could warm up. Brrrr....

After getting home, I shaved and showered, went over to my girlfriends house and fell asleep.

Overall a great time.

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Nice set up! Glad you had fun, time to start planning on summer sales on winter gear!
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