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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
    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.




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    Good. Camping is good for the soul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    You can bring the beer.
    I intend to bring some.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sinister View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    Good. Camping is good for the soul.
    Yes, it is. If I don't get a break I'll go nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sinister View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_onabike View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    The OP should watch out for those dingos.... oh, wait....
    The nearest ones are 4 hours north and on Fraser Island. And totally protected !!
    dingo-about.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_onabike View Post
    The nearest ones are 4 hours north and on Fraser Island. And totally protected !!
    dingo-about.jpg
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    I hope the OP enjoyed his camping trip. Time for an update!
    maybe he was eaten by imported dingos
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    Quote Originally Posted by tergal View Post
    maybe he was eaten by imported dingos
    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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