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Old 12-03-11, 11:44 AM
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Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road in VIC Australia

The tent is an EXPED Venus II.
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Old 12-03-11, 11:49 AM
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My Hammock and bike enroute to Washington DC.



Hammock set up at the YMCA in Cumberland, MD in their pavilion. They were very accommodating.

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Old 12-03-11, 12:45 PM
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thats a hell of a roof on that shelter.just saying.
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Old 12-03-11, 12:53 PM
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anto, snow and especially wet snow can get incredibly heavy, so we have to take that into account over here (especially if its a public structure, vis-a-vis being extra safe)
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Old 12-03-11, 02:25 PM
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oh dont think us Irish could handle all that snow the country came to a stand still exactly this time last year with 4 foot of snow never has Ireland seen the like.
btw that a nice tent thats sheltered from the storm lol.
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Speaking of snow-- Same tent, Sierra Design Lightning, shown in earlier post (110 degrees F in Portugal). Pretty versatile "3 season" tent pictured in the Oregon Cascades (well below 32 degrees F). Same Thermarests, but very different sleeping bags.




Tent and bikes in Juntura, Oregon (2007) just before a windstorm hit blowing over several of these large cottonwood trees adjacent to the campground. Tent did fine. Between down trees and a wildfire, the road was closed all night. The small town, about 160 population, played host to a 100 or so stranded motorists.

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Old 12-04-11, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Gus Riley
Ready to settle in. Surly LHT, Kelty Grand Mesa 2. This tent is really light for a two person, self standing type tent. I got it on sale, but even when not on sale it is very cost effective. So far it has served me well...I havenít gotten a drop on the inside yet...and I went through a pretty rough rain and wind storm one night that had me dressed inside and ready to bail out for fear of a tornado somewhere outside. The tent stayed up regardless of the winds and I stayed dry even though the rain was coming at me horizontally and like a cow *&^%ing on a flat rock in volume.
The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 is an excellent tent.
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Originally Posted by sknhgy
The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 is an excellent tent.
I can look out my window and see the Grand Mesa
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Random shot from my last trip that happened to have my tent.



Mine is the Eureka Spitfire on the right. I can pitch the body and fly tight with just 4 MSR needle stakes. So with a separate stuff sack and keeping the poles loose elsewhere, I've got it down to 2 pounds for the shelter.

That was actually the first time it got a full rain test. Some really heavy storms came in the second night and it worked beautifully. I didn't sleep so well, because I kept waiting for the first leak to start dripping, but it never did. Next time I'll sleep more peacefully. The tent to the left was a no name borrowed tent. Poor buddy (poster JeremyLC, whose bike is pictured here) woke up in a puddle.
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Obligatory blurry shot from the first tour earlier this year:



Camping in Voorhees State Park (NJ). Pictured are Kona Sutra which fared nicely and Kelty Grant Mesa which didn't. Replacing with a smaller, lighter, better ventilated tent for my next tour.
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Old 12-05-11, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels



(poster JeremyLC, whose bike is pictured here)
Jeremy quite obviously needs to look into a lighter wheelset, crank and seatpost, Id go for a mini-pump as well, or even use only Co2 cartridges, it might help the situation.
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Originally Posted by djb
Jeremy quite obviously needs to look into a lighter wheelset, crank and seatpost, Id go for a mini-pump as well, or even use only Co2 cartridges, it might help the situation.
Don't make fun of Jeremy's bike. By the looks of things Jeremy is a BIG guy!
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ok, I wont make fun of his bike, but those Gatorskins look like they are 28's, do they sell them in 60's? (he'd have to get new fenders mind you)

Oh wait, I see the problem-its the U-Lock!! get rid of that and bingo, no more sinking feeling.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels
That was actually the first time it got a full rain test. Some really heavy storms came in the second night and it worked beautifully. I didn't sleep so well, because I kept waiting for the first leak to start dripping, but it never did. Next time I'll sleep more peacefully.
I could only see the dome tent, so when I read this, I was thinking, "That's impressive." I had a dome tent like that for a while, and the only waterproof part seemed to be the floor, since whenever it rained, I woke up in a puddle. Then I read on...

Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels
The tent to the left was a no name borrowed tent. Poor buddy (poster JeremyLC, whose bike is pictured here) woke up in a puddle.
Yep. Sounds about right.
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Ha! Yeah, this was in Cedar Hill State Park on Joe Pool Lake. We had been having a pretty massive drought and there were massive cracks in the ground where the soil had dried up. We put the bike there for fun, but moved it later just in case someone stumbled over it at night and tacoed the wheels. But man, after that rain came, that soil turned into slick, slick clay.
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Old 12-05-11, 07:35 PM
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Here's my Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL1 not far from Rochester, VT on the banks of the White River. It was a great spot: just far enough away from the road to be out of sight, yet close enough to the water so that sounds from the stream covered any from traffic. I slept for about twelve hours that night (blog post)!

My LHT is under the blue tarp, which is actually just the rainfly from an older tent.


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Old 12-06-11, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Erick L
On Route Verte #1 near Victoriaville, Quebec. I had camped there on my very first overnight trip.

No way ! I was born in Victoriaville !

And sorry, I can't contribute to this thread yet, next summer I will.
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alti plano, Bolivia
North Face 3P tent



lago general carrera, Chile



carretera austral, Chile, Surly LHT and Vaude Tauro tent from a friend
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Mill Bay, Vancouver Island B.C. on 9/11 of this year.
The tent is a Walrus from the mid 90's and the bike is an '07 Novara Safari.
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Originally Posted by wiiiim
alti plano, Bolivia, North Face 3P tent, lago general carrera, Chile, carretera austral, Chile, Surly LHT and Vaude Tauro tent from a friend
Wiiiim: Lovely photos! Do you have a blog or a journal? I'd love to see more of your pictures and read about your adventures.
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Stretching to meet the OP's request, but you can just see part of my trusty Kelty in the upper left and one wheel of my Cannondale.
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Old 12-07-11, 10:28 AM
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Stretching to meet the OP's request, but you can just see part of my trusty Kelty in the upper left and one wheel of my Cannondale.
close encounters great photo
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and I can just see Dreyfuss over there amongst the shrubs...
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Originally Posted by wiiiim


alti plano, Bolivia
North Face 3P tent



lago general carrera, Chile



carretera austral, Chile, Surly LHT and Vaude Tauro tent from a friend
now if a fella was to dream about a cycle tour trip these photos would ideal talk about a picture paints a thousant words ,10out of 10
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