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Old 11-30-11, 05:29 PM
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Post a Photo of your Tent In Use (with bike preferred)

Hi

Stolen this idea from the CTC Forums but why not post a picture of your tent in use preferably with your bicycle in the photo as well. Please share a little about the tent, the bike and where the photo was taken.

At Peak Charles on our Esperance to Perth ride in April 2010. Not a great pitch but it had been a hard day the day before.



The tent is a Big Sky International Evolution 1P (first incarnation) and the bicycle a 2009 Surly Long Haul Trucker.

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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.
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Old 11-30-11, 05:58 PM
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This is on a two-nighter I did last spring. The Eureka! is mine. My buddy brought the REI tent.

Eureka! Solitaire/$65 at Academy/about 2.5 lbs

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This is a great idea for a thread! May I suggest mentioning make, model and opinion of the tent for those of us shopping for one?
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Big Angus Seedhouse SL2 near Atlanta, TX after a wild night of rain.



You can just make out the flat tire that stranded me.

Same tent, same trip near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Just after the crows helped themselves to all of my food.

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$39 Coleman.





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Anza-Borrego, - Winter tour of SoCal deserts, January-March, beautiful hot days and some down-to-freezing cold nights in the high deserts.

Hilleberg Soulo tent - bit more expensive than 10 Wheel's tent ^^

Miyata 100 - now retired after being my trusty steed for over 25 years, bent frame. Now I have a Bob Jackson World Tour about to depart on maiden voyage in January to New Zealand

p.s nice thread idea

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Old 11-30-11, 06:32 PM
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Anza-Borrego, - Winter tour of SoCal deserts
Hilleberg Soulo tent - more expensive than 10 Wheel's tent ^^
Miyata 100 - now retired
p.s nice thread idea

I have an A/C in my tent.

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This is a great idea for a thread! May I suggest mentioning make, model and opinion of the tent for those of us shopping for one?
Great idea.

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Same tent, same trip near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Just after the crows helped themselves to all of my food.
Very fancy camping you have there

We have Kookaburra's who are very good at swooping down and stealing your food and then laughing at you





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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
I have an A/C in my tent.
oooooooo..... now THAT makes me envious!
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All I've got is this one of drying out at Cape Lookout.

Salsa Vaya and a Big Agnes Seedhouse 2.
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The first two pictures are from cycling through Bardia National Park in Nepal. I was about to wild camp in the dark but a troop of monkey nearby convinved me to cycle on because they would probably steal all my stuff during the night. It was a good thing to. I found this military checkpoint a little ways down the road that let me camp with them. They told me there are many wild tigers and rhinos in the park that can be very dangerous at night, not to mention elephants.

The second picture was taken on the banks of Qinghain lake in the deserts of western China. No scary stories just really beautiful.

The tent is a Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2. Inexpensive ($130) light (3 pounds) and was very stable even in the highest of winds. It did get a lot of sand in it on a few nights in the desert but that came with having a lot of mesh which helped out a lot when I got to hot and humid Nepal.

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This is the tent I use for touring, but I also use it for backpacking. This is in Chicago Basin in the San Juan range of Colorado. The goats walked through camp every day, then in the evening we watched the whole group of 18 work up the head wall as they crossed into the drainage to the north of camp.



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Hammock: Warbonnet Blackbird + Hennessy Explorer
Tarp: Warbonnet Superfly + Hennessy Hex Tarp
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Photo 1: Warbonnet Blackbird and Superfly
Photo 2: Me inside Blackbird
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Somewhere in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, around this time last year. Tent is a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1. I love it.

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Yeah. Hammock!

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Beal's Point Campground, Folsom Lake SRA, Folsom California (video)
My first (and only so far) micro-mini-tour. A shake down for more tours later.

My trike is behind me at the other end of the table. But you can see the flags on the bench.
And my bright red shorts hanging out to dry! How classy!

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Eureka Spitfire and the Frankenbike. Lolo Pass, Oregon.


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Serpa, Portugal-- Sierra Designs Lightning, hot weather mode.




Waldshut, Germany-- Not a good view of the tent (it is in the shade), but I thought some of you can relate to this. My versatile LHT in foreground, wife's Co-Motion against tree.

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Here is my Kona Sutra and Grand Mesa on Ragbrai 2011...............
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The tent was a "hubba". I thought I had ordered a "hubba hubba" but somehow didn't check it out before leaving on a trip. I was a bit surprised first night but worked out ok overall.

The first photo is taken in front of Lake Baikal. The grin on my face was real after having reached Baikal after 5000 miles of cycling.

The second photo was taken a few weeks before. There were mosquitos, flies and biting insects every night of camping in the month of cycling though the West-Siberian plain. Many of them. On arrival to camping spot, I'd don my full rain gear and mosquito head net and then set up tent as quickly as I could. After this, jump in as quickly as possible. Smoosh the insects that made their way in and then stay in the tent until the next morning.

The third photo was taken a few weeks after Baikal. A careful look shows I'd traded the "hubba" for a "hubba hubba" that my brother brought. We were now camped in a hay field that belonged to local tenant farmers. This had orginally been a collective farm, but land was marginal at best. After fall of the Soviet Union the land had been turned over to one family. They still farmed and we had nice time this afternoon learning more about each other: long distance cyclists from the west vs. tenant farmers in Siberia.
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Here's a photo from my 2011 tour though Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. This was taken at a campsite on the Main Radweg. I'm already looking forward to 2012!

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This is my moms and my first morning of the tour, her hubba hubba on the left and my tarn 2 on the left.
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This is in Southern Norway, about 10km SE of Egersund on the North Sea Cycle Route. It is a local beauty spot with swimming in rock pools but isnt marked on the map. I think it is called Svavatnet
Note the Hilleberg Akto is pitched on solid bedrock with no pegs.
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