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post #21 of 53 Old 04-11-2019, 08:54 PM
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Yeah, I use everything I take at least once on every trip. We have tables and chairs and a folding grill so we can cook steaks on a picnic table if we have to. Two cook pots and a coffee press.

Here's what it looks like when we set up. This is at the Aerostich Very Boring Rally in 2013. There are a few extra chairs under the fly because ae had a few visitors the night before.
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post #22 of 53 Old 04-11-2019, 10:22 PM
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"Camping to me is the 9th level of Hell."

You are typical of those that don't get off on dirt. It's OK and bless you for keeping the innkeepers employed.
The rest of us wake shivering at dawn and try to do our best to get warm clothes on and make our stoves work and make coffee and watch the sunrise and listen to the world wake with bird sounds.
Some of us are just more primal.
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"Camping to me is the 9th level of Hell."

You are typical of those that don't get off on dirt. It's OK and bless you for keeping the innkeepers employed.
The rest of us wake shivering at dawn and try to do our best to get warm clothes on and make our stoves work and make coffee and watch the sunrise and listen to the world wake with bird sounds.
Some of us are just more primal.
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"Camping to me is the 9th level of Hell."

You are typical of those that don't get off on dirt. It's OK and bless you for keeping the innkeepers employed.
The rest of us wake shivering at dawn and try to do our best to get warm clothes on and make our stoves work and make coffee and watch the sunrise and listen to the world wake with bird sounds.
Some of us are just more primal.
BRD and groomed fire break roads are not IMO "on dirt" but this is what an overwhelming number of DL owners who go off pavement consider hardcore "dirt" riding. To me gnarly mountainous single track is "on dirt" and after spending a day riding it I am especially thankful for indoor plumbing, a thermostats, cold beer and soft bed.


There are 3 types of people:

1. People who like camping
2. People who tolerate camping
3. People who'd rather have a sister in a whorehouse than go camping.

I'm not sure "primal" has anything to do with it.
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I'm a guy who loves riding and camping equally. This way I get to spread my good habits evenly across our great land.

And I have no desire to take this bike through lots of sloppy stuff on purpose. That's what I have a Super Sherpa for. I can pick that thing up no matter where I drop it. Oh, and it holds a lot of stuff to. Here I am, riding back from camping four nights at the Vintage Festival at BarberMotorsports Park, about 260 miles and six hours away from home:



Note the use of more Ortliebs.

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" To me gnarly mountainous single track is "on dirt" "

Beg to differ. With my riding skills when the pavement ends includes any thing that is not paved. Such as the parking area at campground where I've been known to lose footing and park the bike on it's side. You can have the Gnarly and motel, I'll opt for the night sky and the milky way. Camp fires optional.
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" To me gnarly mountainous single track is "on dirt" "

Beg to differ. With my riding skills when the pavement ends includes any thing that is not paved. Such as the parking area at campground where I've been known to lose footing and park the bike on it's side. You can have the Gnarly and motel, I'll opt for the night sky and the milky way. Camp fires optional.
You may beg to differ all you like. That's why I put "to me" not "to us".
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I am especially thankful for indoor plumbing, a thermostats, cold beer and soft bed.
My 92 year old grandmother enjoys these same things.
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My 92 year old grandmother enjoys these same things.
Ah you burly types. Shaving with a Bowie knife, living off the land with you areo press and MSR propane stove. Rehydrating some fancy gourmet food packet using a air pump to blow up you air mattress you. You know really roughing it.

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