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post #1 of 20 Old 07-16-2009, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle Camping Class - Tonight REI Durham, NC

Motorcycle Camping Class - Tonight REI Durham, NC 7:00PM

I'm planning on going. They are supposed to be going over new lightweight gear and packing techniques and what else I don't know, but it is supposed to be motorcycle specific. I hope to ride the Strom, but thunderstorms may cancel that idea. If you are interested come on out...plenty of spots left I think.

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I had thought about it also

Not able to go tonight, but I thought they were doing it at the Raleigh and Cary sites as well.

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If that's the case, I will have to look into it and save some commute. Thanks for the heads up.

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Not able to go tonight, but I thought they were doing it at the Raleigh and Cary sites as well.
You were right. Had it last night in Cary and Tuesday night in Raleigh. Looks like I'm still on for Durham tonight.

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Sounds interesting, but I cannot make the event tonight. However, I thought I'd say hi as I'm also in the Holly Springs area. I'm new to this forum and new to the V-Strom. I just picked up my new DL650 a week ago. Nice to see there are some other riders in the area.
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Welcome Koslonc! Glad to have another local strommer!

I'll see if I can get the kitchen pass to go tonight. It's 50/50 at this point.

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Well I went to the class and low and behold there was a fully decked out V-Strom on display inside REI. Our very own E-Nigma was the host speaker and used his bike as a reference point.

Thanks for the class, I learned a few things that I hadn't previously put that much thought into, only bad thing was that I only got to talk to you a little bit before you got swamped with questions.

Good to see you again. I still couldn't put two and two together as to who you were. Maybe the fact that you didn't have your riding gear on, or maybe you had a new haircut that just threw me off?...who knows.

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Thanks ncdl1000. It was good to see you again as well.

We ended up with a good crowd, 18 people. I was impressed that most people rode in for the clinic.

If we do the clinic again I'll post it here.

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Sorry I missed it

I was looking forward to catching one. Being new to the camping thing I am sure I could come away with alot of good info. My first attempt at the moto-camping thing was just this past 4th of July weekend. I came to several realizations from that experience! Number 1 item learned, MAKE A LIST! The second item learned was to put shoes at the top of that list.

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Number 1 item learned, MAKE A LIST! The second item learned was to put shoes at the top of that list.
It takes a long time to collect the gear that's right for you. You need an extra pair of shoes and something like that would never be on my list.

-Tom (DL650AL2) (KA1TOX) (E-I-E-I-O)

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