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    Quick overnight on the motorcycle

    Got a wild hair and packed up my gear in the bike and took off. I fit most everything I needed in the saddlebags except a dry bag and another bag I'd made form Tyvek for the purpose of holding my hammock, UQ, TQ, Pillow and suspension all together in one place.


    The temps only got down to about 58. I wish I'd not brought my Hammockgear TQ. I was a bit warm, feece would have been plenty. I had been doing a lot of baking lately at the house and after this trip decided I'll drop the trail baking due to it's fuel need. It will also allow me to drop my cook set by a few pieces.

    I brought a small McCormick spice/led lantern I'd learned how to make here on the forum so my camp was very dark. I was laying in my hammock at about 9:00pm and a couple kids came running into my camp looking for abandoned firewood. I assume that without a car at the road, they thought it was vacant. My bike at the time was parked behind my hammock. They got about 10 feet from me and I said, HEY! I think one of them pissed himself. I didn't stop laughing for 15 minutes.


    About an hour into my ride home, I heard an odd sound and saw that that Tyvek bag filled with about $600 worth of hammock hanging goodness had slipped out of it's binding and went flying down the road. I was so happy that there wasn't a car behind me. I locked it down, turned around and got it before a car came. Whew! Next time, I'll use more bungy straps!

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    Whew! That's a lot of great gear to be looking for a new home so early.

    Sounds a quick blast and overnight is a great way to blow off some steam. After some time, finally got my full M licence this weekend so looking for more ways to get out and celebrate.
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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    Sweet! You're makin' me wanna do the same. Hmm...
    2015 John Rock Spreadsheet.

    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

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    Nice!!!

    Think I'll do the same this weekend...maybe down to Kentucky or Tennessee! Good excuse to ride AND work on my hanging!

    Too funny with those kids !!
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    bungee's are fine for keeping things snug. Use a strap and buckle or a rope and knots to keep it on. BTDT. ;-)

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    making me jealous... i might have to head out next weekend....

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    Nice set up. Thanks for showing the gear too!

    Is that yellow bag your tyvek bag that went wandering? Looks really nice... do you have any close up pictures of that?
    Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained. ―Osho

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    I have a dirt bike, and lots of forest in my back yard. I think I might try an off road ride and hang. I am looking and saving for a street legal bike to save gas getting to work, and for trips like this. I want a yamaha xt600. I work at a motorcycle shop so PM me if your ever looking for after market upgrades for your bike.
    Because you fall through the clouds if you try to lay on them, so the next best thing is a hammock.

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    A ride on a bike and a hang in a hammock. Sounds great to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnoreMachine View Post
    Nice set up. Thanks for showing the gear too!

    Is that yellow bag your tyvek bag that went wandering? Looks really nice... do you have any close up pictures of that?
    No, the white bishop like bag you see in my suspension on the left of my hammock is the Tyvek bag. It's not a true bishops bag because it gathers on both ends. It's a tiny touch to small. I need to make another a bit larger to fit it all in.

    The yellow bad is a Commercail dry bag.

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