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    Not a hiker but a biker, thanks for the site.

    I have been looking for a light weight rig for motorcycle camping, so I might be an odd ball on this site. This site has been very helpful for me and I now have a new HH up in my back yard. I have to learn how to tie knots and all but it's up and feels good. No promises but I think I'll sleep there tonight. High 40's with chance of showers, wind 10 to 20. I bought a "camping/picnic blanket" at Wally World today for $9. It's fleece backed with a polyester shell. Thought I'd use it on the bottom and use a sleeping bag. We'll see. Anyway, I have a lot to learn but this is the place and I can tell there are a lot of warm souls posting. Later

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenflyfarmer View Post
    I have been looking for a light weight rig for motorcycle camping, so I might be an odd ball on this site. This site has been very helpful for me and I now have a new HH up in my back yard. I have to learn how to tie knots and all but it's up and feels good. No promises but I think I'll sleep there tonight. High 40's with chance of showers, wind 10 to 20. I bought a "camping/picnic blanket" at Wally World today for $9. It's fleece backed with a polyester shell. Thought I'd use it on the bottom and use a sleeping bag. We'll see. Anyway, I have a lot to learn but this is the place and I can tell there are a lot of warm souls posting. Later
    what ever floats your boat,we are all odd balls here,welcome to hammock forums,i use my hammocks for all my out door adventures,peter pan here is a biker and he hangs on his biking tripps neo
    the matrix has you

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    Senior Member RAW's Avatar
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    You're not the only motorcycle camper


    But my future pictures will have a hammock in them.

    What kind of bike? You familiar with ADVrider.com?

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    I also like to ride and camp. Will be hanging as often as possible now that I have seen how comfortable. Fortunately on the bike there is no weight penalty for taking both the hammock and ground sleeping gear. Where in VA are you? I am in the southwestern part.
    Gentle raindrops and mighty oceans...neither can exist without the other.
    Time heals all wounds...but it usually leaves a pretty big scar.

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    Welcome yep your not alone biker/hiker here...but new to hammocks.

    Here's one of my babies.



    Fred

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    I'm waiting for the BMW f 800 gs to come out this fall. I'd like to get an R 1200 Gs adventure as well. I've never rode a bike on the road before but have played in the dirt a little bit. I'm really wanting something to use during fair weather as an economical commuter. My truck is diesel and at $4.00 a gallon, I need something a little easier on the pocketbook to drive daily.
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    This brings a whole new meaning to the question
    "How's it hangin?"

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    Cool. I'm Greenflyfarmer on ADV too. I ride a Triumph Tbird Sport and a KTM SXC 635. I'm outfitting the SXC for rides like the TAT/CDT, trying to go low weight. I'm orignally from Marion and ride that area a lot with friends and family. Just rode in the Hales Lake area week before last. My Greatgrand Parents ran the boarding house (Scales) when they logged the Mount Rogers area. I slept good until 2 pm last night comfortable. A cat fight, and my poor dog that kept checking on me and keeping the dog door flapping finally drove me indoors.

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    Beemer .... K1200 LTC here.... Long distance tourer and hanger....

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

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    Worse yet some of us ride and don't do pavement.

    If you look back in the trees you can see last years tent on the right.

    No more.
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    Beemer for me too. I used to have a LT1200.
    When the kids came along that put an end to my wife and I going motorcycle touring here in Japan so I sold it. I picked up an old K75s in mint condition with only 19,000 klms on it. I still have it but sadly don't use it much now.

    I wish we had known about hammock camping when we were touring.
    It would have saved us some weight and we wouldn't have had to hump around an airbed and pump too.
    Do one thing every day that scares you!

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