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big john 08-12-21 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22182141)
Why would anyone camp in January? Crazy.

Camping season is April - October, max.

People camp year round at the beaches here. A bunch of my friends and I camped at the beach for Y2K. It was chilly but I had a camper.

Dirt biking we camped year round in the desert, though it got pretty cold. That was what made me never want to sleep in a tent again, freezing in a tent. Got a small camper with a propane heater and it was great. The best time of year for dirt bikes in the desert is winter, except the time there was a freak storm that dumped 2 feet of snow. I couldn't ride in that.

Velo Vol 08-12-21 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22182156)
That was what made me never want to sleep in a tent again, freezing in a tent.

Exactly.

ls01 08-12-21 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22181756)
I enjoy that new toy

Oh.....oh my.....

ls01 08-12-21 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22181784)
That ain't the same thing. Who here hasn't had dating issues?


Me. Now Divorce issues are another ball game all together.

MoAlpha 08-12-21 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22182150)
I've done it. Without a tent.

I have too, but in a tent or in a lean-to. The coldest nights were in the minus-teens. It was fun at the time, but can you imagine doing it with an old manís bladder?

datlas 08-12-21 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22182106)
No, I mean I am often that guy in person. I am better than I used to be, but reading social cues is still a daily challenge.

Itís ok. We still like you.

datlas 08-12-21 06:38 PM

Bags pretty much packed. It turns out daughter #1, who is also going to LA along with her 2 roommates, is checking one bag so I am asking her to be my mule for my bike tools.

WhyFi 08-12-21 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22182174)
Bags pretty much packed. It turns out daughter #1, who is also going to LA along with her 2 roommates, is checking one bag so I am asking her to be my mule for my bike tools.

What about the way back?

big john 08-12-21 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22182169)
I have too, but in a tent or in a lean-to. The coldest nights were in the minus-teens. It was fun at the time, but can you imagine doing it with an old manís bladder?

No, I can't. I never tented in the minus teens, maybe only into the plus twenties, where ice formed on the tent from my breath. I never had a good sleeping bag, though. Not one rated for low temps, anyway.

rjones28 08-12-21 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22182151)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...39cb1722a1.jpg

It's already underway. I was doing this this afternoon. I wish I was joking.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a98045fcee.png

Boo ******g Hoo.

rjones28 08-12-21 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22182169)
I have too, but in a tent or in a lean-to. The coldest nights were in the minus-teens. It was fun at the time, but can you imagine doing it with an old manís bladder?

I was young, it was a starry night, and I had a down sleeping bag.

LesterOfPuppets 08-12-21 06:50 PM

Kevin Costner is in the booth now doing color for the Field if Dreams game!

MoAlpha 08-12-21 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22182177)
No, I can't. I never tented in the minus teens, maybe only into the plus twenties, where ice formed on the tent from my breath. I never had a good sleeping bag, though. Not one rated for low temps, anyway.

Oh yeah, I remember what it was like to have that little shower of frost on my face when the wind rippled the nylon. LSS and I had a great 4-season tent, but the inner layer didn’t breath quiiiite well enough to prevent that sometimes.

indyfabz 08-12-21 07:04 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22182187)
Kevin Costner is in the booth now doing color for the Field if Dreams game!

I have a confession to make: I spent a night in Dyersville, IA while riding across the country. No one in the group rode out to the field​​​​​. It was around 100 degrees when we pulled into town and very humid in August. And Iíve never even seen the film.

DougRNS 08-12-21 07:05 PM

Camping for seasoned citizens is like sky diving. Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Why camp when you have a comfortable bed in a climate controlled home?

So I'm told.

indyfabz 08-12-21 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22182174)
Bags pretty much packed.


datlas 08-12-21 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22182176)
What about the way back?

Daughter #1 lives nearby. Itís the younger one who will be staying to attend USC.

indyfabz 08-12-21 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22182141)
Why would anyone camp in January? Crazy.

Camping season is April - October, max.

I once took a long weekend tour to S. Jersey in mid-December. Highs in the 60s and 70s. Perfect weather.

Velo Vol 08-12-21 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22182180)
Boo ******g Hoo.

Also, I got sunburned. Again. :notamused:

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22182206)
Camping for seasoned citizens is like sky diving. Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Why camp when you have a comfortable bed in a climate controlled home?

I figured that out years ago, and I'm not even old.

Way ahead of you.

DougRNS 08-12-21 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22182174)
Bags pretty much packed. It turns out daughter #1, who is also going to LA along with her 2 roommates, is checking one bag so I am asking her to be my mule for my bike tools.

It's OK she still loves you.
#DadsBeingDads

big john 08-12-21 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22182206)
Camping for seasoned citizens is like sky diving. Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Why camp when you have a comfortable bed in a climate controlled home?

So I'm told.

That's where the RV comes in handy. I only had a truck camper and it's still so much nicer than sleeping in a tent.

indyfabz 08-12-21 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22181998)
October is expensive because dumb dumbs want to see the season of death.

9/17 is in September.

DougRNS 08-12-21 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22182213)
Also, I got sunburned. Again. :notamused:

I figured that out years ago, and I'm not even old.

Way ahead of you.

That kind of misinformation would get you banned on the twitters. So I'm told.

DougRNS 08-12-21 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22182184)
I was young, it was a starry night, and I had a down sleeping bag.

reminds me of this.

Bah Humbug 08-12-21 07:23 PM

I could camp. In a hotel. “Camp” means “country”; I could totally stay in a hotel in the country.


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