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Offline eberhard

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Camping on the road
« on: November 23, 2012, 06:36:02 pm »
Not too bad. The tarmac is a bit hard, but it is sand and twigs free. But, it is africa. Who cares.





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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 08:17:33 pm »
Dig your "stove"!
 

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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 11:19:18 am »
Ok, fine, but don't piss on your bike. Aim the other way!
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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 04:23:48 pm »
Good point. I just may have already revealed too much of my breeding.
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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 05:01:50 pm »
Did you guys pitch a tent or just crash down on the tarmac ?
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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 06:33:15 pm »
Hi Coxwain. Only sleeping bags (extreme conditions mountain climbing ones). I took with a tent on my first continental bike trip 20 years ago and ended up sleeping on top of it. Never again. I switched to a hammock. Except for the desert, you will always find trees. Much easier to carry along and to pitch. Otherwise I sleep on the bike. On this trip the wife went with and she is not too comfortable with sleeping on top of the bike. Here's a picture taken in the morning.


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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 09:19:10 pm »
Hi Coxwain. Only sleeping bags (extreme conditions mountain climbing ones). I took with a tent on my first continental bike trip 20 years ago and ended up sleeping on top of it. Never again. I switched to a hammock. Except for the desert, you will always find trees. Much easier to carry along and to pitch. Otherwise I sleep on the bike. On this trip the wife went with and she is not too comfortable with sleeping on top of the bike. Here's a picture taken in the morning.

Flippit, how do you sleep on top of a bike? You have to demonstrate this. I thought at my age i've seen everything. :o
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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 11:21:59 am »
Hi Coxwain. Only sleeping bags (extreme conditions mountain climbing ones). I took with a tent on my first continental bike trip 20 years ago and ended up sleeping on top of it. Never again. I switched to a hammock. Except for the desert, you will always find trees. Much easier to carry along and to pitch. Otherwise I sleep on the bike. On this trip the wife went with and she is not too comfortable with sleeping on top of the bike. Here's a picture taken in the morning.

Flippit, how do you sleep on top of a bike? You have to demonstrate this. I thought at my age i've seen everything. :o

Have a look at your own avatar. Thats how    :biggrin:
 

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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 01:06:57 pm »
Hi Coxwain. Only sleeping bags (extreme conditions mountain climbing ones). I took with a tent on my first continental bike trip 20 years ago and ended up sleeping on top of it. Never again. I switched to a hammock. Except for the desert, you will always find trees. Much easier to carry along and to pitch. Otherwise I sleep on the bike. On this trip the wife went with and she is not too comfortable with sleeping on top of the bike. Here's a picture taken in the morning.

Flippit, how do you sleep on top of a bike? You have to demonstrate this. I thought at my age i've seen everything. :o

Have a look at your own avatar. Thats how    :biggrin:

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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 06:46:53 pm »
These BMs were differently designed and built compared to the bikes of today. Broad seats, very, very little plastic, e.g. metal tanks and can take a punch. Most important is that the surface you are standing on must be solid. Once the surface gave way and I fell off. With the bike level on the main stand, you get on top of it, your feet, in the boots, are thrown over the Handel bars, your arse where the the tank and the seat meet up and your head on the carrier frame for the topbox. And mother nature does the rest. No animals bother you.
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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2012, 08:33:47 am »
These BMs were differently designed and built compared to the bikes of today. Broad seats, very, very little plastic, e.g. metal tanks and can take a punch. Most important is that the surface you are standing on must be solid. Once the surface gave way and I fell off. With the bike level on the main stand, you get on top of it, your feet, in the boots, are thrown over the Handel bars, your arse where the the tank and the seat meet up and your head on the carrier frame for the topbox. And mother nature does the rest. No animals bother you.

Awesome, going to try this on the 1200 - might just work...
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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2013, 05:52:35 pm »
Nog n nuwe manier om van n Bmw af te val :pot:
 

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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013, 07:08:11 pm »
i would be too scared that an idjit inna car drove over me campsite
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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2013, 07:39:04 pm »
Its actually not a bad sleep like that, did it a couple of times on my ex kdx and a few times on the AT.

I usually lay and have a smoke while looking at the stars, pisses me off when I drop my lighter and have to get off again to get it.

Its recommended to be on a solid surface on the centre stand. Yes. Feels much safer dug in to sand
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Re: Camping on the road
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 11:00:38 am »
Sub. @eberhard, please share when & where the pics were taken & a bit more detail about the trip.
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