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    Senior Member Summer Adventure 2018 GgarryP's Avatar
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    It seems to work fine. Is that real time?

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    Today's photo.

    My beloved NC on the patio decked out in adventure bags... all empty just yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nofear2trek View Post

    It works for me, slow down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GgarryP View Post
    It seems to work fine. Is that real time?

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    Yes, it is in real time. Kinda creepy to some, but I already share my location with family, so it's good to practice for the big July ride. I'll be going out this afternoon, so y'all (I'm not from the south) will have a chance to see it work when I'm on California Freeways.
    Right now? 0 miles an hour at home...typing on the computer.
    Not sure if I want to bring a laptop on the ride... probably will...
    Using Tapatalk to make the daily photo entry seems to work pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nofear2trek View Post
    I wouldnít mind joining you depending on how long you expect to stay visiting your friend. Next week Iím dropping my RV off in El Cajon to start its 5 week long 4x4 conversion and could visit you on my way back to Oregon on my NCí. Is your adventure plan to start after Friday the 13th? Hmmm?Ray
    Anyone who wants to can. I'm kinda hoping that someone will join me on an interstate for a few miles. I don't have the gas stops planned out, but that happens about once every 180-200 miles. Just ride up next to me...wave...then break off when it stops being fun....

    feel free to ride along at any point in the trip. Pick a camp site.... if you want... always room for another tent....

    Trip UP to Omaha:
    start: Sat.14 July (one camp site per night, FOUR nights...see map for GPS locations)
    end: Tue. 17 July

    Trip DOWN from Omaha:
    start: Sun. 22 July (same camp sites going back down.)
    end: Thu. 26 July

    NB: the stop in Trinidad, CO is NOT a camp site. I'm staying with family then.

    Tracking where I am in real time should be easy .... unless the Glympse app. crashes and I don't see it....restarting it seems to get the active track going again...Hmmm...have to check that regularly during the ride....
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    Senior Member Summer Adventure 2018 Nofear2trek's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    Anyone who wants to can. I'm kinda hoping that someone will join me on an interstate for a few miles.
    The start date would work for me. Are you considering the alternate route or locked in to I40? Would like to meet next Wednesday or Thursday to discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nofear2trek View Post

    The start date would work for me. Are you considering the alternate route or locked in to I40? Would like to meet next Wednesday or Thursday to discuss.
    Ray
    Staying with the published route...YES.

    (I'll send a PM.)
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    Ok...
    Going out on a ride within the next 30 minutes.
    Coronado Island maybe?

    Look for me at
    Glympse.com/!strat3

    Cherrs,
    Strat

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    When it is over 95 degrees it is proven to be cooler with gear on. Not mesh gear. You may want to go to LDComfort.com and buy a pair of cool sleeves. Their riding undergarments are a wonderful addition to keep you comfortable. You may want to buy a cooling vest too. Lasts much longer than a wet t-shirt. Last year I couldn't find gas stations with a water hose. Had to go in and soak my vest in the bathroom sink. I believe cooling vests are on cyclegear.com.
    Going through Colorado you miss heat and some wonderful scenery. Not as fast though. I will have to check out this glympse.

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    time for another photo

    OK...so I haven't been able to supply a photo a day like a good blogger should, but here's today's offering.

    These are the items I keep in the improvised camping top box.

    Summer Adventure 2018-20180624_094107-jpg

    starting from top left and going clockwise...

    coleman two-person tent [HERE], tarp, air pump, air mattress, air pillow, sleeping bag [HERE]

    all of that fits in [THIS] as top box.
    Summer Adventure 2018-husky-20gal-topbox-jpg
    the top box is modified to mimic (attach) to the platform it's on. That platform comes with [THIS] top box.
    It will close with the gear in it, but only JUST.

    The tent is also modified to mimic more expensive (easier to use) designs, and that will be the subject of the next pictorial.

    The air mattress [HERE] ($8 Walmart) is a must, and I'm thinking of packing a spare in the saddle bags. It's really not fun to have the air mattress collapse in the night and find yourself sleeping on the hard ground. I make NO apology for that. I'm not sure I'd do this without air mattress technology.

    The air pump has a car power connector and runs from a port in the Frunk.

    The sleeping bag [HERE] is TETON Sports Celsius XL. It's over-kill for this summer trip, but it's better to have more than you need than not enough. On really cold trips (one so far), I carry a secondary bag and combine the two. The synergy really works well, and I've been down below freezing, comfortably, once with the 2nd bag inside the Teton.

    The tarp goes under the tent, and the air pillow goes under my head.

    see you tomorrow.
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