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When you hit the road/trail for a long adventure, how do you prefer to lodge?

5-star motel or bust
0 (0%)
Any room is fine
3 (42.9%)
Posh camp for me
2 (28.6%)
Toss out my tent
2 (28.6%)
Sleep on the ground like a savage
0 (0%)
Tacos!
0 (0%)

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Your Adventure Style

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Offline Nick Bright

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Your Adventure Style
« on: September 25, 2020, 05:32:05 PM »
Just curious, thought I'd toss this out for discussion!

How do YOU like to sleep when you're out on a ride?

Personally I like a fairly equipped tent camp at a nice park with flush toilets. Showers are nice too.

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Offline ajayhawkfan

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Re: Your Adventure Style
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 11:18:56 AM »
I stay in motels.  Any room is not always fine and I don't need 5 stars so something in-between is needed.

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Re: Your Adventure Style
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 04:11:40 PM »
More of a Motel Camper Mid Price.

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Re: Your Adventure Style
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 04:28:08 PM »
Nicer camp grounds, but anything will do in a pinch. Except cootie looking motels.
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Re: Your Adventure Style
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 03:08:10 PM »
I feel this is 100% dependent upon weather! If it is a nice Sept/Oct day/night like 50 low 80 high. Man I will take a tent every time. But anything outside that range I am finding a room somewhere. Nothing worse than a tent at 90+ or 30!
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Re: Your Adventure Style
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2020, 12:08:38 PM »
I have camped in my 3 season tent with my heavy bag down to 25f and was comfy, but I also prefer cold to hot.

I have to agree that a tent at 90f can be pretty stuffy! I carry a battery powered fan for that, though.
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Re: Your Adventure Style
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 12:59:55 PM »
I like camping and I can deal with a variety of temperatures. But I really want a decent shower and a meal on a regular interval.  I think my ideal trip would be to hit a motel every 2nd or 3rd night to get cleaned up and kind of re-boot for the next leg of the journey.
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Re: Your Adventure Style
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2020, 03:15:55 PM »
I keep thinking I'll enjoy tent camping, but I rarely do enjoy it.  The main features desired are shower and climate control.  I prefer a motel that allows me to keep my bike close by for easy packing, and to keep kids off of it late at night. 

I have a goal of doing a multi day camping trip off of the bike so I can gain the skill, and prove to myself I can do it, but I'm not sure I'll enjoy it.  I'll have to man-up.

Jeff