Looking to get away from my triumph street triple and move toward something larger. Planning on doing longer trips and love the idea of Moto camping. If it came down to these two bikes (with no other choices), what are you picking and why.
Any good suggestions for quick weekend trips in the Shenandoah area that have somewhat secluded camping options? I’d be leaving out of Northern VA and I’m on a Triumph Street Twin. Preferable to avoid highways.
First thoughts are Skyline Drive but need help with the cycle friendly secluded camping options. I have plenty of backpacking gear so camping off the grid is not an issue for me as long as there is a good water source close by.
Greetings yall. I'm easing into motocamping. I've been riding since I was a kid but never traveled on a bike to camp. Also been camping since I was a kid but always with group. I am in my 30s, 6ft 230lbs, so you'd think I shouldn't worry about camping solo lol ;) but I've got a great imagination so I can come up with all kinds of serial killer scenarios to freak me out! Lol. So my question is, what are some tips or tricks or the like that yall would suggest to squash or overcome the fears involved with being alone in the woods overnight? ;) I appreciate yalls thought!!
OK so up until now, I've always taken and setup a tent for motocamping. On my trip this last weekend, my buddy talked me into just sleeping on the ground, using my bivy with my sleeping mat inside the bivy and my sleeping bag. It wasn't a bad experience other than as usual I need a pillow.
But I got to thinking, it wasn't bad, plus not taking a tent would free up alot of space in my reckless and I could be carrying less. Does anyone else just sleep on the ground with only their sleeping bag while moto camping? Got any input? I think I just need to buy a tarp and groundcloth and I'm set.
I'm taking a few days to wander near the end of this month/early next. Right now I know I'll be leaving Grand Junction on the morning of July 3rd, headed south-ish, ending up Austin, TX ...eventually.
I'd like to find a place in southern Colorado to motocamp. Any suggestions you Rocky Mountain veterans can think of?
I won't be cooking, won't have a camp fire. Ideally, I'd like to find a town to grab a quick early-ish dinner, then find a place to hang my hammock and grab some shut eye. Or, even better, set up a camp site and walk to a place to eat. Just a quick, primitive, low effort overnite'er.
I'm planning a trip this summer from the Netherlands to the north of Italy. This will be my first international trip.
I'll be traveling on my own with a tent, but will probably not make dinner myself. I have a Honda CB 500 (2002). I was planning on making a luggage rack of the rear crash guards by bolting on some HPL-plates, with some slits to secure bags on. But I'm wondering whether I should just go with a saddle bags?
Some pics, the card in the second photo is for scale.