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Monday, May 15, 2017

Leave the Car Behind

As far as I'm concerned there are only two ways to camp.  There's "car camping" and then there's "camping".  Throw something like "glamping" in if you insist, but then you're not really speaking my language.

I like car camping for the "get-away-quick-don't-worry-about-weather-or-forgetting-a-few-things" aspect.  It's simple.  Just throw a tent and some sleeping bags in the trunk, buy some beer and cheap food and go sit around a campfire in a nice, woodsy setting.  If you're like me, you'll bring way too much, but with your car right there to absorb it all, all the extras don't really matter.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Summer's Rolling In

It was only last week when I finally got around to dusting off the trusty Fuji Touring after a long winter.  A little air in the tires, new saddle, new bar tape and she was ready to roll.  

I bounced back nearly as quickly, peeling off a solid 18 miles before the road ran out at driveway's edge.  All in all, not a bad first showing here in late spring.  

I suppose I was halfway through the ride when three or four hulking RV's went rumbling by, heading for the coast and bluer waters.  A couple towed boats and were carrying bikes, kayaks and maybe a surfboard or two.  There were the usual jerry-rigged nylon ropes, but I was happy to witness an RV bike rack in use.  

If that land flotilla didn't signal the near arrival of summer I don't know what will.  At the very least it was a reminder that the days are longer, the bikes are out, and the mass transit of our favorite outdoor conveyances is picking up.