Can bike tourers tell me about their experience with stealth camping?
I've done some tours and I'm sick and tired of paying $100 to pay for a motel room everynight. I want to try to camp with a tent from here on out, but I have no clue about how to go about stealth camping
I haven't done it, but from what I've read online:
1. Nice guy routine
Don't even stealth camp. Just look presentable and talk to people at a church or police office. Explain you are on a multi-day bike ride and are looking for a safe place to set up your small tent. Cops might direct you to a nearby park, and even tell a night patrol car to keep an eye out on you for safety. A church will probably tell you you can sleep on their lawn and maybe use their bathroom.
2. Typical stealth camping
Just hop off the bike somewhere that isn't near homes, walk 15 feet into the woods, and set up camp. Nobody is looking for you, and the chances of someone walking by are slim.
But, if you do it in a public park or nature preserve, there's a chance you'll be woken up by a pissed park ranger. Worst case is a small fine that is less than a hotel. Nobody is going to haul you away in a cop car, so who gives a shit? Just act apologetic and leave.
3. My primary concern about stealth camping
Ticks and lyme disease. Unlike a dedicated camp site, you might walk into a spot swarming with ticks (after dark), and wake up totally f**ked. Lyme disease has exploded in the last two decades, it's worse than people realize. If you are touring in tick country, be very afraid.
If I was going to stealth camp, I would spray the tent, my shoes, socks, pants with permethrin. And, yes, I wouldn't walk into the woods without shirt tucked into pants tucked into socks in shoes all sprayed with the nasty shit. Then I'd get into an enclosed bivvy, also sprayed with the shit, and sweat myself to death overnight. lol
Seriously watch out for lyme. It's not even the disease that's so bad, but the cure - powerful antibiotics that will permanently fuck you up
>>971608 >>971611 Ticks like wet areas with lots of Deciduous trees. The ticks live under the fallen leaves and lay eggs under them. Ticks do not like evergreen forests, forests where the ground is covered in pine needles, because they can't hide and survive under pine needles as well as leaves.
So to avoid ticks, camp in a spot that is on a hill in a pine forested area with lots of pine needles, rocks or dirt as ground.
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Is throwing up or feeling naseous after a long ride or a ride during a hot day normal for you guys?
I just did my normal commute ride today where I go up a big hill to get home. It's work to get up it, but I usually have no issue
Today it was 85 degrees and i had gotten a free taco bell taco like an hour and a half before, and i got halfway up the hill and had to stop because i thought i was going to throw up, and had to walk part of the way back up
I come to /n/ for fun and to answer questions. When I have a question of my own I don't usually ask because I don't want to get trolled. So I went to BikeForums.net to ask a question and got way more trolling than I expected.
So here's your chance. Troll me as much as you can. Seriously, it's OK I really do want you to.
I'm predicting this thread will be mostly ignored.
(Also, Riding Troll looks like a pretty good idea for an app.)
There really is a reason for having a dual suspension xc mtb. You can always case your rim and pinch straight through your tire(even tubeless). Getting stranded with one shredded tire doesn't seem like it could happen with a heady tubeless tire but it can. It always can
>>971226 I'm not clicking your virus, but /n/ hats Ti because we believe useful and good are mutually exclusive. If you buy something better than gaspipe BSO it needs to be loud crackle crabbon, why would anyone with money be on a bike at all? The only reason is cosplay as team movistar and they use crackenpop crabbon. As you can hear from my loud ass frame I definitely am not trying to use my bike for transport
>be me >be on first good road bike >having a good time.jpg >be going 45kmph on the descent >see some leaves in a small pile >nofucks.jpg >intend to go through them >secretpothole >front wheel dives >flip over bike into air >hellodarknessmyoldfriend Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is it just me, or is this dude a total fucking sham? I know he's a cycling "connoisseur," but fuck man, he literally gets all of his recognition for not doing shit. He doesn't do any of the huge, long ass gravel rides in California, he probably isn't in fucking shape at all. tl;dr casting the image of some well versed, well trained cyclist but is just a total richfag, and a dick to boot. This is the cancer that is killing cycling.
>agree to attend group "ride" which is not really a ride at all but more of a rolling music-festival style party/nighttime critical mass thing >live in the next town over, decide to bike in for it >rally point is 22 km away >I'm loaded for bear in terms of supplies, my bag is full of tubes, CO2, camelback, tools, etc >wearing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>967791 >on my way up I take a lot of shit for wearing a helmet and looking like a racefag with my backpack >ham it up, talk about how my bike weighs less than my underpants >make some grills laugh >match with them on tinder later, but I digress >i make it to the front of the parade >this is where shit gets ridiculous >three... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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