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jfish

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Biking and camping
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:42:55 AM »


Hi,

Just curious what you guys do to secure your bike when camping? I'll be at Potato Creek this weekend. I've read fishing line and bells, but more than likely a raccoon will trigger that.

Thanks!



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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 09:19:09 AM »
 Luckily for me, I have a family, which requires a giant tent. Last time we camped Versailles, my bike, and my buddy's bike were both inside my 2 room tentmahal that we have. If you've got a small dome tent, sadly, this doesn't work out too well. The other option, is to get a long cable lock and hook through the wheels and frame around a tree.

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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 10:08:27 AM »
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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 01:08:29 PM »
Honestly, a typical bike lock is all you should need.  Campsites are a very busy place and lots of people outside.  You aren't very likely to have it stolen there.

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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 01:17:45 PM »

That's the plan... I wish I bought the 2 room tent but I wanted something quick to setup. Other option is shoving it in the car trunk or talk to the camp store.


Oh yea already did something like that when I picked up the bike, on her BIRTHDAY!  :D


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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 09:45:17 AM »
At night, I put the bikes on the car rack (Kuat NV) and lock them down with the built-in cable lock.


At the Women's Clinic this past weekend, my hammock and my wife's hammock were tied to the car's roof rack at one end.  Anyone messing with anything on the car would have shaken the hammocks, also.


Lots of people at the event didn't lock their bikes up at all, and that end of BCSP was super crowded last weekend.

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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 12:58:20 PM »
Honestly, a typical bike lock is all you should need.  Campsites are a very busy place and lots of people outside.  You aren't very likely to have it stolen there.

I second this. If you're really worried, just buy a cheap used tent on Craigslist and use it to store your bikes at night.
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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 01:19:37 PM »
I've layed my bike next to my tent and put the rain fly stakes through the spokes so I would be woken up if anybody was messing with it.

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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 03:45:27 PM »
Lots of good advice!


I've had a close call with a robber before (not with a bike), so I'm a little paranoid.



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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 11:53:33 AM »
Camping was great last weekend!


Potato Creek State Park was an easy 7.5 trail and yet took me and gf 2 hours to finish (45 minutes when I did it by myself). It was great seeing her roll over rocks and roots. So it's a great trail to introduce a beginner. They also have nice beach / lake area.


It got really cold at night (low 40s), so we had to do a midnight run to walmart in southbend. lol


Thanks again! I locked my bike next to the tent and hammock at night. It worked out well during the day as we just biked to beach/lake.  :)

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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2014, 12:13:07 PM »
Yup, I'm slightly paranoid about that stuff too, I usually toss a cable lock around the bike & a tree or locked to the bike rack on the vehicle....
Keeps the honest thieves away anyhow...a bolt cutter goes through those cables pretty easily.
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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 10:35:01 AM »
I usually lock my bike to the picnic table that is almost always at the site.
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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2014, 09:59:58 PM »
Glad you had a good time camping and biking!

I agree with Fett and others who just lock the bike up to a big something like a picnic table or a tree.  It won't prevent theft but it will definitely deter it.

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Re: Biking and camping
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2017, 02:30:29 AM »
Luckily we have a big tent for group camping, so I have a room for my bike inside the tent.

 

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