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Get up, stuff up, ride a 100 miles..... then pull in at a Micky Dees for coffee! Talk to the local legends! At about 9:30-10:00am, all the local small town characters are in Micky Dees for coffee and conversation. Red and I have met some fabulous people that way! (I do admit to carrying a pot and coffee singles when I am in a place too uninhabited for even the Golden Arches......)

McDonald's is not all bad; you can get breakfast there probably cheaper than you can cook it!

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Get up, stuff up, ride a 100 miles..... then pull in at a Micky Dees for coffee! Talk to the local legends! At about 9:30-10:00am, all the local small town characters are in Micky Dees for coffee and conversation. Red and I have met some fabulous people that way! (I do admit to carrying a pot and coffee singles when I am in a place too uninhabited for even the Golden Arches......)

McDonald's is not all bad; you can get breakfast there probably cheaper than you can cook it!
Around here it's the local Hardee's they like to hang out in. Learn a lot of the local history and politics of a town that way!

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Ok, I'll concede the coffee pot, (But under protest)!!!!! It will be coffee singles while the paint goes on miss Jami, then off to Micky D's for the rest, gotta eat anyway.

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I'm somewhat like CJ. I'll brew up a cuppa and then head out for a good hour or two(usually a hundred miles), but instead of a fast food establishment, I prefer a small Mom & Pop type of restaurant. Even intowns too small for a chain type fastfood eatery, there's bound to be a small corner deli/cafe, where you can get a bite to eat and experience all the 'local concerns' being discussed by the local 'Board of Directors'. Love those spots/times! Usually get involved with the locals in some type of a conversation and like CJ points out, they are a wealth of info, both 'local highlights' .... and beyond. One ofmy real joys,of being on theroad.

I won't stop toeat again until dinner, either making my own, if in the sticks, or at a local, nearby town.



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I guess the only thing left to do is make my reservations at the campground, well ok, there is a laundry list of other things to do, but I want to make sure we have a nice place, cedar creek looks prety nice to me, Thanks, Dawson

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Where did everybody go? It's awful quiet in here, HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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I know what ya mean. When a thread that you are interested in suddenly gets quiet you tend to get a little panic stricken.

But I'm sure as time gets closer to the riding season folks will be flooding in here again.

Hmm,,,,,,, maybe I'll get the tent out this weekend and give it some air.

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Been thinking the same thing, I need to get all my gear together and see how it's all gonna fit, I told miss Jami she might have to hold some things on the way, but she has OTHER ideas........... Only 33 weeks to get ready, sounds like a long time, but it will probably take me that long, he he

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Big Dog,,,,,,, I might be repeating myself, but I also worried about fitting all the gear on the bike. I did do a little/lot spending on compact gear but it was worth it to me. Now I have it and it's ready to go when I am.

I probly practiced packing the bike a dozen times. It will be different for you since you are going 2 up. But I found out that I didn't need half the clothes I took. Motels and campgrounds have laundry-mats. And then some things can be picked up along the way.

I know this has been posted before, but just incase you missed it here it is again.

Checklists

Myself and others live by this list. Take the time to learn how to use it and print it out. Keep it with your gear and use it as you collect and pack each item. I have a plastic tote container that I keep all my gear in so it doesn't end up scattered in diferrent closets and such.

Thats all I have for now,,,,,,,, but this thread will definitly grow

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Big Dog,,,,,,, I might be repeating myself, but I also worried about fitting all the gear on the bike. I did do a little/lot spending on compact gear but it was worth it to me. Now I have it and it's ready to go when I am.

I probly practiced packing the bike a dozen times. It will be different for you since you are going 2 up. But I found out that I didn't need half the clothes I took. Motels and campgrounds have laundry-mats. And then some things can be picked up along the way.

I know this has been posted before, but just incase you missed it here it is again.

Checklists

Myself and others live by this list. Take the time to learn how to use it and print it out. Keep it with your gear and use it as you collect and pack each item. I have a plastic tote container that I keep all my gear in so it doesn't end up scattered in diferrent closets and such.

Thats all I have for now,,,,,,,, but this thread will definitly grow

Yes, I agree with Winger about keeping some form of a 'packinglist', that you check off what you need to take with you and keeping your camping gear organized to make retrieval/packing a lot quicker and less frustrating when it comes time to find all those 'little things that you know you have, but just can't find them as they're spread all over the house.

I have a lot of 'outdoor gear, due to my love of camping/baclpacking etc, so I have to be organized. I made some wooden shelves and 'appropriated' some plastic bins from work, to store my smaller bits ofgear in.

I also use a digital scale and a specialized spreadsheet program that lists andkeeps track of every item's weight, so when I choose that item to take on a trip, it keeps a running total of not only the gear I've selected, but also the combined weight of the gear selected.







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