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24 Hour Bike/Camp Trip

Dog2012-06-04 14:12:22 +0000 #1
I finally got away for a mini-tour! My first solo tour ride (inspired by others on this site). I used my Surly LHT and my B.O.B. trailer. Rode my bike to catch the ferry to Port Townsend (WA). Very busy since the Annual Wooden Boat Festival was in full swing. I rode to Old Fort Townsend State Park (Fort Flagler was full) and snagged a biker/hiker site. Set up my tent, unhooked the trailer and rode into Pt. Townsend to eat a late lunch/early dinner and check out the sites. I had a great meal and met/chatted with some folks throughout the day (lots of recent retirees that were on the road and drifting from place to place). Also, met a young scottsman riding the Pacific Coast. We rode a few miles together. I'm following his blog and he is doing great! I had a great evening and was up early the next day to catch the ferry back to Whidbey Island and home. Out and back within 24 hours!

Key Learnings: You don't have to ride far from home to feel like you have gotten away. I met and talked to people I would not typically get to meet. I loved it and have plans to do more bike/camping next year. Gives you a taste of touring even if you don't have the vacation time to get away. I highly recommend it!


Tri Girl2012-06-04 14:21:10 +0000 #2
Yay!!! Sounds like the perfect overnight adventure!

Love the pictures- just so pretty up there in the PNW. Everything has been dead/dying here for months so it's nice to see such lush greenery. Sounds like you had a great time, enjoyed a little R&R, met some interesting people and got the chance to get away- even if only for a day.

Congrats on your overnight!

I am planning on one next weekend. Can't wait!
MomOnBike2012-06-04 14:43:22 +0000 #3
Good for you!

Isn't it fun to do those? Glad you had a good time.

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