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  •  2 of my friends (6+ / 0-)

    have T@B's. They love them. Too small for me to live in for weeks at a time--with 2 50 lb woozles!

    The better I know people, the more I like my dog.

    by Thinking Fella on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 10:24:35 AM PDT

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    •  Oof! or, more succintly, wOof. (6+ / 0-)

      They certainly are tiny. They use it for traveling fairly short distances and weekend stays -- they work at music festivals in summer and fall.

      If we are going to live at the speed of code, we need to remember the stillness of eternity. -- dharmasyd

      by Darryl House on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 10:30:37 AM PDT

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      •  My friends are (6+ / 0-)

        big mountain bikers. They all go in a group, ride around the desert all day, eat together at picnic tables, then sleep in their T@B. Get up and do it all again.

        The better I know people, the more I like my dog.

        by Thinking Fella on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 10:50:01 AM PDT

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      •  ...these things have a double bed inside... (5+ / 0-)

        ...and the back end flips open for you "kitchen" needs. It's still all we need (I'm was a serious camper...hiking in for miles, camp...hike the next day like that camp...wash rinse repeat...

        Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

        by paradise50 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:56:51 PM PDT

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        •  Yeah, but (5+ / 0-)

          if it's raining...you're cooking under a lil roof outside. And in my case, 2 big wet dogs would be hogging the full sized bed!  :(
          I agree though--for one or 2 people, for a few nights, it's cool.

          I've 'car camped' dozens of times, backpacked a handful, and slept in my tent almost every night in the Summer of 1993, when I rode my bicycle from Seattle to Bar Harbor, ME. I plan on spending the Summer with my dogs cruising around the Pacific NW. The thought of doing that in a tent--and having the dogs--makes it unpalatable. But...in a RV with amenities, it sounds GREAT! I may feel differently come Sept! :)   Life is short.

          The better I know people, the more I like my dog.

          by Thinking Fella on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:17:19 PM PDT

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          •  ...I agree, you need what your trailer... (4+ / 0-)

            ...God, I wish I'd done a cross country bike ride back in the day. I was such a bike rider (way before it became something in the States) back when I lived in Boulder.

            Oh well. It's still on my bucket list, though I should really change that to something along the order of the Pacific Coast Highway or something better suited to an older fart like me...

            Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

            by paradise50 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:25:25 PM PDT

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            •  ...OK someone...here is your.... (4+ / 0-)

              ...opening!...

              Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

              by paradise50 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:25:52 PM PDT

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              •  Me? Ok! (4+ / 0-)
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                Darryl House, slksfca, paradise50, KenBee

                Hey, I'd ride across the country again, since it was THE BEST THING I EVER DID! If you can bike tour for 3 or 4 days, you can ride from Seattle to Bar Harbor...

                Plenty of retired folks do it since it takes 3 months(but the longer you take to do it, the better it is!) and it's hard to get off from work. I saved vacation time and took unpaid time off. But don't come at me with that 'too old' schtick!

                There are 3 crosscountry bike routes-The Northern Tier, The Bicentennial Route, and The Southern Crossing. I did the Northern Tier.

                Honestly, it was the best thing I ever did. I met great people, saw amazing places, and proved to myself I could do absolutely anything I set my mind to. And I had thighs of hardened steel when I was done...

                I would definitely consider doing it again. It was that fun-although it IS tough some days. You are outside, every single day, in the rain & wind & sun. I have always said riding across the country is a mental pursuit, but one that you have to be in pretty good physical shape to do. My Summer is planned at this point, but I could be talked into it for 2014 or 2015. And I mean really!

                The better I know people, the more I like my dog.

                by Thinking Fella on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 02:00:10 PM PDT

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