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Reply To: Camping gear

Barry Schnoor, June 19, 2018 at 6:46 am

I’m holding off some decisions on gear until I see the week’s forecast closer to ride time.

I’ve experienced Iowa evenings when the temps don’t get below 80f. I won’t want to haul my bag if it’s that warm. (On the other hand, it weighs 3 pounds…and probably won’t make me exceed my 50 lb limit.)

But I’ve also experienced nights in the 50s. Hammock sleeping is cold when it’s 55 degrees. I’ll want my bag for those nights.

My guess is I’m taking the bag. I’ve spent too many nights in the hammock shivering to want to do that again.

The forecast in the days preceding the ride will tell us a lot about what to pack.

Excited for the ride! I’ll be pulling 48 miles on Skyline Drive (Shenandoah National Park) this weekend. I don’t expect Iowa to have hills like that!

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