Mountain Biking And Camping

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by johnderman, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Well-Known Member

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    Until now, that biking and camping activity remains my dream. But I would prefer if it would be a family tour to be participated in by the young ones particularly my nephews and nieces. I already had seen a good place to camp in Tagaytay, a mountain resort city about an hour away from Metro Manila. But the missing ingredients are the bikes and the bikers.
     


  2. Muhammad adnan

    Muhammad adnan New Member

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    Bikepacking and mountain bike camping are some of the funnest trips on two wheels. It feels amazing to go out into the wilderness, self supported riding trails over much farther distances than a typical day ride. You get to see more of the countryside and experience areas that aren’t as traveled as the local trails.
    On the other hand all of the majesty of nature can come crashing down on you if you’re not prepared. Those of us that have made trips without the right equipment or knowledge know how miserable a trip can be. Fortunately, there are a lot of ‘packers out there that are willing to share their experiences to help others have an enjoyable trip.
    With this guide I hope to be able to share with you my own picks of the gear needed for a successful trip and inspire you to go out on your own trip. I’ve included the gear needed for your mountain bike and yourself, locations to mountain bike camp, videos for inspiration, forums to talk with like minded bikepackers, and much more.
    A word of caution: Google Maps now allow you to map your route by bike.
    However, a number of people that google bike maps aren’t that accurate and might unintentionally put you into high traffic areas. So before you hit the road make sure you reconcile your planned route with an updated map of the area. And make sure you take a look at the Google street view option to double check for bike-friendly streets.
     
  3. mooray

    mooray New Member

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    I live in Africa and there are lots of places for camping and mountain bike traveling. If only you come to East Africa, you wouldn't want to go back.
     
  4. Abby25

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    My inlaws have went mountain biking and camping in Gatlinburg, Tennessee at the Elk Springs resort in the past. They love this area and say they would move there if their jobs did not have them tied down in Kentucky. According to my brother inlaw, this is the most perfect location on the planet for those who love to go mountain biking.
     
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    I was also looking for a place like that
     
  7. rz3300

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    This really takes me back to the best Spring break that I ever had. Me and a couple of friends went to the Black Hills and camped for a week in one of the worst blizzards that the area has seen in a while. It was tough, but it was amazing at the same time and really made for some great scenery.
     
  8. oshop

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    certainly better if it finds such a place, yes, I also have not found until today
     
  9. Okaviator

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    Some places that I enjoy biking are on train rails where they have taken out the rails. In the okanagan where I live there are such places, and it's always fun to go biking inside old caves where trains used to go through.
     
  10. ZXD22

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    Around on the cape I would recommend a nice long bike trip down to P-town which is about 80 miles from here. A nice 8 hour bike trip through some of the best road trails and camping out at the large state forest.
     
  11. rz3300

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    Well the two just seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly if you ask me. This is what makes me really excited for the summer time to start and I already have some plans and some routes ready for where I am wanting to go. I wish it were easier to find people who like to camp as much as I do, but smaller groups is always fun.
     
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