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    #198523 - 06/21/17 11:16 PM UL outdoors for seniors motors and kayaks
    Jimshaw Offline
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    Registered: 10/22/03
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    Loc: Bend, Oregon
    My backyard is a toe of a pine tree dotted 5,000 year old lava flow with cougars and coyotes. My backyard is almost as wild as anyplace I have ever hiked to. shocked That affects my need to "go camping"

    Anyway one day we were at the Deschutes river and fat old guy in a kayak told me that Kayaks are the senior equalizer, especially for those with a strong upper body and bad legs and who are overweight. I have a seagoing 16 foot kayak that is very thin and fast and has 1,200 cubic inches of storage for gear for Kayak Camping. happy

    I also am a dirt-biker and I want to backpack with an ultralight motorcycle. I have carried many packs on my back on motorcycles but on a dirt-bike in the local high desert, I want to keep the whole thing under 20 pounds including tools and maybe an old Sigg fuel bottle with a bit of spare gasoline. I'll post my gear list.

    Maybe I'll get to try this in a week or so, its like I'm retired and have to much time, I can jump on a bike anytime and go. SPOILED
    Jim
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    These are my own opinions based on wisdom earned through many wrong decisions. Your mileage may vary.

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    #198742 - 07/13/17 11:16 AM Re: UL outdoors for seniors motors and kayaks [Re: Jimshaw]
    Fred T Offline
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    Registered: 05/08/17
    Posts: 2
    Loc: Philippines
    I'm an old guy sitting in SE Asia and miss the beauty of the Pacific Northwest! My wife is a dentist here and never spent any time in the outdoors. She is concerned I might end up as a victim of the communist gorillas or Islamic Terrorists if I spend to much time on the mountains. I will do my best to avoid that.

    Hope you have a grand adventure!

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