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#1 melomane

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:16 PM

This will be my first Gathering and I'm wondering if it is a good idea to bring my bicycle, what do you think???

#2 Depends

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:18 PM

I've brought my bike before. Good way to get around...

#3 Tabbooma

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:26 PM

Nice ride down along the water and depends where you end up camping a bike would be a good way to get to the site, bring a small lock and cable :smile: Ask Nancy, she has one of the coolest bikes on site, it has a basket for flowers, water, treats and goodies :v:

#4 heynow

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:30 PM

I brought a bike to seaside for 07-09,didn't bring it last year and really wished i had.

#5 TEO

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:11 PM

Every year I ask myself when I didn't bring mine, and wish that I had.

#6 melomane

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:26 PM

Wow! I'm really glad I asked, thanks for the feedback.

#7 Erinisme

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:46 PM

I brought my bike once, I found camping in boardie camping I didn't need it too much...but it was nice to have...

But let me recmmend do not drive around at night drunk...there are lots of small things like curbs and broken walkways that can flip you over your handle bars LOL

The main roads are fine...'short cuts' can hurt

#8 nancykind

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:10 AM

love having my bike and i definitely do not ride drunk! :D i do lock it up at night, too. :thup:

#9 melomane

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:14 PM

I'll try to control myself :funny1:
Thanks very much for the feedback.

#10 melomane

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:16 PM

Will do on the lock :wink:

#11 Spidergawd

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:06 PM

We brought ours for the first time last year, and it was AWESOME! Such a nice ride.

Definitely bring the lock and cable. You don't want to leave it unlocked.

Protip: If there isn't a convenient tree nearby, I lock to the safety chain rings on the trailer hitch on our vehicle. Works beautifully.

#12 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:56 PM

bring lock, cable and get sense of satisfaction when riding past everyone making the trek to wherever.

solid idea, I bring mine every year :thumbsup:

#13 Lostsailr

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:56 PM

Instead of a lock, I always think about bringing an old junker Montgomery Wards mountain bike we still have taking up space. Then we can get the fun of zipping around when needed, and if stolen, we don't have to store that old thing anymore! win-win!

#14 Smiles

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:31 AM

Yeah chain and lock through both tires frame and your car axle.

It's the best thing to bring, especially if your way at the end of west camping. Your a hero for coffee runs in AM.

#15 ladygingechilla

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:59 PM

Hey Smiles!:crazy:

I'm going to be bringing my bike for the first time this year- with an extra long chain.
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#16 DancingBearly

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 02:24 AM

Some bikes I would like to see at the Vibes.
http://www.chilloutp...ike-models.html

#17 melomane

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:51 PM

:funny1:

#18 melomane

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:56 PM

Very creative bike ideas :clapping:

#19 Karen

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:04 PM

I am already making plans to decorate the bikes :)

#20 melomane

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:24 PM

I am already making plans to decorate the bikes :)

How do you decorate Karen? Inquiring minds want to know :) :huh:

#21 nancykind

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:50 PM

i have a pink squeaky duck 'necklace' and battery operated mini lights on mine. if you're going to ride after dark at all, you'd want to make sure you do something to make yourself very noticeable! :)

ooh! i forgot to add that i also bungee a basket onto my bike for vibes. it was the absolute very last thing i decided to take with me the first year i brought the bike and grabbed it off the kitchen wall literally on my way out the door. it's proved to be invaluable :thup:

#22 melomane

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:59 PM

i have a pink squeaky duck 'necklace' and battery operated mini lights on mine. if you're going to ride after dark at all, you'd want to make sure you do something to make yourself very noticeable! :)

ooh! i forgot to add that i also bungee a basket onto my bike for vibes. it was the absolute very last thing i decided to take with me the first year i brought the bike and grabbed it off the kitchen wall literally on my way out the door. it's proved to be invaluable :thup:

hmmm I'm thinking about some glo-in-the-dark necklace type decor that I can hook on easily to the spokes of tires. That would look pretty kewl. I like the basket idea! And remaining 'visible' is a solid idea thanks :wink: Would love to see pix of previous years bike decorating ideas if ya'll have any :rose:

#23 Karen

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:25 PM

How do you decorate Karen? Inquiring minds want to know :) :huh:


maybe some streamers, a basket, a flag, a horn, wrap the frame in something - like tape but not sticky...

Lights!

#24 PT Barnum

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:25 PM

Definitely bring your bike! It is also loads of fun giving people on longboards a tow.Posted Image

#25 nancykind

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 12:03 AM

that headwind on the way back to camp is exercise enough! :tongue1: and - i decided to order this 'cause the ground is so soft there and i'm tired of my bike falling over :ravn: :funny1:

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http://www.amazon.co...x_ya_os_product

#26 melomane

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:08 PM

that headwind on the way back to camp is exercise enough! :tongue1: and - i decided to order this 'cause the ground is so soft there and i'm tired of my bike falling over :ravn: :funny1:

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http://www.amazon.co...x_ya_os_product

Very cool, never seen one! Although I'll likely bring my Mtn. bike which doesn't have a kick stand but I will certainly check this out for my road bike. Thanks a bunch girl :boogie: