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Having a great weekend in La Pine, Oregon trout fishing. Weather breezy and cool with occasional rain but fishing and camping are always good. Played a bit of radio too.
Greetings everyone, I’m Dave from NE Florida. Been an overland venture guy since before I knew there was a real term for packing a few days of stuff in the truck and heading out to get away from people for a bit.
Now days, it’s a 2-door Jeep or my ’18 BMW GSA, depending on my mood and the price of gas. I usually have my Yaesu FT-8900, FT-991A, CS580 and a hotspot, or an E.F. Johnson 51SL ES that is a combined Ham and GMRS UHF radio.
Got to take the first post Wuhan Flu long ride on my ’18 BMW GSA in mid-March ’21. NE Florida to Oklahoma City, OK and back in 6 days. Four travel days at 600 miles per and a couple days in OKC during the typical Mid-West Spring weather. Nothing like riding against a 30 knot crosswind, with gusts that had me leaning 45 in to them at times. At least I missed the snow and twisters that storm system dropped in it path.
Got to meet some great people and surprise the heck out of a co-worker who thought I was flying in. The look on his face when I rolled up on the GSA was priceless. His first comment was “How did you manage to rent THAT?”
My response was simple, “What do you mean rent, this is mine. I rode 1200 miles to be at this party.”
In case you don’t know, the big aircraft in the picture is the FIRST Air Force One
I finally got a chance to try out the new rooftop tent last weekend in central OR, southeast of Bend. The tent is a Roofnest Condor XL, mounted on my trusty 1987 FJ60. The weather was perfect – crystal clear in the evening for star gazing, and a little frosty in the morning. The tent was flawless. Easy to put up and take down, tons of room, and very comfortable to sleep in. Can’t wait for the next trip!