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Bike supported Tarp Tent
« on: July 20, 2020, 05:33:02 pm »
Even though I'd seen it done elsewhere, it only dawned on me today that perhaps the best way to use the bike as a support is to turn it upside down It certainly saves the faff of running guy lines from the handlebars to use the bike the right way up. The other big advantage of upside down is that it's kinder to the tarp with only the tyres in contact with the fabric.
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Re: Bike supported Tarp Tent
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 06:12:01 pm »
Less likely to wake up with chain marks all over you too.

Re: Bike supported Tarp Tent
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 10:08:17 pm »
Be careful though. If the tarp blows away in the night, leaving you lying there next to an upside down bike, someone will mount a rescue for the crashed cyclist ::-)

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Re: Bike supported Tarp Tent
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 10:29:02 pm »
A big improvement on this effort:


Re: Bike supported Tarp Tent
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 10:25:25 am »
Suggest a look at @cal_james95 on teh Twitters.  He does masses of UK bikepacking and has recently posted a number of interesting pics using a tarp and bike, or a wheel from the bike + dry stone wall etc.

The big advantage of using the bike as part of the rig is that if someone tries to thieve it in the night you'll definitely notice...

Re: Bike supported Tarp Tent
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 01:30:17 pm »
On the other hand if you want to pitch up and then ride to the pub...
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