Biking - Hiking/Camping/Fishing Similarities

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Dr. Dolittle, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I was walking around in one of the mega-outdoor stores the other day (pretty sure it was a Bass Pro Shop), just killing a couple hours with no intention of buying anything. After a short while, it dawned on me how many similarities there are in the gear needed for all these activities. Both motorcycling and camping/hiking put a premium on small, lightweight, and functional items. Tiny, lightweight tents and sleeping bags work great for both. Motorcycling and fishing both occasionally require you to don something light yet waterproof - outerwear or gloves. Prices in this place were amazing! Waterproof gloves for $25. On a recent visit to a HD dealer they showed me their Gore Tex waterproof gloves for around $60. One man, super light tent for $30. Frogg Togg rain suits starting at $40.

    Long story short, I may be putting a bunch of stuff from this store on my Christmas list.
     
  2. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    only difference ----- the less expensive/just as practical items DON'T have the HD logo/bars on them!!!!!!
     
  3. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    A freind of mine thinks if something doesn't have an HD on it's not as good.
    But he also thinks a cup of coffee isn't any good unless it costs 3 or 4 bucks.
    I think he's a knucklehead.
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Well, if that's the ONLY difference, I think I know where I'll be doing a lot of my shopping for stuff that doesn't actually bolt onto the bike.
     
  5. Clint

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    My leathers say 'Langlitz'

    My boots say 'Wesco'

    My knives say 'Benchmade'

    My guns say 'Colt'

    And by BIKE says Harley.

    I'm putting a tent and sleeping bags together for next years rides. Compact/packability and quality being my main concern. I'll also need a packable fly rod! :D
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Leathers = Hein Gericke :s

    Knives = Browning :D, Victronox :p, Harley? :small3d031:

    Guns = yes to both the 2nd & 5th Amendments (election year) :42:

    Bike = HD primary & bolt on accessories :)
    Metric = super sports & dirt :small3d015:

    Camping gear (go to REI to sample; buy on Internet or support local retailer)
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  7. Zamadan

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    My leathers say 'Harley' due to negotiated 35% discount deal at time of bike purchase.
    My boots say 'Harley' due to
    negotiated 35% discount deal at time of bike purchase.
    My knives say 'Al Mar'
    My guns say 'Colt and SW'
    And my bike says Harley.
    And my Fly Rod is a four piece Sage 5 weight.


    We are getting a Pro Bass shop here in Calgary really soon. There goes more money.
     
  8. Clint

    Clint Active Member

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    Do you pack that rod on your ride?
     
  9. Zamadan

    Zamadan Active Member

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    Yep, fits alongside on top of the saddle bag, the small round metal case it came with is only 2 ft long, waders boots and vest are in the bags. I use velcro straps to hold it on.