ERE Travel Thread

Meetups, joint projects, classifieds, dating, exchanges, buying, selling, etc.
AxelHeyst
Posts: 1185
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Contact:

Re: ERE Travel Thread

Post by AxelHeyst »

I'm looking for a place to crash for one night on the Central Coast of California, around San Luis Obispo, this Wednesday August 25.
I'll be on my motorcycle with tent and sleeping gear, so, completely self-supported. If you're not cool with people coming inside your place, fine with me, I'll appreciate a back yard to put my tent up in. There aren't a lot of boondocking spots along my route that I could find (if anyone knows, hit me up!). I'll be coming from the direction of Bakersfield along 58 probably, through Paso, then up the 1 through Big Sur on the 26th.

Also I'm going to be riding from ~the Bay to ~North Eastern Oregon starting on August 31st. Route tbd, I'm leaning towards just going up the coast and cutting over at Eugene perhaps. If anyone along that route wants to meet up, or if anyone wants to ride with me, PM me. :)

Gilberto de Piento
Posts: 1859
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:23 pm

Re: ERE Travel Thread

Post by Gilberto de Piento »

Can't help you but I'm jealous of your route and mode of transportation. Good for you. :D

AxelHeyst
Posts: 1185
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Contact:

Re: ERE Travel Thread

Post by AxelHeyst »

I'll be in Portugal for the next month or so, then Spain and France probably for April, then Northern Europe, then probably UK in June ish. Plans are super variable, unfolding as it happens. We're fully vaxxed and care not at all what your deal is. If you want to meet up and are being cautious, we'll be cautious. If you're not, that's fine too. Up for meeting up with any forumites or lurkers. Up for helping with projects or builds for fun as well :D

User avatar
Jean
Posts: 1555
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:49 am
Location: Switzterland

Re: ERE Travel Thread

Post by Jean »

I'm hiking in ober allgäu, southern bavaria. Would anyone want to meet this week anywhere in the southern half of germany?
I like sitting in a train for 8hours, and thanks those 9euro ticket, this is an option, so if you like, i can travel a fair bit.

User avatar
C40
Posts: 2656
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:30 am

Re: ERE Travel Thread

Post by C40 »

AxelHeyst wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:42 pm
I'm looking for a place to crash for one night on the Central Coast of California, around San Luis Obispo, this Wednesday August 25.
I'll be on my motorcycle with tent and sleeping gear, so, completely self-supported. If you're not cool with people coming inside your place, fine with me, I'll appreciate a back yard to put my tent up in. There aren't a lot of boondocking spots along my route that I could find (if anyone knows, hit me up!). I'll be coming from the direction of Bakersfield along 58 probably, through Paso, then up the 1 through Big Sur on the 26th.
Hey, next time you do this, check out the advrider forum. In the forum there is a 'tent space' thread with a map. Potential hosts put themselves on the map. You can then send them a message asking if you can stay there. This takes some pre-planning as some folks aren't active anymore, so only about 1 in 3 respond.

I did this riding south through California and stayed on the property of four different motorcycle touring enthusiasts. Most of them were a bit older. They were interesting and cool people who I never would have met otherwise. Also, they all had good advice on which roads to ride.

I stayed in the places below and if I'd noticed your post in time I could have shared the contact information of these guys. They seemed happy and in some cases excited to host a rider.
- San Francisco (actually up in Richmond, in side a cool industrial property that the guy used as a photography studio)
- Just outisde of Mendocino
- Arcata
- Arroyo Grande (near San Luis Obispo)

The other benefit of using that ADVRider map is that many of these folks will have a garage shop setup, so if you need to do some work on your bike, they are willing to let you use their tools, and likely to also help if you need it. One guy even suggested I ride his own motorcycles around while I was in town.

AxelHeyst
Posts: 1185
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Contact:

Re: ERE Travel Thread

Post by AxelHeyst »

Oh, nice! Thanks for the heads up, I'll definitely check that out next time I go.

Post Reply