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SS_Eric
October 31st, 2012, 07:24 PM
Posting this mainly to have the first post in the road section! But I also get a lot of enjoyment out of doing an S24O (sub-24 hour overnighters (http://www.rivbike.com/Articles.asp?ID=245)). Like bike touring, but less planning is needed. Ride from your door, set up camp, cook dinner, have a nightcap, BS with friends, head home early. It's good stuff.

I managed to do four this year. Three of them involved towing my (then) five year old boy on this train:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TeVpnKsPQAU/UEzHd0f4s7I/AAAAAAAAGzg/KjsR3v2WRcc/s912/IMG_4662.jpg

From our place in Dublin, we hit Blue Creek Nature preserve in Delaware (they have a once a year campout), Homestead Park in Hilliard, and Alum Creek. This is a fun setup, lots of room for camping necessities like Waldo books and stuffed animals, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do next year when the twins are big enough to head out as well. I can barely pull this up any sort of hill.

Only one "grown up" trip this year, my buddy Charles and I headed to Buck Creek SP near Springfield. A much easier setup this time:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4CJz4rU1VJI/UFYgA_ncbvI/AAAAAAAAGsk/fUs4NJxLpFQ/s912/IMG_4679.jpg

I'm working on paring this load down a bit more. No teddies bear, at least.

SS_Eric
September 18th, 2013, 06:34 AM
Two recent trips this year:

- I took the boys from home to Alum Cree (http://bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/2013/08/s24o-to-alum-creek-or-so-i-thought.html)k, though the campground ended up being full and we had to find somewhere else to sleep
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ypmZvVzHGZU/UhFkDJYg_GI/AAAAAAAALh4/MCHg-u735_E/s912/IMG_0354.JPG

- my buddy Charles and I took the rails-to-trails from Mansfield to Mohican SF (http://bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/2013/09/s24o-mansfield-to-mohican-state-forest.html).
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pbhiH4wlUrI/Ujj2saAc_bI/AAAAAAAALuk/z6moF2MfmjE/s912/IMG_0498.JPG

dirtdiggler
September 18th, 2013, 12:47 PM
Awesome..

SS_Eric
October 13th, 2013, 09:25 PM
I just knocked off another S24O last night, this time to a local park in Dublin where camping, strictly speaking, probably isn't allowed. But we had a pretty hidden spot:

http://bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/2013/10/s24o-to-stealth-spot_13.html