Despite my best intentions, there just hasn’t been much bike camping this year. There were plans for weekend tours, a week-long tour, and any number of other things. But they weren’t to be, for a variety of reasons (often lameness on my part though).
This is just what the S240 is for. Little planning is needed, time isn’t hardly a factor, and risk is low. The planning for this weekend went something like this, on Thursday:
Nate: You want to camp this weekend?
Me: Yes, definitely.
Nate: Cool. But I have to do something after the coffee ride on Saturday.
Me: That’s ok, we can leave later and go to Lake Kegonsa.
Nate: Right on.
So we went on the coffee ride as usual, then I went home to put the low-riders on the Troll while Nate went off to do what he needed to do. Then we met back up later in the afternoon, stopped for supplies, and rode the 13.5 miles to the park.
Troll, rigged for camping.
After that: fire, wine, conversation, sleeping under the stars, fresh coffee in the morning, easy ride back to Madison, more coffee, brunch.
Not even close to 24 hours.
Lake Kegonsa SP
For anyone who might be interested in camping at Lake Kegonsa SP, I can’t say that we’d recommend it. The campground is crowded and much to close to Door Creek Road and the interstate, making it noisy. Most of the other campsites were filled with camper trailers; there are no walk-in sites.
We went there solely because we were getting a late start and it’s the closest campground to where we live on the east side of Madison. And neither of us had camped there, for the same reason. Lesson learned.