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  1. #16
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    Cooperstown NY
    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasspicker View Post
    This is the site for you! I've stayed in some nice places using this,
    Indeed- that's the site for me! Thanks...I see googling gets other such directories :

    your suggestion looks as good as any. Thanks

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    Registered User YeehaStephen's Avatar
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    Deep in the Heart of Texas
    Small town cemeteries were one of my fav spots. Arrive late and ride to the back.
    Not really good for Friday/Saturday nights. Teenagers still want to bring their dates and cruise thru to scare them.

    Houses and bldgs for sale if you can see the driveway hasn't been used in a while and you can get around back.

    You an instant sleeper? I've used wooded medians of highways with good success. Just a little noisy if you are sensitive.

    The only trouble I usually have is the neighborhood dog.... they always seem to find you no matter where you stop and they're always lookin' for a handout!

    Yeeha! Stephen
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    I crossed the country once sleeping out behind the building in rest areas on freeways. But it was a long time ago. I have no idea how that would work out now.
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  4. #19
    When hard pressed, I've pulled into a fire station and asked to pitch out back for a night. Doesn't hurt to ask, and I've always found the person in charge that night to be accommodating once they found you were kinda stuck for a place and it was late.
    The lion does not even bother to turn his head when he hears the small dog barking.

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    In the state of Misery for now.
    As the population increases and problems have occurred with squatters, drug addicts, gates left open and trash left behind it is now much harder to get permission. The perception of liability if something happens also works against you. Cemeteries increasingly get vandalized. Churches also have issues. We are becoming a nation of haters. I used to stealth camp, no longer even try. Sad sad sad state of affairs.


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    Hampstead, NH
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    It used to be considered for emergencies, not a cheap way to travel across the country.
    Id be thrilled if someone actually called and wanted to camp in my yard. I've been a member for 18 years and only once has anyone called. It was for a rescue and I was happy to help.
    I think now the route is open cell phone facebook and post if anyone nearby can help, but I like the anonymous book and think it's fine for cheap travel as long as the people are social and willing to reciprocate themself. Nowadays people camp more as a hobby than as a cheap way to travel, but Im all for cheap travel.
    1978 R100RS , 1983 R80RT, 1998 R1100RT, 2008 R1200GS, 2018 Z1000, 2018 FLHRC

  7. #22
    I wouldn't recommend it to anyone but I know a guy fairly well who was once out of options on a thunderstormy night and he wheeled the bike into one of the outdoor shed buildings at a big box building supply store. He was leaving just as the store was opening the next day, but nobody chased him.
    Lee A. Dickinson - Danielsville, GA USA
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