Help me sort of rough it, car camping style
May 9, 2014 1:14 PM Subscribe
My boyfriend is a bike mechanic and he's going to be providing support for a large mountain bike stage race taking place over six days. He asked me to come, which sounds like a fun active vacation thing to do. It will be him and his business partner in a company truck, and me in a second car. There will be hot sweaty days of work, chilly nights and a mix of car camping and possibly a hotel here and there. I'd like advice on clothing and what else I should bring, for comfort and utility.
posted by tatiana131 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The stage race begins just outside our city and moves through the rocky mountains in stages, ending in a small town every evening. Some places we spend two nights, some just one. The day will begin with setting up a tent and tools, servicing bikes pre-race, servicing bikes post-race, loading the bikes onto transport trucks, packing up and moving to the next stage. Food is not an issue, and there are some shower facilities available, but not all the time.
Prior years the guys have just slept in the truck, this year I suggested a hotel room for two nights, once in the middle and once at the end, before the drive home, which was enthusiastically agreed with, leaving us with only three or four nights of camping.
I'm not the most outdoorsy person, and would like advice on clothing, hygiene and anything else I should bring given that I'd like to look as presentable as possible for most of the trip. I've got it down to tank tops, cargo pants and baby wipes, but I've got long hair that I prefer wearing down, and not sure how to manage that either. Dry shampoo?