Skipping Town on Halloween to Go Bicycle Camping

The idea of spending one of the last days of “extended summer” going to bars and sleeping in didn’t sit well with Josh Cates from Beat the Clock Cycling. So what did he do? He planned a multi-day camping trip / mini bicycle tour southeast of Austin. Four days, three camp sites, all fun.

Unfortunately, I could only make it to the first night, which was good enough for me. It got me out of Austin for Halloween and onto the Woodville once more. Something I had been missing as the mornings became cool and the afternoons short.

Buescher State Park was our destination. Just south of Bastrop State Park, where just a few years ago, forest fires laid claim to the lands.

We met up at 8am for coffee and breakfast tacos…

Tools of the trade:
Leica M7
Zeiss 50mm f1.5
Portra 400

  • Scott

    Really digging that front basket/rack setup. Looks like a good time.

  • Kerry Nordstrom

    Do the Gid Skid.

  • jon

    Holy crap! Power lines without shoes hanging from them!!

  • jon

    Seriously, this makes me want to visit Texas. Beautiful scenery! Great job!

  • Jonathan McCurdy

    I’m liking the look of the sleeping bag strapped to a lowrider setup.

  • Hudson T. Doerge

    very similar to a solo trip i took a couple weeks ago: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157648789536681/

  • Tyler Morin

    Definitely digging your setup, what’s the camo thing in the front basket?

  • PNT

    our kind of ride – well captured!

  • Michael Ousby

    Beautiful set of images, really makes me want to ride

  • Ace Metric Cycles

    Bet that fire smelled great!

    • Cedar is the best smelling fire for sure – just wish it didn’t burn so fast!

  • Andrew Wade

    Love these light touring setups. Do you know what the other two camping destinations were?

  • colavitos_ghost

    big agnes makes excellent tents, so don’t take this the wrong way, but you should look at Tarptent by Henry Shires. incredible UL tents made in the USA. maybe not as full-featured as the stuff you prefer to camp with, but worth a look ;)

    • I’ve had my sights on a Scarp 1 for a while now… They’re so nice. Definitely full-featured too! If not moreso than my current products. Only reason I bought the UL1 was my REI dividend. ;-)