There might be a slight crossover with the car thread but here goes.
I’ve been getting into a few new things lately, XC mtb, trail running etc. IM might drop into my life in the future but I’ve never been the ‘tri tragic’ type as that doesn’t interest me. I am however, a ‘multi-sport tragic’ and healthy dose of surfing in there as well.
Given all these interests and a daughter that is getting more into her own events, I’m trying to combine family adventures with races/events. That means camping, now I chuffin hate camping and only used to do it if the surf break was so remote there was no other option.
Looking at camping websites now and tents have moved on a lot (Air Beam for example). Also trailers such as Air Opus look good (but very spendy!). My preference is for a campervan but would have to be sub £20k and that comes with issues of insurance, storage, rust etc. ( we are hiring one a couple of times later in year).
There are three of us, and Little One is, 5 so she could sleep in a pop top. She tells me she’d like to camp but I reckon the reality of sleeping on the ground and noise might not suit her, or me being 54yr old and knackered!
We are only looking at three night ‘splash n dash’ trips, not week long plus holidays. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts/ experiences on how you integrate racing/ adventures with camping and kids. (bike security etc) and costs.