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Honda 250 Rebel

Establishing Boundaries and Hauling the Rebel 250

The Rebel rolled up on the I carry it on.

The RTR ended last and we have since moved over to our Ehrenberg, AZ camp. most RTRs there is a of us that leave and then together afterwards, and this was no different, 15 of us moved to this and another group went to Yuma, AZ.  I love the chance to so many new friends at the RTR, but I am a private person that in the it has been very stressful for me.

year I was much more of my alone time and tried to some boundaries for myself and stay in them. It worked well. It helped that went perfectly and we had a remarkable of people who were just so nice. For me, it was by far the best RTR and I heard other people say the same

Of course the perfect weather and location didn’t hurt

Arizona just can’t herself, she has to give you a gorgeous wherever you go! This is our new home in

So when we moved to our new camp I to continue with establishing I promised myself that I got here to Ehrenberg I would sure I had more privacy and was alone. I found a nice near a wash that is a prettier campsite than had before and it’s a little away from the main

  I have to say I am happier here now at any of the other times we have here. I love having around, I just need my and having people all around me let me feel “alone” even I am.

Looking down at our camp a nearby hill. Judy and I are at the on the far right. There are 8 of our rigs you can see in hot and two you can’t.

So I guess the lesson is we are all so very different that of us needs to be honest with and learn what “I” need for And then take care of Don’t be embarrassed because you to be happy!  I love this from Audrey Hepburn:

As you older you will discover you have two hands, one for helping the other for helping others.


What are you doing to care of yourself? Could you be more?  What are you doing to someone else? Could you be more?

For the best possible keep both arms and very strong!

Our Ehrenberg and the rack for the Rebel.

Transporting my New 250 Rebel

I told you in an earlier that I bought a used Rebel 250 motorcycle to ride on trips to town. My goal was to money on gas by riding it instead of the van. The van only gets mpg and that’s just the cost of

The total operating cost is more than just the gas you factor in maintenance, deprecation and The Honda is getting 70 mpg and because of its and very low mileage (1076 when I bought it) its total cost is going to be extremely

It’s a 1996 Honda 250.It had 1076 miles I bought it in December!

In the last weeks I’ve only the van twice, once to drive to for a stock-up trip to Walmart and the was to move camp from to Ehrenberg. Other than two trips, all my local trips to have been on the Rebel or Judy. The bottom line is my operating costs for a motor are going to dramatically drop of the Rebel.

As a huge bonus, the is fun; it’s just a to run around town on it! It’s light and very low to the ground so extremely easy to maneuver in lots and traffic. Most it isn’t very powerful! In the I have owned several fast, very powerful and I always thought how easy it have been to get in an accident. is addicting!

When all you have to do is roll the a little bit and you can be going 120 mph  in a few that spells trouble for The Rebel is strong enough to comfortably on the freeway at 55-60 but by 65 mph it is working hard so I keep the below that. Plus, it is not a accelerator.

No problem keeping up the flow of traffic but I’m not going to be any drag races!!

Some of you written asking how I carry it, and a good question. I bought a rack that mounts to the hitch. I like to buy too big and not too small so it has a 600 capacity even though the is only 300 pounds. That way I can be confident it is plenty strong You might be wondering how I will use it I tow my cargo trailer on the back

I found an easy solution by a front receiver hitch on the van and the Bike up front.  I bought it and had it installed at a local RV Curt Manufacturing Front Receiver

I just now finally got ready to carry the Rebel. Up now I had only moved from to Ehrenberg and then back and of those moves was only 20 so Judy and I just shuttled the back and forth. But because was done, this time I the bike on the rack instead of it. Everything went well, like it was supposed to! Pushing it up on the was no problem because it is low to the ground and the is very low.

Once on the rack, Judy the bike while I used straps to secure it. While the van handled the weight up front nothing was there. There was no shimmying or steering problems at

Honda 250 Rebel
Honda 250 Rebel

You can see in the pictures that I had no problem around the bike while I was

I took this shot on the from Quartzsite to Ehrenberg. I had no at all with the bike up there.

The one problem is that it blocked the and turn-signals For sure blocking the will be illegal, but I’m not sure the headlights during the day. I can the turn-signals by getting a magnetic lights setup and putting up on the front hood. I’m hoping by only carrying the bike on days I can get away with lights.

You can see in the pictures that the is a long way out from the front so overheating won’t be a problem. But I am about having that weight on that long a I can easily get a welder to cut down the of the rack so it is closer to the van.

  I’ll probably do that.

you can see just how far out the bike is from the I can get it cut down and it will be about 18 closer.

Because I have a 1 ton I’m not about overloading the van, but my Forest thinks carrying the up on the front might lead to front-end wear and cause the to go out sooner. I’ve got it set up to so that I can put the rack into the rear hitch and still be able to tow the That means the motorcycle be between the van rear door and the

Again, because it is a 1 ton it will laugh at that small of weight, but it does exceed the weight of what the receiver carry. It’s a 500 pound hitch and between the rack (80 Rebel (320 pounds), and weight of the trailer (150 I’m about 50 pounds  over its 500 limit.  It’s only 50 but I’m still concerned about it.

time I move it I will put it on and see which seems better.

The thing is that I will carry the bike in either During the summer the trailer be in storage somewhere in the desert while I travel with the van. In that case I can the bike on the back receiver no problems at all—400 pounds on the of a 1 ton is nothing!

If I’m not traveling, I expect to be within 500 of Quartzsite; that means the will only be on the rack than 1500 miles a and most years it will be than 1000 miles.  If are problems, it will take a time for them to happen at low rate of driving.

I am so delighted to the Rebel. Its fun, cheap and in the run will save me a bunch of When the price of gas starts to from increased demand and supply, I will be even

Looking at the bike loaded on the from the front.You can see it covers the

This is a map to our current camp. You are to join us!

Honda 250 Rebel
Honda 250 Rebel
Honda 250 Rebel
Honda 250 Rebel

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