Gypsy Biker Bed Rolls

Riding to Sturgis? Don is an old school biker dude who makes a kickass bedroll called the Gypsy Biker Bedroll, which has seen the most hardcore mofos through long road trips. Don often tells people that the Gypsy Biker Bedroll is “a little past comfortable…

According to Don, his Bed Rolls are not made for the rider who has an itinerary and hotel reservations. The Gypsy Biker Bedroll is made for the dude who is following the wind and living the life. ” He has no tent. He has no sleeping bag. He has the wind and somewhere, a cold beer waiting to be turned into piss…

Don searched for a waterproof outer cover and settled on a 10oz. cotton duck tarp. He folded the tarp in half and fastened the bottom and half of one side with hand-driven copper rivets. For the rest of the side he attached silver snaps to close it up. He found a couple of Mexican-style blankets and placed them inside the folded tarp. Rolled up, the Gypsy Biker Bedroll is around 8″ in diameter and 24″ in length. When unrolled, his bedroll is 4′ by 6′. That’s enough room to get the rest of your gear inside in case it rains. Some Sturgis travelers might find this useful! I am Don Wood. (thanks J. Adams)

7 Responses to “Gypsy Biker Bed Rolls”

  1. 1 Kirk Perry Jul 22nd, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Cool. Canvas lined with a serape – for the core rider. 🙂
    And a tire for a pillow?….. jailing… !

  2. 2 burnout Jul 22nd, 2011 at 10:19 am

    simple and useful. peace

  3. 3 Shifter Jul 22nd, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Che Guevara?

  4. 4 Kirk Perry Jul 23rd, 2011 at 12:27 am

    You’d be amazed at how comfortable sleeping is, with several layers of newspaper as a mattress….. like that, and be having things.

  5. 5 nuno maroco Jul 26th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Great emotions ride free and sleep on the moon.

  6. 6 Tibbs Aug 5th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Where can we buy one of these man?

  7. 7 nicker Dec 27th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    “Old biker dudes” don’t get much “older” than Bill & Lois Wilson, some of the original “Motorcycle Hobos” from 1925

    “… home‑made waterproof zippered coveralls …. made out of army shelter‑halves…… A mattress filled with kapok is warm and soft and yet so light it can be rolled into a small bundle. Seven army blankets sewn together on three sides make a fine sleeping‑bag, better than the store ones for we can choose the proper layer according to the weather, under one on warm nights and four or five on cold ones, and each morning they can be turned inside out to air and rotate their use….”

    In any case, sleeping directly under anything that’s airtight or waterproof will have ya waking up damp, cold, and miserable every time (especially if ya have a belly full of beer :-).


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