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What Did You Do With Your Sidecar Today?

Beautiful fall day, went out for what turned into a 2=1/2 hour putt yesterday.

It was the kick-off day for a holiday week here (Flag Day, celebrating 115 years as part of the US), so a lot of people, and all of the police, were at the opening ceremonies, opening up the possibility of (ahem) 'spirited' riding on mostly empty road. (Most of the road here is twistys, max speed limit is 25mph), and actually managed to get the back end to drift a bit for the first time, even with wife and son in the s/c.

Had a blast. Wish the cops were off the road more often! 🙂 🙂 🙂

On Apr 6, 2015, my adventure started in Kennewick, WA and went to Spokane Valley, WA to New Meadows, ID to Burley, ID to Green River, WY to Ogallala, NE to home at Gowrie, IA on 11 Apr 15. If I figured correctly, I traveled 1923 miles of rain, hail, lightning, and wind, wind, wind! My 06 Kawasaki Nomad attached to a Motorvation Formula never missed a beat even at an occasional 75 MPH. All well and good but my shoulders and upper back have about given out from steering the beast. My tires were questionable when I left Washington State, but I need new ones on the bike now. The sidecar tire has minimal tire wear. I think my bike and sidecar faired better that the old guy that drove it!

I finally have one! I arrived in Phoenix about noon, put my hands on it for the first to me a n the three months I've owned it. I went over it carefully, tightening bolts and checking things. Then rode it about a hunderd miles.

2014 CB1100 Std, 2000 ST1100 with DMC Classic, 1981 CB650C

tinboatcapt - 4/14/2015 11:05 PM
I finally have one! I arrived in Phoenix about noon, put my hands on it for the first to me a n the three months I've owned it. I went over it carefully, tightening bolts and checking things. Then rode it about a hunderd miles.

Congratulations on the new-to-you rig. If you swing thru Houston on your way home, stop in for a cup of coffee.

CCjon

How about some pix?

I plan to write up a trip report with pictures when I get back hhome. The photos are on a camera, and I'm useless on this wonder-phone.

2014 CB1100 Std, 2000 ST1100 with DMC Classic, 1981 CB650C

Perhaps when you have the story written and the photos downloaded, submit all to Martin for publication in the Sidecarist?

Tom Wells aka Reardan Tom

Jim - Tom's advice is good. Write that article and send it in to Martin. He was really frustrated last issue and needed copy. Harold and I bailed him out but it used up some copy that we wanted used in the next issue. Now we have to write some more stuff.

Now for my report. I got a chance to ride my rig on Saturday. I put 55 miles on the rig that has been broken. It only cost me $143 to have a mechanic do something I could have done - but it got the rig running. I also have a project going on in the garage. I bought an old Spirit Eagle that needed some TLC. I am applying some tender loving care so that it will be available for sale at the Monumental Rally. When I get it looking better I will post some pictures in the classified.

A Photo hint that you may already know. Sent the pictures to Martin raw and full file, don't crop. Don't let your E-mail resize them. I send them as an attachment so the e-mail program doesn't know it is a Photo. That way Martin can modify and shape the picture as suits the copy. Harold

I will write something up for martin. I thanks for the tip. If I have questions on format, I'll contact Martin.
Jim

2014 CB1100 Std, 2000 ST1100 with DMC Classic, 1981 CB650C