Thread: New [to me] Rig
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by dholaday View Post
FWIW, Vernon thinks I'm dumber than dirt for riding the rig back instead of shipping it. He's probably right but this will be more fun.
I took Vernon's class, passed it, got my WA endorsement, then flew to Phoenix and bought my first sidecar rig and rode it 1500 miles back home--my first sidecar drive. Not dumb--it was fun! Suggestion though is don't listen to the people who say don't use ballast. Use ballast. I bought about 60 pounds of bottled water in Phoenix and used that for my maiden voyage. It helped. But do watch those right-handers. There will be at least a few between NC and WA that you will misjudge and come into them too hot. Follow Vernon's advice and get your butt hanging off on EVERY right-hander so yer ready for when it happens.
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