Originally Posted by dholaday
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.