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Old 02-25-2014, 11:40 AM   #31
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How long did the ride last for and did you go out with a leader or on your own? Any specifics? I'm thinking of doing the March 1st one here in Scottsdale but not sure if it's worth the time. Want to try one of the 14's as I've ridden a 13' already.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:41 PM   #32
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How long did the ride last for and did you go out with a leader or on your own? Any specifics? I'm thinking of doing the March 1st one here in Scottsdale but not sure if it's worth the time. Want to try one of the 14's as I've ridden a 13' already.
A lot of that info can be found in this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=955792

I have no idea if it will be the same at other locations. In Roseville they had you maneuvering in a large parking lot until you felt comfortable. That part lasted longer than the ride. The ride was about 8 miles total.

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Old 02-26-2014, 07:18 AM   #33
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I find it amazing how many people have taken the test rides on the Urals and said "It's not for me" "No thanks" "Not something I would want" yet when I took mine it was more like "OH GOD PLEASE GIVE ME THIS RIGHT NOW"
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:25 AM   #34
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I find it amazing how many people have taken the test rides on the Urals and said "It's not for me" "No thanks" "Not something I would want" yet when I took mine it was more like "OH GOD PLEASE GIVE ME THIS RIGHT NOW"
My wife and I had the same feeling when we did the free Canam Sypder rides; no particular faults and it is an amazing machine but not our "cup of tea". But I can understand why they are so popular

Of course, we were already spoiled by having a Ural.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:16 AM   #35
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I find it amazing how many people have taken the test rides on the Urals and said "It's not for me" "No thanks" "Not something I would want" yet when I took mine it was more like "OH GOD PLEASE GIVE ME THIS RIGHT NOW"
I rode a trike once and hated it.

That's the typical response to sidecars and trikes, folks think they're motorcycles and find out they're not. I spent a good part of my ride home from the dealer thinking I made a big mistake, and others have said the same about no expense spared customs.
You have to be a little different to enjoy a 3 wheel vehicle.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:56 AM   #36
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Yeah, sidecars are definitely not traditional motorcycles nor handle like them. Trikes I personally dislike and canams as well, but if some one is into them more power to them. Personally I find something very classy and entertaining about riding a sidecar rig, I guess I was one of the ones that couldn't stop laughing and smiling.
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Yeah, sidecars are definitely not traditional motorcycles nor handle like them. Trikes I personally dislike and canams as well, but if some one is into them more power to them. Personally I find something very classy and entertaining about riding a sidecar rig, I guess I was one of the ones that couldn't stop laughing and smiling.
Wallace & Grommit don't drive a Spyder or Trike and that is enough for me!

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Old 02-26-2014, 02:24 PM   #38
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:51 AM   #39
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I'm please to see that there will be a day in Colorado. I've been thinking about buying a hack for a long time, especially with having a dog. Several guys up in my neck of the woods own Urals. That daily ride down Boulder Canyon looks to be especially fun for them. And the new 2014 has features that make them especially appealing. Except for the price tag. Gulp.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:09 PM   #40
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:43 AM   #41
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Will be in Charlotte NC on Saturday March 22. Plan on being there.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:18 PM   #42
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Remember to be at Gene's in Holopaw FL for the demo rides March 16th and 17th.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:38 PM   #43
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:16 AM   #44
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I'm please to see that there will be a day in Colorado. I've been thinking about buying a hack for a long time, especially with having a dog. Several guys up in my neck of the woods own Urals. That daily ride down Boulder Canyon looks to be especially fun for them. And the new 2014 has features that make them especially appealing. Except for the price tag. Gulp.
Stop by and say Hi to Tammy and Randy at Unique in Ft. Collins anytime and I would bet you can try one of theirs out, no need to wait for the Demo Day.

Dan is one of the local front range guys and he lives up in Blackhawk and rides to work down at the School of Mines pretty much every day.

I don't know if you are a Facebooker or not but here is the local front range group page if you really want to check them out.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ColoradoZidecar/
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:27 AM   #45
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I don't see Minnesota on the list or New Richmond Wisc. Of course, it will be late June before all the snow melts here, the salt is washed away, and the potholes are filled so it's safe to ride again.
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