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Old 02-01-2012, 07:39 AM   #16
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Location: Edwards,Colorado
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56 in April and I suppose when I get old and weak I'll have to stick to the 2 wheelers since they are so much easier to ride.
06 Ural Patrol
03 R1150 GS Sport/ Friendship II
94 R1100RS
99 Rokon Ranger
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:46 AM   #17
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Location: Spoke Can, WA
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I'm 63 and my airhead is an 82 R100RT. But I only started riding 2 years ago at 61. Started with a 650 Dakar, put over 10,000 miles on it in under two years. Blew out my rotator cuff. Tried an 1150RT during that time. Great bike, but we never bonded. Then got my hack in Sept. Finally got it running and put my first 25 miles on it yesterday. Whooiiee! It's snowing again, so may have to wait a couple days before getting out to add more miles to the odo.

Would like to find a nice used dr400 to play on once the shoulder heals.....
"Seika" - 2013 DL650 + DMC M72D Sidecar
"Gracie" - 1983 R100RT 60th Anniversary Edition
"Dusty" 2011 Adventurized 4Runner
Adventure is worthwhile." ~ Aristotle
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:04 AM   #18
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Location: Ol' Montanny
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I'll be 63 this month......after having my '94 Honda Shadow gathering dust in the garage for three years because of a serious illness, I went and sprung for a Velorex 562 in October so I could still ride.

I'm just disabled, not dead yet.

Seeing the bike and sidecar waiting for the snow to clear just makes me smile............

Got signed up here long before I had a sidecar and my "handle" comes from the fact that my 2 1/2 year-old Welsh Terrierist, Mr. Mellow, will be my major passenger.

Spring can't come soon enough.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #19
Still on 3 wheels
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Joined: May 2009
Oddometer: 4,491
56 going on 16.
I've been riding since I was 13 or into BMW's about 16 years ago. The newest bike I've ever owned is a 1982 solo R65 which I still ride.
5 years ago I bought a long forgotten "sun burned" BMW R90 with sidecar off craigslist for $1200.00 . Hooked the chair to a /5 I had on a whim.
My wife loved it and so did I after getting a feel for it.
Later the planets aligned and I found another "purpose built" wrecked / derelict R100S tug and a derelict R90/6 which were the foundation for building a ground up sidecar specific tug. The "Rat'tle Trap has been a labor of love for the past 3 years.

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Old 02-01-2012, 08:32 AM   #20
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Location: 3.7 miles North of Hell...SEATTLE....
Oddometer: 4,207
Last year at the Bigfoot sidecar rally up in BC,I won the trophy for the youngest sidecar driver!!!.
I was 48 years old!!!!!!!.
2012 Honda NC700XAR
1994 KTM440 exc
1983 IT490
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:36 AM   #21
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Et al,

Just short of 71. !
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:48 AM   #22
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Oddometer: 370
Almost 48 Years of age, but still not mature. Riding sidecars since 1991, so i started at 27.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:32 AM   #23
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Location: Netherlands, Europe
Oddometer: 687

Bought my first sidecar 2 years ago and loved it so much I bought/built another a couple of months later.

Been riding motorcycles from day one of becoming 18, bought a sidecar to keep on riding in the winterseason ( which I did on solos untill then )

Wish I tried a sidecar years ago, love it !!
1300cc 217Nm/207Hp NOS-injected VMax (1985), 500 cc 1950 BSA chopper (1983) in pieces, 750 cc CB750 chopper (1990), 300 cc MZ transporthack (1989) winterhack, 900 cc BMW R 90/6 hack (1976) summerhack, 1100 cc BMW R1100GS (1997) daily driver.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter ( Mark Twain )
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #24
Joined: May 2007
Location: Lancashire, England, in the rain.....
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48, sometimes acting 8, sometimes feeling 88.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #25
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Location: Kamloops
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I'll be 33 in May and have genetically absorbed 50+ years of sidecar knowledge. Thanks Dad.
-Brock Smith
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Builder, designer, fabricator.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:43 AM   #26
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Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Ojo Caliente de Las Palomas, NM
Oddometer: 104
68 on March 31 this year...had my first sidecar at about 45...

One of the hardest things to do is to loose the idea that sidecars are an "orthopedic device" I think it takes a lot of skill to drive a hack and most of it is different than on a two wheeler...kinda apples and oranges...

Turn your friends on to Hubert Kriegel....he has been on a rig for much of his extremely adventurous life...see if they have any kind of history to match his...

1980/83 GL1100/ 70's Ural
30 year Friend of Bill W.....

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:48 AM   #27
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Location: South coast UK
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How old is the average Sidecarist

63 in July had sidecar's from when i was16 to get around the 250cc max learner legal laws back in the 1960's, First bike Norton 99/Stibe chair, second bike at 17 1955 Vincent Rapied "D"/with the same stieb chair, 3. Ariel Redhunter /plus chair did the 1962 Dragon Rally now im nearly 63 i ride a 1997 R850R Beemer /Squire ST2 as the old legs are getting tired, all I can say after 40= years of solo bikes its much more fun and enjoyment with the combo, the only real draw back is the traffic jams !!!! Dont Talk about it DO IT. regards Joe QUOTE=brockoli;17885351]I'll be 33 in May and have genetically absorbed 50+ years of sidecar knowledge. Thanks Dad.
-Brock Smith[/QUOTE]
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #28
On the road...
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Location: On the road
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36 as of this month....

The three wheels makes a huge difference. I have been on 2 for many years, am having to learn all over again.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #29
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Location: Cheshire, England
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56 with a mental age of 17 according to my wife!
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #30
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Location: UK
Oddometer: 375
45. (really?)

Been riding outfits for only 7 years. I love them so much I now manufacture them and also build custom sidecars.
SV650 Rat
R80 custom
Multistrada 1100
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