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Old 02-05-2012, 11:45 AM   #76
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Two questions for you sidecar freaks. How do you manage sidewinds? Remember having seen a Ural with sidecar gone off the road and downhill at a tunnel exit in the route from Santiago to Mendoza. And, why don't you just get a car if you are taking the best part of motorcycling out of your experience?
Okay ....
question #1:
"How do you manage sidewinds? Remember having seen a Ural with sidecar gone off the road and downhill at a tunnel exit in the route from Santiago to Mendoza"
Just steer into the wind just like on any other two track vehicle. I could be wrong but kind of doubt if the wind alone blew that URAL off the road. POrobably the wind hit him when he came out of the tunnel but he shouldhave been able to correct for it.Either way too bad.

question#2
And, why don't you just get a car if you are taking the best part of motorcycling out of your experience?[/

Hmmmm....Got a car and it's okay in a pinch
Uh like solo bikes also.Always have and always will.
Also like sidecars a lot.
A sidecar outfit is not a motorcycle any more. It is a sidecar outfit. The sidecar experience is altogether different and a lot of fun.
Sounds like you ain't been where we are but almost all here have been where you are. You have not experienced the sidecar world it seems but we have and many here still do experience the motorcycling world. We didn't take anything out of the mootorcycling experience as you put it but put something new in.
Maybe you might want to try it sometime.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #77
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Good enough.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:05 PM   #78
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Good enough.
Hey if you ever get near central Pa. stop by the shop. Have fun ride safe and all that stuff.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:10 PM   #79
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Hey if you ever get near central Pa. stop by the shop. Have fun ride safe and all that stuff.
A little far from where I am but who knows, one of these days...
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #80
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Every hack driver of account I've known had plenty of two-wheel experience. For example, the late Bobby Pike, aka "Ancient Bob" had ridden it all and been everywhere, man. The last time I saw him ride was on a fine summer day on his '28 Harley with the hack he made from scratch. He was grinnin' in his 1950's Schotts.

Hacking is a different challenge. The motorcycle experience is all there.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #81
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Geez, you guys! Some troll comes on here and throws totally off-topic chum on the water and both you guys rise and take the bait? Just ignore him!
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:41 PM   #82
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Legitimate question?

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Geez, you guys! Some troll comes on here and throws totally off-topic chum on the water and both you guys rise and take the bait? Just ignore him!
I thought it was a legitimate question for us old sidecar freaks! Heck, every time I load the tub too high with packs of incontenence nappies and the wind gets up, I get blown all over the road! And it's a real struggle to hang on to the walking frame and the handlebars at the same time.

Who are you again? Where do I live? When is dinner? Do I get desert?
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:09 AM   #83
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Come on, there must be some others here north of six-o like me! My main sidecar tug is 20 years old.
South of 60??? I thought I was North of 60 Actually 59 going on 58 and my Tug is 40 years old. 70- 75/5. Don't use it long distance due to my additction to two wheels but will do that one day.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:19 AM   #84
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I thought it was a legit question also and he was decent enough to reply with a thanks. Of course after riding I-70 through Eastern Colorado and Kansas in 100 degree plus heat with the Kansas crosswind on the way to the Sidecar rally in Ohio this last Summer the same question crossed my mind a few hundred times. I guess the good thing about it is I have done the same ride in the same conditions with the same bike minus sidecar and I was glad to have the sidecar this time.

Did I mention I will be 56 in April? Wouldn't want to get OT.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:57 PM   #85
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you've always been ABOVE average to me
All sidecarists are exceptional human beings.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:53 PM   #86
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How old

O come on, there has to be someone out there older than me as I said I am a very young 72 So fess up you old buggers and make me feel better,or at least tell me I won first prize.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:55 AM   #87
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O come on, there has to be someone out there older than me as I said I am a very young 72 So fess up you old buggers and make me feel better,or at least tell me I won first prize.
My Dad is 88 and still lives alone on 2000 acres. Does that count? Oh no he doesnt ride sorry.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:24 AM   #88
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I've been driving my hack around lately.. and I keep getting shit from my friends who ride two wheelers. They say there for old men. I personally find driving a hack a lot more fun. I have nothing against older guys most the people who have helped me on here are older than me and have way more wisdom and experience than I do. I'm just curious as to the age of most the sidecarist on here. I'll start it with 25.
Jealousy is a terrible thing.

I could not afford to buy my Ural in 2006 until the ripe old age of 51 but had funds been there, I would have done so many years earlier.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #89
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #90
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How old is the average Sidecarist?

Really, really old. I'm only 37.
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