Bobaji Baseball Sidecar Dog Ballpark Tour 2009

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by VanF, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. VanF

    VanF n00b

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    OK, let me say up front that a sidecar needs ballast and my dog is my ballast and I never ride without him so please don't nix me for having an animal in the pictures. He rides too, always.

    The rig: a 1995 K75 with 79K miles + California Friendship I sidecar with various asthetic upgrades and canine-specific safety modifications.

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    Here's last year's video from the road:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El0vCOyxb3A&fmt=6

    We want to go to as many major and minor league ballparks as we can this year. Ideally we'd turn this into a fundraising tour for animal shelter and rescue organizations nationwide but I haven't figured out how to do that yet.

    Here are some of the places we've ridden to:

    Campbells Field, Camden NJ, Home of the Camden Riversharks
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    And a half a mile south of that on Kings Highway in South Camden...
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    What was I thinking...not smart.

    Then there was Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
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    And to get there we had to go thru Manhattan.
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    And to get to the World Series we had to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge.
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    But then we parked and walked 'cause it was nuts.

    We're headed back north and have a list of ballparks from DE to NY. Anyone want to ride with or have a suggestion, let me know. One of these days we hope someone will actually let us in one of these ballparks and ride around the warning track. I've been to a lot of ballparks in this rig but haven't seen a game in years.

    We have nothing to sell. We have nothing to pimp. We just want to ride and find people to ride with.

    Van and Bo
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  2. forrest_fire1

    forrest_fire1 I came, went & discovered

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    [​IMG] Thanks, Sure looks like fuN!
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  3. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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    Awesome!:clap
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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Cool ride, cool dog!! :thumb

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  5. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    That's Awesome!!
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  6. VanF

    VanF n00b

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    We're back! On the upside, we've been to six ballparks and met some interesting people, such as Micho the Singing Biker Dog and his chauffeur Tina.


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    And after Harry Kalas died, we went to his memorial shrine at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philly.

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    On the downside, we got stuck in Emporia VA due to a mechanical 'issue' and had to stay here for a week waiting for parts...

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    We got rear-ended by a teenager on a cell phone and the next day the kill switch failed on the way to meet with our attorney...

    http://www.bobaji.com/wordpress/2009/05/12/kill-switch-hell/

    we went to Rolling Thunder and missed the point completely until it was over...

    http://www.bobaji.com/wordpress/2009/05/26/rolling-thunder-part-1/

    and the bike has been in repair more than on the road, etc etc etc.

    And here's a refresher on what this adventure is all about:

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    Our blog is at http://www.bobaji.com...see you out on the road!

    Van and Bo
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  7. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    not sure why nobody responded
    ought to be moved to the HACK FORUM
    i hope that someone can do that

    great stuff
    thanks for the thread
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  8. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Moved to Day Trippin'.
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  9. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Great video, tks for rescuing a friend and for getting the word out....one of the most reinforcing things a person can do is rescue / adopt a dog or cat..feels good to save a life...
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