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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by davebig, Apr 15, 2013.
I'll try to arrive early in the week to give you enough time.
Just booked my site, closer to the action than we were last year.
Anyone doing the after event?
nah - thinks it's "back to the ol' grind" for me... oops - sorry.
One week to go, and the organizer just sent out an email saying this is the LAST Chelan Sidecar Rally! So if you were on the fence, this may well be the last chance. You can also register on arrival, so don't let that stop you ...
And, of course, Bruce'll be there ...
I think it's interesting that the organizer doesn't participate in this thread, and has no thread at all on the USCA forum. :huh
Just visited the state park website and there are lots of campsites empty for that weekend. Might be partially due to the relatively high fees that the Governor requires to let us sleep there. Or maybe the $50 rally fee has something to do with it.
Still, I'm going. And I'm gonna have a great time!
I don't know if d'Lynn even lurks here - but I can tell you the first rally was a USCA sanctioned event.
Drone and I just hit the campground. Anyone else here?
Ya'll have fun!
Hopefully someone will post some pictures. This is the 2nd year in a row were unable to make the rally. Great location and always meet great people. Wondering what d'Lynn has planned for next year.
grumpybear and Shortstuff
Or didn't it happen?
I just got back home. Had a great time, but you know how when you go on a trip you always remember what you forgot after it's too late to go back? Well, this time for me, it was my camera. Just before leaving I checked the weather report and decided to wear a different jacket than I thought I would. The camera was in the pocket of the other jacket. Ah, well.
I have a few cell phone pics and will try to get them posted later this week. I also asked Square4 and GypsyWriter and Whitham_Wannabe to e-mail me any pics they took so I could put together some sort of album.
One thing about a sidecar rally is you get reminded that adventure sidecar types are quite a bit different from mainstream sidecar types. Let's just say we tend to be "slightly more aggressive" in our driving habits.
BTW--GypsyWriter is a sidecar savant. You woulda thought she'd been driving one for years instead of days! She did great and her new DMC sidecar performed flawlessly. Oh, and we did get it dirty. Very, very dirty.
We just got home too, and will start sorting through the pictures when I get my energy back. Had a fantastic weekend, great folks, great riding, even though it didn't quite end as intended ... we only made it as far as Entiat this morning before the u-joint let go.
Got to watch all you guys coming down Stevens Pass as I was heading back up in the van to go and retrieve the rest of my party
At least one person was happy, as I brought a couch for his ride home ...
More pics! After the Friday morning group lunch, a select group headed out into the back country.
Met up with a chap called JR (white DR), who showed us around for a while.
We found snow.
Sidecar dogs. One of these guys is obedient and well behaved, the other is just pretending.
SOMEBODY's happy with their new rig ...
Group ride to lunch ...
Drone, Kirby and Wumpa.
Lunchtime was the 'show and shine'. We showed, but didn't do the shine part ...
Gorgeous Guzzi rig by DMC.
A very nice spot for lunching.
After lunch, we took off into the backwoods again.
Found some beautiful places to ride.
So beautiful, I hardly took any pictures at all ...
Saturday night around the campfire, and the dogs are in charge.
Sidecar dog in training, Dixie.
The rest of the pictures can be found here.
That's OK Dogs most of us owners are Poseurs though most wouldn't dream of admitting it.DB
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
Oh, man, I'm really sorry to hear that (can't wait to tell my wife!)
But seriously, I went through Entiat at about 10:30am--woulda stopped if I'd seen you. Decided to head on back up to the Entiat Ridge since the weather was a little better. Got a few cell phone pics of the view we would have seen on Friday if it was clear.
On the road to Sugarloaf Lookout--
FR 5200 aka Entiat Summit Road (47.756,-120.533) just up the road a ways from French Corral Junction--
Another shot of the "GS Gang of Five Plus One" --
BTW, the woman in the picture above with the solo DR is WW's better half. And by "better half" I mean WAY better. She rides that DR like a champ! And it's a beautifully set up bike. Funny thing though--any time she gets ahead of the rig with Bruce in it, Bruce starts to howl. And when he howls you can hear it right through your helmet and earplugs from 1/4 mile away! As long as she stays BEHIND the rig, he's happy!
Yeah, Sunny said she saw you go past about 15 minutes after I left, but no worries, there was nothing to do anyway. This thing wasn't going anywhere except in the back of a trailer!
And we'll have less of the 'better half' comments, thank you very much ...