Chelan Sidecar Rally

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by davebig, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Sarah

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    Aww crap I'm sorry you guys had trouble!! We actually ended up helping Steve (I forget his ADV handle?) get his 1150GSA home after the clutch slave went belly up. I didn't get pictures of that part, but I did manage a few iPhone pics of the weekend. :thumb

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    On the way up to the rally, Drone and I (but mostly Drone) helped a Suzuki Boulevard with a dead battery to no avail, the guy got a mile before the battery let out again. AAA to the rescue, but we kept going.

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    Stopped off for dinner in Leavenworth for lunch, great little German town. :D

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    There were some fun setups out there.

    Then the off road rides, I'm PISSED that I didn't bring my GoPro!! :lol3

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    Met up by coincidence with another local guy who knew a ton about the roads, he became our guide for the day!

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    I gotta give my Dude a lot of credit, he made a most excellent monkey!

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    And Dixie the pup thought the size of the sidecar was overkill but she sat great as long as mama was driving. :thumb

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    We had some fun at the lodge where everyone gathered. Decent view and gravel road up, although us GSers were dying at the pace of the road bikes on the gravel. :lol3

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    God, but I adore this bike!!!

    Then we were back on (or rather OFF) road again! I got no pictures this time unfortunately but we found some fantastic trails, managed to find folks who helped us out, and had a ton of fun.

    Until we got to the highway and hit the storm. Hail and lightening and WET - while those of us with rain gear mobilized to try and prevent getting soaked, everyone else (looks at WW and co.) decided to tough it out back to camp. It was miserable but not horrid, we all made it back although one of us had our clutch go out. :(

    Then we got together and hung out by the fire.

    WW became Bruce's unwitting pillow. :)
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    Before finally getting up and losing his seat.

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    (As you can see, Bruce was the star of the show for us)

    The hardest part was saying goodbye. We both enjoyed our time immensely with everyone, and I'm HUGELY thankful to Drone for giving me tips on how to ride a sidecar and throwing me into the deep end offroad and otherwise. This certainly wasn't how I imagined I'd learn how to navigate a sidecar hack, but goddamn it was WONDERFUL!!! :thumb :thumb
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  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Man,I'm sad I couldn't make it this year!!.
    I have to save ALL my vacation ( 3 weeks )for our ride up to Deadhorse next month.If I still have Black Sunshine next year WE WILL BE THERE !!.


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  3. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    Yeah, we missed you this year! D'Lynn was talking about different plans for next year, so I'm not sure how that'll work out. We will be doing something,incorporating more of the type of riding that we want to do either as part of the CSR or otherwise. Either way we'll post up about it here!

    One of the stangest things about this year's CSR ... not a single Ural? Where were all the Soviet Steeds?
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  4. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I think it would be cool to have a traveling rally next year.Have a starting point and everyday have a route that is about 100-150 miles long and end at a campground ( with motels nearby for us old folks !!).Make it 3-4 days and see some cool areas,maybe have some dirt/gravel options!!.


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  5. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I now see that this is what we are doing !!!.
    Coooooool...


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  6. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Sarah

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