Creating Hack thoughts in others

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by cleatusj, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    This is the second year I've ridden one of my hacks in a dual sport rally and more riders, after seeing what I'm able to do with one, are asking how they are to handle or how they can build or get one built.

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    This was shortly after going through a large mud bog in a sand pit with a group of 20 rider of smaller DS bike riders looking on. To say they were amazed is an under statement.

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  2. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Some from last year.

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    Even as a leaner.


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  3. SwampFox883R

    SwampFox883R Been here awhile

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    I've been pretty amazed at the glimpses I've seen of you piloting a hack. Glad the rigid modification is working well. And thanks for being a good ambassador for us sidecarists.
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  4. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Same experience here. Went to the Touratech Rally in Plain, WA last summer. Basically, 450 BMW's, 50 other bikes, and one sidecar rig. All the BMW guys were all decked out in the latest riding gear and bikes equipped with the latest and greatest Touratech gear.

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    On the first guided ride I did, when I showed up at the start you could see the expressions on the other riders saying like "oh crap, who invited the sidecar guy?" 14 bikes headed out of the parking lot and rode 10 miles to the end of the pavement. At that point, the leader more or less suggested that I hang back and let the other bikes go, and then I could come along just ahead of the sweep. I smiled :D and said "sure, no problem".

    Well, me and the sweep sat there talking until the last of the bikes were long gone and the dust settled. Then the sweep said to me "let's go--we don't want to keep the gang waiting too long." Again, I said "sure, no problem". :evil Fired up the rig, laid down a 10-yard roost with my car pusher, and that was the last time the sweep saw me until 20 minutes later at the 1st rendezvous point! I was the 5th bike to arrive :eek1 having passed all the others.

    Suddenly, everybody was interested in my rig. :lol3

    After that, they let me ride in the front pack of riders for the rest of the day. And back in camp, lotsa guys wanted to go for a ride. Turned out to be a good rally and I made quite a few new friends.
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  5. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Yep, on the Friday led ride I was running sweep, until one of the Vstorms went down in the front of the pack and the leader chose to stay with him, until rescue arrived. The leader decided I needed to take over for him. Everybody thanked me for a great job leading and entertaining as I would fly the chair coming out of most right handers. The things we will endure so we can enjoy what we love doing.:happay
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