FAIL! GS Sidecar Attempts the Continental Divide Trail -- with dog

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DRONE, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. d_mob

    d_mob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Oddometer:
    224
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Screw the Dos Equis guy, you and Kirbs have my vote for most interesting 'men'... :)

    Keep the rubber side down and I look forward to reading another of your crazy and inspiring ride reports soon.

    ~ D
    #41
  2. mudmonster

    mudmonster Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    272
    Location:
    Sydney , Australia
    Great report mate,good to hear everything's ok with you and mans best friend.you know what they say ya gotta get back on that horse !
    #42
  3. GB

    GB . Administrator

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Oddometer:
    60,268
    Awesome ride, report and pics... and things were going so well.. Glad you and mr. K weren't seriously hurt. Thanks for sharing your ride :clap
    #43
  4. TxLoneRider

    TxLoneRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    343
    Location:
    Tejas
    I too am looking forward to reading stories of the building a stronger machine and more adventures with you and Kirby.
    #44
  5. Flying Tivo

    Flying Tivo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2013
    Oddometer:
    267
    Location:
    Monterrey, NL, Mexico
    Get yourself the new Wethead with that money and fix up the sidecar. Then you will be the first WETHACK!!:rofl:rofl

    Glad you are OK.

    I usually try to make a rule of thumb when i look at skid marks, to look at the side of the road and make sure there is no wreck. Glad you were not pinned down, you would not have been noticed for a while.

    Felipe
    #45
  6. hwunger

    hwunger Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Oddometer:
    522
    Location:
    Left Coast


    me too ! .... still what an inspiration this guy is .... hope to do the same :D
    #46
  7. Braindmp

    Braindmp NOB!

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Oddometer:
    39
    Location:
    Dakar
    Great write up! Definitely sidecar food for thought. Thanks!
    #47
  8. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    14,704
    Location:
    Helltown
    Damn, when I saw the "fail" I thought your bike wouldn't make it over one of the passes. I had no idea it was that kind of fail! :eek1

    Glad to hear you and Kirby came out of that in as good a shape as you did.

    It was a great RR up to that point. I hope you get to continue that trip or another one like it! :freaky
    #48
  9. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Secret Soi Rider

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    845
    Location:
    The Big Mango, Bangkok, Thailand
    Aw, just as I was really getting into the rhythm of your RR you had to go and break your bike! :evil

    I bet you must replay the crash over and over in your head and think how fortunate you were to go off the road where you did, with a "relatively" soft landing. It could have been so much worse!!

    Any crash you can walk away from is a good one in my book! Happy to hear you're already thinking about how to get back on the road! :clap
    #49
  10. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Oddometer:
    980
    Location:
    Manchester...but from Rome!
    What a cool sidecar:clap

    Nic
    #50
  11. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,516
    Location:
    Classified
    Great RR, Glad You and Kirby are OK!
    #51
  12. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,085
    Location:
    Nelson New Zealand
    And here's me thinking that bike had a real character to it:cry
    Great words & pics. thanks for sharing
    #52
  13. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,670
    Location:
    Greater SLC
    Wow! Glad to hear you're mostly ok, and especially Kirby is unscathed! :D

    This is one of those freaky deaky crashes you can't really be ready for - thank God you weren't cruising down the highway at 80mph or something. :huh:eek1
    #53