Fetching "The Worthless Furbutt's" Chariot

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by moosey, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    DRONE seriously whupped my ass into shape today!!:eek1

    I can't thank him enough! Our first stop, my legs nearly collapsed. Who knew piloting a rig could be so exhausting??

    First paved twisties then we headed for the snow line on a gravel forest road.

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    Thanks Jay for having having it perfectly set up. :clap

    One last poser shot...

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  2. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    but wasn't your hair straight before you rode it?
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  3. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    Bravo Moosey!
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  4. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Yup, I'm a girl.

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    That looks fun!!

    So, one newb to another: how do you like the sidecar? I'm excited to get mine this week but worried that for whatever reason I'll hate it! :eek1 :lol3 :thumb
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  5. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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  6. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    That's how everyone feels at first WTF did I think I'd like this for ? It's learning something new connected to motorcycling though entirely different.

    The Tiger looks good I'm a tiny bit jealous I've always wanted a Tiger and a chair to paint a Union Jack on.
    Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
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    Strange desires as I'm mostly German !
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  7. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    I LOVE it!

    I had the same concern. On the gravel mountain road, I was able to enjoy the scenery without worrying about staying upright. :lol3
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  8. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Yup, I'm a girl.

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    YAY!!! Now I'm super excited because that's exactly why I'm getting one!! I want to go offroad and am a big wuss when it comes to falling. :lol3 I'd just hate to get it then think "This isn't for me at all". :thumb

    Lol Drone sure put you through your paces with that puppy! When do you officially head east, after Chelan?
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  9. 4PawsHacienda

    4PawsHacienda Been here awhile

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    Lady, I love your attitude!
    If you ever wander towards the BRP I'll buy you a beer.
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  10. SwampFox883R

    SwampFox883R Been here awhile

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    I'm digging the Tiger stripes. :clap
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  11. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Got a little video for the Moosey Fan Club. To set the stage, Moosey picked up her rig at DMC around 9:30am. We added about 50lbs of ballast then ran up and down some residential streets at 25mph making easy lefts and rights. Ramped it up to 35-40mph on our way to Krain's Korner for breakfast. After chowing down some omelettes, we spent about two hours on paved twisties marked 35-45mph. No traffic, so we rode at whatever pace felt good.

    By 2pm, Moosey thought the Tiger needed some mountain air, so we headed south on Highway 410 to Greenwater at 55-60mph, took a right at Forest Road 70 and headed up to find the snow line.

    This may not look too daring, but remember this is DAY ONE of Moosey's new life as a sidecar adventurer.

    Here we go (less than 2 minutes long-be sure to click on 480p)--

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    I think she's off to a great start! Confident and in control! And definitely STYLIN' IT with her yellow Nolan and matching Roadcrafter. By the way, that's no Go Pro Hero camera there. That's me holding my little Panasonic Lumix in my left hand with the button set to "movie" mode. Professional videographer I am not. :D
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  12. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Drone, looks like Moosey's hooked! Thanks for taking her out and eating her dust :lol3 to get those videos. For a first timer she looked perfectly composed and smooth as silk.

    Moosey, think you got me day-dreaming about Tigers now. I really like the looks of that hack. Can you access your right pannier O.K.?
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  13. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I almost forgot; Moosey looks so good Drone better get her back for that CDT ride he's planning. She'd never want to go back to the flatlands after that. My wife is from Cumberland, and I'm from Red Wing, so we've been through Spooner a lot when we were younger. Now we have another reason to go back to the midwest...to visit another hack driver. Whoohoo! :clap
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  14. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Nicely done all three of you and Drone not bad video at all ! Maybe she'll send you a nice Aerostich jacket and you'll be as stylish as your rig and Kirby. But I envy those tree's you PNW people have.DB
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  15. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Lookin good! The matching Tiger stripes are very cool!

    Less than two months before Barley and I head out to the PNW. I've heard rumors the trees and the mountains are a tad larger than what we have back here in Vermont!

    And I might even see other hacks along the way; they're pretty rare out here.
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  16. dholaday

    dholaday Been here awhile

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    Moosey: Nice ridin' Congrats!

    Drone: Great Vid. Thanks
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  17. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    Shoot!

    I spent last night in Spokane at a friend's house...

    You and your wife have place to stay when you head back!

    The right pannier opens 6-8 in.
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  18. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    I'm holed up MT with a sixer of Big Hole Headstrong Pale Ale.

    Beautiful ride from Spokane thru the mountains.

    Every gas stop there was someone lurking by the store and only approached when I put my earplugs in and my helmet on to start talking....:lol3

    When eating, I watched several people walking around the rig taking photos.

    I'm luvin' it!!!
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  19. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Moosey, if you are ever in Spokane, PLEASE LET US KNOW. We'll pick up some Leiny's, a pound or two of cheese curds and talk Wisconsin until the cows come home.

    I am so glad that you are having a fun trip back to Flatlandistan. Drive safe and we'll give you a PM the next time we're heading "home" to see the family.

    Dale & Nanc
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  20. SwampFox883R

    SwampFox883R Been here awhile

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    :ear Don't just just hate that? Thanks for the updates. Travel safe.
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