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    OK! Glad to see this finally happen. Now we sidecar nuts--er "enthusiasts" can go to one section and not have to drift around so much.

    When I'm at a rally with my sidecar rig, I make a point of offering a ride to one of the non-motorcyclist vendors, such as someone who is preparing rally food. Often they will accept, and when we return from a short ride, all the other workers will be waiting with huge grins.

    For whatever reason, non-motorcyclists don't see a sidecar as being "dangerous" or "threatening" like they assume about a two-wheeler. But after a ride, I ask how they feel about being a "biker" now.

    At the Bee Cee Beemers rally at Nakusp, BC, for several years the sidecarists have taken the residents of a local retirement "home" for sidecar rides. For some, this is the highlight of their year.

    Several years ago, I had my outfit there, and by chance happened to be first in line. I hadn't done the "circuit" around town before, so the helpers got one of the women into the sidecar and a helmet strapped on, and off we went. When I got to the other end of town, I started making a circle to go back. The woman tapped my on the leg and announced "I was expecting the WHOLE ride." I asked where the "whole ride" went, and she pointed out the route, up the hill, onto the highway, and back through town from the other end. I think She was 103.

    This was last year. I'm not sure who the passenger is.

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    Should be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmdave View Post
    OK! Glad to see this finally happen. Now we sidecar nuts--er "enthusiasts" can go to one section and not have to drift around so much.

    When I'm at a rally with my sidecar rig, I make a point of offering a ride to one of the non-motorcyclist vendors, such as someone who is preparing rally food. Often they will accept, and when we return from a short ride, all the other workers will be waiting with huge grins.

    For whatever reason, non-motorcyclists don't see a sidecar as being "dangerous" or "threatening" like they assume about a two-wheeler. But after a ride, I ask how they feel about being a "biker" now.

    At the Bee Cee Beemers rally at Nakusp, BC, for several years the sidecarists have taken the residents of a local retirement "home" for sidecar rides. For some, this is the highlight of their year.

    Several years ago, I had my outfit there, and by chance happened to be first in line. I hadn't done the "circuit" around town before, so the helpers got one of the women into the sidecar and a helmet strapped on, and off we went. When I got to the other end of town, I started making a circle to go back. The woman tapped my on the leg and announced "I was expecting the WHOLE ride." I asked where the "whole ride" went, and she pointed out the route, up the hill, onto the highway, and back through town from the other end. I think She was 103.

    This was last year. I'm not sure who the passenger is.

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    My dog made me subscribe to this thread.

    Mine did too!...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemerchef View Post
    Mine did too!...



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    That's a sweet looking setup you have there!!! Where is the trailer for the dog food?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    That's a sweet looking setup you have there!!! Where is the trailer for the dog food?
    You have not seen us packed! The food is in the nose of the car...

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    I would think that dog was bringing deer back to camp each night...

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    ... and you pull a trailer for the generator set that runs your aux-lights?

    Nice rig.
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