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    Sidecarist needed

    Hi

    My daughter is disabled and lives in a group home in Indianola, very close to Van Wall Powersports.

    She has foam positioning chair we use to give her stability. It will for example fit an a Ural. Several years ago she did ride in Ural, and she still talks about that.

    If anyone would be interested in riding down to Indianola with me and helping her to go for a ride during the rally please PM me. Just around town a bit, 30 or 45 minutes, you will get to see a very happy girl and her dad I will of course pay your gas, buy you dinner, beers in the beer garden etc. I have a helmet for her.

    Yes, I know, a side car is on the list of things to get when I retire. I would prefer an experienced sidecar pilot since the handling is"somewhat different". She will only be about a 120 LB load in the chair, and just getting to ride will be thrill enough, we don't need no hard core off roading or flying the chair.

    No pressure, I have not told her so if no one volunteers she will never know about it.

    Rod

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    Wish I had a sidecar rig

    Hi ragtoplvr: Your request really hit home with me. I have a mentally handicapped brother (happened at birth in 1957) and I know what it means to him when I take him out in my SUV every week for a ride. Kudos to you for reaching out. I am hoping someone can help out, as it will really make her year.
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    Rod - I'm really hoping someone with an open Ural-style tub can help. My Hannigan has been modified to meet my service dog's needs to the point my wife refuses to ride with me. (Just as well as her screams of terror are really annoying!) I'm also not sure how Tulliver would react to me riding away without him after a lifetime of being trained to not leave my side. I'm reaching out via PM to some fellow sidecarists with rigs that might be more accommodating.

    Paws crossed.

    Pete
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    What state is this town in. If it is Mississippi. I am about 130 miles away with a Ural.

    Don
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    Iowa - right by the MOA rally.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    ragtoplvr, I'll have my rig there. I would love to help you out any way I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcdakar View Post
    ragtoplvr, I'll have my rig there. I would love to help you out any way I can.

    Tracy McCarty
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    Way to step up sir. How cool the request and even better people trying to accommodate the request and help out.
    The lion does not even bother to turn his head when he hears the small dog barking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post
    Way to step up sir. How cool the request and even better people trying to accommodate the request and help out.
    I believe that would be Way to step up Ma'am.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I believe that would be Way to step up Ma'am.
    Sorry about that, Ma'am
    The lion does not even bother to turn his head when he hears the small dog barking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcdakar View Post
    ragtoplvr, I'll have my rig there. I would love to help you out any way I can.

    Tracy McCarty
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    This does not surprise me at all.

    Eddie

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    Sidecar Fun!

    We are in contact with each other and are working out the details of this endeavor.
    It is my pleasure to help in anyway that I can.

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    Please post some pictures of the day.



    Thanks for stepping up.







    LONG MAY YOUR BRICK FLY!

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    Well we need someone with a seating width of 24 inches in the chair. Marilla uses a foam positioning chair with some seatbelt straps to control the position of her upper body. She has no ability to balance on her own, the chair does a real good job of providing that.

    I have not told her about this, so if nothing happens she will never know.
    Rod

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    Well? Were you guys able to make this happen?

    If so, please post a picture or two and a brief rundown.





    LONG MAY YOUR BRICK FLY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Well? Were you guys able to make this happen?

    If so, please post a picture or two and a brief rundown.







    Hope it worked out. The last time I spoke with Tracy they were still looking for a car with a larger seat.
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