Oct 13, 2013

This One’s for You, Chris

chris sidecarFor some reason, this picture has been sitting on my desktop for almost a year. When I saw it, I thought about my friend, Chris Luhman, and his fascination with the Ural machinery. I think if you can ride a Ural, you could tolerate this silly-assed idea. Right?

Everything about three-wheels, side-cars, and riding with this kind of mass evades me. It looks considerably less fun than a decent convertible and a lot less comfortable. If you can’t lean it, why ride it?

real luggage

On a not-very-related topic, I got caught up in a bar discussion about luggage and travelling light vs. carrying the kitchen sink. This is another picture that has sat on the desktop for several months waiting for a reason to shift into the blog-o-sphere. I don’t think I’m going to find a real “reason” to use this, so I’m just posting it to clean up my desktop.

3 comments:

  1. I know I've seen at least one video of a side-car rig that allowed the bike to lean normally, but I think it had been custom built.

    I have to agree, though... I look at Goldwings with sidecars, and I think "Why didn't you buy a convertible? You can get a fairly nice car for what you just paid for that bike, and it will be more comfortable to travel long distance in."

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  2. Ha, that side car is funny. I'd be laughing if I saw that coming down the street.

    Cool idea though. Has to be aerodynamic if shaped like a plane doesn't it?

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  3. I sat on one of the Goldwing trikes at the last Bike Show and . . . it was creepy. It feels more like a wheelchair than a motorcycle and at my age I don't need to be reminded of how close all that shit is.

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