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Old 11-04-2009, 01:42 PM   #81
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DH's last road trip took him to Alabama....he loved this place...

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Here are three of my favorite pics he took at the museum. The last one shows some of the club member's motorcycles...
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:55 PM   #82
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I might even be able to get my DW in THAT sidecar.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:12 PM   #83
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I might even be able to get my DW in THAT sidecar.
Pretty nice, huh? The sidecar carries two people. It makes me wonder how fast that bike could go with a driver and a sidecar with two adults in it....
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It is an Ariel square four.
Aerial Square Four pictures from motorcycles photos on webshots
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_Square_Four

I don't think that combo would go very fast, but why would you want it to?
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Well I certainly wouldn't want to be careening around sharp bends, but I wondered if it would keep up with interstate traffic. I suppose the two person sidecar would be used only for a countryside touring ride.
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I used to ride with a group where we would take 1000-1500 mile trips once in a while. It was mostly touring bikes and touring-cruising bikes. At the time I had a BMW K1250LT, which I loved.

They ended up making a rule that no side-cars and no trikes were allowed. Not sure exactly why, but I do remember that they somehow caused problems keeping up with the pace, which was moderately aggressive. A side car I can understand -- they're not designed to carve corners. The trike thing was probably just snobbery, maybe a thumb of the nose to Gold Wing riders.

My philosophy was that anyone who enjoys a ride should be welcomed, and that it's driver's choice as to whether his/her ride was a good match for the terrain.

Maybe I have time for just one more bike in my life...
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Awesome, a BIKE thread! Four of us rode the US perimeter several years ago. One woman left due to family emergency, my Virago's engine died in Winnemucca (2 busted pistons), and two made it all the way around, from Virginia to Virginia - and one of them had a side-car.

A big reason for wanting to retire at 58 and not 60 is there is I'm still in shape to take some long camping trips.

Rich, you surely have time for one more bike .... and SW Florida has many, many lovely trikes on the road.
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I never, not once, watched an episode of South Park until I saw this posted on a bike bulletin board.

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This isn't about motorcycles.

It's about the behavior of some people who associate themselves with motorcycles. That's a very important distinction.
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Rich, you surely have time for one more bike .... and SW Florida has many, many lovely trikes on the road.
The day they see me on a trike is the day I give up all 2-wheeled vehicles altogether. Not gonna happen to me, though bless everyone who enjoys them.

I did briefly own a Gold Wing, a Honda Pacific coast, a BMW R100RT. I love 'em and leave 'em (motorcycles, that is) when I see something that looks like more fun.

But a nice mega-scoot like a Burgman, maybe after we sell the RV ...
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But a nice mega-scoot like a Burgman, maybe after we sell the RV ...
Or, you could rack the Burgman on the back of the rv. I saw one carried that way last winter. Nice scooter.
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Or, you could rack the Burgman on the back of the rv. I saw one carried that way last winter. Nice scooter.
Now that's what I'm talkin' about.
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A new avatar for Rich perhaps.....

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sorry for the crappy vid. hey the the 70s..
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A new avatar for Rich perhaps.....

I like it. But is it a Burgman?
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Yes...of course it is. I found it just for you. Click on the photo.
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Yes...of course it is. I found it just for you. Click on the photo.


Sorry - I had a little trouble with "Jako pierwszy trafił do naszego testu najmniejszy z braci, z silnikiem o pojemności 150 ccm. Pierwszą rzeczą, która nas zaskoczyła był przepiękny żółty kolor. Dowiedzieliśmy się, że w 2002 roku była wyprodukowana seria o tak ciekawej barwie, która nam bardzo się spodobała."

But I think the good ole American model is just a little beefier. The scooter, that is .
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Well, there's nothin' like a beefy scooter....
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Size matters.
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That's always been my motto. When I hop on a big ride, I'm confident I'll reach my destination.
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