Ride to Camp – Camp to Ride

Low Census

The doctors took the day off so they sent me home. It was warm out; it seemed like a good day to change my tires. The front tire was still good, so I left it alone. The rear bike tire was badly worn and the sidecar tire was bald, so I devoted my attention to replacing...

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Spring Excursion

Wrayal and I decided to take a trip up Fir Mountain Road and see if the snow had melted. He loaded his dog, Jenny, into his DMC sidecar and met Walter and me at my house. We headed up Sywers Drive, which was impassable just a couple of weeks ago, and then up Fir...

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Saint Patrick’s Day

  I spent the weekend visiting with friends while I did a couple of upgrades to the Triumph. Saturday, Russ brought over a fifth of Wanderback whiskey. We sipped the single malt while testing my charging system and swapping out the stock rectifier for a new Hot...

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Snow Camp!

A photo essay about our snow camp until we get around to writing a ride report.                                                      ...

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Doggles

  After securing the dog so he can’t fall or jump out of the sidecar, the next important concern when taking your pet riding with you should be eye protection. There are several products available to protect your dog’s eyes from bugs and debris; the one I am most...

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Scouting for a Camp Site

(Words: Andy Wade; Photos: Vernon Wade & Andy Wade) Half the fun of camping is scouting new places to go. Any time we get out on the hacks and head to the mountains is a good day. Our expedition the week before was, as usual, a blast. Riding through Underwood and...

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Battery Bank

I don’t know if I have a charging problem or just a weak battery, but lately I have been having trouble starting the bike. Not all the time; in fact, very rarely, but always when the weather is miserable, and I am trying to get home. It happened again yesterday. I had...

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A February Excursion

This story first appeared in  International Sidecar Traveller #29 December, 2016   It’s been a cold winter, with temperatures in the single digits. Storm after storm has swept in from the ocean, dumping rain and snow across the Pacific Northwest. We've had some...

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Why I Am Not A Cat Person

It was one of those spells we get in January; a couple of weeks of clear, dry weather with the temperatures stuck in the teens. I had seen an ad in the paper for a BMW powered reverse trike up in The Dalles. I envisioned something like a Morgan. Two wheels in front,...

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January Rain

Five to five and the last patients have left the office. The doctors are finishing their dictation; the office staff have locked the doors, turned off the lights and gone home. I clean the surgical instruments and shut off the machines, flipping the breaker on the...

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