Ride to Camp – Camp to Ride

A December Excursion

Saturday morning, I installed a fresh tire on the front of the bike, a match to the new knobby I put on the rear last weekend, complete with ice screws. Now that I was ready for Winter, the temperatures had risen above freezing.          ...

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Throwback Thursday – The Solstice Tree

Walter, Andy and I decorated a random tree out in the woods on Solstice Day. The  snow was deep and it took us several attempts to get up the ridge. We tried Pinemont Road and I got stuck.       Even with chains on his KLR, my brother didn't make it...

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Throwback Thursday: Beaver Creek Run Part 3

Beaver Creek Run Part 3 It was early afternoon but it seemed much later. The sky was dark and the clouds came right down to the pavement in torrents. Water streamed across every flat surface, cold and black and dirty. When we got to Corvallis we stopped at a...

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Spotted from the truck

            Mike and I were out poking around the forest with my dogs Sunday. We found one good chanterelle, some witches butter and a bunch of soggy mush. Snow level in the Columbia Gorge has dipped below 2000'. We stumbled into some...

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Winter Traction – The Bacon Tour

These videos are part of a series documenting the 2010 Bacon Tour see them all at Adventure Sidecar on Vimeo            We spent the weekend driving on ice in the mountains east of Hood River. Mr. Cob had a two wheel drive Ural with...

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Throwback Thursday: Beaver Creek Run Part 1

Beaver Creek Run Part 1       Howard and I had spent all winter working on our bikes. They both had fresh paint and new tires. Howard installed a new magneto in his Triumph and hand fashioned stainless steel fender struts and a sissy bar. I had a shop...

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Too Hot

    A question which often comes up when talking about driving sidecars is: “What do I do if I get into a corner too hot?” If you have been on any of the chat forums discussing sidecars sooner or later you will come across a long thread discussing this...

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Serving My Corporate Masters

Originally published in Hack’d Magazine Volume 14, #3 Winter                In 1997 I was employed as a private contractor for Portamedic and several other companies which specialized in collecting data for big insurance companies.  I served my corporate masters by...

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Travails with Travois

5/2/16 Dear Robert, I trust you had a safe drive back to Salem and were rewarded with a warm welcome home. How are you feeling today? I woke up a little sore, mostly in the back and shoulders, but a half hour in the hot tub and a couple of aspirin put that right....

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