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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hmmmm, too much helmet time...

And because of that, I have come to think that maybe I actually worship the Sun! Yep, I said it....I am a Sun Worshipper!  Without that puppy we won't even be here. I love it sooooooooooo much!

Dina and I made it to DMC in Enumclaw...spent a night in a crackhead motel to avoid a bad rainstorm...didn't sleep much as the tweekers in the next room were loud all night...spent the next two nights in a state park...Tenaskin-Palmer to be exact and the second night got freeking soaked to the bone as well as did  everything we, the next morning we spent a couple hours in the laundramat to get stuff washed and dried and to go over my mistake that caused the tarp up since I only expected drizzles. Hah! there are those pesky expectations again...and nasty assumptions. I didn't take it personal so that is progress with the Four

On Monday I showed up at DMC and spent the morning there with the fine folks who own it and work there....the tire came in by 1 PM and it was installed and the rig buttoned up by 2 or 2:30. Jay and Barry said that the rig is set up fine and that car tires wear a lot faster than bike tires....too soft for bikes is the problem, I guess. I had thought they would last longer...bad info. Plus my tire/wheel was out of balance.

I also took a long look at a BMW 1200GS with a DMC M-72 sidecar on it and fell desperately in Gawd, I must HAVE ONE! Almost enough to go get a job to put together the many bucks it would take to own one. Not quite though and my aching body says Thank You Bri for not being quite that stupid. I will say that if anyone wins the lottery and feels like sharing the love....I want one in silver/grey just like what sits in Jay's shop....

If you are interested in sidecars, a stop at either Jay's shop or the website is a treat....they are currently my favorite builders....

Then I came over the mountains on 410 through Ranier National Park and it was cold, cold, cold....38 degrees and raining of course so I did take a couple shots of the rig next to the snow banks...brrr.

We camped in a USFS campground by the name of Cottonwood for the last two nights and it was blissful...sunny, warm and quiet with only the river and the birds....really sweet and especially good over the fourth of fireworks...Dina is doing fine!

Today in Yakima to do business, get a BC map and an automatic tire balancing product so my rear tire wears evenly.....I want DynaBeads but they have a knock-off only so I hope it is as good or better....

More later but now it is north to BC and a bit of the lake country before my International insurance card runs out....

Stay in the saddle and be aware!


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well, I am a 70 year old married man with a couple of sons and 4 grand kids and am currently wending my way around the planet in any way that I find interests me. I am a retired mechanic, certified motorcycle nut, ride a sidecar rig and practice living in the moment. I am a 31 year friend of Bill and Bob and have lived a life beyond my wildest dreams.