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Old 06-26-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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I posted this on the "other" forum but, just in case, I didn't want you guys to miss it.

I just came across this old photo (and I've been lookin' thru <span class="ev_code_RED">a lot</span> of old photos) and thought I would share the story. This was over 15 years ago and one of the most amazing things we ever saw while camping. Early one evening we pulled into a state park in Pennsylvania to camp. In the adjacent site was a family of four who were already set up. There was mom and dad and two sons, maybe 8 and 15. They had two small pop-up tents, an array of lanterns, a cookstove, food and drink spread around. We were especially curious when we noticed only a big road bike with an outrageous side car and a small cargo trailer.

In the morning we were fascinated watching this family load up -- the ENTIRE campsite was packed into the little cargo trailer and the panniers. Then mom and dad got on the motorcycle and the TWO KIDS in the sidecar(!!) as they hooked up a helmet communication system between them all.

The most incredible part of this story is that they had come all the way from California (yikes!) and were headed to New York City! They wanted to know if there was any camping near Central Park. Holy crap!

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I posted this on the "other" forum but, just in case, I didn't want you guys to miss it.

I just came across this old photo (and I've been lookin' thru <span class="ev_code_RED">a lot</span> of old photos) and thought I would share the story. This was over 15 years ago and one of the most amazing things we ever saw while camping. Early one evening we pulled into a state park in Pennsylvania to camp. In the adjacent site was a family of four who were already set up. There was mom and dad and two sons, maybe 8 and 15. They had two small pop-up tents, an array of lanterns, a cookstove, food and drink spread around. We were especially curious when we noticed only a big road bike with an outrageous side car and a small cargo trailer.

In the morning we were fascinated watching this family load up -- the ENTIRE campsite was packed into the little cargo trailer and the panniers. Then mom and dad got on the motorcycle and the TWO KIDS in the sidecar(!!) as they hooked up a helmet communication system between them all.

The most incredible part of this story is that they had come all the way from California (yikes!) and were headed to New York City! They wanted to know if there was any camping near Central Park. Holy crap!

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Old 06-26-2005, 09:23 PM   #3
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That IS amazing.......My kids get restless driving a couple hours in a burb, can't imagine trying something like that.
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Old 06-27-2005, 07:09 AM   #4
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Wow Sandy...now that's traveling lite! I wonder what's it's like to be riding with a sidecar AND a trailer..."things that make ya go 'hummmmm'......"

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I wonder if you could get away with mulitple kid passengers in a side car today. Maybe

And that reminds me of someone here at iRV2 who has a similar rig, and puts some big miles on it.
i just copied a thread that he has posted on so you could see the pic in his signature:
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Wow. That side car is sweet... Talk about vintage.
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Do you suppose that law enforcement would look at that setup a little different today than back when they were riding in it? Does a sidecar require seatbelts?

Reminds me of the days when we used to jump around on the rear seat driving down the road, or laying in the rear window of the car, or driveing around with 7 people in the back of my brothers Courier pickup going to the beach. I guess at the time what we didn't think of wouldn't hurt us.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Do you suppose that law enforcement would look at that setup a little different today than back when they were riding in it? Does a sidecar require seatbelts? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My recollection is that No on the safetybelts since I think it is still technically a motorcycle with passengers, but then that means YES to the helmets.
I have often mulled around getting a sidecar for one of my bikes throughout the years, but then have found the price of them. ooops

And that is funny, i remember my sister and i trading off sleeping on the rear window dash as the family drove long distance. Cars were bigger then and those dashes were perfect for a 10 year old or younger. These days, if someone saw you doing that they would probably force you off the road and smack your Pa around.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by C.CARNEY:
Do you suppose that law enforcement would look at that setup a little different today than back when they were riding in it? Does a sidecar require seatbelts?

Reminds me of the days when we used to jump around on the rear seat driving down the road, or laying in the rear window of the car, or driveing around with 7 people in the back of my brothers Courier pickup going to the beach. I guess at the time what we didn't think of wouldn't hurt us.

Clark </div></BLOCKQUOTE> wOw, talking about things like this reminds me of my dad telling me, "hop back there and hold that trash down, were going to the dump"... boy how times have changed and I am only 30!
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That reminds me part of Bill Engvall's bit..."Sealbelts? He!!, my dad useta cut 'em out of the car! And airbags- that was your dad's arm! And dashes were metal dashboards- you just learned how to take a fall back then"!

Yeap...those were the days!
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