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Old 08-14-2010, 04:37 AM   #1
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Plan "B" - Skibum Soiree 2010 - and *really* good friends....

Well, here it goes, the story of plan "B" -

I'm starting this report early, as there is a long story in the beginning.....This one is sure to be a wild + crazy adventure......

Goodolguzzi and I have planned to ride the Trans-Labrador highway to the Skibum Soiree 2010 since last winter. He went out and bought a 650 X-Challenge to do the ride, and even tricked it all out with big tank + travelling gear.



That's GoodolGuzzi - next to his shiny new Challenge.

Fast forward to the end of July, and while riding with Carl (internal Combust) at the RA rally in Pownal, I hurt my wrist, something about a G450 and gravity makes for a bad combo.

Here's Carl on the way to the Rally.



Here is VTbeemer showing how to do it right.



I was having WAY too much fun.......



Then I make 1 teensy-weeny mistake.



Now, it doesn't look like I'm going to be riding through Labrador soon at this point, SUCK!



So, I PM GoodolGuzzi and drop the bomb - I'm out for the trip, so sorry.

Carl (Internal Combust) and Dan (VTbeemer) were the best at helping me get some medical care, and getting my machine loaded up after my Bride swooped in to sweep up my mess. She's a pro, she has picked me up at the E/R like 5 or 6 times in the last 15 years we've spent together, so she's "used" to getting that call. God love that Woman.

Settling into a nice comfy fiberglass cast, it's going to be a long 6-8 weeks without riding.



So the next weekend, after I get casted up, who shows up at my place on their bikes but GoodolGuzzi, Kaw4Life, and Vt-Stromer. I was thinking they came to "rub it in" but Goodol came up with "PLAN B" instead.

He remembers another machine of mine in the barn -



He suggests that he drive my sidecar rig to Newfoundland for the Soiree, and I should ride in the hack, as the convalescing monkey.

Whoa. This thought never crossed my mind!



This guy bought a bike for our trip, spent a lotta dough setting it up, and now, he still wants me to go on the trip with him, and (to me) seems to be making a big sacrifice to do it.

Riding a sidecar rig is fun, but totally different than riding a dual sport bike.

The rig has been there before - in 2007



Gotta get approval from many levels of Upper Management now, fianancial advisor, Doctor, Wife (it's her motorbike - really!) and so off I go in search of approvals all around.

The in-house consultant was hard to win over, but I did it.



Then after consulting with the Doc yesterday, it's seems to be a go -



Now, Skibum69 - the host of the party, doesn't know about my injury, as he is racing the Rally of Mongolia at the moment.



Doing great too, I might add.

A new set of tires needs to be fitted to the rig, and we have a departure date of the 28th or 29th of this month.

Wish us luck.


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Old 08-14-2010, 07:27 AM   #2
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Friends! Riding monkey will give ya a total new view of the ride. Beats the hell out of the sofa while your healing. Enjoy the trip!
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:15 PM   #3
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:51 AM   #4
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See you there! I never knew you could put a sidecar on the big GS so I'll have to check that out.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:56 PM   #5
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Thumb I'd Volunteer...

I'd volunteer to ride Goodolguzzi's X-Challange along during your trip. This way he won't be deprived of its warm comfort during those cool nights up in Labrador . But I'll be starting my six weeks down in S America in Bolivia around the time you guys are getting back. Sounds like a great plan!!

Have a great trip!!!
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:02 PM   #6
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some one needs to merge these two threads
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:03 AM   #7
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This guy bought a bike for our trip, spent a lotta dough setting it up,
I really just needed some beer...



...and a little tinkering project





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Old 08-18-2010, 07:12 AM   #8
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picked up the key to my friends' place on PEI yesterday......



Might have to stop and make sure his place is still there.

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Old 08-19-2010, 01:38 PM   #9
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:57 PM   #10
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3 tires, 2 days, 1 arm.







Balanced up, and on the rig! Almost ready to roll!
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If you guys have a Spot, you might want to participate in the SpotWalla page for the event:

http://www.ridetherock.com/forums/sh...t=4520&page=46
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:00 AM   #12
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3 tires, 2 days, 1 arm.







Balanced up, and on the rig! Almost ready to roll!
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:28 PM   #14
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Thanks again, Goodolguzzi - what a great way to end the summer.....

Even if you did name it the shitshow on wheels.

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