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Old 12-02-2012, 09:21 AM   #32236
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I drove a rig up at the sidecar museum this summer........and hated it

Well let me be more accurate.
FLASHBACK: In 1977 I was hiking the Appalachian Trail and had made it from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Pennsylvania. I had run out of food and was heading from the trail head to a post office where a care package was waiting for me. A bunch of people were heading up the trail to the shelter to party for the weekend. One of the guys was going back down into town to pick up more beer and said I could catch a ride with him in his motorcycle sidecar. Scariest GD ride I ever had. CB750 with an old Velorx tub rolling down out of the mountains with a nutcase as pilot. Felt like the tub was going to detach going round left turns, and riding in the car felt like I was just inches from going over the embankment the whole way. Anyway, we get to the PO and then the store where he proceeded to fill the sidecar with these...



Anyone know what the 33 stands for???
I think you could get a case for$2.99 back then. I rode back with him on the back of the bike, spent the night "socializing" with the group and left them the next day. I doubt I"ll ever ride IN a sidecar again.

OK enough story telling. Thanks again for your support. Enjoy the day. MC
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #32237
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Anyone know what the 33 stands for???
"33" signifies the 33 words in the beer's original pledge of quality, which is still printed on every bottle.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:49 AM   #32238
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I drove a rig up at the sidecar museum this summer........and hated it
When I first bought our Hack I too hated it as it was not set up properly, in time I went from hating it to just not liking it as i messed with the alignment and now, set up well, I actually dig it.

Please let us help with the assembly when you get the sub frame and brackets from DMC... Measurements for toe in and lean out of the tug are very important.

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"33" signifies the 33 words in the beer's original pledge of quality, which is still printed on every bottle.

How many of you counted those words...?


Good trivia Kaw...
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:12 AM   #32239
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"33" signifies the 33 words in the beer's original pledge of quality, which is still printed on every bottle.
Ding ding ding,
we have a WINNER!!!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:53 AM   #32240
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Ding ding ding,
we have a WINNER!!!!
Are we sure about that?
It refers to 1933, the year Prohibition was repealed. (The 21st Amendment abolished Prohibition on 5 December 1933.)
It took 33 steps to get from the brewmaster's office to the brewing floor.
The number of words in the brewing pledge on the back of the bottle total 33 words. ("Rolling Rock, from the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe we tender this premium beer for your enjoyment as a tribute to your good taste. It comes from the mountain springs to you.")
It's the number of the racing horse pictured on the label.
The owner bet $33 on a horse (#33, of course) and bought the brewery with the proceeds in 1933.
There are 33 streams feeding into the reservoir from which the brewery draws its water.
Groundhog Day is the 33rd day of the year, and they make a big fuss over that holiday in Pennsylvania.
The number of letters in Rolling Rock's ingredients - water, malt, rice, hops, corn, brewer's yeast - adds up to 33.
Beer tastes best at 33 degrees. (It's just above the freezing point of water.)
33 is journalism jargon for "end of copy." (Actually 30 is the term for this, not 33.)
Rolling Rock was brewed at 33 degrees.
It's related to the highest level status (33rd degree) attained by Freemasons.
The workers at the brewery belonged to union local number 33.


"Please let us help with the assembly when you get the sub frame and brackets from DMC... Measurements for toe in and lean out of the tug are very important."

I am feeling better about this hack idea.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #32241
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Are we sure about that?
It refers to 1933, the year Prohibition was repealed. (The 21st Amendment abolished Prohibition on 5 December 1933.)
It took 33 steps to get from the brewmaster's office to the brewing floor.
The number of words in the brewing pledge on the back of the bottle total 33 words. ("Rolling Rock, from the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe we tender this premium beer for your enjoyment as a tribute to your good taste. It comes from the mountain springs to you.")
It's the number of the racing horse pictured on the label.
The owner bet $33 on a horse (#33, of course) and bought the brewery with the proceeds in 1933.
There are 33 streams feeding into the reservoir from which the brewery draws its water.
Groundhog Day is the 33rd day of the year, and they make a big fuss over that holiday in Pennsylvania.
The number of letters in Rolling Rock's ingredients - water, malt, rice, hops, corn, brewer's yeast - adds up to 33.
Beer tastes best at 33 degrees. (It's just above the freezing point of water.)
33 is journalism jargon for "end of copy." (Actually 30 is the term for this, not 33.)
Rolling Rock was brewed at 33 degrees.
It's related to the highest level status (33rd degree) attained by Freemasons.
The workers at the brewery belonged to union local number 33.

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #32242
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The real deal here is there are 33 reasons there is a "33" the bottle.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:29 PM   #32243
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my first ride in a sidecar was many years ago, somewhere in southern VA, heading up to Skyline drive and back down the mountain. It was a Yamaha GTS with a proper rig and car tire up front. I tried to help by leaning out on the rights and tucking in on the lefts. Great fun. Could hear me laughing all the way up the mountain and back down. Driver was a guy paralyzed from the waist down. Shifted by a hand lever connected to the shift lever.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:00 AM   #32244
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Are we sure about that?
It refers to 1933, the year Prohibition was repealed. (The 21st Amendment abolished Prohibition on 5 December 1933.)
It took 33 steps to get from the brewmaster's office to the brewing floor.
The number of words in the brewing pledge on the back of the bottle total 33 words. ("Rolling Rock, from the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe we tender this premium beer for your enjoyment as a tribute to your good taste. It comes from the mountain springs to you.")
It's the number of the racing horse pictured on the label.
The owner bet $33 on a horse (#33, of course) and bought the brewery with the proceeds in 1933.
There are 33 streams feeding into the reservoir from which the brewery draws its water.
Groundhog Day is the 33rd day of the year, and they make a big fuss over that holiday in Pennsylvania.
The number of letters in Rolling Rock's ingredients - water, malt, rice, hops, corn, brewer's yeast - adds up to 33.
Beer tastes best at 33 degrees. (It's just above the freezing point of water.)
33 is journalism jargon for "end of copy." (Actually 30 is the term for this, not 33.)
Rolling Rock was brewed at 33 degrees.
It's related to the highest level status (33rd degree) attained by Freemasons.
The workers at the brewery belonged to union local number 33.


"Please let us help with the assembly when you get the sub frame and brackets from DMC... Measurements for toe in and lean out of the tug are very important."

I am feeling better about this hack idea.
No, not at all... pass me another beer.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #32245
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Thanks to 2T for the headsup...rumor is the cool kids will be in Gorham 'morrow

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:08 AM   #32246
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:51 AM   #32247
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When I grow up I want to learn how to ride a motorcycle...



Love how he just eats those guys up.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:15 AM   #32248
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Love how he just eats those guys up.
No kidding....
The horn comes in handy too.

He's got some talent,
I'd be piled up after the first table top wondering how much wax it's going to take to hide those scratches on my garage queen.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:14 AM   #32249
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Loph strikes again?


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Old 12-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #32250
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When I grow up I want to learn how to ride a motorcycle...

Does it count as a workout if I got tired just watching that guy?
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