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Old 03-18-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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Bobaji Baseball Sidecar Dog Ballpark Tour 2009

OK, let me say up front that a sidecar needs ballast and my dog is my ballast and I never ride without him so please don't nix me for having an animal in the pictures. He rides too, always.

The rig: a 1995 K75 with 79K miles + California Friendship I sidecar with various asthetic upgrades and canine-specific safety modifications.



Here's last year's video from the road:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El0vCOyxb3A&fmt=6

We want to go to as many major and minor league ballparks as we can this year. Ideally we'd turn this into a fundraising tour for animal shelter and rescue organizations nationwide but I haven't figured out how to do that yet.

Here are some of the places we've ridden to:

Campbells Field, Camden NJ, Home of the Camden Riversharks



And a half a mile south of that on Kings Highway in South Camden...


What was I thinking...not smart.

Then there was Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.


And to get there we had to go thru Manhattan.


And to get to the World Series we had to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge.


But then we parked and walked 'cause it was nuts.

We're headed back north and have a list of ballparks from DE to NY. Anyone want to ride with or have a suggestion, let me know. One of these days we hope someone will actually let us in one of these ballparks and ride around the warning track. I've been to a lot of ballparks in this rig but haven't seen a game in years.

We have nothing to sell. We have nothing to pimp. We just want to ride and find people to ride with.

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Old 03-18-2009, 06:24 PM   #2
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Good stuff

Thanks, Sure looks like fuN!
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:58 PM   #3
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Awesome!
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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Cool ride, cool dog!!

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Old 03-18-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:34 AM   #6
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We're back! On the upside, we've been to six ballparks and met some interesting people, such as Micho the Singing Biker Dog and his chauffeur Tina.







And after Harry Kalas died, we went to his memorial shrine at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philly.



On the downside, we got stuck in Emporia VA due to a mechanical 'issue' and had to stay here for a week waiting for parts...



We got rear-ended by a teenager on a cell phone and the next day the kill switch failed on the way to meet with our attorney...

http://www.bobaji.com/wordpress/2009...l-switch-hell/

we went to Rolling Thunder and missed the point completely until it was over...

http://www.bobaji.com/wordpress/2009...hunder-part-1/

and the bike has been in repair more than on the road, etc etc etc.

And here's a refresher on what this adventure is all about:






Our blog is at http://www.bobaji.com...see you out on the road!

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
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not sure why nobody responded
ought to be moved to the HACK FORUM
i hope that someone can do that

great stuff
thanks for the thread
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:22 AM   #8
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:25 PM   #9
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Great video, tks for rescuing a friend and for getting the word out....one of the most reinforcing things a person can do is rescue / adopt a dog or cat..feels good to save a life...
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