Thursday, September 24, 2009

My loving wife's first sidecar ride

One of the several reasons I got a sidecar rig was to be able to take along one of my family members along for the ride. My two sons have been having a blast while we go on errand runs to the auto parts store or the hardware store.

Today after work, I took #1 son to the auto parts store, then for a ride that included his middle school. #2 son of course had to get a ride as well, I took him along to try and capture the sunset since his ride was way after dinner.

We got home shortly after the sun set and it was twilight. I poked my head into the house and saw my loving wife sitting on the couch. I said: "Last chance for a ride!". She thought it over for all of two nanoseconds I think then jumped up to get ready.

A few minutes later, we were ready to hit the road. #2 son took several pictures, here's one that came out decent. More in the future, I am sure.

We went for a short hop through the neighborhood and exited onto Smoky Hill Road near the public library. We were home soon enough and she said she had a good time, two thumbs up!


Jack Riepe said...

Dear Charlie6 (Dom):

You're going to need new tires on this rig in 6 weeks if you keep this up. I bet your family can hardly wait for you to come home.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad

bobskoot said...

Charlie6 & Martha:

Both of you look good riding Natasha. May this be the beginning of travelling together. The sidecar looks comfy

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Charlie6 said...

Hi Jack, thanks for your readership...yeah, the pusher tire is getting close already. You're lucky, I am told, if it goes much past 5000 km, so about 3000 miles!

A new one is like $80 plus shipping so not too bad. Plus, I can put the knobby spare tire as the pusher on snow days!

Charlie6 said...

Bobskoot, thank you also for your steady readership.

I've sat and ridden in the sidecar and my 33 inch inseam had no problems. Martha said she was comfy as well, we'll have to see what 4-5hrs of riding in one does.

cpa3485 said...

That really does look like a helluva lot of fun. Do you own atock yet in a tire company? I always say defensive investing is the way to go. LOL

bobskoot said...


to keep her mind occupied, give Martha a camera to take "moving" photos. you could probably install an air cushioned seat for her and it could double as a pillow .
It's almost like having her own one-seater convertible

bobskoot: wet coast scootin