Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Interviewed for RumBum

So the other week I was interviewed by Ken B. whom I sort of inherited the Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner gig from on examiner.com. (See top item on right side of this blog page).

The focus was my experiences so far with Natasha, my 1996 Ural Sportsman. I invite you to read what he wrote, pretty much sums up things in a general way as to the ownership "experience" when riding an old technology vehicle.

Click here to go to the article

note: yes Dave, I do know what rumbum means in the UK, I didn't pick the name of this outfit.

9 comments:

Hawktane said...

Really enjoyed reading that article. I've always wondered what it was like to ride with a sidecar.

Richard Machida said...

Good article and nice photo. So, do I need to google rumbum or is it something to be avoided?

Charlie6 said...

Hawktane, thanks for reading this stuff....

Richard, rum in the UK is something amiss or bad, bum is slang for butt...so in effect, one could construe rumbum as having diarrhea....

Canajun said...

Good article. Never really thought of a "street" bike as an exploration vehicle, but the third wheel makes all the difference I guess. Will have to try this one day.

bobskoot said...

Charlie6:

congrats on having RumBum. Just make sure you aren't too far away from home, or else somewhere in the forest far away with no one else around, oh forgot, you already do that

bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Charlie6 said...

Canajun, thanks for reading this stuff....a Ural is not really a street bike, more like a tractor....

Bobskoot, so far so good re my location when something breaks....I have added a tow strap to the gear I carry on the Ural though! : )

irondad said...

Wow! I'm actually corresponding with someone famous. :)

I knew there was a reason I avoided sidecars. You finally nailed it for me.

It's the getting there SLOWLY part!

Charlie6 said...

Irondad, yep, no land speed records to be broken by a Ural! Then again, you try a 70 year old technology bike, hang a 200-300 lb sidecar on the side, and see how she handles above 55mph (once you get there that is).

I've had the rig up to like 70 (going downhill with the wind at my back) and things are definitely more "interesting" in terms of steering inputs. A "light" touch is required.

Mike said...

Nice post - thank you. Alaska would be a real adventure similar to Hubert Kiegel's.