Ural Chronicles VI

I sat on the scooter in the motel parking lot, looking at the road.   Turn left and commit suicide.  Turn right and go home. In 2009 I had just gotten divorced, sold off, donated, gave away, or threw out everything I owned.  Everything except for what would fit on the scooter – a couple of dry bags with clothes, camping stuff, tool kit, spare parts … Continue reading Ural Chronicles VI

Ural Chronicles IV

The trip begins 9-4-2021. Lowell MA to North Wooodstock NH to Gorham NH. After the first two nights, there are no plans. Loaded into OsmAnd on my phone are tracks for Hampster Ride, NE Backroad Discovery Route, NH Flatlander (DR & AR), Western Maine Dirt Loop, Dirty Dog, Puppy Dog.  I have few more GPX files on the phone or saved to Google and I … Continue reading Ural Chronicles IV

Ural Chronicles III

Why do I drive a Ural sidecar? Why does anyone do anything? Money? Fame? Chicks*? You won’t get much of those three with a Ural. Money goes out the door on new farkles, replacements for parts that shouldn’t have broke**. Fame is fleeting, reduced to Ural Delay Factor*** at gas stops and ice cream stands.  Chicks?  Well, its a sidecar. Probably the geekiest type of … Continue reading Ural Chronicles III

UPDATE – New jacket – Firstgear Jaunt T2

Aug 6 of last year I posted a quick review of Firstgear Jaunt T2 I purchased from www.motorcyclegear.com. Update – it’s not waterproof. Well, it *is* kinda waterproof.  The outside fabric is not, but there is an internal Hypertex membrane.  It might be waterproof but the whole jacket gets waterlogged, and very heavy, and all the zippers and vents leak even when closed up. It … Continue reading UPDATE – New jacket – Firstgear Jaunt T2