Ural Chronicles VII

Ural Chronicles VII 2022-07-08 update Air pressure in your tires.  Check it.  Don’t trust knock Amazon valve caps that are supposed to show green-yellow-red when the pressure changes.  And we all know the air leaks out of the crappy Russian rubber.  Russian rubbers… I wonder if those leak too? My tires were waaay low as I thought the valve caps were working.  I had tested them … Continue reading Ural Chronicles VII

Jack Keroauc grave site photo project, HOWL and other poems – no Ural content

I’ve been lax in updating here.  Sorry.    I’ve been spending most of my time working on a photography project.  Check it out at the link below – 7th-and-lincoln.com and 7th-and-lincoln.com/about-project I am taking a photo of Jack Kerouac’s grave site every day this year.  It is the 100th anniversary of his birth.  He was born, lived, and was buried in Lowell MA, where I … Continue reading Jack Keroauc grave site photo project, HOWL and other poems – no Ural content

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