I enjoy giving rides on the different bikes. “You mean I get to ride a motorcycle and make someone else happy at the same time?” Awesome. I’ve had my wife on the back of many different bikes for a few thousand miles, and given rides to several others with the Ural and R1150GS. I love riding: 1-up, 2-up, 3-up, and once 4-up. It’s all good!
I had the pleasure of spending last weekend with a friend I hadn’t met yet. Keith and Heather drove up from St. Louis. We had a great time.
Keith was looking forward to a ride in the Ural as was Heather. I took Keith around first and then let him play with it in a large parking lot. He did well for his first Ural ride. Especially since his scooter, Billie, doesn’t have a clutch lever.
After Keith had his turn, I returned to give Heather a try sitting in the sidecar. She’d never been in one before and seemed a bit nervous. She did have a smile on her face at the end though. She said she would much rather be a driver than a passenger!
I asked her if she wanted to try riding on the back of a motorcycle since before today her only riding experience was sitting on the back of a Cam-Am Spyder. She accepted and we took a leisurely ride around one of the nearby lakes. She said the leaning into the turns was “different”. I think she liked the sidecar more.
Before I took Heather out, she was asking Keith about riding as a passenger. He said he’d never ridden on the back of a motorcycle, so couldn’t offer much advise. I told him, we should change that! I took him on the same route as I did with Heather around the lake.
We eventually ended up three-up on the Ural. It was a great day of riding.