David Hough is the author of Driving A Sidecar Outfit, a text book published by the Sidecar Safety Program in 1997. He's also the director of the Sidecar Safety Program, which offers a Sidecar driving training program. David talks with Jim about learning how to ride a motorcycle with a sidecar and what's involved.
DMC Sidecars is located in Washington in the United States and are the makes of motorcycle sidecars. Jay discusses which motorcycle you would need for a sidecar and other considerations.
Most common surface
Overlooked as a challenge by many travelers
Can change quickly
To many accidents on easy to ride surfaces
The proper attitude (not a race, other users)
Why people crash:
Wrong body position
Out of touch with traction
Braking while leaned over
Standing vs sitting… when each is preferred
Better weight control
Easier on the suspension
More time to recover in a slide
Proper state of mind
Better control of traction
Exercise: Practice leaning the motorcycle underneath you on paved roads to stay over contact patch (both sitting and standing).
Music by Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com