Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting up With Mike

This morning, I had another opportunity to meet up with Mike Saunders. an intrepid Ruckus traveller. I had originally met Mike several years ago when he was near the beginning of his last trip. Since then, Mike has crisscrossed the country multiple times from Key West to Prudhoe Bay and Baja to Labrador. After being in Fairbanks for the last couple of months, it is now time to venture south again before the snow flies. This time the Ruckus was mostly unladen before he heads south to Wasilla before heading towards Canada and points south.

I think that this may be a good time to start tearing into the Ural. I usually don't ride when the snow starts to fly. The weather is pretty nice in September but without third gear, the Ural isn't really very rideable. When hitting a hill, you are relegated to 30 mph unless you can make it up at least 50 mph. 

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  1. Sucks about the gearbox....did you already source a replacement third gear?

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    1. No, I figure that I have a lot of time. I'm out of town again all of next week. Plus, I have to send the Roadcrafter back to Aerostitch for zipper replacement. That'll probably be at least a month. So this is just a good time for this.

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  2. I cant imagine chugging around at 25mph. 50cc is less than even I could handle, and I'm trying to go as small as I can and still have fun.

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    1. He seems to be really enjoying his travels. Even with 49cc and 35 mph top speed. His Ruckus probably has over 50k miles on it by now.

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