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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-23-2014, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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My friend and I are taking a trip to the White Mountains August 1st. Issue is she's a fairly new rider and personally I don't think she's ready for a 2 1/2 hour ride with all our luggage strapped on.

Does anyone in the Boston area have a trailer we could use to tow my Highball and her Shadow?

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You did not say if you were camping. Also no indication of what bikes you are talking about. If you expect help, you first have to help us. Completing a signature would be great.

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You did not say if you were camping. Also no indication of what bikes you are talking about. If you expect help, you first have to help us. Completing a signature would be great.

Excuse me? Not to be rude, but if you read the post, I clearly say High Ball and Shadow. It doesn't matter if I'm going camping or just taking the bikes for a tow through the mountain air.


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My sorry...you're dealing the old guy here. If motorcycle camping, you'll have a lot more gear than if you're moteling it. If you can't land a trailer, I suggest you stay in motels and carry only what you need. You do know that you place the lesser experienced rider ahead of you and ride their ride, not the other way around.

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My sorry...you're dealing the old guy here. If motorcycle camping, you'll have a lot more gear than if you're moteling it. If you can't land a trailer, I suggest you stay in motels and carry only what you need. You do know that you place the lesser experienced rider ahead of you and ride their ride, not the other way around.


No problem, sorry for my sarcastic reply. No we are staying at a friends B &B. Were taking both bikes and truck so we can do a bit more then just ride up and down hills. Haha. With the outlets being down the road, I'm sure my friend is going to want to shop. I think I'll need a trailer alone to haul all her buys home!



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Looks like you've got this sorted out Mike. Have fun and make it fun for her. Some marital hills are not worth going up and dying on. Lots of experience with that since a wedding in 1957.

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If shes not ready for a 2.5 hour ride then maybe you should just rethink the ride. Do some smaller rides until she gets comfortable with the bike and the longer distances will come to her no problem.

Dont force it, just go out and ride it to her ability, not yours. It may take a bit of time, but it will be everlasting. Or it may be the last 2.5 hour ride she ever takes!

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You can rent one from U-Haul. But as others have hinted, if you have to tow your motorcycle places, maybe you should sell the bikes and find another hobby. Otherwise, build up your friend's endurance and experience, and ride the 2.5 hour trip. Take breaks often for her to rest and stay hydrated. It will be a lot more fun than towing.

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Post 1- Can I borrow your trailer?
Post 2- Umbrage.
Post 3- Oops. Umbrage reassessed.

I'm going with no, you can not borrow my trailer.

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Post 1- Can I borrow your trailer?
Post 2- Umbrage.
Post 3- Oops. Umbrage reassessed.

I'm going with no, you can not borrow my trailer.
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Add to that the fact that he is a BRAND NEW member (only 2 posts) without anyone here vouching for him is like having a 1% stumble into a local bar and ask to borrow your new Mercedes.... not gonna happen! There is a right way and a wrong way to do things and the original posters methods fall into that "wrong way" model.

I am all for helping out other bikers but with only 2 post EVER, this guy could simply be wanting to steal some unsuspecting guy's trailer.




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