Sunday, May 26, 2013

SIDECAREST get together May 25,2013

In February of this year I received a e-mail addressed to Current and Past members of USCA (united side car association) from Dan LaPann who is the state representative for this association.

Informing me that they were trying to get a gathering together for a type of meet up.

Out of a possible 16 members Dan said he only had 10 e-mail addresses. He mailed invitations to folks without e-mail, but didn't expect folks from Juneau, Haines, Sitka to attend. 

Well it happened

From L-R
Sharon-Bob, Dan-Sophi LaPan, Richard Machida, Dom Chang

The campground area, pretty hard to believe a couple of week ago this whole area was used for a snow dump area for the town.

Don getting some water heated

Dan travels with a tent trailer on his sidecar. A couple years ago he took his daughter down to Disney World in Florida. Dan is a single parent and what  great memories he is building for his daughter Sophi.
My dad took me from Alaska to Florida to see Disney Land in a sidecar. WOW
Neat family

Dom's Orange Ural named Valencia

I've been following Dom's blog for a while, I enjoyed his pictures and the fact that he was riding in the winter in Colorado. I saw he was taking a trip up to Alaska in ADV rider  and it seemed to fit in his time frame so I invited him to the gathering in Talkeetna. He ended up staying with us for a while and using our house as a temporary home base while he was exploring the south central part of Alaska. You should check out his blog great pictures fun reading

The tent and sunshade in front or Don's outfit is mine. If it's raining, I put the sunshade up first then I'll have a some what dry place to put tent up with. This has been a great practice run for our upcoming trip.

It was great finally meeting Richard Machida face to face. We had exchanged thoughts on sidecars back and forth on ADV rider

                                                             It was a great weekend


  1. More pictures! I never got a good photo of the ice on the river. On Sunday morning, you couldn't get to the beach due to high water in what used to be muddy inlets.

    No other sidecars showed up. Peter, one of Dan's friends on a V-Star arrived shortly after you left.

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    1. Sorry it was a complete accident quit being so anal Dom !!