Thanksgiving Update: The original post garnered a lot of interest so I thought some of you would like to know that Betty was kindly given a ride by a Ural rider named Don:
If you own a sidecar and live near Ripon, California, then you need to take a closer look at this post. A 96 year-old woman named Betty has been telling her motorcycle enthusiast grandson that she’d like to ride in a sidecar and he’s looking for someone to help make that happen. Can you help?
The grandson has six bikes but none with a sidecar attached, and he mentions that Betty is starting to get her affairs in order. He also says, “My grandma was born in Iowa in the mid twenties. My Great Grandfather Bass like many at the time had only an Indian Motorcycle with a sidecar because cars were to expensive. She spent some of her childhood in that sidecar and remembers it fondly.”
If I was closer I’d be riding over on a Ural first thing tomorrow, but I just won’t have the chance to head up to Ripon anytime soon. But if you’re interested, click here (on Craigslist) for more information. I hope you can help Betty out!
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