The following days brought a few more thunderstorms and I became more suspicious about the conditions of the gravel roads. Besides that, up to now I did not had a proper possibility to test the sidecar in serious gravel roads with only light weight load. This was my moment and what could be better then to visit a few water falls after heavy rain :)
|SilberWolf on gravel roads.|
|Cute little butterfly gave me some company.|
|The roads had a very soft surface.|
|It got more and more wet ...|
I was totally wet after those puddles and it was fun!
|Interesting history - great to have such an info stand.|
|Waterproof bag - no water came out!|
|Waterproof side car! Water level about 3cm above floor level.|
|Photo shoot at Lake Superior.|
|This indicated what the view was supposed to be.|
|This was the real view of that day (No need to linger here and I even left the engine running during the time I took this picture)|
|Dog unfriendly set-up! What a non-sense.|
And here is the fun video:
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|My track (200km, total time 5 hours)|
- I had great fun
- Now I know, no gravel roads for us after weeks of heavy rain in that area
- The sidecar can collect a lot of splashing water when crossing puddles, fords, causeways
- I need to get a hole in the bottom of the side for quick and easy relief of the water?
- All important or sensitive stuff must be packed watertight or put somewhere else (actually this theory requires more testing!!! to see whether the dog ramp is watertight)