Road Philosophy

This category contains 12 posts

Only Mary Poppins is Practically Perfect

I sometimes use writing prompts for blog posts.  One of them that really spoke to me recently was the question “Do you feel pressured to be perfect?”  My immediate answer was a very soft and tired “yes”.   As a pro Health at Every Size, Down-With-Diet-Culture fat woman I feel pressured to be perfect in … Continue reading

There is a Madness to My Method

Riding a sidecar gets me a lot of stares and a lot of questions….and a lot of assumptions. People assume that I ride a sidecar because I’m a girl and I’m afraid of falling over. They assume that I wanted a sidecar because it’s more stable and therefore safer. They assume that I ride a … Continue reading

This is My Favorite Way to Travel

There is something very special about riding with your life partner.  I enjoy riding with other people as well but riding with him is extra special.  We work well as a team in our day to day life and those skills are heavily used and strengthened every time we go on the road together.   The … Continue reading

In Just Spring

in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame baloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old baloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope and it’s spring and the goat-footed … Continue reading

There’s a First Time for Everything…Again

There is nothing quite like your first ride on a motorcycle.  Unless, of course, you get to have that first ride all over again.   I went for a ride last weekend.  A real ride, not just running errands.  Mr. Man and I woke up on Saturday and realized we had no plans.  So we … Continue reading

It’s Been a Long, Long Time

As the song goes, “So kiss me once, then kiss me twice, then kiss me once again/ It’s been a long, long time.”This was the love song I sang to Nightngale the morning as she and I followed Mr. Man out of the driveway and down the road at long last.  We are blessed with … Continue reading

It’s Not Failure, it’s Feedback

The countdown continues.  Just three more days to our epic multi-bike trip to Colorado that I am calling “Six Bikes and a Diva”.  My packing is done, only loading left to do.  Tomorrow Mr Man and I are heading to Zippo and Spyderman’s house to load Zippo’s bike and the truck. This is my third … Continue reading

Things I’ve Learned So Far

Each trip on the bike is a rolling 70 mph classroom about coping and maximizing enjoyment.  Everyone travels differently and the only way to know how you travel is to travel alone.  I encourage everyone who tours to travel alone because when you discover your style you can then express that to riding companions and … Continue reading

Not Quite Day One

Today is more like day .5.  I left work and rode about 130 miles to Early.  This sets me up to make it to Littlefield tomorrow in under 300 miles. I don’t think this trip feels quite real to me yet.  Right now it’s all pack and load the bike and then ride in the … Continue reading

Getting Dirty

It’s the night before the Texas Adventure Ride.  We are packing up the last little things and I am testing out posting with my little tablet.  I’ve been thinking about Dirt and why I love if so much. Let’s all get something clear, I’m very new to dirt.  This is my second big ride involving … Continue reading

Who is Sidecar Adventures?

I'm just a Girl with a 1975 BMW R90/6 rigged to a 2006 Ural Retro Sidecar and a 2002 BMW 1150GS rigged to a DMC Sidecar. This is the story of my life on the road, in the garage, in my kitchen, my closet and, on occasion, in my makeup collection. I'm a Femme with a wrench, you have been warned.
Follow Sidecar Adventures on

Follow me on Twitter