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sfcdjevans 09-01-2006 11:41 AM

Re: Grandma and Grandpa Like Their Scoots Too...
 
What no first posts! Maybe it's the stigma of a scooter article. No Fear.

FrankS1 09-01-2006 12:21 PM

Re: Grandma and Grandpa Like Their Scoots Too...
 
My congratulations to the aging "scooter trash". Bet you had fun.



Alas, at a mere age 69, I don't think I'd enjoy buzzing along at 45 mph. I much prefer to be overtaking the Peterbilts on one of my full size motorcycles (mostly a BMW, and a Ducati, also recently a 1970 Triumph T100C), not have them coming up fast in the rear view mirror. Maybe in 10 years I might feel different.




mscuddy 09-01-2006 12:23 PM

Re: Grandma and Grandpa Like Their Scoots Too...
 
I dunno, the motorized bicycles in my garage get more use than the real motorcycles. Something about the pedals...

TomSmith 09-01-2006 12:31 PM

Re: Grandma and Grandpa Like Their Scoots Too...
 
Don't say the work "Whizzer". You know what happened last time. For you kids out there, you can see a modern one at:

http://www.whizzermotorbike.com/



I don't know what year mine was - my dad bought it used in 1946 when I was 13.


mscuddy 09-01-2006 12:44 PM

Re: Grandma and Grandpa Like Their Scoots Too...
 
No smit, they didn't like that crack about Michelin tires either...haha wtf.



In the frenchies pocket, eh MO?

mikenomad 09-01-2006 01:01 PM

Re: Yes! The Bluehairs on the Blue Highways
 
You have to give old people credit. A lot of them DO accumulate some wisdom over the years. What better way to see the country than staying OFF THE INTERSTATE.



I would MUCH rather do 45 mph on a scenic backroad than drone along at 90 mph on a generic, soul-less interstate highway.



(Actually, I'd probably being going somewhere between 45 and 90 on that scenic backroad, but the point is the same: interstate sucks, backroad rules.)



There was a time when two-lane backroads were the ONLY roads and 45 mph was a reasonable clip for the smaller engines of the time. And I'll bet the riders loved the trip.

Dangerousdave_2 09-01-2006 01:21 PM

Re: Grandma and Grandpa Like Their Scoots Too...
 
The next time some Chopper type tells me how tough he is, I'll refer him to this article.

ksquid 09-01-2006 01:28 PM

Re: Grandma and Grandpa Like Their Scoots Too...
 
I admire these folks but I have to admit I am a bigot towards scooters. Yes I have ridden one... I think it's not having anything between my legs and the cute little wheels that I am against. boy doesn't that sound weird... the first part of that I mean..

XB12R 09-01-2006 02:07 PM

Re: Grandma and Grandpa Like Their Scoots Too...
 
Just when I think I am about half-tough some group of oldsters on scooters goes and make me feel like a ninny - I always thought I would ride across the country on a Capt. America replica, but now I have no interest because my ass can't take it -

bondo 09-01-2006 02:39 PM

Re: Grandma and Grandpa Like Their Scoots Too...
 
This post is useless without PICTURES ! ;)

I want to see the 23 scooters lined up with the "senior" riders.



I guess they don't know how to operate digi-cameras?





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