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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
After the fog started burning off I left Panama...

After the fog started burning off I left Panama City Beach for Apalachicola. Several times I tried stopping along either the Florida birding trail or the end of a road to get a bird photo with...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 06:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
Question Yesterday it the fog was a bit strange. Basically...

Yesterday it the fog was a bit strange. Basically gone in the morning as I rode between Panama City Beach and Aoachicola. Took 98 and 30a with a side trip along some birding trail. Sadly I didn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
After leaving Houston on a cold cloudy Saturday...

After leaving Houston on a cold cloudy Saturday morning there was little reason to stop before reaching the Louisiana welcome center.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
Well I'm on the road stopped for the night in...

Well I'm on the road stopped for the night in Mississippi. Today was a boring freeway ride under cloudy skies and the odd sprkles or two, in the low 50s. Tomorrow it will be down to the coast for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
Carp, after congratulating myself all week on how...

Carp, after congratulating myself all week on how much better the weather was supposed to be next week over the 35-40f temps with rain we've been having in Houston I discover that on Monday the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By cdwise
I hear the term scoot used a lot by older...

I hear the term scoot used a lot by older hardcore riders, including some 1% I've met. Met an officer in a 1% club with the name "scooter" prominently displayed on his vest.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By cdwise
I always though the Met was cute just too under...

I always though the Met was cute just too under powered to be practical. I ended up riding behind a gal on a Met because my bigger Vespa with better visibility could maybe help protect the Rice...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By cdwise
What do ya mean "almost like family"? We are a...

What do ya mean "almost like family"? We are a family of sorts complete with acting out members and despite being placed in time out that even includes JerryH. Don't all families have their...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,297
Posted By cdwise
It would very nicely fill the niche that Piaggio...

It would very nicely fill the niche that Piaggio abandoned when they decided that Aprilia would quit brining any scooter larger than a 50cc to the US. If we had to replace our Sports City the Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
Jim, one reason I intend to haul ass as much as...

Jim, one reason I intend to haul ass as much as possible to get to Key West as soon as possible is for that sunset. :) It is also why I'm planning on spending the night and much of the morning there....
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
Once I get off the causeway I may or may not...

Once I get off the causeway I may or may not grind out the miles but I'm planning on spending the entire evening and at least a good part of the morning exploring Key West and/or the other keys on...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
I've done more in less time but this is just a...

I've done more in less time but this is just a tentative schedule. After Key West I don't have a hotel booked anywhere. In fact the only hotels I've booked are for the conference and Key West. I've...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
I'll hit the panhandle on my way down, 2 days or...

I'll hit the panhandle on my way down, 2 days or so from say Biloxi to St. Petersburg. One day with friends til I check into my hotel in Ft. Myers in the evening. Next day morning session from...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
I appreciate the offer Tony but time won't prtmit...

I appreciate the offer Tony but time won't prtmit me to do the whole trace this trip. I'll probably pick it up in or near Jackson and do the section to Natchez.

Back in 2012 when I rode out to...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
The last couple of days I've been trying to use...

The last couple of days I've been trying to use hotel points to book on Key West without success until a few minutes ago. I don't know if something opened up or what but I've not expended an insane...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
Scarabeo 500 for both. I could take the GTS but...

Scarabeo 500 for both. I could take the GTS but frankly for a 3,000+ mile trip the suspension, seat and top end of the Beo make it more appropriate choice for Florida. Only the Scarabeo or one of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By cdwise
Looks to me like they mislabeled the columns. The...

Looks to me like they mislabeled the columns. The specs from what I skimmed under Sym were for the GTS and those under the GTS for the Sym.

Based on those reviews I'd go with the GTS and put a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By cdwise
Ah come on Klav, we all know that the Helix got...

Ah come on Klav, we all know that the Helix got its reputation as BarcaLounger of the two wheel world for a reason as opposed to why yours has the word "sport" in its name. :norton

Course that...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
conch scooter, my brother was born when we lived...

conch scooter, my brother was born when we lived in Tampa. One of my earliest memories is of one side of the street having heavy rain and the other side bone dry and suuny from when we lived there....
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By cdwise
Easy enough to bypass IP tracking, especially if...

Easy enough to bypass IP tracking, especially if you are willing to invest a few (very few) dollars to get access to a VPN. However it if much easier to simply behave yourself so the ban hammer...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
Looked over in the Sandbox, aka Florida and it...

Looked over in the Sandbox, aka Florida and it seems devoted to off-road and camping. Neither of which is in my how I want to travel on a bike/scooter ballywick.

As uninteresting as I find...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
I know Bill from the cannonball. I will probably...

I know Bill from the cannonball. I will probably come though or at least near Jacksonville on my way back home.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
Good idea, I tend not to stray out of battle...

Good idea, I tend not to stray out of battle scooters all that often though I do on occasion lurk in the Rockies group.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By cdwise
Texas - Florida - S. Carolina

I'm attending a photography conference in Ft. Myers March 6-8. So I decided as a warm up for my west coast trip to take the scoot. Besides stopping for lunch with my cousin in Pensacola and meeting...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,607
Posted By cdwise
Well, I gave them a tentative commitment this...

Well, I gave them a tentative commitment this morning. The only qualifier is getting the scoot out there and more route details. My one brother in Texas talked about doing a 2 day "haul ass" trip of...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,509
Posted By cdwise
She has good taste. :)

She has good taste. :)
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By cdwise
I don't buy your "I don't want to offend you"...

I don't buy your "I don't want to offend you" because your comments are offensive.

Keeping up won't be an issue. Not only is this intended to be a tour not a speed trip but since I've kept up with...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By cdwise
I have tentatively committed to the west coast...

I have tentatively committed to the west coast ride leaving Fallbrook for Mexican border on May 3. Anyone want to come along?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,418
Posted By cdwise
ABS isn't an issue for me. If a new scoot...

ABS isn't an issue for me. If a new scoot whenever I buy one has it either as an option or standard then that's fine. If not and there was a scoot I wanted then I'd buy it anyway.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By cdwise
Look over on ModernBuddy.com there are several...

Look over on ModernBuddy.com there are several threads on how to hook up the "dead lights" on the front leg shield to work either as turn signals or running lights since you have the DOT stalks for...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By cdwise
Did most of that when I went to Amerivespa in...

Did most of that when I went to Amerivespa in 2012 except Glacier which was in 2014. I told my brother more info is needed. :)
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By cdwise
I've been to Amerivespa 3 times: San Antonio...

I've been to Amerivespa 3 times: San Antonio 2010, Lake Geneva 2012 and New Orleans at the end of the cannonball last year.

I knew Eric from Modern Buddy (first scoot 2006 Buddy 125 and we...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By cdwise
I've done both and one of my very favorite ride...

I've done both and one of my very favorite ride pics is:
http://cheryldwise.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/pch1.jpg

Other favorites from that trip - San Diego to Monterey then across to Yosemite...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By cdwise
Trip Options

I have been trying to decide whether or not to go to Amerivespa this year.

Pros: friends, scooters and chance to ride on the Indy track.
Cons: given when its being held I'd be riding from...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,607
Posted By cdwise
At lunch today with my brother he was asking if I...

At lunch today with my brother he was asking if I was interested in joining a ride he's putting together from Mexico to Canada in early may. If I go I expect to be the only scooter rider. So far the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,823
Posted By cdwise
They Sym HD had a very, very good rep and has...

They Sym HD had a very, very good rep and has placed highly in ever one of the Scooter Cannonballs it has run in. Quality on the Taiwanese bikes is every bit as good as the Japanese ones. I wouldn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,971
Posted By cdwise
You can get them for less N43 Trilogy...

You can get them for less N43 Trilogy http://www.riderapparelhub.com/N4E5271690115_Nolan_N43E_Trilogy_Graphics_Helmet?src=Google&gclid=CNPgp9iT0MMCFRIQ7Aod0EkA1w $156 good helmet just not as much...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,582
Posted By cdwise
Given the bad weather in the north and especially...

Given the bad weather in the north and especially northeast I suspect the price of oil products will continue to rise. Add to that the death of the Saudi king who was keen on driving down US...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-05-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By cdwise
FWIW, here are a link about Jaylin's Bonneville...

FWIW, here are a link about Jaylin's Bonneville adventures on her Buddy.

https://scootinoldskool.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/go-land-speed-racer-days-1-and-2/

Looks like I was wrong about...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By cdwise
One of our Houston group has taken her Buddy to...

One of our Houston group has taken her Buddy to Bonneville several times and has the plaques to prove it.
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