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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
We have sometimes wondered if our sweet daughter...

We have sometimes wondered if our sweet daughter may have been switched at birth... but, she looks like a combination of the two of us, as well as the blended personality. She is a teacher, and we...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
That photo was from 1981; wife's bike is a Yamaha...

That photo was from 1981; wife's bike is a Yamaha Midnight Maxim, mine is a Harley Sturgis, daughter's is a Yamaha DT80 (if I am remembering correctly).

No photos of the Dream (first bike). ...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
Definitely not, Red. Cute photo - from your...

Definitely not, Red. Cute photo - from your avatar, we can all tell that's you!

Think of the song "Margaritaville" ... yeah, it's my fault, but it's less painful to blame "some woman"... and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,027
Posted By CaptnJim
I stopped in one of the multi-brand dealers when...

I stopped in one of the multi-brand dealers when we first got to our daughter's house... I wanted to see a Burgman 200. They had one in stock... way in the back. The salesman would have been happy...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
Oops... Rob. Rob. Rob. Some darned woman tried...

Oops... Rob. Rob. Rob. Some darned woman tried to make me look like a fool. :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
Wait! Wait! Women try to make men look stupid??...

Wait! Wait! Women try to make men look stupid?? Are you supposed to tell us that??

Just kidding (again)... we don't need any help to look stu... What?? I'm not supposed to say that, either??...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
We spent a summer in Yellowstone and two summers...

We spent a summer in Yellowstone and two summers in the Grand Tetons (I was driving the cruise boats in those two parks). We called 'em "Bear Jams"... when traffic was held up because of animals...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
I like horses... all those dog food manufacturers...

I like horses... all those dog food manufacturers can't b... What? Politically incorrect?? Again??

Just kidding. :evil I love all of Nature's critters. Well, except for spiders and roaches. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
You didn't do this, did ya... ...

You didn't do this, did ya...

http://bluessc.co.uk/photo/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1669&g2_serialNumber=1

No? Then, you can quit anytime. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
A rule I live by: Don't ride something that...

A rule I live by: Don't ride something that doesn't have an on/off switch.

I never trusted horses. Back when we would do one of those cheesy trail-ride things (our daughter used to like that when...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,316
Posted By CaptnJim
We spent the summer living on our boat; got...

We spent the summer living on our boat; got around via Honda PCX 150s. When we needed to do a grocery run, we left the truck in its parking spot and took the scoots... I have a large dry bag with...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,810
Posted By CaptnJim
I didn't open the seat. Did I mention: it was...

I didn't open the seat. Did I mention: it was WIDE!? :lol3 Kidding aside, I liked the feel of the bike. From the front, I could see the family resemblance to the V-Strom I had (Japanese robot bug...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,810
Posted By CaptnJim
I had the opportunity to view and sit on one of...

I had the opportunity to view and sit on one of these today... it is a LOT bigger than the PCX, especially when viewed from the rear. I kept hearing "I like big butts and I cannot lie..." playing in...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 203,987
Posted By CaptnJim
May seem mundane, but I hopped on the scoot to go...

May seem mundane, but I hopped on the scoot to go pick up some breakfast this morning. Yes, it was warm at 8:30 am here in the desert... felt good on the scoot. The PCX has been my main land...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 203,987
Posted By CaptnJim
Well, since we only spent the night, we'll have...

Well, since we only spent the night, we'll have to go back another time to try to dodge those pink Jeeps or llamas. :D

Beautiful area - I'm looking forward to scooting around there someday.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 203,987
Posted By CaptnJim
Our PCXes got out of the trailer for a few days. ...

Our PCXes got out of the trailer for a few days. We were going to spend some time in Sedona, but our daughter and son-in-law needed someone to let the air conditioner guy into their house (an air...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By CaptnJim
Nice! :clap

Nice! :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
We had a Miata - it was a fun little car! Come...

We had a Miata - it was a fun little car! Come to think of it, I say the same thing about my scooter.

The only downside of the Miata was looking at the tires when passing an 18 wheeler... and I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
I really enjoyed that boat - lots of fun...

I really enjoyed that boat - lots of fun travels... but, we are ready for a change. For now, we are looking forward to some land traveling by RV. The captain jobs have been more than enough time at...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,336
Posted By CaptnJim
My 2006 big ol' diesel truck has 160,000 miles on...

My 2006 big ol' diesel truck has 160,000 miles on it; most of that is towing something heavy. Not sure I save a lot of money because of the scooters, but I do notice I have a bigger smile on my...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By CaptnJim
That's a great reply, Jerry. Heartfelt, sincere,...

That's a great reply, Jerry. Heartfelt, sincere, and it describes your journey... without anything negative. It was a pleasure to read. :thumbup :beer

Best wishes,
Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
Rob, if I added up the cars, bikes, and...

Rob, if I added up the cars, bikes, and airplanes... dang, I coulda retired at least a decade or so earlier. :wink: Wouldn't have been as much fun along the way, though.

A Miata is a fun way to...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,458
Posted By CaptnJim
Took our last cruise on our boat today... well,...

Took our last cruise on our boat today... well, it isn't "ours" anymore, but we brought it from Friday Harbor to Anacortes...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/09/our-last-cruise.html
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
One of the great joys I experienced was when we...

One of the great joys I experienced was when we retired, sold our home in the frozen northland (Black Hills, South Dakota), and traded our Honda snowblower in on a generator for the boat! :evil

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By CaptnJim
A museum would be good... I use electronic...

A museum would be good... I use electronic tuners! :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By CaptnJim
Hey, Jerry. My reaction isn't about what you own...

Hey, Jerry. My reaction isn't about what you own or what you prefer - it is about the constant negative crap you spew about anything that doesn't meet your desire for outdated technology. Buy what...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By CaptnJim
I find it is possible to enjoy something without...

I find it is possible to enjoy something without putting down something else.

If someone prefers a carburetor over fuel injection, it doesn't change my ride. Or my opinion. Ethanol has been a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,290
Posted By CaptnJim
Hey Rob, We each choose our own path. That...

Hey Rob,

We each choose our own path. That is a beautiful family you have, and anyone with a heart can understand.

I was about done riding two years ago - it just wasn't fun anymore. I have...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By CaptnJim
I totally get that. And, no, my response was not...

I totally get that. And, no, my response was not to you. You actually owned a PCX. There are those who haven't, (nor ridden one) yet they (and by "they," I mean: he) are quick to tell us all why...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By CaptnJim
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I like the...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I like the looks of the PCX. Even more, I like the performance of the PCX. If you find it "boring," you aren't riding it right! :evil Oh yeah, have you...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 203,987
Posted By CaptnJim
Whew! You saved us! All this talk about Burgman...

Whew! You saved us! All this talk about Burgman 200s and Yamaha 155s has people in a frenzy. :lol3

I won't be able to add much to the discussion, 'cause the scoots are going to go into the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,336
Posted By CaptnJim
There will always be the "next best thing"... the...

There will always be the "next best thing"... the right bike or scoot is the one that fits you and does what you need. While I am partial to the PCX, I think the Burgman 200 and this new Yamaha...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,783
Posted By CaptnJim
Good to have options. And you have an...

Good to have options. And you have an interesting mix - should handle any two wheel desires that come up.

Keep taking these rides - we enjoy the photo essays!

Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,458
Posted By CaptnJim
I was scheduled to drive our boat out of Roche...

I was scheduled to drive our boat out of Roche Harbor today, which means one last scoot-commute. I got a call from the owner, asking if I could take a charter on one of our Friday Harbor boats...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,549
Posted By CaptnJim
No, I didn't say that... but, it would be my...

No, I didn't say that... but, it would be my pleasure to hold on. :evil I'm secure.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,549
Posted By CaptnJim
Here - I fixed it for you: And you have to...

Here - I fixed it for you:

And you have to borrow it to ride it to work... "Honey, can I ride your scooter? Pleeeeeeeeeeeease! Some day when I grow some testicles, I will get a scooter of my...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,458
Posted By CaptnJim
Really. This is it. I mean it... ...

Really. This is it. I mean it...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/08/we-didnt-know-what-was-wrong-so-we-took.html

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/Scoots5_zpsd53246a9.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,549
Posted By CaptnJim
I've been thinking about this, GoreTX... it isn't...

I've been thinking about this, GoreTX... it isn't a matter of gay, it is obvious that you are...

Bi.

Maybe I spelled that wrong... buy. When I first got on the Battle Scooters forum, I was...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,458
Posted By CaptnJim
Not too many more days of this... ...

Not too many more days of this...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/08/not-many-more-of-these.html

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/Scoot04_zpsa3e87414.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,458
Posted By CaptnJim
Some people don't care for Mondays. Monday is my...

Some people don't care for Mondays. Monday is my "Saturday," the first of our days off. One week left for us as gainfully employed people.

The "next chapter" I have mentioned is about to unfold...
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