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Old 11-27-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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Happy Thanksgiving, scooter pilots!

A note of thanks to tell y'all I enjoy spending some time on this forum. A year ago, I was feeling like I was done with two-wheel stuff, after 45 years of motorcycling. I mentioned selling my last bike... my wife said, "Let's get a couple scooters."

I found encouragement here, through the buying process. I have enjoyed the banter, the ride reports, the "New Scooter Day" posts, the curmudgeoning, the "atta boy" posts, the photos... I got a scooter-fix each day here, even when were were off on our boat, a long ways away from the scoots.

I am having more fun on two wheels than I've had in a long time. Probably because it is just so effort-less. That shiny red scooter just makes me want to hop on and go; even when there's nowhere I have to go. Not fast (that's relative), not far.

Thanks, folks. Hope your Thanksgiving is a delight. Like many, our family tradition is having to say out loud what we are thankful for before we dine. One of those things is being able to feel like a kid again on these little scoots. The fun, encouraging spirit here is a big part of that.

Best wishes,
Jim
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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Happy Thanksgiving back!

I enjoy your posts, and am glad to be a part of this forum as well. Really know what you mean about the pure fun aspect of the scoots. Only problem is that bugs get in the corners of ones mouth with that wide grin and all...
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:49 AM   #3
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Same to you Captn Jim.

I am also thankful to have discovered scooter riding. Although I have not grown tired of motorcycle riding, scooters have brought back the joy of riding all the time, almost everywhere, not just weekend rides.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:44 AM   #4
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A note of thanks to tell y'all I enjoy spending some time on this forum. A year ago, I was feeling like I was done with two-wheel stuff, after 45 years of motorcycling. I mentioned selling my last bike... my wife said, "Let's get a couple scooters."

I found encouragement here, through the buying process. I have enjoyed the banter, the ride reports, the "New Scooter Day" posts, the curmudgeoning, the "atta boy" posts, the photos... I got a scooter-fix each day here, even when were were off on our boat, a long ways away from the scoots.

I am having more fun on two wheels than I've had in a long time. Probably because it is just so effort-less. That shiny red scooter just makes me want to hop on and go; even when there's nowhere I have to go. Not fast (that's relative), not far.

Thanks, folks. Hope your Thanksgiving is a delight. Like many, our family tradition is having to say out loud what we are thankful for before we dine. One of those things is being able to feel like a kid again on these little scoots. The fun, encouraging spirit here is a big part of that.

Best wishes,
Jim
Inspiring post, Jim. Thanks!

I've been riding scooters and motorcycles since age 14. Now at age 71, have decided to go back to scooters again. Hopefully, a Honda Integra if they ever make it to the U.S. If not the Integra, then probably a Burgman 650, etc. Hey, it won;t be tough for me to make the switch, since I developed my love of two wheels on a 1952 Allstate scooter. It will be like a second childhood for me. I will welcome the simplicity of scooters, automatic transmission, etc, etc.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #5
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Thanks Cap'n Jim! Hope you folks have a great warm & dry Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
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Right back at you Capt. Jim

Scooters make my mundane commute something I actually look forward to.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #7
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Thanks, and best to you. I enjoy your posts here.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #8
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Happy Thanksgiving! If you are ever 'wandering' around Ohio, give me a shout. Coffee and dinner on me.
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #9
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OOOOFF!! I'm stuffed.

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Old 11-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #10
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Definitely spending the night. I'm sick from eating too much, and it is freezing outside.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:35 PM   #11
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Definitely spending the night. I'm sick from eating too much, and it is freezing outside.
Be safe on the road tomorrow. That is a long haul for a Zuma.
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