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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.

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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 11-27-2013, 04:41 PM   #9
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #10
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I'm in Phoenix, and I'm riding my Zuma 125 to Tucson (about 110 miles) for the family Thanksgiving dinner. Will probably spend the night, by the time it is all over, the temperature will be in the low 40s. Happy Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:16 PM   #11
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And to all, a Great Thanksgiving.


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Old 11-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #12
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Coming to scooter riding was one of the great and unexpected pleasures in my life. Like others have said, when I couldn't get an actual fix of riding, I could consume a vicarious experience here. Many thanks to everyone who contributes to that fix!

Happy Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:13 PM   #13
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Thank you, Capt Jim. Glad you crossdecked over to the scooter world. They really are a gas, aren't they? I haven't regretted moving to scoots...they're fun, efficient, lotsa storage, etc.

I took my Thanksgiving eve run out on the SWing today. Nowhere particularly special, just headed south to the Mokelumne River, then east to San Andreas, north to Placerville and back home. Not an epic ride, but an enjoyable one spent on two wheels...nice chat with a guy at the Subway who is also a rider, but had to work...was curious about the SWing and, as I frequently hear, surprised about its capabilities. He wished me a good and safe ride and a Happy Thanksgiving.

I, in turn, wish all of the scooter pilots and aspiring scooter pilots in this little town of ours a most happy and auspicious Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:55 AM   #14
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Nice start to the day today...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2013/11...nksgiving.html

Don't know if I'll have time for a scoot-about today, but after 5 days of the norther that blew in, I'm ready.

We all deal with ups and downs as we make this journey through life. Today is a good day to take stock of, and be thankful for, all of it.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:32 AM   #15
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Dear all ~

I haven't been here all that long; I'm new to scooting, but I'm thankful for everyone on this forum for their help and input and for just sharing their love of scooting & motorcycling.

And what's Thanksgiving without home-made pumpkin pie?

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