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Old 06-27-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Rural moped rides

We live in a rural area of northern NY state. On 3 different Sundays recently we have taken rides to nearby small towns making an approximately 50 mile round trip. My brother and his wife ride 1980 and '82 Honda Passport 70's and I am riding a 1977 Batavus Bronco moped. They are able to go around 45mph but of course the Batavus is a true moped class vehicle capable of only 28mph so they must allow me to keep up with them. The rides consist of very rural paved roads but also include miles of dirt roads. I realize these rides are not monumental in any way but it is just fun and i had to tell someone about it. I never thought a 48cc dual sport moped would be fun but it truly is interesting and incredibly relaxing. The destination of the ride is usually some place to buy ice cream or coffee so twice it has been a Stewart's quickstop store with different routes to get there and back. The town is about a 20 mile ride on the state highway. We clocked 29 miles to get there on our roundabout very rural ride that took us over 10 miles of one lane fire road. Pretty cheap entertainment--3 hours or so of enjoyment for the price of a coffee and a half gallon of gas.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:45 AM   #3
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There is something pure and exciting about taking a sub 100cc bike, and bombing down a country road at 30mph!! You actually travel, rather than just buzz by!
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:01 AM   #4
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In many ways riding a small bike is a lot more fun than riding a big bike. You see more, smell more, and aren't fighting the wind or stuck behind a windshield.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:11 AM   #5
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riding a small bike ... aren't fighting the wind
I beg to differ.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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In many ways riding a small bike is a lot more fun than riding a big bike. You see more, smell more, and aren't fighting the wind or stuck behind a windshield.
It's the hills that make ya cry.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:34 AM   #7
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It's the hills that make ya cry.
Normally I can keep smiling but alas, sometimes not.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:41 PM   #8
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It's the hills that make ya cry.
Usually part of the fun, shift into second on the 50 and let the world slowly pass by. I mean you're on a tiny tiddler..

I love taking the C102 on late afternoon cruises to the country store about 6 miles away. It gets me out of the house, and gets the bike fully warmed up.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:05 PM   #9
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another ride yesterday

My brother and I again took a ride yesterday. This time his wife was not along so we had just the red 1982 Passport and my 1977 Batavus Bronco on the ride. The dirt roads were in quite good condition with little dust. There were several BIG hills where I had to pedal assist the Batavus so I got some exercise on my ride.
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