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Old 08-06-2010, 02:50 PM   #31
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Just don't over-decorate your milk crate with chair holders or flag poles...
I can see that I'm obviously under utilizing mine. Attaching, cantilevering.....the crate is only a starting point.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:49 PM   #32
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My rule of thumb is, if it doesn't fit in my backpack, it ain't comin' with me.


Personally I think the milk-crate thing is lame-looking, but that's just me.. .hey, IT WORKS, IT'S SUPER-CHEAP & let's be honest----if you cared what people thought, you probably shouldn't ride a scoot to begin with
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:26 PM   #33
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It's getting harder to steal a real milk crate these days. What is super dorkie is a fake milk crate from Walmart.

Back to the question from the OP. "How big of a dork am I?" Duh, how much do you weigh?
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:38 PM   #34
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My rule of thumb is, if it doesn't fit in my backpack, it ain't comin' with me.


Personally I think the milk-crate thing is lame-looking, but that's just me.. .hey, IT WORKS, IT'S SUPER-CHEAP & let's be honest----if you cared what people thought, you probably shouldn't ride a scoot to begin with
I rock a milk crate (well, I paid ~$3 for an "office folder crate," it's bright green - and then I stuck reflectors on it) for grocery-getting but I take it off when not in use. Gotta preserve the classy lines of my Stella as much as I can!
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:25 PM   #35
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Seeing how milk crates are really rare around these parts I went and got one of the Plano soft fishing boxes.



And because I used to cycle tour I have a few old Norco touring bags..



I guess this kicks me out of the Cool Dorks Club...
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:08 AM   #36
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I must be an oddball then since ive got a factory cargo box.


Don't worry... they're dorky too
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:47 AM   #37
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yeah, but dorks are always near the action.



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Old 08-08-2010, 09:08 AM   #38
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dorky and dorkier

Took the Novara grocery bag panniers off my bike and put it on my MadAss; I think they're cool, but that makes me a dork I guess.



I actually put those Novara panniers back on my bicycle and attached Wald metal baskets (that fold flush when not in use). I think they're even cooler, which makes me even dorkier!

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Old 08-11-2010, 03:17 PM   #39
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No basket for me. Not that I am opposed to them. I roll OKie style on my road trips. I am one gneration away from the true OKie "load up the family car- we're moving to CA" type move your existence/family/furniture/clothes in the family car/truck.

I will be laden the same way this weekend and I will have new shots of dork-ness for your amusement.



As to the comment about YARDSALE and his crate/chair/flagpole/Vespa/crap mobile, it would take more time that I care to explain. If you want the whole story, read the old posts over at Modern Vespa.
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:45 PM   #40
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We have a new benchmark for Dorkiness:





Challengers: Load your cameras and prove your worthiness.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:28 PM   #41
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When my beloved Elite 250 was ready for greener pastures I removed the Rubbermaid crate and put it on my new Daelim. I think it is more functional than a top box as you can haul oversized items. The sides are somewhat flexible so you can really squeeze a load in it. Function over form.







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Old 08-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #42
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We have a new benchmark for Dorkiness:


Challengers: Load your cameras and prove your worthiness.

Hey.. I resemble that remark... I had a great weekend ride. I rode from Sacramento (elevation 30 ) over Carson Pass (8,250 feet) and down into the Tahoe Lake Basin for a weekend of scooter and beer.



I will be packing just like this for another ride/rally this weekend.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:25 PM   #43
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I use a CT-90 often as a grocery getter.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:54 PM   #44
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Enclosed please find my latest submission for the 2010 Dorkcycle of the Year.



It may look a little over the top but I made a nice little 150 mile ride to a rally, did a 110 mile loop between the river, up to a look-out over Lake Sonoma and then over a mountain pass via a very windy road to Stewarts Point, down to Jenner and back into Guerneville. I rode over 450 miles that weekend.






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Old 08-28-2010, 09:12 PM   #45
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Laugh NOOB no longer feels alone.

As a beginner scooter owner...its nice to know I'm not the only one out there that feels like a dork. But when you get 69 mpg commuting to work its all worth it.

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