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Old 08-07-2011, 06:20 AM   #1
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Scooter Cannonball Run 2012

What do you think? Crazy or......?

http://www.scootercannonball.com/


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Old 08-07-2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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Not crazy to me, as they have Cannonball runs with 1915 and older bikes and I would think they have less hp than a Vespa with a 250.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:21 AM   #3
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Sounds like a BLAST to me....Will put this event in my Planner for sure....will spread the word.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:19 PM   #4
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:11 AM   #5
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nope, Helix have always come in near the top when they ride agaist reg motorcycle in a cannonballs.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:24 AM   #6
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Not surprised about the Helix thing.
Pin the thing until it runs out of juice, and would feel like your watching the thing from your favourite couch!
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:08 PM   #7
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You might find last year's 2010 Scooter Canonball thread on Modern Vespa interesting http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic71615 several of the participants are regular posters there.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:44 PM   #8
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Considered it. Did some math regarding fuel, lodging, getting to start and home from finish, and decided against it.

That, and I couldn't find anyone willing to sit in my van for eight days driving slowly across the southern tier of states!
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:24 PM   #9
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I considered it, but then I realized that it wouldn't be cool riding into town with the guy on a yellow vespa with Hello Kitty on his helmet riding in at around the same time.

I mean last year's Scooter Cannonball had 2 yo-yos dressed up like Evel Knievel with the red white and blue jump suits riding not even 1/4 the speed of what Evel would ride AFTER CRASHING!

I'll stick to riding cool and comfortable, pic'n up chicks every chance I get.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:16 AM   #10
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Last year one of the finishers was riding a little Ruckus, a big Ruckus should find it a piece of cake.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:35 AM   #11
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Where are those guys from Indiana?
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:26 PM   #12
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The SYM HD200 won the thing TWICE!

Jus' sayin'...
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:12 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sportsman Matt View Post

I'll stick to riding cool and comfortable, pic'n up chicks every chance I get.

I'm guessing this has to be tongue in cheek.


d00d, you ride a scooter! And you are trying to diss other scooter riders for not being as manly as you.


While all of the bikes in my sig are full size (or nearly- TW200), I didn't buy any of them to be cool or get chicks.

I'll sum up by mentioning what the PO of my Ducati said when I was picking it up. He leaned over to me and whispered "This bike is a great panty dropper" I said, "The minute I need a motorcycle to interact with women is the exact moment I just go straight to paying for them"

It is much cheaper than the Ducati.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:32 AM   #14
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A friend of mine is planning on doing it on a 2-stroke Genuine Stella...
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #15
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I guess I should have mentioned this earlier but I completed the 2012 Scooter Cannonball. I had a twitter feed going here www.evelottosblog.com and I should have some blog entries later this week.
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