Happy Thanksgiving, scooter pilots!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by CaptnJim, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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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
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  2. MichRocks

    MichRocks Sunset Rider

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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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  3. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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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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  4. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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    Inspiring post, Jim. Thanks!:eyes

    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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  5. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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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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  6. Bugtussle

    Bugtussle Been here awhile

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    Thanks, and best to you. I enjoy your posts here.
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  7. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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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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  8. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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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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  9. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    And to all, a Great Thanksgiving.


    Jerry
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  10. VESPAsfw3

    VESPAsfw3 Year round rider

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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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  11. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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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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  12. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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    Nice start to the day today...

    http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2013/11/happy-thanksgiving.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!
    Jim
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  13. RedArrow

    RedArrow With scootrboi

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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? :clap

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  14. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

    Especially JerryH. Here's to the hope that optimism finds you.
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  15. bandito2

    bandito2 Been here awhile

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    OOOOFF!! I'm stuffed.:eek1

    Happy Thanksgiving to all
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  16. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    Definitely spending the night. I'm sick from eating too much, and it is freezing outside.
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  17. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    Hey to all from up north!! happy thanksgiving!! none of my US relatives came this time around so no turkey of stuffing like that...

    Damasovi
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  18. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    Be safe on the road tomorrow. That is a long haul for a Zuma.
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