It Happened Today........

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by elite1, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Monday

    Monday Been here awhile

    Mar 29, 2011
    West of Indianapolis
    Haven't had anyone yell anything at me, but I did have some kid try to "blow me away" in his mitsu lancer (non turbo/not fun car). I was passing him in a 55 and he started speeding up so I just pulled in behind him. Speed limit was 55 and I was at 67 before he finally lifted. I figured a cop would pull him over before pulling a scooter over. I bet that kid didn't think he'd have a scooter in his rear view the whole time. :rofl It's my dads 87ch 150, just got 77mpg. I ride it to work as much as I can (8 miles round trip). I had a R6 in college and I didn't have this much fun on it! I'm all about smaller bikes. People at work joke with me about it and we all have fun with it. It doesn't change who I am and I've got enough self confidence/esteem to allow myself to enjoy it. I just like riding.
  2. bogey78

    bogey78 Been here awhile

    Dec 20, 2006
    North Alabama
    I have the ZTS version which has the 2.3 Duratec engine. If I'm not mistaken, it is almost identical to what I had in my old 4 cylinder Ford Ranger. I can't tell the trailer/kayak combo is behind me at all. With a streetbike/trailer, I can barely tell when starting off or stopping, but it isn't any different than when I have my wife and kids in the car. That Harbor Freight $200 trailer is perfect for this car.

    As far as the liquor cycle laws, I wish we had the 49cc exemption here in Alabama. Anything that keeps me from giving the county or state my money is OK in my book.
  3. seraph

    seraph asshole on a scooter

    May 20, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    My '06 has the 2.0 Duratec, so I'm down a bit on power (I think about 20hp/20ft-lb?), but it's still good to hear it does fine. Now if only I had a place to keep a trailer.

    Now to get back on topic!

    Most of the shit I take about scooters happens off the road. The other day I was letting my Stella warm up outside work and a guy walked by and said "Too bad it isn't a Harley, eh?" I ignored him.

    There's one friend-of-a-friend who I see only occasionally who, despite being a pretty nice (if annoying) guy, has to bring up my scooter every time he sees me. He rides a 10-year-old R1, and yes, he's crashed it - a few times. It's always questions about when I'm going to "upgrade" or what-have-you.

    I don't get why he thinks his choice of expenditure makes him more better than me. I could even understand the "upgrade" comment if he had spent a lot more money than me, but I, too, could've bought a beat-up old sportsbike for what I spent on my Stella. Bragging about money in that way is equally classless, but it's more of a foundation for mockery, I guess.
  4. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

    Jan 31, 2007
    Asheville, NC
    We need a shirt that says

    "Scooters - if I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand."
  5. btcn

    btcn Long timer

    Jul 1, 2010
    Morgan Hill CA
    Man, I'd love to see them people talk shit to him!:rofl Espically the poser H-D guys, about how there "real" men cause they do 2K a year on there H-D!:lol3
  6. bbishoppcm

    bbishoppcm It ain't a moped.

    May 19, 2010
    Bennington, NH
  7. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Houston, TX/Breckenridge, CO
    My mental response is "thank god it isn't" and if/when I make a verbal response it would be more along the lines of if I wanted a Harley I'd buy a Harley but I choose my ride.
  8. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

    Apr 28, 2009
    As one guy said being old means I really don't care what others think. Even the woman are going easier to please. You took a bath, Do you need any vagia? Oh good it still works. :lol3. When ever someone says I ll race you I go if I get off the line first and stay there for 30 feet I win. Any scooter can do that do to weighing under 250 pounds. You can even beat a million buck car off the line with it before you start eatting it's dust 4 seconds latter.
    Yah being old is fun because we understand that yes we look like a cross between bigfoot and chicken with it's head cut off. :freaky:rofl and it really doesn't made one dam bit of difference to who I am. All that madders is that I really LIVING LIFE AND NOT JUST FAKING IT.
  9. vex

    vex Adventurer

    Aug 3, 2005
    I was born in the Tri-Cities. Never a scooter rider while I lived there, but I can see how the Good Old Boys would take to heckling a scooter rider.

    I haven't been a scooter rider long enough to hear any comments, but I have some pretty good comebacks, should I feel the need. After riding motos *and* scooters now, I can say they both have their place, and they're both more fun than driving a cage. Eff'em if they don't like your ride.