SoCal Scooterist's Meanderings

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by sealsam, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    That, I could see in you Imu! You're a good man.


    You've got the three drones now, which one is gunna be your 'go to' drone or your Moab drone?
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  2. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Jeez,

    I don't know what you folks pay around the country, but I was pissed when I paid my CA registration fees on my '92 Helix of $109 last year.

    Now, this years statement just came in, it went up $16. WTF? The thing is 26 years old for gawds sake, weighs 300 lb's or so, doesn't destroy asphalt like other heavy vehicles, blah blah blah. I know, move if I don't like it.

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  3. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    ...I had to go double check,

    Just last week I paid $152 for my new-to-me '09 Vespa.:hmmmmm

    Oh well, the price we pay to live in the land of fire, flood & riot's I guess.


    I gotta go get to work so I can pay for all this crap.:wave
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  4. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    The 'Bugs Drone' can take my action cameras and take decent video---but it does not have GPS chips built in. It will be used for practice.

    The DJI Spark is an expensive drone with a whole bunch of features--probably will be a 'garage queen' for family 'dronies' (this is equivalent of 'selfies').

    The Hubsan H501S is the Moab drone. It takes decent pics and video but most importantly its fairly easy to fly and does not break the bank. I would get another one, if this becomes damaged.
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  5. LidoCA

    LidoCA Been here awhile

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    Just paid the SMAX tags for $144.00. The Kymco Like went up to $133.00 per year.
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  6. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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  7. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    Somethings gotta pay for the stupid train
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  8. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Is this a figure of speech or are you talking about an actual train?
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  9. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    If I come out to Moab(not making guarantees) I will bring the Mavic. The views out there!
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  10. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    the actual stupid fucking governor jerry browns crazy train.

    supposed to be a high speed rail from so cal to nor cal. all these new "road taxes" all the hikes in registration costs etc etc, going to fund this train, backdoor from the general transportation fund.

    we don't have the rail technology, nor the train technology here yet at all.

    i think it was supposed to go from LA to Sacramento and the bay area. but as far south as they have land rights to is like bakersfield/bottom of the grape vine, and somewhere close to stockton.

    hot mess.
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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    what we need is a medium speed (100mph) train, from LAX-> Union station-> ontario airport-> Vegas
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  12. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    We have heard about the LA to Vegas line but I am guessing these "proposals" are probably a way for somebody to pocket a lot of money since they never materialize.

    Would be nice for the roads to get fixed there.
  13. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    WTH? You better be in Moab, drone or no drone.
    You can ride my DRZ400 or the TW200 anytime you want, just in case the Sup Ten becomes a lil too big for some trails.
    Imu
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  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    yeah, some of the roads are HORRIBLE down here, but you know this.

    say, your wife is Japanese right? have you ever taken here here:

    http://www.creampanbakery.com

    its a Japanese/French bakery, line out the door pretty much every morning. i just got back from there, its about .75 miles from my place. usually get some stuff once a month or so. its dangerous.
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  15. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    I was suppose to ride with the LA Scooter group this morning, but..

    Good buddy Don sends me a message, "hey sam, there's 56 scooters signed up to ride." I sent him a message saying now there is 55, I'm out! That is just too many folks!

    So the two of us made a last minute change and decided to just make a local loop, knowing that the Vespa is still something I'm bonding to. Nice loop early this morning of freeways, canyons and PCH in 80* weather.

    More on the ride later, but the first stop is known very well by another good friend, think circus bear!

    Here's Don already to grab some breakfast.

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    villageidiot Long timer

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    so hows the vespa?
  17. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Going to do what I can. Right now I am being hit from all sides. Just a few weeks to get through and hire some more help, buy a house, get taxes done.

    Haven't had this much on my plate before.
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    We have not tried it but we did try some bakeries in Japan and they do amazing work.

    She said she cannot believe there isn't a Japanese bakery in Vegas.

    We do have a Japanese Pastry shop which is awesome.

    Might be worth a trip!
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Don's got good taste X2---Burgman and pancakes. Very Nice!

    Imu
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    villageidiot Long timer

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    This place is kinda hard to pin as what it is.

    The strawberry/creme croissants are made by the 1000’s and sell out daily. My wife loves them

    They make an insane PB&J sandwich, and it’s packed in a little plastic triangle pouch with Japanese writing on it.

    A great scone

    Excellent ham and cheese croissant

    But thenthey have stuff like steamed pork buns, and red bean buns n shit like that. I keep it simple. Pbj, scones, croissants. I’m not very daring. Haha
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