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« on: July 24, 2019, 05:37:04 AM »

I read the headline but didn't expect this...
https://www.foxnews.com/us/man-riding-rental-scooter-on-texas-interstate-at-rush-hour-startles-some

We've GOT to come up with a better word for our rides.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 01:08:11 PM »

My new Indonesian son-n-law, who grew up in Jakarta, says my scooter is a "macho-scooter" :-)

On the way home with my Nu2me Burgman Monday I'm in a parking lot while the wife is in Goodwill.  I'm walking around the bike, looking things over . guy walks by and ask tire low?  Nope, I said.  Will those tires stick in the curves?  Sure, I said.  Then he says ... I never owned a moped.  To which I replied me either. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 02:52:11 PM »

Yeah scooter is such a catch all phrase...
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 05:43:34 PM »

I was actually expecting a story about a guy using a mobility scooter.
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 10:23:51 PM »

Yeah, would love to dissociate us from people like this:
https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/electric-scooters-are-not-allowed-on-highways-but-video-shows-two-people-cruising-down-u-s-6
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 05:39:13 AM »

My new Indonesian son-n-law, who grew up in Jakarta, says my scooter is a "macho-scooter" :-)

Macho-scooter is an interesting name. For those riding Burgmans, Silver Wings, T-Maxes, 550cc Kymcos, and maybe even Majestys, macho-scooter fits fairly well.

For the Morphous and similar displacement rides, maybe not so much. :D But good fit or not-so-good fit, it's a neat name.
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