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General Discussion / Re: Stig's Christmas Card
« on: December 23, 2017, 08:05:12 AM »
Merry Christmas from Dan and Deb. Gifts of love and prayers for your greater health in 2018.

General Discussion / Re: "No insurance required!" in Florida ??
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:09:33 AM »
49cc or less is not required to be registered, licensed, inspected or insured in Texas. This is a bit of a grey area as the proliferation of bicycles with gasoline motor conversions are a bit of a problem in College Station, Texas (home of Texas A&M). Kids with such conversions are disobeying the regular traffic laws and riding around like a bunch of wild banchees and are unsafe. The law there has been cracking down and issuing speeding tickets and those for reckless driving. 30-40mph on a bicycle is way too fast with such minimal brakes, inferior tires and the lack of lighting is scary.

Kymco News / Re: Winter
« on: December 16, 2017, 07:51:25 AM »
Been awhile since I've ridden but recently decided to take the SW out but no go....dead battery. Nice having 2 bikes so pulled out the BW and she instantly came to life. Rode it on one of our rural Twisties and that scooter grin came back to life. Scooter therapy is the best and think I may keep the Kymco after all as it's so reliable and again, nice to always have an extra in the stall if the other is down.

General Discussion / Re: Sorry MIA
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:20:50 AM »
Thanks guys for your encouraging words. Deb feels like she's in good hands and has a strong faith in God. We'll get through this ok.

General Discussion / Re: Sorry MIA
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:26:51 PM »
Thanks guys, really appreciate your prayers, love, concerns and posts. A happy weekend ahead as we drive down to Austin to celebrate Christmas and a birthday with our kids/grandkids.

General Discussion / Sorry MIA
« on: December 06, 2017, 06:47:16 AM »
Sorry guys for being MIA. My wife Deb was recently diagnosed with Stage 3b breast cancer. It's been a whirlwind of daily tests and doctor visits the last few weeks
Good news is that it has not metastasized and spread to other parts of her body but is localized to her breast and lymph nodes. She'll get 6 chemo treatments 21 days apart followed with surgery and radiation. This all takes about a year. Our hopes are high and she is in good spirits considering. I'm the big cry baby as she appears stronger than me. Her faith in God is strong and she loves her oncology team. They're top hat. Please pray for her that she beats this.

Dan and Debra

General Discussion / Re: Why?
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:21:22 AM »
Beauty is in the eye of the headlight as this alleged iconic scooter is sorta  u  g  l  y.

Technical | How To / Re: Stig gets the side-stand installed !
« on: October 21, 2017, 06:44:56 AM »
PS: the Liberty is the easiest center stand I've ever come across. Small girl in bare feet could put it down.

Made me chuckle as the center stand on my Goldwing was a beast. Had to step up on it with full body weight to rachet it up. One gent on a GW forum tried it in socks and hurt his foot pretty bad. A #900+ bike is a handful. Good thing it also had reverse.

Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: My recent ride to Mount Mitchell
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:16:52 AM »
You got lucky on the weather. We were there in the Fall a few years back and rode over Mt. Mitchell in a complete whiteout with cold rain on our SW. We joined a meet and greet in Maggie Valley and rained everyday. We still had fun though. Wish we could have had your view from the BRP. Nice Helix too. A respectable ride for a pretty Fall day. You must have an iron butt.

Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: Epic Drives of the World
« on: October 15, 2017, 06:40:44 AM »
Nearly did the Cabot Trail but riding buddy moved off from Texas to Seattle. He wants me to ride up to him and both ride back across to NS. Sounds good but prob won't happen.

General Discussion / Re: Scary scooter story...
« on: October 03, 2017, 05:39:09 AM »
Vespa's make nice yard ornaments.

Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: Valley of Fire a Nevada State Park
« on: October 02, 2017, 05:39:52 AM »
Nice ride area.

General Discussion / Re: Downsizing
« on: October 01, 2017, 05:56:21 PM »
Lost mine as a carpenter with the percussion of a framing gun and my circular saw. Geez I hate spending money those things. Maybe I'll appreciate them once I can hear again. No doubt the first thing I'll probably say is why did I wait so long?

Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: City lights
« on: September 30, 2017, 05:28:01 AM »
Wow, that cool all ready. 65 here this morning in East Texas and going to mid 80's. Still quite warm here. Didn't realize you drank your coffee outside Tom, the vertible night rider.

General Discussion / Downsizing
« on: September 28, 2017, 09:51:16 AM »
After riding my SW to town yesterday to run to the bank and check out a job, I realized that my SW is the perfect scooter for me and like it more than any bike or scooter I have ever owned. The aftermarket Saddleman seat is extremely comfortable, has a perfect fit for my height and body size, has Goldwing like storage and is equally adept at putting around town or running at highway speeds on state highways. I find myself using the SW nearly all the time as the BW isn't being ridden as much. My SW is a keeper and will be my primary ride into my golden years. My wife has also hoped for a horse forever as we've been clearing a pasture and soon to fence off a section for a horse. So I told Deb I was going to sell the BW and use the funds for a horse for her. Being the pragmatic soul she is, she said not until you get a hearing aid. Dang aging thang.

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