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Posted by Curbie on January 3, 2010, 9:43 pm

Well, on the bright side, I'll either help a bit with environment or
population growth, either way I'll have fun before I go.



Posted by Bruce Richmond on January 15, 2010, 3:57 am

My advice to all motorcyclists is to consider yourself invisible.
That way there is no reason to be surprised when others don't see you.

Posted by Curbie on January 3, 2010, 7:25 pm

Well the Jag was the cheapest car I owned the past 30 years, and none
of them where too reliable or cheap to maintenance. I've been putting
together a spare parts order, for me, I don't see reliability as the
issue some might, but your safety point should weight in anyone's
consideration of one of these.


Posted by Jim Wilkins on January 3, 2010, 6:37 pm

I started small and worked up to 400cc to allow camping trips loaded
with gear. It was big enough to run long distances on the highway and
small enough to ride (carefully) down backwoods trails to explore,
fish and camp. 200cc was plenty to get me around locally. This area is
too hilly for a bike much smaller than that.

I carried a yellow rainsuit and wore it when the temperature dropped
below ~50F. They make very good windbreakers.


Posted by Curbie on January 3, 2010, 8:13 pm

On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 10:37:19 -0800 (PST), Jim Wilkins

Shortly after getting the scooter I was thinking about getting a 250cc
which go 80mph, the 150cc only goes 65mph and if I went on the highway
I'd have no extra acceleration if I needed it to get out trouble,
which is the reason I don't go on the highway.

I bought the most visible color they had (Red) and like your rain
slicker idea, even though I'm a fair whether driver decreasing wind
chill while raising visibility makes good sense to me.



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