lancaster, pa riders?

hey, i'm looking for fellow mopeders or riders of anything in lancaster county, pennsylvania or any surrounding areas like chester or my home area, montgomery.

just curious if anyone has had any experience riding in amish country :) the people around here like to play tricks on the amish. i'm sure they would appreciate the novelty of chasing a moped :P

later

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I'm currently attending kutztown university and I have a scooter, an '84 Honda Spree to be exact. I haven't really brought it out to school yet, but I had intentions to until I saw some kid riding an older Vespa. I thought I'd be the first here to ride a scooter, but I'm not. Plus, the fact that the kid had a Vespa and I have a Honda.

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kutztown. kutztown. i know of kutztown. is there an unclaimed freight there?

you should get your scooter out there. it'd prolly be fun. but watch out for drunk college kids; they'd prolly have fun vandalizing a scooter... :o

i'm in kirkwood, which is east of lancaster city right at the edge of the county.

btw: just so everyone knows, i do know of the owner's directory.i just don't know where most of the towns are. the number of ppl in bethlehem is surprising. state college and philly i can see...

werd.

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what kind of tricks

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joe wrote:

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> what kind of tricks

well, i've only heard stories as i've only lived here since may. some friends used to do crazy crap like stealing construction signs, drums, cones, etc. and putting them in amish ppl's yards and barns. but that's pretty mild. some people like to chase their buggies in cars, drive in front of them and practically stop, mess with them when big semis are coming, and generally screw with them. plus they speed on these tiny country back roads as if nobody else drives on them, let alone wooden horse drawn buggies.

makes me fear for my life. even in a car :)

werd.

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One thing I do to the Amish by mistake is worry their horses with my `deer alerts' on the front of all my vehicles.I try to slow down below 35 as I approach because if I don't,a lot of times I see the horses kinda' rear up.Ever since I installed the `alerts' years ago I've never hit a deer again,and I hit 7 deer previous to installing them.You know,I don't mind the Amish being on the road if the road is posted well to remind me.But I do not believe they should ever get out early in the fog.There's just no stopping time.

I have 3 vintage Vespas & Kreidler moped

christopher markley /

I live in Camp Hill PA, right outside of Harrisburg. I have three 60s Vespa scooters and a 1978 Kreidler moped. Come up this way sometime, or assemble a group for Amish country riding, and I'll ride down.

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that's cool that you got those deer things. glad to hear that they work. too bad it scares horses too :o

the fog makes things even more dangerous. nothing like an inebriated hick in a pick up truck to liven up the foggy atmosphere :) they seem to go faster the lower the visibility.

anyway, do you hail from lancaster county? or just have amish in your area?

later

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christopher markley wrote:

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> I live in Camp Hill PA, right outside of Harrisburg. I have

> three 60s Vespa scooters and a 1978 Kreidler moped. Come up

> this way sometime, or assemble a group for Amish country

> riding, and I'll ride down.

sounds cool. i don't know how many moped owners i'll find here, but i do plan on doing some trail riding with my ped. my friend and i have gokarts and we're planning on modifying a lawn tractor :) i'm also looking for more mopeds and trail bikes. so we'll have plenty of stuff for the trails.

there's a flat trail on a former railroad line that goes to the susquehana river (i think). that will probably be fun too, if you're interested.

actually, i'll prolly be up harrisburg way sometime as a friend goes to penn state harrisburg.

werd.

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Nah,my relation on my Mom's side are Moundsville,WV people,but that's almost Pennsylvania and we're `die-hard' Steeler and Pirate fans because of `ol Grandpa.Now there's an old guy who could fix anything,do anything,and always did it right.If he'd have been into mopeds you'd have been hard-pressed to find anyone better mechanically.Lived to be 95 yrs.old.We have smatterings of Amish here in southeastern Ohio,but there are more over toward Cincinnati and North toward and above Columbus in the rurals.Enjoy `pedding in the rurals!

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