Is it a safe idea to ride a moped in Los Angeles?

mateo Salvetti /

You wont ever meet a bicyclist that hasn't been hit by a car. So, would that go the same for a moped going 25-30 mph? Tell me about how to keep safe, or even if its a good idea, any information helps.

Re: Is it a safe idea to ride a moped in Los Angeles?

if you want to stay safe....stay home & lock the doors

Re: Is it a safe idea to ride a moped in Los Angeles?

Just assume the person driving the car doesn't see you.

Drive with your lights on and watch out for people opening the car doors when the car is parked.

Have fun and be safe.

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Pablo Puchasso /

No one ever rides mopeds in LA. Waaaaaaaayyyyy too dangerous. I tried once and it's the reason I stay at home on the Internet all day now.

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mateo Salvetti /

well that just bums me out.

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Mopeds are all about disappointment and regret.

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Overpriced Parts /

Most depressed people ride mopeds anyway

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you are fine .... what part do you live in? as long as you dont stray into pasadena ,the cops are haters and will pull you over any chance they get . also stay out of alhambra or any town with a high count of asain drivers . those are the ones you should be worried about . Other then that if you are ever in the silver lake / echo park area pm me and lets go riding ! there are awesome senic routes that amaze me every time i ride through them.

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mateo Salvetti /

andrew, i live in oklahoma right now, but i am moving to LA the first of August. im about to buy a Columbia with a Sachs motor for cheap and was thinking of bringing it out there. however, im not my own man yet, and my sister wont let me ride in LA. i think ill buy it anyways, and just ride it in less dangerous places in california.

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Patrick Keaton /

The safest place in Los Angeles to ride would be southcentral.

Re: Is it a safe idea to ride a moped in Los Angeles?

Wait a second riding mopeds is safe somewhere?

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Tyler Downing /

You also have to take into consideration that some cyclists run red lights, ride brakeless, ride on the sidewalk, ect and all of those things make the ride more dangerous. The safety of your ride depends a lot on how you ride just as much as how other people drive around you. That being said you still cannot control other motorists and therefore run the risk of one hitting you. It's a risk you take anywhere when you hop on a two wheeled vehicle.

Re: Is it a safe idea to ride a moped in Los Angeles?

^ I have been cycling in the city like that for year.

And I do drive my moped a little on the dangerous side.

It really comes down to you and how much you pay attention. If your an airhead, prolly not a good idea.

If you keep your head on a swivel and dont put yourself into a situation you cant get out of, (between a moving bus and truck, going way to fast in the right hand lane, passing a car that you cant see around)

you should be ok.

get a decent helmet and drive with the pace of traffic.

:)

Mopeds and bikes actually can cut your commute to a 3rd in LA cause every light you just move to the front.

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mateo Salvetti /

nice Eric!

Re: Is it a safe idea to ride a moped in Los Angeles?

Joe Peg Wrote:

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> Wait a second riding mopeds is safe somewhere?

Certainly not in the US. Barely so over here in Europe, even with the massive amount of bike infrastructure. I highly recommend against moped riding in the US unless you are a thrill seeker of the Evil Kneivel variety.

Enjoy.

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MOEPDDS ARE NEVERRREV SAAEFEE!

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Pablo Puchasso /

Andrew Holcomb Wrote:

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also stay out of alhambra or any town with a

> high count of asain drivers . those are the ones

> you should be worried about .

Have you discussed this theory with Aris?

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Pablo Puchasso /

mateo Salvetti Wrote:

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im not

> my own man yet, and my sister wont let me ride in

> LA.

"Well that just bums me out"

All these quotes bum me out.

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Ϫ‡☄ಬ∞ ƀƖḬƝƊ ƤǂƿƎ ∞ಬ☄‡Ϫ - Hoke from Black Pipes Moped Gang /

Max Mojo Wrote:

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> No one ever rides mopeds in LA. Waaaaaaaayyyyy too

> dangerous. I tried once and it's the reason I stay

> at home on the Internet all day now.

Re: Is it a safe idea to ride a moped in Los Angeles?

Mopeds aren't safe to ride anywherrrrr

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LA drivers on the whole are some of the best around but there are a hell of a lot of them. You will need a faster than stock ped, armored jacket, full face. A lot of survival is concentrating on your immediate now reality. Don't be thinking about anything but the road. When the freeways are totally clogged during the long rush times you can ride through the stalled cars for miles. Just don't fuck around and get off the fwy when the speeds start to pick up. Amazingly, my Grandad had the second car to hit the LA streets. I have a pic of it and I think it was a 1913 Maxwell. To fix it he had to pay a mechanic to ride the train from San Franscisco.

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@ the moj there's jokes all around .. Im kidding . Like how you said you don't come out you just stay at home on the web . I got your sarcasm ...dumpster tags for the win !

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Jimbo Grand Daddy /

Tim Fuller Wrote:

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> Joe Peg Wrote:

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> > Wait a second riding mopeds is safe somewhere?

>

>

> Certainly not in the US. Barely so over here in

> Europe, even with the massive amount of bike

> infrastructure. I highly recommend against moped

> riding in the US unless you are a thrill seeker of

> the Evil Kneivel variety.

>

> Enjoy.

Tim's such a pussy, he had to leave the country.

Re: Is it a safe idea to ride a moped in Los Angeles?

^just make sure your moped is bright red. Also make sure you wear all red clothing. Also learn to throw up gang signs all these are very important to your safety.

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Dick Johnson /

RE "When the freeways are totally clogged during the long rush times you can ride through the stalled cars for miles."

A moped on the freeway?

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Not legally but in any bumper to bumper traffic condition no cop in a car can catch you. Here in Seattle its donut time for the cops during the clogged times.

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Pablo Puchasso /

Stereotypes are funny I guess...

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Jimbo Daddy Wrote:

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> Tim Fuller Wrote:

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> > Joe Peg Wrote:

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> > > Wait a second riding mopeds is safe

> somewhere?

> >

> >

> > Certainly not in the US. Barely so over here

> in

> > Europe, even with the massive amount of bike

> > infrastructure. I highly recommend against

> moped

> > riding in the US unless you are a thrill seeker

> of

> > the Evil Kneivel variety.

> >

> > Enjoy.

>

> Tim's such a pussy, he had to leave the country.

The exact degree of my pussification is always on your mind. While a solid 32.4% of me doesn't mind being the object of your perpetual masturbatory fantasies, it is totally irrelevant to the observation that moped riding in the US is undoutedly bad-assed (i.e. ignorantly) dangerous and yet simultaneously dorky. Not my rules.

Enjoy.

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Jimbo Grand Daddy /

The exact amount is 100%. You make that painfully obvious. Don't enjoy.

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Jimbo Grand Daddy /

Tim Fuller Wrote:

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> Jimbo Daddy Wrote:

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> > Tim Fuller Wrote:

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> > > Joe Peg Wrote:

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> > > > Wait a second riding mopeds is safe

> > somewhere?

> > >

> > >

> > > Certainly not in the US. Barely so over here

> > in

> > > Europe, even with the massive amount of bike

> > > infrastructure. I highly recommend against

> > moped

> > > riding in the US unless you are a thrill

> seeker

> > of

> > > the Evil Kneivel variety.

> > >

> > > Enjoy.

> >

> > Tim's such a pussy, he had to leave the

> country.

>

> The exact degree of my pussification is always on

> your mind. While a solid 32.4% of me doesn't mind

> being the object of your perpetual masturbatory

> fantasies, it is totally irrelevant to the

> observation that moped riding in the US is

> undoutedly bad-assed (i.e. ignorantly) dangerous

> and yet simultaneously dorky. Not my rules.

> Enjoy.

And this comment shows how you secretly ache for me to have fantasies about you. Perhaps a homoerotic fantasy of your own?

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