Re: average age in mopeds

Stephen Keller /
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This is a very interesting thread. It is easy to say the "kids" are lazy etc...and many are. But I find more fear than laziness. I sold My Motobecane this spring, and most of those who came to look were younger, but very quickly lost interest when it was explained you had to pre-mix, and keep after the bike, most wanted it because "it's retro man" but what, I have to work at keeping it going? Then the guy who bought it, would guess he was 20ish? But he knew mopeds and wanted to learn about Motobecane's, so they are out there. Back to the "fear" when I pull up places and kids are hanging out a few stop phoning and come to look, ask questions, they at times reach out to touch the engine?!? I tell them don't it's hot, and they jump away, and ask how are you comfortable sitting on that, aren't you afraid of crashing? (I'm not), they just stare...and then the inevitable, well, my mom would never let me ride this anyway...I ask how old are you, one kid says 21!! WTF? There was that poor kid on here for a minute who was asking where BESIDES the street he could ride a moped...he planned to ride it in circles in his yard...he is 18! I was out of the house at 18, didn't ask anyone for anything at that point. People who have had the internet since they were born seem to lack the desire for freedom of movement a moped gave my 15yo self back in '83, as they can go anywhere virtually on their phone/computer, but it is not the same. But they don't know that. If I was given the option to be 18 again in today's world, as much as I would enjoy the physical idea, I would not trade the time I grew up in for how people are coming up today. There are tech marvels, but really living seems to have faded away, like what was posted a while back at least back when a tape would be over and you had to go outside, the internet has an endless variety of stuff for you to sit and stare at/click on, and stuff cheesy poofs in your head, why would they bother to move? My hat is off to the 15 yo guys on here, nice to see/ have you around. Think about this as well, these bikes are 40 odd yrs old, at 15-16 remember how OLD that used to seem to the kids they must seem relics. I think for the kids with any desire for speed/fun the e-bikes will be the new mopeds, less threatening, (no noise fumes, gasp gasoline) but still pretty damn cool. My 2 cents. Oh yeah, in at #52, my age. :) @ Will D "I'm feeling not as young as I used to" it only gets worse, but life doesn't, it just changes a bit.(edited)

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  average age in mopedsTopic by: Born to be WillD Born to be WillD 10/09/19 02:24PM
  Re: average age in mopedsRe: DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) 10/09/19 02:27PM
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