It was really nice yesterday, and Russ S. stopped over my house for a quick visit, I called Monkey, and we went out for a ride.
Russ was on his Pugueot and Monkey and I were on the QT-50's
I'm not sure what year Russ's bike was, but it held 30+ most of the time, while we were struggling to hold 25-28...
Eurobike vs. Jap bike..... easy win, for sure.
Makes me want to do some BASIC mods to the QT's. Maybe an airbox mod, maybe a chainsaw exhause pipe....
I'll show "Russ the Speed Demon" a thing or two once my QT's doing 33mph.... hehe hehe
we had three mopeds and rode to the state park, Fort Williams, saw a nice lighthouse, looked at the ocean.... was still hot even next to the bay.
No one gave us hassles in traffic--- I felt a LOT safer with three riders. More visibility in the swarm.
On the way home Monkey treated us to Slush and Strawberry shakes... he's a good monkey.
We saw another moped too..... a Mo-Babe riding it! a nice yellow bike, and she was moving right along. Monkey is too new to recognize the brand, I wonder if Russ caught it. I kind of wanted to go follow her, tell her to come here if her bike breaks down.
Gotta get some cards printed with the moped army weblink on it.
On Saturday, we have tentative plans for a larger swarm. Russ, his wife and his friend, Monkey, and Myself. My wife will probably come too, but she'll have to ride a scooter and bring up the rear.... Monkey isn't allowed on the scooters, and I haven't fixed the TOMOS yet.
if things "fall into place" we will have 6 50cc machines on the road, 5 will be MOPEDS!!!!
So awesome. Plus, there have been reported sightings of three other mopeds. Russ's dad called him to give him a "heads up" that one of his bikes may have been stolen--- but it wasn't.... so theres one more rider out there....
the cute gothic college chick on the express, the gril on the yellow moped, and another sighting of two others (from the description my friend gave they sounded like NC-50's (expresses).
Too bad the riding season is so short. I expect we'll be submitting for a branch review by next spring at the latest. We'll have a few BBQ's and schedule some longer rides, and go out recruiting as much as possible.
We also plan to contact the Casco Bay weekly, a free magazine that is full of 'counterculture" and I bet they would do an article to help Maine mopeders link up.
So, saturday, Maine just might see a 6-bike swarm. SO COOL!!!!!
Plus, I have to post some pics of my new scooters, the pics of the scanned QT manual, and I'm thinking of doing a "Time-Lapse" mpeg of a moped ride.... keep it really short, but it should look pretty darn cool.