BOSTON riders roll call

You guys have been great and been coming every wednesday and i love that. But then i remembered something. wednesdays are mere meetings. We meet up at 7 and by 9 its dark. I would really get to know you guys and wana ride with you all day.

Maybe two weeks from now on a sunday i propose those that those that wish to ride meet up at the crack of dawn to grab coffee and ride out of town carrying two stroke oil, gas money and maybe some lunch money. We should ride out to a beautiful beach town like nantasket swarm it and bask in the sun and relax. we should grab a lunch and spend the whole day ther until its time to ride home.

To anyone that has ridden all week without having to do a tuneup be conident that your bike is ready to ride a long distance. its not far at all since we'll be stopping for gas and letting our bikes cool down for short periods of time. who here would feel up to it?

those that do want to do this we'll talk about the route and what to bring.

as always. EVERYONE is welcome!

joe ho

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me.

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alright! high five

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I think it'd a great idea but I would like to suggest a different destination... I grew up on the South Shore and the road to Nantasket is the worst with too much traffic,lights,and worst of all the nastiest cops anywhere!

How about heading north towards Nahant to Revere beach and take the coastal road up through Salem, Beverly... Marblehead, Manchester by the Sea... to Gloucester or Rockport....

Ive done this many times and know the way.... and we go right by Andrew's house and he could possibly meet up with us and come along.

We can return through Essex and stop at Woodmans for fried clams and a beer and come back through Hamilton..... through Horse country past the Myopia Hunt Club...

All these roads are beautiful and free of traffic...

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Oh oh me!

If I have a running moped by then : /

I vote for North shore beaches, doesn't get much better than Gloucester or Manchester by the Sea...

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cape ann is my favorite part of massachusetts. i vote north as well. i believe my new moby to be more than reliable enough, but will continue to ride it between now and then in order to make sure. it still has the original condenser on it - it hasnt given me any problems, but maybe i'll pick one up to carry along just in case.

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The stretch of coastal road heading up from Marblehead is just amazing... the waves literally crash right at your feet as you ride along.... as it winds it's way along the coast towards the Hammond castle museum!

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i havent been out to gloucester in years

il go anywhere i dont care

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if the north sounds better then to the north we will ride. whose in it for sure? I take it sabat and daniel definitely are

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depends on what the speed limits are for these roads.

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il go im sure my moby will hold up hopefully soon il have my cub done and on the road

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I would have to check with my wife and child and see if I am aloud.

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There are a bunch of Salem moped riders and we did a ride about two years ago on the North Shore. We went from Salem up to Glouchester along the coast. It was really nice and the speed limite was not an issue. The speed limit issue would be going from Boston to Salem but I am sure there are enough back roads to get there.

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Well I'm definitely down. If i'm 100% confident that I wont break down maybe I'll ride doubles with the gf. I weigh 145, shes 105 so that shouldn't be too much of a problem right?

I guess the real problem is convincing her to take a long ride with a bunch of crazy moped people.

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I'd like to go, provided I'm not out of town on the chosen weekend. I'm finally taking a vacation !!

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Great Sheila!

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I just talked to Joe and he has offered to host a group fixit at his place in Newton for possibly this Sunday....

He has every tool imaginable and there will be a few of us there that are knowledgeable about every facet of repairs so it will be a great opportunity for the noobs to learn the basics!

I haven't talked to Phil this morning but we discussed it on our ride to Castle Island last night to go over the route for Wednesday's ride so I'm sure he will be down with it!

We were thinking that after the fixit ( and tune-ups for everyone who needs one) for all the peds that we could take a ride out to Concord through the backroads in Lincoln for a late lunch at the Colonial Inn!

Just wanted to put it out there so we can discuss it tomorrow night!

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i think im going to the harry smith gathering in western mass on the weekend of the 13th, and the boston scooter rally is on the 18th/19th (mopeds can participate). id rather go on this ride then the scooter rally, but i dont know that i can miss the harry smith thing.

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We were thinking of next Sunday the 6th for the fixit and Concord ride

The ride up the coast could be on the 12th or if need be pushed till the next weekend to accommodate you Jay.... that is one I know you would love and I don't want you to miss it!

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the north shore ride is aweseome.

Not just cause it goes by my house hahaha

its just a really pretty ride

hassle free, no mph over 30 really.

views

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i went on the scooter rally ride last year and it was a great time! I was the only one on a moped and still managed to keep up with the 200cc scoots (back and forth to the Lars Anderson transportation museum)... even with a passenger on the back of my orange toptank moby.

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Werd. Castle island is fun fun...

I'd suggest next week to be Lincoln in the daylight (Daniel, you'd have to lead this cause I'm a little lost in the back roads!) and then mass ave home, since that's a straight shot to beat the sunset!

Fixie sounds like a very good idea, so we can all get together and bond over broken parts and gasoline.

Actually, if it's in two weeks, I might not be able to make it - I'm slated for surgery at the end of next week, so the following week may still be a mess for me!

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Oh, thought we said the Lincoln ride was going to be a Wednesday...hmm. Whatevs! It's my favorite ride though, so I'd love to have that be next week's destination in light of my surgery the next day :winky winky nudge nudge: lol

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i dont mind hosting a fixit as long as we put newspaper under our gas leaks and oil. we dont even have to push back the time we can just makethe ride twice! this isnt a rally or anything just us going for aride and everyone is welcome.

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im off to work if anyone needs anything call the cell number in my profile

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im going to <"this": http://www.sacrasoft.com/HarrySmith/> ;, so it looks like im out for that weekend of the 12th, unless my ride cancels. dont reschedule just for me!

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Lincoln ride is great, and Concord is a nice end of the line place to have lunch, have done it numerous times and was the big ride during the First Boston Moped Rally, "Three if by Moped". We also did the ride to Castle Island....definitely a great ride.

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i can host a fix it at mit in the parking lot outside my office (mit museum building) 265 mass ave

i have full access to a neat little machine shop with lots and lots of tools http://miters.mit.edu/node/11

i was thinking that i could teach people how to mig wield ... think of something you need/want wielded to your ped and we can make it happen

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ive got a cracked luggage rack that needs to be rewelded. i would be super down for that

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Good, so we have options around, at least three places. I say the first to be at Joe's and then work from there!

Pleaseohpleaseohplease can we do concord next week? lol

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