I'm new to this site and moped riding in general. I live in CT where there are very few moped users. I ride one because it saves me gas and is a fun, cheap alternative to a motorcycle. Perfect..right?
So I'm 26. I've never known anyone whos had a moped. I am totally ignorant to any and all moped stigma. Will someone please shed some light on the stereotypes that moped users have?
A CLUE!! today I noticed at the bottom of the moped army home page a photo in which there were many rainbow-like colors (TBS + 4 : BPHHR2H2D : 6.13.08 - 6.15.08 thing). Are mopeds associated with being gay?
I have yet to experience anyone messing with me on my ped, though I do get a little nervous at red lights when i have to sit next to other cars with their windows open.
There are some scooters around here, but almost no mopeds. I usually get smiles from people walking or riding their bikes. Kids really love the moped, they always point and cry out in awe.
Lastly, a bit unrelated- concerning the safety of these things. It scares me to see news about moped user's death on the front page of mopedarmy.com. I have yet to experience any sort of accident, and tend to feel like it couldnt happen to me. How likely is it that when a car hits us on a moped that we will be severely injured.. or even die?
Thanks to all who take the time to read and respond