There is a Moped Gang in Ann Arbor!!!!

We hired a recent master's graduate of the U. of M. Urban Planning Department. I took him to lunch today. I asked him about his hobbies, interests and background. Then he recipicated by questioning my hobbies, interests and background. When I told him one of my hobbies was mopeds he informed me that there is a "Moped Gang" in Ann Arbor. He then clarified himself with "I mean a real gang, and they look out after each other." Just for shits and giggles I asked him if they were affiliated with the "Hell's Angels" or the "Peacemakers." He didn't think the question was funny or even humorous, for that matter, but, told me that everyone could tell who the gang members were. I found the conversation humorous and he was as serious as a judge!!!! Too funny!!!!

Re: There is a Moped Gang in Ann Arbor!!!!

looks like "the guns" are already getting a rep..

or he was referring to the "jedi knights" (scooter club) in Ann Arbor. seems most people dont know the difference between mopeds and scooters... ;)

Re: There is a Moped Gang in Ann Arbor!!!!

No, he was clear that they were mopeds and he knew the difference. We talked about scooters and he said there weren't that may. I just couldn't quit grinning at his expressions when he talked about the "gang." P.S. He said they were a gang because "they looked out for each other."

Re: There is a Moped Gang in Ann Arbor!!!!

that is so cool!

well, i guess the guns are getting a rep... maybe they need satin jackets now??

YEAH! A gang of GURUS!!!

HaHaHaHaHaaaa! Lenny,I think you just exposed `Trike',Fred, Miguel, Dan, and Simon(amongst others)! Now we know who's been terrorizing the SUV drivers in Michigan these days! LOL!! Your buddy probably tried to shove a moped over with his SUV and `GOT SWARMED' by these guys.HaHaHahaaaa! How else would he KNOW they stick up for each other? don-ohio (:^D

YEAH! A gang of GURUS!!!

Fred Melonhead /

Welp ... the K'zoo guys are 110 clicks to the west of Ann Arbor ... but Trike is by AA ... and me and Ron Brown and JD aren't too far from Ann Arbor.

But they aren't talking bout any of us.

Well,you KNOW,Fred...

........that `Trike', ALONE, is enough to convince that guy that a MALEVOLENT gang is after him! So I think we better question him about it. `Trike'! `Fess up! You been terrorizing CEO SUV drivers? LOL!! don-ohio (:^D

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

the guns moped army branch is in ann arbor. and they are for real.

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

Is "The Space" in Ann Arbor or K'zoo? I was just very amused by the seriousness in his face when he talked about the Ann Arbor "moped gang." He seems like a real nice guy. Never had a job, only child, raised on a farm in central IN. Graduated with a Master's of Urban Planning. He drives a large sedan. A big guy, probably 270 lbs. I offered to take him moped riding and his eyes got big and I could tell he couldn't figure out how to take me, but nobody can!!! LOL I also offered to take him whitewater kayaking, or to fly kites with 16 ft wing span. He didn't seem interested in any of my hobbies. He will loosen up or I'll replace him LOL

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

Lenny! You be good to him! He just doesn't understand yet! He don't know no better! See? don-ohio (:^D

Not *lately* no...

Been sweet riding weather, so I been slipping into the garage here and there work on the Trike to FINISH the flatbed array, only downside is that it's pretty shoddy work, considering it's being done on a time-critical basis without the proper tools or parts.

Anyhow, it's actually DONE, now, all but one piece... I cannot by any stretch of the imagination cut the backplate which'd go next to the rear shocks since I've wiped out the only hacksaw blade I have right now - but the tailgate is hinged, and drops like a pickup trucks.

I cut ALL that wood with just a bare hacksaw blade, not even a hacksaw, just the blade, and collected my own share of nicks and blisters doin it too - but I wanted it done, and done NOW, soooo...

The tail light is now mounted to the cargo rack, which I didn't remove cause I needed somewhere to put the damn thing.

FYI - tail light wiring for Targa, Left to Right from the back of the assembly is GREY/BROWN/GREEN, in that order.

It's not "done" - done, but done enough to carry some cargo back from the Apt to the house with it, and it's back in legally operable shape, with new registration sticker for the left rear fender, and good enough for the moment.

And just as I get it finished, the weather goes blah again - and I missed two REALLY nice days of ridin weather here, suck city indeed, but that's ok, I found my tire chains while I was workin today, and there's SNOW on the horizon !

Ho, Ho, Ho ! - maybe I should carry a bag of salt or cat litter in the flatbed in case I happen upon a stuck SUV, eh ?

Mwaaahahahahahh, I can't wait.

-T

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

I can see how a bunch of ugly guys on mopeds, who`s motto is: Swarm and Destroy" cold be mistaken for a "gang" !!

Ike

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

There are only three members in the Guns. Is it even possible for them to gain a reputation so quickly? Plus there's one girl in that group, so no just a bunch of ugly guys Ike. :)

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

Actually, he might not be the one that's confused. For anyone that doesn't realize - the Moped Army <b>is</b> a gang, and we take that very seriously.

Simon

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

The Space is in Kalamazoo. It's owned collectively with a few of the people being Moped Army members. Other members also work there on a volunteer basis. As you probably know, there is where we hold the Kalamazoo Moped Army BBQ events every Memorial and Labor Day.

Simon

Re: Not *lately* no...

HaHaHaHaaaa! Trike, I can see the glee in your eye as you rare back with a bag of rock salt and scatter it over an unsuspecting stuck in the snow,SUV.LOL!! Glad you're doing so well on your trike,Trike! BUT IT REALLY SOUNDS like you beeter be hittin' the `pawn shops' for some basic tools! Ha! Sawin' without a hack-saw frame is a real bummer. At least clamp the blade into a pair of `vise-grip' pliers,T! But you survived. I have to work tonight,and I'm fighting the urge to go to bed for a few hours before the 12 hr.night shift is upon me.Ha! I ALMOST would ride it to work. I just don't know.At least I would like to go for a short ride before work. It's pretty down here for November, and probably 56 degrees right now. See ya',Trike! don-ohio (:^D

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

Dan Webber Kastner /

And we do watch out for each other. Very seriously.

dan

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

And why are you guys getting so defensive? I don't think Ike meant any disrespect?

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

Simon,

I never meant to imply that i was against "gangs" or "Swarming and Destroying" !!

Ike

Re: Well,you KNOW,Fred...

Dan Webber Kastner /

Sorry if that came across angrily.

dan

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