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Ben Ponder

Waterloo, IA

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  • 1978 Batavus Regency

I'm a dedicated mechanical tweaker with a disdain for preconeived notions and thinking inside the box. I think inside of boxes only because I've never been in there before, and after I figure out the workings of the paradigm, I find the weak spots in the box and break it wide open, rebuilding it to my own specs.

However, sometimes I find it a useful exercise to hold myself to some sort of standard, be it economy, power, or set guidelines. I procured a moped after having mechanical difficulties with my car that I can't afford to fix right now, and have found the moped a joy to play with. Elegance within simplicity. So, to see what other people have done with their mopeds, and to keep the vehicle within the codification of a moped... here I am.

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