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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,753
Posted By CaptnJim
:rofl :poser It is important to have a...

:rofl

:poser

It is important to have a good self-image (no matter how misplaced :lol3).

By all appearances, the pretty one's legs are not as hairy, and are considerably more shapely, than...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,866
Posted By CaptnJim
From the Valleys to the Mountains: a view with a...

From the Valleys to the Mountains: a view with a scoot from a mountain perspective...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/MtCUsAE_zps0772f2cb.jpg

Or, a molehill... a view from a high...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,866
Posted By CaptnJim
Through a valley... ...

Through a valley...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/TwistiesLeggRd_zps07ca67f7.jpg

The west side of Skaggit Valley in WA state.

Jim
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 09:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,164
Posted By CaptnJim
I am enjoying this thread. When you pick up the...

I am enjoying this thread. When you pick up the new Versys, will it be: "Went for a scooter ride... on my motorcycle!"?? :evil

Keep up the ride reports, whatever the conveyance. :clap

Best...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,753
Posted By CaptnJim
GoreTX, one of you looks a LOT cuter than the...

GoreTX, one of you looks a LOT cuter than the other on that scoot. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,538
Posted By CaptnJim
Congrats on the selection AND the good buy! :clap

Congrats on the selection AND the good buy! :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,396
Posted By CaptnJim
Wise words. We want what we want... one person's...

Wise words. We want what we want... one person's choice may not make sense to another, but we each get to decide what path to take. And I'll take that to heart when "calling bullshit" over what...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By CaptnJim
My take is: any of those three would be an...

My take is: any of those three would be an interesting change of pace from the Wing. I've been surprisingly pleased with the PCX... "surprisingly" because I didn't expect something that size could...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 176,912
Posted By CaptnJim
Hot deal! We bought our scoots at Western Honda,...

Hot deal! We bought our scoots at Western Honda, and they were good to deal with - from the sale to the break-in service.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 176,912
Posted By CaptnJim
I have heard... "You meet the nicest people on a...

I have heard... "You meet the nicest people on a Honda!" :D
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
Back to Orcas Island - they tried to block our...

Back to Orcas Island - they tried to block our riding, but we had fun in spite of their efforts...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/07/check-but-not-checkmate.html

A preview...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,396
Posted By CaptnJim
OK, I gotta call "bullshit" on this one... or, at...

OK, I gotta call "bullshit" on this one... or, at the very least, contradicting yourself all over the place. You like to "tinker" but you couldn't bring yourself to consider one of the best scooters...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
We found more roads on this island that we...

We found more roads on this island that we haven't ridden...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/07/another-day-another-scoot.html
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
We'd have to take the hour and 10 minute ride on...

We'd have to take the hour and 10 minute ride on the ferry from Friday Harbor to get to Anacortes, THEN drive south to Coupeville to catch the next ferry. That's going to have to wait for another...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
A peaceful start to the morning (no scooter...

A peaceful start to the morning (no scooter content)

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/07/peaceful-morning.html

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/Sunrise3_zps03d2d5af.jpg

Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
Another long day on the whale watch boat. I...

Another long day on the whale watch boat. I scoot-commuted to the other side of the island again. When I got there this morning, I saw this in the bike parking...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
Will do.

Will do.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
It is an interesting suggestion. The wife and I...

It is an interesting suggestion. The wife and I have discussed going to the Olympic peninsula when we are done with these jobs. Timing and logistics. May have to come back some time with an RV and...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
My first scoot commute in a couple weeks. I...

My first scoot commute in a couple weeks. I gassed up before leaving town, got 104 miles per gallon on the last tank (a lot of hills and twisties, but 45 mph or less). Parked next to the V-Max...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,396
Posted By CaptnJim
Everybody sing: I like big scoot-butts and I...

Everybody sing: I like big scoot-butts and I cannot lie...

:rofl:clap

(from the CD: "Scooter Got Back")
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By CaptnJim
I checked out that forum - seems based around...

I checked out that forum - seems based around Honda Metropolitans. My PCX would be "big iron" there. :rofl

Since getting the PCX, we have had fun with what I call "urban adventure cruising"......
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 246,759
Posted By CaptnJim
In the words of Al (to Tim the Toolman): I don't...

In the words of Al (to Tim the Toolman): I don't think so, Tim. :lol3

I think it was before I was a 12 year old boy that I learned to tell the difference between males and females... only been...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
More inter-island scooting today... ...

More inter-island scooting today...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/07/from-mountain-to-sea.html

And a preview...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By CaptnJim
I'm going to sound like an old fart parent-type...

I'm going to sound like an old fart parent-type here, so you may want to skip this...

Pay yourself first. Put the money that you budgeted for payments into a savings account and keep riding that...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 187,257
Posted By CaptnJim
We were riding our scooters on San Juan Island...

We were riding our scooters on San Juan Island yesterday and saw a first (while we were stopped at a turnout for a photo op): a Grom went by, 2 up. The sight made me laugh out loud. My wife, who...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
A day on the scoots... a new shooting...

A day on the scoots... a new shooting technique... I thought lavender was a color...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/07/more-than-you-ever-wanted-to-know.html

A preview...
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Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,843
Posted By CaptnJim
Human nature being what it is, most people will...

Human nature being what it is, most people will recommend what they bought. We looked at a bunch of scooters, but decided the PCX hit all the high points for us. We both like the styling. Even...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
Last day of work this week. On the way out of...

Last day of work this week. On the way out of the harbor, I saw this boat...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/ScootBoat_zps75891a20.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
We may pass enroute, Bob. Monday is a day off...

We may pass enroute, Bob. Monday is a day off for us, and the Blonde said she wants to take the scoots to another island. I know when to say, "Yes, Ma'am!" :D

Drop me a PM if you come to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
Happy Birthday, America! If you have to work on...

Happy Birthday, America! If you have to work on a holiday, this isn't a bad way to go...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/07/i-love-parade.html

And, a preview...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By CaptnJim
I'm Batman. In spite of Honda's marketing, I...

I'm Batman. In spite of Honda's marketing, I will be surprised if this bike finds an audience.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
That is a pretty vivid "mental image"!! :rofl ...

That is a pretty vivid "mental image"!! :rofl

Date night? :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,209
Posted By CaptnJim
A lot to like about that!

A lot to like about that!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,866
Posted By CaptnJim
We rode by a bunch of agriculture and equipment...

We rode by a bunch of agriculture and equipment today... didn't see this before we headed out. I coulda been a contender! :D
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
Another scooter day: go to the front of the line,...

Another scooter day: go to the front of the line, bridges, twisties, and loading 'em up...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/07/bridges-vertigo-twisties-and-bikes-of.html
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
I've seen the photos of Maddiedog's pooch happily...

I've seen the photos of Maddiedog's pooch happily riding on his PCX... pretty sure we'd have to strap the goats down for the ride back to the boat. (Insert your own mental image here) :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
Days off, and we are back on the scoots. We...

Days off, and we are back on the scoots. We stayed on San Juan Island today, finding new roads and some of our favorites...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/06/scootin.html

And a preview...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 176,912
Posted By CaptnJim
One has to do what feels right for them. I think...

One has to do what feels right for them. I think the '15 offers some nice upgrades. The best of the riding season is slipping by. Decisions, decisions.

I like my '13 PCX; my wife feels the same...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
Finished my work week with with a late trip, and...

Finished my work week with with a late trip, and my favorite sunset shot of the season so far...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/06/timing-and-best-laid-plans.html
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptnJim
I had a bit of time before my evening charter,...

I had a bit of time before my evening charter, and a couple errands to run. I uncovered the scoot and felt some breeze! It is partly sunny this afternoon, so I took the scenic route.

Amazing how...
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