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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By CaptnJim
Several decades ago, a friend of mine came to...

Several decades ago, a friend of mine came to visit us, riding his H-D Low Rider. Last time I saw it, it was stock; this time: extended forks, forward controls (only) and ape hangers. He said,...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,626
Posted By CaptnJim
Apalachicola is a great town... set your watch...

Apalachicola is a great town... set your watch back 20 years. A definite "old Florida" vibe.

Enjoying the updates and will be looking forward to some photos as your time allows.

Travel safe,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,531
Posted By CaptnJim
Some of this makes me chuckle. Especially when...

Some of this makes me chuckle. Especially when "Sturgis" gets mentioned. I lived in Sturgis in the late 70s through mid-80s. I owned a business there. Rode Harleys (and Goldwings). Yes, I had a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,088
Posted By CaptnJim
Do your research and buy what you like. I used...

Do your research and buy what you like. I used to think "shifting is part of the experience," so, many of us know where you are. Great that you took the motorcycle safety course.

If you are like...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By CaptnJim
The PCX allows either position. I am an upright...

The PCX allows either position. I am an upright kinda guy, and find that preferable. If riding for a while, I will change positions and occasionally use the feet forward... but the suspension on...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 48,461
Posted By CaptnJim
Do not resent retired guys... we have walked your...

Do not resent retired guys... we have walked your path. We are the "incentive" that keeps you going. :D

How does that list of directions not blow off??

Keep 'em coming!
Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,334
Posted By CaptnJim
Interesting phenomenon: a few days ago, gas...

Interesting phenomenon: a few days ago, gas prices varied by about 20 per gallon locally. One of the local TV stations reported the state average (which was higher), and most of the stations in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 1,396,048
Posted By CaptnJim
In 2004, we lived through the "Christmas Miracle"...

In 2004, we lived through the "Christmas Miracle" in deep south Texas - the first snow in 109 years, and it fell on Christmas Eve. I said to my wife, "We didn't move far enough south." :lol3
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By CaptnJim
Oh... so that's where I fit in. :evil I have...

Oh... so that's where I fit in. :evil I have called all my bikes "a scoot" for about 4 decades. I may be older, but I find I am less hardcore these days.

Live to ride, ride to eat. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
Another sunny day in the desert. I had a great...

Another sunny day in the desert. I had a great service experience this morning... with the truck, not the scoots. Then, spent the afternoon riding... just for the shear joy of it.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 1,396,048
Posted By CaptnJim
That is a pretty scene... well, probably because...

That is a pretty scene... well, probably because of the sunshine. I spent a lot of years in the frozen northland and don't miss snow one bit. I especially don't miss riding on roads that may or may...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,784
Posted By CaptnJim
Don't give up, Michael. We like what we like. ...

Don't give up, Michael. We like what we like. No different from Ford people who wouldn't buy a Chevy. Nice thing here is: we all appreciate scooters.

Give the fact that two-wheel riders are a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
Friends came by today - he rides a Forza (it is...

Friends came by today - he rides a Forza (it is home in Washington State). He is trying to talk his wife into a PCX (she won't ride with him on the Forza). She is pretty short and felt not quite at...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 43,932
Posted By CaptnJim
Really? No sushi bars out there? OK, ANY Asian...

Really? No sushi bars out there? OK, ANY Asian food establishment. Anyone else wanna play? :D
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
Done. Yes, I am a funny guy - chicks dig a sense...

Done. Yes, I am a funny guy - chicks dig a sense of humor. :D I understand my place: the Blonde is the queen; little Izzy is the princess... I am the court jester. It doesn't pay well, but I like...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 49,990
Posted By CaptnJim
Yep. Unless someone makes it one, it really...

Yep. Unless someone makes it one, it really isn't a contest. Like it, don't like it... it's like a political discussion: not much chance anyone's mind is going to get changed. :evil

You buy...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,573
Posted By CaptnJim
Best part of a work day is the scoot commute. ...

Best part of a work day is the scoot commute. :evil I recently had a salesman tell me that the top speed of the Sprint is 59 mph - is that your experience?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
Thanks for the kind words, scooter friends. I do...

Thanks for the kind words, scooter friends. I do a blog with (usually) daily posts. It is not scooter specific, but tells about the traveling we have been doing by boat, RV, and even the occasional...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
Hi Rob, We are enjoying it. It is smaller...

Hi Rob,

We are enjoying it. It is smaller than the 5th wheel we have owned for the last 6 years... so, there are trade-offs for space and convenience. Several decades ago, my wife hooked me on...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
We have been fortunate here in the desert...

We have been fortunate here in the desert southwest US: temps have been above normal while many others north and east of us have been colder than normal. I don't take that for granted.

We are...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,779
Posted By CaptnJim
Multi-talented!! :clap

Multi-talented!! :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
Get yer kicks - on Route 66... ...

Get yer kicks - on Route 66...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/02/get-yer-kicks.html

Took the scoots to Oatman, AZ, today. A preview...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
Gotta change it up once in a while! :D I woulda...

Gotta change it up once in a while! :D I woulda done this whole scooter thing sooner if I knew how much fun it can be. You two are going to have a ball! :ricky
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,626
Posted By CaptnJim
If you haven't been to Key West before, part of...

If you haven't been to Key West before, part of the character of the town happens at sunset (Mallory Square) and Duval after dark (the Duval crawl). Yes, it is touristy. Yes, they go out of their...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
Congrats on getting it home, Jon. Yes, spring...

Congrats on getting it home, Jon. Yes, spring WILL come, but in the meantime you have your new scoot and you get to admire it whenever you want! :clap OK, maybe a double-edge sword, there... being...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 48,461
Posted By CaptnJim
As you... um... mature, it takes longer to heal. ...

As you... um... mature, it takes longer to heal.

I've seen plenty of the stickers that read: "Ride it like you stole it." I'm thinking of making one that says, "Ride it like you borrowed it from...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
Jon, those photos of the snow show that you are...

Jon, those photos of the snow show that you are an optimist! :clap Get that scoot home... put it in the garage... or the living room :evil... caress those swoopy lines until you can get it out for...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 49,990
Posted By CaptnJim
I think you have a fine multipurpose scooter with...

I think you have a fine multipurpose scooter with that new Yamaha. The investment isn't so great that you couldn't afford to let it sit more, if that's what you choose (while it is better for 'em,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,249
Posted By CaptnJim
How many Civics and Accords does Honda sell in...

How many Civics and Accords does Honda sell in the US each year? Contrast that with the number of Silverwings that were sold over the past few years. Honda could afford to be in the maxi-scooter...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By CaptnJim
Saw a nice looking Passport today...

Scooting around, we took in a great car show today...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/02/car-show.html

One of the bikes on display (yes, there were a few bikes in there, too) was a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,334
Posted By CaptnJim
In the Phoenix area, prices are up over 30 per...

In the Phoenix area, prices are up over 30 per gallon in the past two weeks. Yesterday, near where were are staying, it was $2.05; today, $2.09. While riding today, the highest price for unleaded...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 49,990
Posted By CaptnJim
Nice ride report; enjoyed the photos, as well. ...

Nice ride report; enjoyed the photos, as well.

Regarding the close call: there are idiots everywhere. You can do your best to reduce risk, but at some point you have to make the choice about what...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,147
Posted By CaptnJim
That right there. ^^ Cheryl is "da man," and I...

That right there. ^^ Cheryl is "da man," and I mean that in the absolute most non-sexist way possible. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 49,990
Posted By CaptnJim
Looks good! Congrats! Great to have lots of...

Looks good! Congrats! Great to have lots of options in this size! :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 43,932
Posted By CaptnJim
Here it is: Chic-Fil-A... ...

Here it is: Chic-Fil-A...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/ChicFilA_zps8ongslfx.jpg


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And, the next tag...
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Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,411
Posted By CaptnJim
Not a deal-breaker for me either way. I have had...

Not a deal-breaker for me either way. I have had ABS on a couple motorcycles, only experienced one wet street situation where I know it saved my butt (or at least keeping the road rash off of it). ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By CaptnJim
I like the vibe here on Battle Scooters - doesn't...

I like the vibe here on Battle Scooters - doesn't seem to be as testosterone-fueled as most motorcycle forums. I participate on other forums (boat and RV) that have one rule: just be nice. It seems...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,779
Posted By CaptnJim
That young lady is very talented! :clap Good...

That young lady is very talented! :clap Good for you for supporting her music ambitions!

Best wishes,
Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 272,892
Posted By CaptnJim
Got to spend the day on the scoots today - yeah,...

Got to spend the day on the scoots today - yeah, it's about time!

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/02/scoots-to-scottsdale.html

Urban cruising, with a stop at the Scottsdale Vespa dealer -...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,147
Posted By CaptnJim
California/Oregon/Washington coast or driving...

California/Oregon/Washington coast or driving across the mid-west? I have no doubt that AmeriVespa would be fun (never done it), but that west coast ride is pretty spectacular.

Good luck with...
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