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Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,267
Posted By CaptnJim
That's OK. ANY reason you have for a scooter or...

That's OK. ANY reason you have for a scooter or a motorcycle is reason enough. I don't necessarily think people who ride motorcycles are missing out. If you are happy with your choice, that is all...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 258,751
Posted By CaptnJim
Heading to the Phoenix area (our daughter and...

Heading to the Phoenix area (our daughter and son-in-law live there).

Now, for ConchScooter: you have to go east, then north, then west, then north some more to get to Tampa. :evil For us, it is...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 89,932
Posted By CaptnJim
Your stupid phone is bigger than the Cub?? :huh ...

Your stupid phone is bigger than the Cub?? :huh :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By CaptnJim
Not to mention a strong crosswind! :eek1 Good...

Not to mention a strong crosswind! :eek1 Good to be able to say this without getting slapped: nice rack. LOL
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 258,751
Posted By CaptnJim
The scoots are strapped into their cargo trailer....

The scoots are strapped into their cargo trailer. We head west in the morning. There was some discussion on the Jonway thread about towing scoots to get to the best riding... works for me. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 89,932
Posted By CaptnJim
In that last shot, the new Vespa looks a lot...

In that last shot, the new Vespa looks a lot bigger than your Cub. Does it seem that way in person?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 339,695
Posted By CaptnJim
The REAL reason he wanted a Vespa. :evil

The REAL reason he wanted a Vespa. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 23,115
Posted By CaptnJim
Glad to hear you're enjoying the Ural. Sometimes...

Glad to hear you're enjoying the Ural. Sometimes you just have to go through that "period of adjustment." :wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 43,185
Posted By CaptnJim
You could probably make it with the windscreen......

You could probably make it with the windscreen... you just need a running start. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 1,380,707
Posted By CaptnJim
I was a professional photographer for 32 years......

I was a professional photographer for 32 years... I have a pretty good feel for that whole perspective thing. :D

933 pounds (GW) vs 613 pounds (Burgman Exec)... there may be a bit more to it than...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,342
Posted By CaptnJim
Interesting how smaller doesn't necessarily mean...

Interesting how smaller doesn't necessarily mean slower. :D Well, to a point.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 1,380,707
Posted By CaptnJim
That is an enlightening photo for those that...

That is an enlightening photo for those that compare a Burgman to a Goldwing. It is a lightweight by comparison. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 339,695
Posted By CaptnJim
Double-O-G brought up Red's name. I simply said...

Double-O-G brought up Red's name. I simply said that she (Red) isn't scary. Grace Jones, back in the day, was scary... in a crazy-ass kinda way. :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 43,185
Posted By CaptnJim
Thanks for the views of Palm Springs. We used to...

Thanks for the views of Palm Springs. We used to escape winter when we lived in the frozen northland, and would often times wind up in the Palm Springs area. Always enjoyed the Thursday night...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By CaptnJim
I think it's kinda cute. Not $2500 cute. :evil ...

I think it's kinda cute. Not $2500 cute. :evil I've never seen the practicality on those little pocket bikes, but I do appreciate a job well done, and this little scoot looks to be that. For full...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 339,695
Posted By CaptnJim
Well, the solution to that problem is pretty...

Well, the solution to that problem is pretty easy. Of course, I still open the car door for my wife.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 339,695
Posted By CaptnJim
Big plus: Red, you aren't scary like Grace Jones....

Big plus: Red, you aren't scary like Grace Jones. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,267
Posted By CaptnJim
Klaviator is obviously a faster learner than I am...

Klaviator is obviously a faster learner than I am - I have been riding motorcycles for 47 years, but just got our first scooters less than 2 years ago. When I was younger, I couldn't imagine wanting...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,342
Posted By CaptnJim
Gets my vote! :clap

Gets my vote! :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,410
Posted By CaptnJim
Put another way: there is no such thing as too...

Put another way: there is no such thing as too cold... only inadequate latitude. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,410
Posted By CaptnJim
That quote is often repeated. And, I tend to...

That quote is often repeated. And, I tend to agree... to a point. Having lived in western South Dakota where I once saw -35 actual outside air temperature, I came to appreciate living in an area...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,410
Posted By CaptnJim
Sea Ranch is, indeed, a fine restaurant. We had...

Sea Ranch is, indeed, a fine restaurant. We had lunch today at Pirates' Landing, owned by the same guy; kinda the moderate priced version. :D Besides, Sea Ranch isn't open for lunch. Our normal...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,410
Posted By CaptnJim
Some of us are proud in our candy-ass-ness! ...

Some of us are proud in our candy-ass-ness! :clap Well, OK, maybe not proud, but unabashedly unashamed. :evil Those of us in the Tropical Tip think of San Antonio as "up north." (about 6 hours...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,410
Posted By CaptnJim
I feel your weathery pain. I thought we'd get...

I feel your weathery pain. I thought we'd get some scoot time in yesterday, but it stayed too cool at the coast. I feel for you - like getting a new bicycle for Christmas when you were a kid, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,594
Posted By CaptnJim
I haven't been out of the house in 4 days. ...

I haven't been out of the house in 4 days. Somebody breathed on me, got lousy sick. To add to it, the weather has been crap. Last time I was out, the price here was $1.98. To keep from chewing on...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,981
Posted By CaptnJim
I understand that someone coming from motorcycles...

I understand that someone coming from motorcycles would appreciate the look of the PCX. We get that comment from people regularly: "They look like little sport bikes!"... not sure I feel any better...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,372
Posted By CaptnJim
The hoodie just arrived. It is the Go-Go Gear at...

The hoodie just arrived. It is the Go-Go Gear at this link...

http://www.gogogearla.com/armored-kevlar-hoodie-mens/

First impressions: nice! Well made. I had some thoughts about what size to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 1,380,707
Posted By CaptnJim
Sigh. I remember the months of forced...

Sigh.

I remember the months of forced motorcycle exile during the winter when we lived in the frozen northland. I was starting to feel sorry for myself because we have extended chilly weather...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,410
Posted By CaptnJim
Would you be saying this if you still had the...

Would you be saying this if you still had the PCX? Remind me again: whose bike did you trade in... HER PCX or YOUR BMW?? :evil

Weird winter weather for south Texas. :huh

You may need that...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 258,751
Posted By CaptnJim
Playin' on the PCXes... ...

Playin' on the PCXes...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/01/scootin-and-taggin-while-we-can.html

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/CausewayPI_zps4afd11f4.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,322
Posted By CaptnJim
The next tag: your scoot in front of a Wyland...

The next tag: your scoot in front of a Wyland Whaling Wall...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/WhaleWall_zps054e6098.jpg

Just kidding! Wyland is an artist who painted 100 of...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,322
Posted By CaptnJim
Here it is: a white house, that belongs to the...

Here it is: a white house, that belongs to the president...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/WhiteHouse_zps6fe9f42c.jpg

That would be the President of the South Texas Birding...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,889
Posted By CaptnJim
Not at all - this is useful info for someone...

Not at all - this is useful info for someone considering this adventure on a smaller scooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,322
Posted By CaptnJim
Cracked me up! :rofl I appreciate a sense of...

Cracked me up! :rofl I appreciate a sense of humor. :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By CaptnJim
Great concept. Scary expensive for the start-up....

Great concept. Scary expensive for the start-up. So much of it is going to revolve around where those battery stations will locate... in a convenience store? Starbucks? Free-standing?

If I...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,594
Posted By CaptnJim
And, for those who keep an eye on the stock...

And, for those who keep an eye on the stock market: it took a 300+ point dump today, blamed mostly on declining oil earnings. :huh

I haven't been able to figure out how big oil gets my money no...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,322
Posted By CaptnJim
Yeah, what he said!! :huh ^^

Yeah, what he said!! :huh ^^
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,594
Posted By CaptnJim
Great price - we're still over $2 in deep south...

Great price - we're still over $2 in deep south TX.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,410
Posted By CaptnJim
I understand the "today or never" weather...

I understand the "today or never" weather situation... it was "never" for us today: cold and drizzly still. And we are 6 hours south of you... wassup with that??

That pretty yellow is going to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,410
Posted By CaptnJim
Congrats on the new scoot! :clap Ummm, I do...

Congrats on the new scoot! :clap Ummm, I do have a question, though: is it yours or hers? :evil And when you ride two-up, who is the rider and who is the passenger? While I understand that you...
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