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Forum: Battle Scooters Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
We put the scoots on the ferry to Lopez Island......

We put the scoots on the ferry to Lopez Island... some call it "Slo-Pez" because the pace is much slower there compared to San Juan Island...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/06/slo-pez.html
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Forum: Battle Scooters 06-29-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Funny. This area has plenty of new age hippy...

Funny. This area has plenty of new age hippy shit. No new car dealer, so I couldn't participate in that one.

Boat stuff? We're on an island. Yeah, we got that. Well, except for the fact that...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-29-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
After a long work week (well, it was the same...

After a long work week (well, it was the same number of days, just more hours at the helm on each of those days), a day off and some scooting...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/06/scootin.html
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Forum: Battle Scooters 06-29-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Next tag: ...

Next tag:

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

Your scoot by something "new age" (ish). Or, anything with the word "zen" in it. Or anything with the word...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-29-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Grab... ...

Grab...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/TagWildlife_zpshe0mjath.jpg

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/Sign_zpsnmxug9xr.jpg

A wildlife rehab center.

Next tag in...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-29-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By CaptnJim
Isn't that the two guys from the movie Top Gun? ...

Isn't that the two guys from the movie Top Gun? :D

That was actually a sweet video. I wrote a book about our travels with a cat (Molly) who adopted us - Cat On A Leash. The "leash" in that...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-27-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 324,479
Posted By CaptnJim
Congrats and welcome aboard! We were in Hot...

Congrats and welcome aboard! We were in Hot Springs in April - some great riding to be had there! :clap Enjoy the new scoot!
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
Trips on two of our boats today, out of both...

Trips on two of our boats today, out of both locations. The only scooter content was the beautiful early morning ride to the other side of the island... not a single car along the way. The fact...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-24-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
I know you mean that in a nice way. :D

I know you mean that in a nice way. :D
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-24-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
I wike it! :evil

I wike it! :evil
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-23-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
Let's see how we feel in the morning... A...

Let's see how we feel in the morning...

A quick trip "to America" and some scooter time in the twisties...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/06/lets-see-how-we-feel-in-morning.html
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Forum: Battle Scooters 06-23-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Grab. Semi-tractor/trailer... ...

Grab. Semi-tractor/trailer...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/TagSemi_zpse1h5e5yo.jpg

Got that one while we were waiting for the ferry to unload this morning.

And the next...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
We put the scoots on the ferry and got off the...

We put the scoots on the ferry and got off the island for the day... two other motorcyclists we visited with after loading both said, "is that you two we see bopping all over the island? Those look...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-22-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By CaptnJim
We didn't buy our scoots for the mileage, but it...

We didn't buy our scoots for the mileage, but it turns out that is one of the many things that make me smile... 100 mpg (usually a bit better than that) with the PCXes. People ask, they generally...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-22-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
Day off. Off for some "scooter tagging",...

Day off. Off for some "scooter tagging", breakfast out, and grocery shopping. Since we commute to work by scooter every work day, we haven't felt the need to ride every minute of our time off.
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Forum: Battle Scooters 06-22-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Grab - a barber pole... ...

Grab - a barber pole...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/TagBarberPole_zps2o8ekbrb.jpg

I wasn't sure; the Blonde cuts my hair, and as far as I know, there is only one barbershop...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-22-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By CaptnJim
Pretty sure with that year PCX, you will need to...

Pretty sure with that year PCX, you will need to drill through the plastic behind the seat. You might also check on this forum...

http://www.hondapcx.org/viewforum.php?f=2

... for more PCX...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-21-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 402,871
Posted By CaptnJim
One doesn't have to just "march to a different...

One doesn't have to just "march to a different drummer," you can dance! Whether or not that is Red's daughter, I appreciate her style. :clap
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-19-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
A short scoot commute to work, driving one of our...

A short scoot commute to work, driving one of our boats out of Friday Harbor today...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/06/i-like-when-it-happens.html

Killer Whales, showing where that name...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-18-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By CaptnJim
Got a mirror? :D

Got a mirror? :D
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-18-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By CaptnJim
I didn't mean to rile things up with this topic. ...

I didn't mean to rile things up with this topic. When I saw a 946 in person, I thought "That is a LOT of money for a 150cc scooter." But, people buy what they want, not what they need. Well, most...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-18-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
Today's trip wasn't a whale watch - more like a...

Today's trip wasn't a whale watch - more like a "lookin' for"... many people think the whales are right out side the harbor, smiling and waving at the boats, and handing out brochures. No, they are...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-17-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
San Juan Island is an interesting place. We...

San Juan Island is an interesting place. We really enjoy spending summers here (couldn't take the weather the rest of the year). I have heard it described as: an island where people have their 3rd...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-17-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By CaptnJim
For the Vespa enthusiasts...

... with a flair for fashion and a deep wallet:

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/06/17/vespa-946-emporio-armani-scooter-review-first-look-photos/?src=SOC&dom=fb
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-17-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
Laundry, groceries, lunch out, filling up the gas...

Laundry, groceries, lunch out, filling up the gas tanks, and snagging a "scooter tag." The tag I was looking for was: your scooter with a sign that has fruit on it, written or pictured.
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Forum: Battle Scooters 06-17-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Here's the new tag... we all have to have it. ...

Here's the new tag... we all have to have it. Some of us bitch about the price more than others, but we all appreciate how little of it we use with our scoots...
...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-17-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Here's some fruit... ...

Here's some fruit...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/FruitTag_zpsuhxpr8ny.jpg

It's a banner for the new art museum that will be opening soon. Pears. I considered standing the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-16-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
I couldn't figure out a way to get my scoot...

I couldn't figure out a way to get my scoot airborne. :lol3
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-16-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
A leisurely day today. We made a trip to both...

A leisurely day today. We made a trip to both grocery stores here (same family owns both), and the scoots swallowed up the bags... with some careful arranging... "You take the eggs, I'll take the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-16-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Here it is... ...

Here it is...

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

The only place on the island (besides the fish market on the docks) where you can buy bait. A close-up of the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-16-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
OK, here you go: new tag... ...

OK, here you go: new tag...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/ScootsAce_zpsrmr8ssyl.jpg

Your scoot by an Ace Hardware Store... it's the place with the helpful hardware man.

Time...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Me? Make anyone feel guilty?? Nahhhhh - you...

Me? Make anyone feel guilty?? Nahhhhh - you must have me confused with some of that scooter tra... um, some other two-wheeled enthusiast.

I'm just lookin' for the next tag!
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
What does a whale watch captain do on a day...

What does a whale watch captain do on a day off...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/06/so-what-do-you-do-on-day-off.html

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/Scoot01_zpsietrxw7w.jpg...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Come on, Cheryl, give us something to scoot to! ...

Come on, Cheryl, give us something to scoot to! :clap
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Well, technically not a "Scenic Byway," I would...

Well, technically not a "Scenic Byway," I would consider it a "Scenic Thrillway". Close enough - keep the game going. :lol3
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By CaptnJim
Interesting read. The bikes couldn't be more...

Interesting read. The bikes couldn't be more different, but all did well. I had to chuckle a bit with their apparent surprise that the Burgman could keep up. Typical motorcycle bias... which I...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-12-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,354
Posted By CaptnJim
May be the way my mind goes... this won't be...

May be the way my mind goes... this won't be helpful at all, though... something to do with seeing "in heat" in the title. :lol3
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-12-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 75,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Go for it! :clap

Go for it! :clap
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-11-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,336
Posted By CaptnJim
It's been a while. No, not since a scooter ride....

It's been a while. No, not since a scooter ride. I had to pick up a mechanic at the airport today, so I took a company van. First time I've driven a 4-wheel vehicle since we parked the RV here...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-10-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,551
Posted By CaptnJim
Nice photo essay, Maddiedog! Looks like Maddie...

Nice photo essay, Maddiedog! Looks like Maddie has adapted well to the V-Strom. Yeah... life, home, and family - if you're doing it right, it is a big time investment. The payoff is SO worth it.
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