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Old 06-24-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
Jeffrode OP
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Scooters Across America: San Francisco to New York

My Dad cam up with this crazy idea of riding scooters across america. and just a couple of week ago I found out that I had my summer open so I decided to join him. Now the plan is this Buy cheep Chinese scooters and ride from San Francisco to New York. Shopping on Craigslist we found a 150cc scooter for $100 and went to look at it. It did not run but we went for it. We go it home and put a new battery in it and it started and ran just fine. So this would become my ride. Next my Dad decided to by a CT70 Chinese copy and we found one in LA new. Plan now in order we started the ride today.



6/23/2014: OK after all the planning the ride really begins today: We are in downtown San Francisco and will be headed to Sacramento today.

The day started through Golden Gate Park and through the city. Jeffrey stopped at a city shop for some bananas



Then came the crossing the golden gate bridge. See our video to see how funny we look on the small bikes as we run wide open across the bridge.



We took a side trip through the back streets of Sausalito, cool homes back here



Then we headed north through the Golden Gate Nat'l Recreation Area. Very beautiful back here, and cool windy and steep roads.



Then came lunch in Petaluma at the: 4th&Sea Fish & Chips, awesome mom and dad type shop.



You guessed it we had the Fish and Chips



After lunch came the start of hot weather, I hope these little bike can take it, and us too



We rode along the Sacramento River for about 50 miles as we headed up into Sacramento.



Ok, Day1 complete, everything went well, and the bikes still seem to be fine. Although my CT70 seems to be shifting hard, and it even jumped out of 2 gear once. I hope it makes it, only 4100 miles left.

Video of Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge

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