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Old 02-24-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
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From NY to CA with a Moped ..... meet Rus

Coast to coast trek ....

Meet Ruslan. He is on his way from NYC to LA on his Tomos moped, with $160 in his pocket and a whole load of enthusiam. I hosted him last night as I found him at the local biker bar, where he asked for camping. He is hitting towards WV next .... after I fed him and gave him a lil' extra cash.

Here a short video as he takes off this morning

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Rus on his way from NY to CA from hellebauer on Vimeo.





Here 2 pics as I found him last night




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Old 02-25-2014, 06:42 AM   #2
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The adventure begins ......

Moped broke down. Rescued by VA cops.

https://www.facebook.com/homeboy.rus.5





These nice Fairfax County cops rescued our young lad, and brought him and his moped to a safe and warm location. Nahhh, not the County jail, but some McDonalds ........ It's refreshing to see these cops do the right thing!

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Go West , young man !

Some guys in MD, giving good advise (This was a day or 2 before his engine seized)



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Old 02-26-2014, 12:08 PM   #4
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Been keeping an eye on his facebook page, and sent him a msg with the offer of another place to crash if need be down in central VA. Hope the person he found up near Vienna (northern VA) helps him get the scoot sorted out and back on the road.
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:59 PM   #5
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I'm surprised to hear good things about FFX county cops.

Where is he hunkered down for tomorrow's storm?
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Thou shalt wrench ..........

Looks like he is still in Richmond, where some nice guys helped repairing his seized engine. As it turned out, our young lad had no real tools with him and he was lacking even the most basic mechanical skills.

I sure hope he took the opportunity and learned (hands-on) as much about wrenching as he could. Though it appears that young Rus spent too much time on the web, exchanging pointless messages with various characters.

I read a few at http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?1,3603498 and its a mess. Some major pissing contests going on there about how sincere or real or fake or leechy our young lad is. A more settled age knows how pointless these heated "discussions" are ......

Anyhow, I assume he would move on from Richmond after the storm is over. We shall see ......






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