For those who have never ridden a moped... do you remember
what it was like cruise downhill on your bicycle ?
The freedom, the wind, the exhiliration ?
Well, riding a moped feels like that all the time!
5 Nov 2000 - You can now edit your existing Moped Owners entries, as
well as upload pictures.
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Sunday 5 Nov 2000
Starting 1 Nov 2000, you can automatically upload pictures
when posting "For Sale"
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If you want to exercise, get a bicycle
If you want to look cool, get a motorcycle
If you want to enjoy yourself, have wind in your hair,
see the world around you, relax, find peace of mind and
have more fun than you ever did, get a moped!
Sunday 30 Jul 2000
We've just reached 100 users in Moped Mail!
To celebrate, the next user who signs up can do it for free... wait, it's
free anyway ;)
Scooter Girls (thanks to Cap'n Tom Miller for finding it)
"When riding, the Decepticons (Moped Army) are often not given respect from other
motorists. People shout taunts from their cars and yell things such as 'get
a real bike' or 'get off the road.' When these comments are made, they are
taken very lightly because the Decepticons believe that their transportation
experiences are much more pleasurable than those of other commuters..."
The Aesthetic Attunement of
the Decepticon Moped Army
...it looked so lonley there on the grass. It definitely needed some love. I
used to bom around on a Moto Graziella with my Dad as a kid. A wave of
nostalgia hit me, and $25.00 Canadian later, I was peddaling my Honda
home!!! I changed the spark plug, cleaned the carb and vrrrrm!! There's no
feeling in the world like it!!! I love my ped so much it almost hurts!!
Okay I am getting a little over dramatic, but you gotta try this to believe
the feeling, and strees relief.
If there were legislation that made owning a moped mandatory, I am sure
there would be a world peace, no road rage, and true ZEN world wide!
I can't explain the feeling when I'm riding; it's like all the stresses and
worries of the mundane world just slide away. I am just caught in the
moment. Here. Now. It also brings back alot of childhood memories, and
for just a little while I get to be 9 yrs. old again. Just me and my bike ,
rolling; free as the autumn breeze...
The other day I was at the Borders bookstore and glanced at the "Complete book of motorcycles".
There was a small chapter on mopeds there. I was pleased that mopeds finally get
some recognition and went at that page to see what it says. I was surprised
to find a biased and downright agressive blasting of mopeds. There were misleading
reasons, such as "Mopeds have insufficient braking power". Huh ? Insufficient for what ?
Surely, moped brakes are not strong enough to stop 1100cc motorcycle going 100mph,
but they are quite enough for 49cc engine with top speed of 30mph. I am not sure where
author of the book got his facts - perhaps from the motorcycle firms that don't have
mopeds/scooters in their lineup (perhaps you've heard of one such company ? :)
Anyway, if you've never ridden a moped before, you simply don't know what you are missing.
Like a bird that haven't yet grown wings and thinks that there's nothing special about flying -
but once it learns to fly, it knows how much joy it is!
Mever mind the fashion. Forget what others say. You OWE it to yourself. Nobody's
looking. Just give it one try - and your world will never be the same.
Missouri helmet law has been defeated!!!
Effective Aug 28, 1999, no helmet is required for
riding any motorcycle if you are over 21!
From Moped Owners:
"We have a grandma moped riding group and are envied by many for the fun.We
ride in a radius of 75 miles." :)