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Molto Verboso
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I will start it off with this.
If you happen to own a Two Stroke Smoke Candle... then you are.

http://www.flyingtigermoto.com/

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Molto Verboso
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I played in a hardcore punk band for ten years and I ride a scooter.

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How many scooters you own, how many run, and how many that you have owned that you still miss, and how many you plan to buy?
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Molto Verboso
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Re: How can you tell that you are a 'hardcore' scooterists?
TEX wrote:
I will start it off with this.
If you happen to own a Two Stroke Smoke Candle... then you are.

http://www.flyingtigermoto.com/

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Those guys are GREAT!!! They have some very cool stuff and the got the Buddy dealership when Maplewood Scooters closed. But I did not know that they had candles. Cool
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Ridden Vespas for 54 years. Pulled them apart and know them inside out. Guess I qualify!

How many of the hardcore scooterists have played soccer on scooters? Ridden in gymkhanas and stunt/formation riding and a Mardis Gras? Ridden 1000 km (620 miles) in one day? Have dozens of scooter models and scooter books?

Guess I'm a scooter nerd Laughing emoticon

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LOL that is cool!
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Quote:
I will start it off with this.
If you happen to own a Two Stroke Smoke Candle... then you are.
Now I want a 2 cycle outboard motor version!
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If you're on a Vespa forum?
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If riding your scooter ever put you in the hospital, and yet you resumed riding once you recovered, you're probably a hardcore scooterist.

Bonus points if you kept riding well past the point when getting off the bike to seek medical attention would have been a really good idea.
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It's raining, you have a car in your garage, but you put on your rain suit and go to the store on your scooter.

Cheers,

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oily forefinger
you have 2 scoots .... both t5s .... they actually smell of 2t.. well 1does .... youre always building one then when its on the road you start on the other???

naa i dunno

what does??
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While spending time with visiting relatives you sneak out to the garage to mount new tires then rationalize that you need to go on a scrub ride right now.

Yeah I got the "look" from the wife when I got back.
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Good Grief Bitsa - Well I guess the guy in your video pretty much qualifies as hardcore - I can't stop looking at it - Help!
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Rusty J wrote:
If riding your scooter ever put you in the hospital, and yet you resumed riding once you recovered, you're probably a hardcore scooterist.
I guess that puts me in the "hardcore" category. Once I recover, that is Razz emoticon
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After my knee surgery i went and sat on the scooter because i couldn't ride it yet. At 2 1/2 weeks i did a 5 mile RT and at 4 weeks i was doing 100 miles. 8) Even breaking my neck in '06 didn't keep me off for long.
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o - ring
For me it's all about mileage travelled, be it in a day or many.

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Someone calling themselves hardcore sorta makes them not hardcore, know what I mean? If someone else says it about a person I think that's different. Kinda the conferring the title on [ ] deal.

But I would say everyone on this thread pretty much owns the title in my book. Well, except me since I ride when I can but with family life and work, that isn't as much as I'd like.

I'm totally bigoted against any scooter that isn't a Vespa or made by its parent company Piaggio.

I could tolerate, maybe even own a Stella as the parent Indian company making them has had business relationships with Piaggio over the years.

Harv
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factory settings
Anyone, that's anyone who turns up to a scooter rally with their ride in the back of a truck isn't a hardcore scooterist.

I'm happy to argue that one out.

See you in New Orleans !

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Two
You have two complete sets of club patches, colors, and banners.
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Riding today at 20 degrees and dodging the snowflakes. Had to brush the snow off the seat when I came out of the library.

Had a friend of mine stop me and ask if I was crazy.
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I used to know a bunch of Harley guys in Denver who said you weren't a real biker until you had ridden to Sturges and back (no trailering), and you had ridden through a full Colorado winter.

I haven't ridden to Sturges, but I've ridden through 2 (going on 3) NYC winters, so I think that at least puts me in the 'determined' category.
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Your machine got better presents for Christmas than your mate did....
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but its yellow
WasRoadbum wrote:
I could tolerate, maybe even own a Stella
thats big of you buddy .... didnt know a scooterist could only ride a vespa ... next youll be startin the gear/auto row
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When riding scooter, thinking about what to post on MV - pics? comments? NSR? etc?
When posting on MV, thinking about the next scooter ride!
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I get called Hardcore all the time. Mostly when I ride to work and park in an area where 40 motorcycles can park and I'm the only one in it. Also when I post pictures on FB of my rides in the pouring rain. Pfffttt. It's only rain. And trust me, I'm not made of sugar, I won't melt. I don't think of myself as Hardcore. I'm just having too much fun riding.
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Constant refrain
You ride that on the highway?

Hardcore to one of this group is a far different thing than hardcore to the world at large. To the world at large, I'm hardcore, as in, crazy (I have heard both of those words used, along with some others). To this group, I'm a fair-haired newbie. Well, maybe not newbie, perhaps, but rather slightly unknown.
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To vintage riders, a modern rider will never be hardcore.

To modern riders, most Harley riders aren't hardcore (they don't even RIDE the entire season!)

To wealthy vintage riders, they will never be hardcore to skinhead riders(wrench your own, and expensive bikes mean you don't ride!)

To skinheads, Mods will never be hardcore.

To Mods, no one will ever be hardcore.

To all of it, I just say screw it: Ride what you ride and who cares how "hardcore" you are. I know the new trend with some with Modern (and some "boutique" restored) Vespas is all about fashion and zero about actual riding. But that trend has been around forever, only the bikes have changed.

Are you riding? Then you're hardcore. Done.
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Besides, if you want to get technical: These guys are hardcore. The rest of us just adopted the title Razz emoticon

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Re: but its yellow
T5bitza69 wrote:
WasRoadbum wrote:
I could tolerate, maybe even own a Stella
thats big of you buddy .... didnt know a scooterist could only ride a vespa ... next youll be startin the gear/auto row
Hey now, those lines are always a little Blurry, so lay off the Roughouseing.



@bitza: if you weren't punning on the name of a PGO scooter imported to the US by Genuine -- well, I thought you were, and ran with it. Of course, by explaining the joke I've ruined it, right?
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When it's really a little too cold, too wet, too windy, and you're still suiting up because it's doable.

Or when you've been convinced to take the cage and you're thinking the whole way, "I could have ridden."

Or when, despite it being easier to take the car to carry stuff, you find all sorts of creative ways to make it work on the scooter instead.
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I'm a hardcore commuterist
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Molto Verboso
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Dutch wrote:
Riding today at 20 degrees and dodging the snowflakes. Had to brush the snow off the seat when I came out of the library.

Had a friend of mine stop me and ask if I was crazy.
A real friend wouldn't need to ask.
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Hardcore...

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If your name and the term scooterporn are used in the same sentence...
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Recently I had 2 emergency surgeries 2 days apart. Before the first I was told "we will do everything we can to save your left leg"

My first thoughts were...well if it's my left leg it wouldn't screw up my GD scooter tat on my right leg, vintage foot brake is on the right and worse comes to worse I'll have the first triked out BMW C650GT or go Can Am. This was while laying in the ER.

They told me the same thing before the second surgery when I was in critical care (5 days in CCU)...then I heard them call for an amputation team to stand by. By this time I was basically OK with it...I was glad to be alive!

In the end all worked out well! I kept my leg, did not develop drop foot (they told me I probably would but I just said BS) and I'm back riding.

I don't need no stinking candle...fire up 2 5% mix and a couple of 2% mix vintage scooters and watch that beautiful blue mushroom cloud!

I've done the CBR vintage..I crashed on the infamous Chattanooga Amerivespa Lookout Mountain ride got some washers, wire and rode the next day...faced very nearly losing a leg and have never considered stopping riding scooters.... hardcore...meh..I don't know..Scooter Trash oh yeah!!
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ask
So what happened to your leg then ?

Bill xx
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Ride all year including snow, ice and -15 and your work colleagues call you bonkers !
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neotrotsky wrote:
To vintage riders, a modern rider will never be hardcore.

To modern riders, most Harley riders aren't hardcore (they don't even RIDE the entire season!)

Are you riding? Then you're hardcore. Done.

I like.
In my town it's true;
Winter = No Harleys
Summer = Harleys are King

Vespa riders go all year round.

We nod each other at the lights....still do.

PS: judy is hardcore. Banged up knee and can't wait to sit to see how it goes....yep. No remedy available.
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Hardcore isn't about what you ride, what you listen to or even what you wear. Hardcore is about attitude. It's about decisions you make. It's about intensity and passion. If you are hardcore, you don't judge other people's level of hardcore. You don't give a crap. When you are hardcore about anything, it consumes you.

Judy is hardcore.
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