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Yep, according to the dispatch, the crash looks like it was on the sandbar looking part in OldHighway7's picture.

TwoJacks - the peak fall color has already occurred. However, there is still a significant number of leaves, but they will soon fall to expose 71 to the west.

Is everybody headed to Grandview's EuroBike Night tonight?

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I just caught up on the Columbus Rides thread and yep - looks like it will be a full crowd tonight...
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Brrrrr
It's a chilly morning at the Riverside ruins.

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It was really nice meeting everyone the other night! I hope everyone had a good Halloween. 8)
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Good find! It was a cold one this morning, you da man. 8)

Nice to finally meet Smets the other night. Caitlin said you guys share some history, such a small world we live in.
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Man did you ride to work today? Its getting a bit cold in the mornings for me but gonna be a really nice day enjoy it.
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Nope, I dropped off Omets at school and am stuck with 4 wheels. Smets took the scoot and got the tag. We have a lead on a custom blue ET4 for her. We'll see how that goes...
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Sorry, I just saw the black ET and thought it was Dustin.

Good luck on the custom blue ET!
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Sorry, I just saw the black ET and thought it was Dustin.
We hope that will be fixed soon! Between that and the similar names I'm not surprised. Anyway, it was nice to meet you, too.

Here's the new tag.

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Any clues
How about a clue on this one
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I figured that it was too cold, people were too busy, or that you busted me again. 8)

Have faith. The golden angel will guide you to the Gateway.
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You right it was cold out there, we tried to go North this morning with Jeff on the ride to Prospect we got up to Rt36 and headed back down the other side of the river it was just to cold ! ( I wussed out) They were sweet about it but I figured that while I was out I might as well play some TAG ! ROFL emoticon

The Church of Latter Day Saints Temple on Wilson Rd.
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Come on and have a seat.
Talk about a easy one !

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I have to admit, I always thought this was a discarded sofa and a blight on High Street. Now, I find out I'm just a country bumpkin that doesn't know art when I see it.
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For those like me who didn't know about this, it's in the Short North and it's made of soft, comfortable concrete.
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Nice one, Chris.

Here's your new tag picture. Naturally, there are a few of these around Franklin County. Good luck!
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On my way to the Grandview library, I spied a pearl ET4 with blue flames. Is there a new member in the family?
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There is! We picked it up in Chicago yesterday. It's a 2001 with 170 miles on it, ridden by a retiree around a small community to visit his buddies. His son is the one who sold it. The son is into motorcycles, and evidently is quite the mechanic judging from his garage. The only problem is, we think he tuned up the Vespa as he would a motorcycle so the throttle needs to be adjusted and the steering is wonky. It shouldn't be a big deal to fix, and it looks like the next few days will be fine for that with the cold and the snow in the forecast. Otherwise it's perfect. The flames come off, they aren't painted on. They are peeling a little around some of the edges along the grill in front so we'll see. It seems I will be highly visible if I leave them on lol.
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Congrats Ms. Mets! We can we expect the pictures from it's first photo shoot?
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I think an avatar is in order as well.

The scoot is in great condition. Needs some adjustments but other than that runs great and looks fabulous. Plus it was a fun road trip, on the spur of the moment. We got to visit friends in Chicago. Overall something we haven't done since becoming parents. Owen had a great time too.
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Pearl ET4
Pearl huh is that what I read ? Cool you will love the color. I have a pearl top case if you guys are interested its in mint condition.
Congragulations on the find sounds like a great find to, did you go to Scooter works while you were in Chicago ?
Pictures plese I am dying to see it.
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Yeah, you guys should seriously consider Twojacks topcase. Those things are very spendy for the retail price and hard to find in some cases, at least in matching colors.

You'll love the cool spacious interior and double hinges for extra protection. A lock with a key insures your most loved possessions will be safe and secure when you return to your scooter after your double-chocolate latte. Easy mounting hardware insures quick removal for short trips and fast installation for those longer rides when you want extra junk in your trunk.

(Twojacks, these sales pitches aren't free. If she buys it, you owe me a beer.)
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You got it, but after that sales pitch I might just keep it. Laughing emoticon Not really, I just don't care for the look on my Pearl to barbie doll for me. If I have to carry a lot I have bungie cords for that.
What a great find they got on that bike though !
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I guess you guys need a clue or warmer weather. Here's your clue.

There's a reason I had to park my scooter off Center. For tomorrow, your clue will be more obvious.
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Clues already! are you rushing us or what. I have not thawed out yet from Sundays ride alright alright I will get out there and look for it.

Hey what are we going to do all winter?? This is gonna suck big time. Crying or Very sad emoticon
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Hints already? It's the weather! That and a minor steering problem. And a preschooler who does not have the desire (or the gear) to ride.

I am interested in the top case. How much you want for it? Is it the type that has a seat back upholstered to it? If so, what color is that? You can PM me if you want. If I buy it, I'll buy each of you a beer. 8)

I'm at the Reynoldsburg library this morning. Since it will be a little bit before I'm snapping up tags on my flaming pearl I'll get a pic (and an avatar ) later on.
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Smets, congratulations on your new scooter. That's great news! My used bike had a top case already installed when I bought it and at first, wasn't too sure I would keep it but now that I've had it, I love it. It's secure, water tight and gives me the extra storage that is great for short trips around town.

We live right down the street so let me know if you want to go for a ride sometime when it warms up a little bit.
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For Twojacks, I am wondering what to do this winter as well. I am going to have to start with some new hobbies. This is going to be hard as I really got used to running errands and taking rides at night after work. Going to the grocery is just not going to be as fun as it used to be. Maybe we need to tough it out and plan a "Holiday Light" ride? Might be fun to go slow and see the lights in the short north, Grandview area or maybe I am just sensing my upcoming desperation to ride:)
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Lets all plan that we could do a little x-mas dinner get together and a ride afterwards if the weather cooperates. I extened my insurance coverage until the first of the year already. Laughing emoticon
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As far as I know, as long as the roads are ridable, we will be out there... So we're up for a holiday lights/Christmas run/{insert your favorite winter solstice celebration here} ride.
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I am up for a Holiday ride. Dinner sounds great afterwards.
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Count us in!
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We're up for a holiday ride, too. I remember giving rides around the block to my niece and nephew last year a few days after Christmas because it was so warm out at that time. Hopefully we'll have that again this year.
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I went out on a tag mission this morning, but was unsuccessful. I was unprepared. I also had a date with my Grandma. 8)

So I was going to post pics of the new flaming pearl ET4 and boast of my success, but since that didn't work out, I'm posting these anyway. I took them while it was cloudy, so you can't really see all the pearly goodness. I haven't decided if I'm going to keep the flames or not.

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Belle, I would love to go for a ride sometime. I'm at home in the mornings alone until 11, when I need to pick up O from preschool. Any other time I need to make arrangements for the little guy or make sure Dustin is at home.

Twojacks, we didn't get to Scooterworks. They were closed by the time we got in on Saturday and they also were closed on Sunday. We were out of luck that way, and pressed to begin with. I hate to think of the damage if they had been open. And of course, we'll be freshly accessorized if every thing goes according to plan this weekend. Looks like I'll be owing some beers. 8)
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Great pictures! Can't wait to see it with topcase attached.

Anyone want a tag clue?
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Clue please.... No jokes about me being clueless....

Also, how difficult is it to attach the top case?
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If you're in the shoe,
here's your clue,
take the bridge or a boat,
grab your scooter and your coat.

Ponder and study this refrain,
steer your wheels north of the lane,
if you're centered, you are close,
get their quick, before your foes.
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Regarding the install of the topcase; you will need the luggage rack on your scoot for the install. I think you have it. Twojacks should have the mounting hardware. Every topcase I've seen mounts onto the luggage rack.

I have to admit, I know more about the LX than the ET.
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Just looking at Smets scoot again, are those the reflective flames? They are pretty cool if they are. Can't see it much in the daylight, but at night they are awesome.
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beautiful!
Smets she is beautiful congratulations on your new bike, now lets see some pictures with that new top case!
And hey I do like the flames their not bad at all, I want the clear lenses for my turn signals I will let you know if I find them and please let me know if you hear of any.
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The temperature is falling and the coffee is calling
And I'm happy to say, that at least today
The fact it was precipitating didn't keep me from participating.

I rode around in circles, some in the rain.
But all it took was looking at the picture again.
If I'd done that the first day, I would have had it on Thursday.

Welcome to the Fawcett Center for -- not today, not yesterday -- Tomorrow, on Olentangy River Road.

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