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There must be at least fifty-seventy five pounds of stuff on the front end of this poor thing.

I know this is an extreme example, but 'Wow'!
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They still are being ridden around!

I was at a mod event in Brighton on Easter Sunday to deliver Easter eggs to the children's hospital.

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I wonder if perhaps such whacky mod scooters might have been the inspiration for the animated Monty Python Cave Monster in 'Holy Grail'?
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It will never stop being funny.

Nothing more hilarious than old men trying to re-live their glory days.
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It will never stop being funny.

Nothing more hilarious than old men trying to re-live their glory days.
I kinda of wish I had some 'glory days' to re-live.
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Wow, "Glory Days"

Just type: You Tube Bruce Springsteen Glory Days

Hey, some of you may have had your "Glory Days" later
in life. One of mine was playing with a Rock and Roll
Band that started in the lead guitar players garage.

We played the local High School Friday night sock hop dance
circuit in the Twin Cities. After winning the Minnesota State
Fair "battle of the bands" we joined the musicians union.
At the Fair, we did not have a name - had to come up with
something quick - so it was "Joe Banana and the Bunch"

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I am center top.  I was really not that good.  Our drummer was good.
He went on to play with Paul Butterfield and Chicago.
I am center top. I was really not that good. Our drummer was good. He went on to play with Paul Butterfield and Chicago.
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Bob Copeland wrote:
Wow, "Glory Days"


That hair!! Razz emoticon
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Nothing more hilarious than old men trying to re-live their glory days.
^^^ I agree
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It will never stop being funny.

Nothing more hilarious than old men trying to re-live their glory days.
You should see the Sturgis Rally then, Bill.


Just kidding, just kidding!

Sort of.
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jBlacklund,

Not kidding. It is one big bad boy fantasy dress party. Appeals
to a bunch. The ones without tattoos are actually Doctors, Lawyers
and Corporate Accountants. Also, the ladies in leather - very nice.

In the moment - living the dream.

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It will never stop being funny.

Nothing more hilarious than old men trying to re-live their glory days.
Only thing worse is letting the fire die and living for the next meal and ailment story exchanges
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Bill Dog wrote:
It will never stop being funny.

Nothing more hilarious than old men trying to re-live their glory days.
What makes you think they are "re-living" something? Maybe they have always lived that way. While I am fairly new to scooters, I have been riding motorcycles for 46 years, over a million miles on over 50 different bikes, 37 states, plus Mexico and Canada. and I'm still going. There is one big difference between me and those guys. I did all my riding alone (and still do) and never wore what I consider "costumes"
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I kinda of wish I had some 'glory days' to re-live.
Just make stuff up like every old geezer. After a while you'll think it's true yourself.
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I refuse to stop living my glory days. I've been riding old Harley crap for 40+ years. Why stop now? Also, my real glory days start on July 8th (the day my retirement begins). Laughing emoticon
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Not visited Pattaya , then Swarms of old men and not a Vespa in sight.

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Not visited Pattaya , then Swarms of old men and not a Vespa in sight.
That's not a swarm. It's a committee. If they were moving it would be a kettle.
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That's really easy to answer.

Anyone who dresses up at the weekend and wears the same clothes that they did 60 years and ride something of that period is trying to re-create something that the rest of us and all moved on from.

It's also quite funny to see Seniors wearing Teenagers clothes while trying to look intimidating.

Of course they are trying to re-live those days. It's all they have.
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Dressing up at the weekends, harmless fun, hurting no one.

It would be a boring world if we all did the same thing!

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that photo's just missing a fried egg.. or a slice of pineapple
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I wasn't there so I don't know but were those guys, the thirty-six mirrors on one scooter types, a bunch of rich kids? How did they pay for all that stuff at that young age? We weren't poor but I and my friends never had that kind of extra money when we were 18 or whatever.
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What makes you think they are "re-living" something? Maybe they have always lived that way. While I am fairly new to scooters, I have been riding motorcycles for 46 years, over a million miles on over 50 different bikes, 37 states, plus Mexico and Canada. and I'm still going. There is one big difference between me and those guys. I did all my riding alone (and still do) and never wore what I consider "costumes"
"AAAAaarrrgh! Ye not be playing dress-up with us then, matey?"
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VintageScooterDude makes a very good point in that riding solo is easily the best.

No one to wait for, no one to consult or refer to but I get it. It's a Tribal thing.
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Solo riding is definitely the best. I just want nothing to do with riding in a group anymore. Even years ago, when I did ride in a group, I didn't like it much.

Sadly, I'm not much of a fashionista (maybe I'm not so sad about that?). My choice of cloths has changed very little over the years. I'm a jeans and t-shirt guy. Sometimes I'll wear a mechanics shirt or a flannel over my t-shirt. I do own a suit and appropriate shirt and tie for when the situation calls for it. But for riding, it's just jeans and t-shirt + flannel if it's cold + jacket if it's colder. In my 40+ years of riding, I've owned 3 jackets. All plain black. If this means I'm trying to relive my glory days, so be it. I don't give a shit what anyone else thinks. I am who I am.
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Also, my real glory days start on July 8th (the day my retirement begins). Laughing emoticon
Cheers to that!
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I don't give a shit what anyone else thinks. I am who I am.
Thank you. We are kindred spirits. Just like Pop Eye. I yam wot I yam!
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VintageScooterDude makes a very good point in that riding solo is easily the best.

No one to wait for, no one to consult or refer to but I get it. It's a Tribal thing.
I'm signed up to attend an upcoming Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride on May 21'st, but I must admit that I have little love for participating in any group rides of any sort. I've always found them to be more stifling than 'fun', and seem to be the antithesis of that notion of freedom that riders so often claim is the essence of motorcycling (or scootering).

I've been on perhaps two other group rides over the past several decades, and dropped out of each at some point before it ended.

Otherwise, the only person I will occasionally ride with is my wife, Trixie, who has been riding her own motorcycles since the early 1980's, and we obviously know each other's riding habits very well.
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I've been tempted to support that ride in the past but there's something about riding in a suit with no protection from injury that's put me off.

Granted the speeds will be slower but you'll be riding with a bunch of people that you don't know.

I'll pass.
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I've been tempted to support that ride in the past but there's something about riding in a suit with no protection from injury that's put me off.

Granted the speeds will be slower but you'll be riding with a bunch of people that you don't know.

I'll pass.
Sorry, Bill....you know there's no passing allowed in a group ride.

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Then what exactly is the point ?
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Solo riding is definitely the best. I just want nothing to do with riding in a group anymore. Even years ago, when I did ride in a group, I didn't like it much.

Sadly, I'm not much of a fashionista (maybe I'm not so sad about that?). My choice of cloths has changed very little over the years. I'm a jeans and t-shirt guy. Sometimes I'll wear a mechanics shirt or a flannel over my t-shirt. I do own a suit and appropriate shirt and tie for when the situation calls for it. But for riding, it's just jeans and t-shirt + flannel if it's cold + jacket if it's colder. In my 40+ years of riding, I've owned 3 jackets. All plain black. If this means I'm trying to relive my glory days, so be it. I don't give a shit what anyone else thinks. I am who I am.
When younger, I did try other jeans than Lewis 501, but darn if the price-fit-quality triangle was hard to match. Nowadays I'm quite versatile though, I do buy both blue AND black.

With this, some years I'm all in with the fashion, some years not.

Riding - I really don't like getting hurt, have had enough of that. As I am also ready to confess, that my riding skills are not what they used to be, I wear almost only full gear when riding. With a 'modern classic' Triumph. If someone find this humorous, I'm just glad I was able to make his/hers day.

Just met a quite fresh pensioner, who is going to head into a rally abroad with his trusted (mostly) Panhead (hope I don't confuse the engine types here...). One with a foot operated clutch, hand operated gears, no rear suspension, long chopper forks, tiny narrow bars...loves the fact that he doesn't need to adjust schedules because of his day job anymore

I honestly believe he would be very bored with a modern bike, motorcycling for him is much more than 'riding'. I don't think he'd even mind if someone called this re-living his youth, probably would just laugh with you. What matters to him is that he can still do things he loves.
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[quote="caschnd1"]

Sometimes I'll wear a mechanics shirt or a flannel over my t-shirt.




Not sure what a flannel is over in Stateside but here in the old country it's a small towel like object you wash your face, armpits and nether regions with!

I definitely don't want to be wearing one over my T-Shirt
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Not sure what a flannel is over in Stateside but here in the old country it's a small towel like object you wash your face, armpits and nether regions with!


That sounds like a load of old flannel to me
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Not sure what a flannel is over in Stateside but here in the old country it's a small towel like object you wash your face, armpits and nether regions with!
Every other week, whether you need a wash or not.
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When younger, I did try other jeans than Lewis 501, but darn if the price-fit-quality triangle was hard to match. Nowadays I'm quite versatile though, I do buy both blue AND black.

With this, some years I'm all in with the fashion, some years not.

Riding - I really don't like getting hurt, have had enough of that. As I am also ready to confess, that my riding skills are not what they used to be, I wear almost only full gear when riding. With a 'modern classic' Triumph. If someone find this humorous, I'm just glad I was able to make his/hers day.

Just met a quite fresh pensioner, who is going to head into a rally abroad with his trusted (mostly) Panhead (hope I don't confuse the engine types here...). One with a foot operated clutch, hand operated gears, no rear suspension, long chopper forks, tiny narrow bars...loves the fact that he doesn't need to adjust schedules because of his day job anymore

I honestly believe he would be very bored with a modern bike, motorcycling for him is much more than 'riding'. I don't think he'd even mind if someone called this re-living his youth, probably would just laugh with you. What matters to him is that he can still do things he loves.
As long as he can still kick start the bike, he's good!
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I refuse to stop living my glory days. I've been riding old Harley crap for 40+ years. Why stop now? Also, my real glory days start on July 8th (the day my retirement begins). Laughing emoticon
Great! Finish line is not to far off there, brother! In my case: on January 2, 2022 I told my boss (and anyone else that would listen) that July 4th was Independence day. He said "yeah, I know that". Then I told him July 5th was mine - the day of my retirement. Then like a fool, I worked until the end of the year because of the work load. Facepalm emoticon
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Matchlessman/Cody

On this side of the pond, a flannel shirt is like a lumberjack's shirt.
I wear a Columbia Fleece (kind of sweater). Usually all these
under my riding jacket.

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Flannel shirt - big time popular here in Minnesota
Flannel shirt - big time popular here in Minnesota
I wear a Columbia Fleece (Black/Grey) almost every day to work in the Winter. Summer golf shirts.
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Then what exactly is the point ?
the point of what?
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