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***** mopeds !!!! (rant)

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by johnd, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. johnd

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    Im all for motorcycles, theres nothing better, wish there were nothing but 2 wheel personal transport but these moped drivers are C R A Z Y.
    For some reason they prefer the inside lane of super wide general access major highways where there are 3,4 or 5 lanes all traveling at over 65....except them. There they are, shrieking along, leaning over the handlebars at their top speed of a governed 35, no helmet, no license, no insurance and no care about anyone else on the road.....see all the red brake lights and the cars swerving to the right ahead? ...its a moped.

    Whats wrong with these people?????????????
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    While they are bat-****-crazy,.....they do have the right to be on the road.
     

  3. DreamWeaver88

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    Actually, they're scooters. Unless it has pedals, it's a scooter.
     
  4. Gallium

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    Not if they cannot maintain a speed that is the stated minimum speed. In your state on major highways I believe it is...40mph?
     
  5. Batesmotel

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    They are pulling them over here if they are blocking traffic or causing a dangerous situation. Don't know if they are being ticketed or not.
     
  6. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    I haven't been privy to the moped wave sweeping the country. What did I miss?

    Heck, I don't think I've seen one since 1979.
     
  7. MLM

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    It's been awhile since I've last seen a real Moped.
    All laws and statutes that governs the use thereof refers to them as 'Mopeds' yet the current crops are not really mopeds.
     
  8. Patchman

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    As in a Vespa? Me wearing a leather jacket and a white silk scarf. And Gigi in the back seat? :)
     
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    As opposed to all the perfectly sane sport bike riders who dangerously weave in and out of traffic at high speed or perform wheelies on city streets. :upeyes:
     
  10. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    I see mopeds around here fairly often. They're usually to the far right along the stripe, almost like bicycles are supposed to be. I have no issues with them.
     
  11. brisk21

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    All I know is that the last couple years mopeds have been ALL over my town. Everyone seems to have one. Whats really funny is that there is a group of about 8 or 9 kids, probably 16-17 years old. They ride them around town in a group like a motorcycle club. They act like little hard asses. Its the funniest damn thing Ive ever seen.
     
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    FnFalman will be so upset to see this thread........

    :rofl:
     
  13. 3glkdog

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    Vespa are awesome, I would like to get one some day. :thumbsup:
     
  14. devildog2067

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    I have seen the odd Silver Wing on the highway, but I've never seen a scooter on a highway that couldn't perform at highway speeds.
     
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    They are all over Athens. One time I saw the entire UGA football team riding them at once, lol. I cant stand mopeds, they are so dangerous due to their lack of speed and acceleration.

    On a side note, it is hilarious to watch them go up a big hill near my house. I love it when a person on a moped gives me the biker wave when im riding. I just stare at them like they are crazy when they do it, especially if i have my mirror visor down.
     
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    Modern mopeds are faster than econobox cars were 20 years ago.
     
  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Dat how we roll, dawg.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Why would I? We scooter riders are flirting with danger, riding on the razor's edge.
     
  20. sappy13

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    Which car exactly? Id love to see that in person, because the 50cc scooter/mopeds that i see seem to top out at 45 mph. Nothing like hearing the high whine of a scooter running close to max rpm's at just a little above inner city speed limits. Econo cars back then werent near as fast as ones these days, but at least they could reach interstate speeds.