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February 27, 2010

Oh Dang!

This past week has been kind of stressful. It has also been raining a lot! Tonight it stopped raining and the roads almost looked dry (almost). I decided to take the magnum out instead of driving my car. It's a great way to clear my head.

So I go out... blah blah blah... and the next thing I know it's 4:00am. I decided I better get home because my dog has probably got to pee pretty bad. I go outside to unlock my moped and notice this.

I guess I get to ride home in the snow. There is no one out on the roads at 4:00 when it's snowing. It's actually pretty awesome. I did wish I had fenders though. The salt from the road kept spraying into my mouth. Here are some pictures from the ride home.

Most of the roads were just wet. As I got closer to the West Side the amount of slush started to build up but it wasn't too bad. I keep my speed down anyway. I thought I was doing a pretty good job riding. I didn't even slid once. As I turned onto my street I noticed that it was covered in snow. I slowed way down just to be safe. I was probably moving about walking speed in the turn and as I started to pull out of it I gave it a little gas and spun the rear tire. I wasn't expecting that at all and ended up dropping my bike! Luckily nothing was damaged. Heres what my street looked like.

This Is some other stuff I had been messing around with earlier in the day.

February 26, 2010

February 23, 2010

Forgot what's in the shed.. lets have a look...

one sad and dusty Honda Hobbit PA

look look.. it might actual look good underneath

Motomarina blk blk.. probably use it as a parts bike..
good engine (missing some parts),
good wheels.. forks are shot, cables/wires shot

Motron power with snowflakes..
along with Code Red G3.. most of these guys are
either getting pulled apart or sold come sunny weather

February 22, 2010

1985 Puch Maxi
Sexy Black

February 21, 2010

It was super nice out so Richard and I went for a ride around Roger Williams Park. Besides an air leak where the carb meets the intake, Richard's Derbi is super fun to ride. It doesn't feel like your are on a moped at all. It's huge. I was riding the army green Maxi I just built. I haven't ridden a bike with a stock cylinder in a looong time. It was pretty fun though. The porting I did in the cylinder seemed to make a difference... or I just don't remember what a stock bike feels like to ride.

Later that night I went up to Boston for the Moped Jay benefit. I am glad I went up to support Jay but there were a lot of weirdos there. There was one dude that kept throwing up in the sink! Go out side if and find some bushes or something if you need to blow chunks. I feel bad for the people that have to clean that chunky mess up in the morning... and hopefully they buy a new dish sponge. The current one is no longer safe for washing dishes.

I did get a sweet new kHz sticker though!

Way better than the original.

February 12, 2010

I hate repacking bearings

Wheels done. I am getting really good at putting Gazelles on.

Kendra finally got the frame she wanted and picked out a color to paint it.

February 7, 2010

This frame is from the first moped I every owned. It used to be purple. I kind of wish I never painted it green. Anyway, This build is almost done and will be for sale soon.

sava tires
new tubes
ported stock cylinder
Dellorto 16 SHA
Boss pipe
new ignition with 12V lighting coil
new petcock
magnum forks

I am not sure how much I will be asking for this. Probably between $500-$600. Oh yeah, it is currently registered!

February 4, 2010

Hey you! You know you've been looking for a place to work on your mopeds. You know how much it sucks to have to work out on the sidewalk. For less than you spend on beer everyweekend (some of you everyday) you could rent a spot in Richard's warehouse. It is going to be sweet. We already started setting up shelving and work benches. All we need now are more people to bring there mopeds over. You really have no reason not to do this. It's only a 5 minute moped ride from the Westside if you know the secret back roads route. There will be plenty of tools for everyone to use, there are fun animals, the lights are fixed, we can set up a beer fridge, and its cheap! Contact Richard or me if you are interested.

February 3, 2010

It's gonna happen. Something is being sacrificed and I'm gonna get an SSXL

February 1, 2010

I was worried Nick B. was gone for good. Looks like he has just been hiding out in his garage learning mopeds. Glad to he's still around.

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