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Raisin Hell
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:01 am  Reply with quote
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Any advantages to scootin' to the State Fair?

Is there dedicated motorcycle or scooter parking?

Or is it better to just take a bus?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:10 am  Reply with quote
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There's dedicated parking off Como, by where the majority of the busses drop you off- by the pedestrian bridges across Como.

Parking is $4 bike nowadays.
It's run well- you get a 'check tag' as you ride in, and they put one on your handlebars. You can't get out without the tag, so shenanigans are minimized.

Of course, I don't know if there's anything to stop you from just moving the check tag from your bike to the bike you really really want, but at least it's better than leaving your scoot parked completely unattended.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:24 am  Reply with quote
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It's the only way to go.
Keep your keys in your pocket and be sure to find a level spot away from the Harleys. I usually see at least a couple nice scoots every year. I can't believe I've been drinking 3.2 beer at the fair for all these years. Unreal.

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I've been working at the Fair, and scootering every day. The pay lot works fine. It can clip a hour off your commute if you go during traffic.

Scooting enables you to split lanes and ride alongside miles of backed up cars on Como. I've tried it with my motorcycle and always get the rednecks riled by doing it, they will edge over to the curb to block you when they see you coming.

Since scooters don't exist on the redneck radar, they are minimally threatened by you so I've never had a challenge.

Coming home every night after dark, with shitty headlights, I've damn near wracked myself up on a few of the 112 miillion idiotic manhole cover dips on the road that you can't see until it's too late. This is a whole separate e-mail topic but it's really out of hand. Ride safe at night!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:14 pm  Reply with quote
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I live just down Como from the Fair, so I don't really see the point. Park and ride, baby -- park and ride.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:42 pm  Reply with quote
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Scooting enables you to split lanes and ride alongside miles of backed up cars on Como. I've tried it with my motorcycle and always get the rednecks riled by doing it, they will edge over to the curb to block you when they see you coming.


Gee thanks for enraging the 4 wheeled populi for the rest of us Mojo. Is'nt splitting lanes illegal? Now next time I'm going for a spin I'll be a target for those you passed and get plowed or angled into for it. But you made great time to the fair.
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yes- ILLEGAL. I think it'd be less illegal to hop up on the sidewalk and ride.

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Who scooted today? There was a couple of P-series and a red Bajaj parked together when we got back to the lot sometime after 9. There was also a couple leaving on a tangerine Stella.
-K

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That would have been JoJo, RoJo, DoJo and moi at da Fair. Traffic was so light we didn't even have to enrage any rednecks or any Egans either. We pulled in at the same time as Josh and Darci, Josh wearing the RMB t-shirt to the fair! Also rode throgh downtown with some dudes on piped Yamaha scooters. It was that kind of night.

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chris wrote:
yes- ILLEGAL. I think it'd be less illegal to hop up on the sidewalk and ride.

Chris


Geez don't you guys know? Old school hippies don't need to follow the rules. Especially when there is a Republican president in office.


PS Just to make it clear, I like Mojo, I'm just having some fun at his expense.
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yeah I'm just funnin too. Derrick why the justification lately on who you like?

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chris wrote:
yeah I'm just funnin too. Derrick why the justification lately on who you like?

Chris


Oh you know, the noobs are kind of sensitive. They don't know me and I don't want them to get the wrong impression. I just want everyone to like me.
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Derrick wrote:
Oh you know, the noobs are kind of sensitive. They don't know me and I don't want them to get the wrong impression. I just want everyone to like me.


Well, you're overdoing it, Sport. Everyone who knows you says they love you. You should tone it down - stop being such a scooter-whore.

In fact, I'm somewhat put off by your cult following as I am in possession of the famed "Horse's Ass" trophy from this year's Rally and am looking for ways to foist the damn thing off on someone else next year.

Always remember, there's a fine line between love and hate.
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kennylibido wrote:
stop being such a scooter-whore.


No kidding!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:36 am  Reply with quote
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Well, sorry to interrupt the love-fest, but . . . ;-)

We ended up taking the bus to the fair anyway. Good thing, 'cause it was hot during the day and mighty cool at night for scootering in shorts.

I also ate something (was it the Elk Burger?) that made me queasy before I even got on the rides, and the rides only made it worse. So we were outta there by 10:30 pm.

So far I'm feeling better today. Luckily, Pizza Luce doesn't have Elk pizza. Not that I know of, anyway.

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