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Brad
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:58 am  Reply with quote
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dmarquis wrote:
What's the Brooke factor?


It's a compliment to be compared to Brooke.

Brooke was the godfather of crazy scooter mods in the metro before he moved to Portland to continue post-doctorate in chemical engineering last year. Some of his projects included a Road Warrior 125 honda with no plastic and a vespa legshield, a kitted smallframe, and Mojo's Lambretta that was cut apart by a sawsall and had a honda engine fitted.

Brooke frequented Dennis Kirk's. I had the oddest sense of daja vu when we were looking at the sport bike exhausts and you said, "I bet you could make that fit on your Chetak"

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Thanks! Now I am in the "know" Well I am thinking that Thunderbay is due able with the full face shield, a little sunscreen and a better seat........ I am starting to get the open road urge....

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Ece
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:31 am  Reply with quote
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The Duluth run was GREAT!!. I had never done such a long ride before or a long ride for that matter except for the long ride at the rally, (how many long rides is that? )which was pretty awesome! I would definitely do the Duluth run again. With minimal trouble on the way up and alot of time, the trip was real enjoyable. It was also pretty fun having the others ride up to Osceola with us as well. Thanks for joining us. The weather wasn't too bad either. The same goes for the return trip. By the time I got home, I really didn't want the ride to be over and thought about riding some more, but all good things must come to an end at some point. ( I hate that saying) Doesn't mean you can't pick up where you left off, but it was best that I just headed home. We really had a good bunch of scoots and riders to make the trip a lot of fun. The sights were fantastic !! The motel 8 was just fine for a bed, shower and the Embers across the parking lot. I can't wait to see the pictures from my digital "disposable" camera as well as the rest of photos from other camera's, I too, hope the picture of my scoot relieving itself at the gas pump turns out. That was a real treat. How about that buffet at the Hinkley Casino? Soo goood !! Thanks too all for mapping, planning and making the trip a lot of fun as well as the PATCH!!!

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Well, I just dropped off the digital "disposable" camera for devolping and they tell me I won't get it back for 5-7 business day's. DAMN IT!!!

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I've been using the "disposable" Kodak cameras (27 exposure, built in flash and around 6 bucks) with decent results. Not a replacement for a good Digi or 35mm, but easy on your budget if you don't have either and want a camera to take along for a trip, event etc.
Drop the whole thing off at Target* at the One Hour booth, and receive complete 4" prints AND a photo CD. Usually under 10 bucks.
I've used these in addtion to my HP Digital I usually carry with me. One of these days I will get my Minolta fixed...
K

*I do not work for Target--this is simply MY experience with their photo drop. As always, YMMV.
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Fierst
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Hello to all,

Dave, sorry I missed your ride up here. I had tickets to the fight, no knives, but a decent fight. I assume this was your last visit to Duluth for the year. If you guys ever visit, give me another shout. I will be making a trip Mid Oct to scooterville (500 mile service). My plan is to ride down, stay the night, check out some jazz, ride home on Sunday.

Moved up to Duluth last March from Texas, org from Detroit.

New to the scooter scene, and loving it. I sold a few toys before I moved up to Duluth. My goal is to commute 90% of the year. My back up is a
older Toyota Land Cruiser that gets the worst mpg.

Im thinking winter tires (studs) maybe a cozy (retro classic) sidecar, etc............................................................

Once again, sorry we did not cross paths this weekend (to all who made the trip). I hope to ride with you soon, Im very excited about rallies next year.
i cannot imagine riding in a pack of over 100 scoots.

Jason Fierst

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dmarquis
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Ug I just was posting this when the power cut out. Go Figure.

Hello Jason,

Sorry to missed you too! Well if you had fights tickets, that is totally fine. Hmm, another blister run anyone? I don't know if the wifey will go for that one. I also need to get a nicer seat. These LML seats really suck! I am going to get a spring seat (piaggio) before the next long run.

Let us know when you are comming done and maybe we can go for a spin! I am thinking about making a ThunderBay run sometime next year and also a little longer Duluth run (3 Day) with a seperate day run to the North Shore.

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Tom Lindsay
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Yeah Dave, I ordered my Piaggio spring seat from Scooterworks yesterday. The comments of people on stellaspeed notwithstanding, Jon at Scooterworks says that only the CSP1 (the original P seat) actually has springs - all the rest (CSP2, CSPX, CSPX2, CSPXGR) are just like the Stella seat with slightly different heights and configurations.

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I totally agree that the stock seat suck donkey balls. I am going to be ordering some stuff soon, probalb yover the winter months so I can keep riding....

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TomR
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Glad you guys had a good trip. Sorry I couldn't make it but I was unexpectedly out of state that whole weekend.
People are talking of other lond runs next year. This is great.
One suggestion that I have for next year is a long day trip around Lake Pepin. I have done this on various motorcycles, but never on a scooter. If you take the numerous back roads that lead into and away from Lk Pepin on both the MN side and the WI side, you avoid a lot of the faster auto traffic on HWY 61 and WI 35, and ride on some great scooter friendly roads. With a lunch stop, the trip takes about 8 hours, and is very scenic.
Your not staying overnight anywhere so you don't need to make reservations or bring camping gear. If your scooter breaks down in a bad way it is relatively easy to retrieve the next day, or to have someone come and get you that same day. For those who have families and/or are very busy. it only monopolizez the majority of one day.
Just a thought for a long ride for next year.
Also, the MinnMax club always does an overnight weekend ride each year. This year it was down to Lanesboro in SE MN. That is a possibility for something to consider for next summer, although I don't know how fast thay cruise along at on their lond distance overnight rides.
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Also, the MinnMax club always does an overnight weekend ride each year. This year it was down to Lanesboro in SE MN. That is a possibility for something to consider for next summer, although I don't know how fast thay cruise along at on their lond distance overnight rides.

I'm sure they would love to have you tom
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