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  Topic: Hello! :)
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 11
Views: 1712

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:55 pm   Subject: Hello! :)
Welcome! Ooooo, green envy....
  Topic: Resurgence 7!
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 1
Views: 1842

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:50 pm   Subject: Resurgence 7!
It's been a few years since I was able to engage, but I'm keyed up for the seventh edition of Resurgence in a few weeks!

www.atlantarally.com

Anyone else planning to attend?
  Topic: I'd like to do a nice wide checkered stripe on the front
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 3
Views: 707

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 4:20 pm   Subject: I'd like to do a nice wide checkered stripe on the front
It's eye-watering for the price, but it is reflective....

https://www.corazzo.net/product/reflective-checkerboard-decals/
  Topic: Wind Screens & Top Speed
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 20
Views: 2128

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:25 pm   Subject: Wind Screens & Top Speed
What makes the biggest difference to me, all that wind pressure is off my body, I arrive at destinations less fatigued.

What he said. I had one on my 50 and after a few weeks on my 150, a windsheil ...
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 1282
Views: 101910

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:24 pm   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
Now that the weather is getting nicer, there just has to be some pirate-related mayhem out there for someone to get this thread moving again. If not, I'll see what I can do over the next few days.
  Topic: Resurgence 5 - Atlanta, GA - Oct. 17-20, 2013
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 2
Views: 2934

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:23 pm   Subject: Resurgence 5 - Atlanta, GA - Oct. 17-20, 2013
This may be a long-shot, but if I don't ask I'll never know...

I sold my scooter back in May and haven't been able to secure a replacement yet (it involves my getting a better paying job first). Do ...
  Topic: Greatest scooter ad ever: NBR
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 8
Views: 1085

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:36 pm   Subject: Greatest scooter ad ever: NBR
This made me think of the Oatmeal what with the graph, unicorns, and patter. Hope this guy realizes how many people he's cracked up this week.
  Topic: Thong Cape Scooter Man
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 8
Views: 932

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 5:48 pm   Subject: Thong Cape Scooter Man
Worst. Super. Hero. Ever.
  Topic: *sigh* Buddy-less for the moment
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 1
Views: 496

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:29 pm   Subject: *sigh* Buddy-less for the moment
Well, Mrs. Groucho said that if I wanted a bigger scoot I'd have to sell mine first, so this week I found a buyer...

Crying or Very sad

But with the weather being so nice this week and the chance I could wi ...
  Topic: Is your scoot your only vehicle?
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 37
Views: 2845

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:21 pm   Subject: Is your scoot your only vehicle?
I tried to get by with only my scoot; my wife has her Mini which came in handy but for the longest time I tried to get by with just me and Bogie.

On the other hand, it will rain or be too hazardous ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 2390
Views: 168375

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:46 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Yesterday afternoon, around 5:40 on Lavista Road near Northlake. Orange 125 with top case.
  Topic: Is the Stella the Mini Cooper of Scooters? Buddy the Mazda3?
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 33
Views: 2655

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:59 am   Subject: Re: Is the Stella the Mini Cooper of Scooters? Buddy the Maz

Buddy & other modern style scooters = Honda Fit, Mazda 3, etc
(modern styling, compact size, good MPG, fun)

As someone with a Buddy *and* a Mazda 3, I approve of this message...
  Topic: Bag hook question
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 13
Views: 1431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:11 pm   Subject: Bag hook question
I'll thread the bag handle furthest from the hook through the other one so it cinches on like a knot; that way even if it's a little taut the other loop will help keep the bag closed. The bag is usual ...
  Topic: Boston Police are so ANNOYING
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 25
Views: 2144

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:54 pm   Subject: Boston Police are so ANNOYING
Just try to shake it off; yeah you lost 10 minutes of your day and met a cop who turned out to be a jerk. At least you didn't get ticketed or arrested. Or struck by his cage.

I think you got the b ...
  Topic: Damn you, Erbert and Gerbert's....
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 4
Views: 639

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:18 pm   Subject: Damn you, Erbert and Gerbert's....
So I open my email this morning and see they're giving away a silver 170i as part of their 25th Anniversary promo. Tasty sandwich, a chance to win a dream scoot? Sign me up. While scrolling through th ...
  Topic: NBR: Wife passed her riding course
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 8
Views: 695

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:03 pm   Subject: NBR: Wife passed her riding course
Sounds like congratulations are in order for Mrs. Skully! Clap
  Topic: Where can you park a 50cc scooter?
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 4
Views: 1898

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:08 pm   Subject: Where can you park a 50cc scooter?
Welcome to Atlanta! So what kind of scoot did you get?

Never hurts to ask the Emory cops; you should see more scoots around the campus especially as the weather gets warmer. For parking decks, you ...
  Topic: Mickey is back, on a Scooter!
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 5
Views: 1223

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:21 pm   Subject: Mickey is back, on a Scooter!
So Mickey is taking a page out of Depardieu's book? Laughing
  Topic: Stella 4T Cvt automatic ?
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 27
Views: 2225

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:28 pm   Subject: Stella 4T Cvt automatic ?
I've been waiting since Phil told me at the Genuine ride in Atlanta that one was on it's way.

I wanted a Stella the first time but my local shop said if I haven't driven a stick on 4 wheels before ...
  Topic: Riding Jacket
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 11
Views: 1431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:22 pm   Subject: Riding Jacket
Clap
  Topic: Riding Jacket
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 11
Views: 1431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:26 pm   Subject: Riding Jacket
Thanks everyone. I'm going to bid on that tempeste. Here in central oregon we get a little bit of everything for weather so I think the tempeste is a good choice.

I would jump all over the red one ...
  Topic: Riding Jacket
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 11
Views: 1431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:23 pm   Subject: Riding Jacket
There's a large Tempeste ending in a little under 4 hours parked at $50 with free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Corazzo-Tempeste-L-NWT-Armored-Riding-Jacket-/200899438224?pt=Apparel_Merchandis ...
  Topic: winter blues...
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 11
Views: 1477

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:34 pm   Subject: winter blues...
Sell my Buddy so I can upgrade to a 125/150 without taking too much of a loss. If those fabled Stella twisties show up this Spring, I may have to swallow some pride and ask my dealer what he'd give me ...
  Topic: 125cc Buddy Engine on 50cc Buddy - Safe?
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 23
Views: 1857

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:49 pm   Subject: 125cc Buddy Engine on 50cc Buddy - Safe?
A 50cc can not be operated at night or on other than 2 lane roads.
Seriously? Are bicycles also banned from the streets after dark?

What he said.

If that's true then I must be pretty lucky to ...
  Topic: Enter to win a Deadlight Adapter or Brake Light Modulator!
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 59
Views: 5580

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:41 pm   Subject: Enter to win a Deadlight Adapter or Brake Light Modulator!
Well since I didn't win that Powerball jackpot a few weeks ago, put me in too... Laughing

Thanks!
  Topic: Philip McCaleb wishes you a joyous holiday season
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 34
Views: 4699

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:34 pm   Subject: Philip McCaleb wishes you a joyous holiday season
Glad to have you back, big guy! A lot of what you wrote at the end applies pretty much year round to a lot of folks, but it's always good to be reminded.
  Topic: Today I bought... *PHOTOS*
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 41
Views: 3952

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:38 pm   Subject: Today I bought... *PHOTOS*
This is good news! Very Happy
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 2390
Views: 168375

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:49 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Spotted a black Buddy 50 this morning about 8:25 AM; heading south on Clairmont towards Lavista Road.
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 226
Views: 19757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:40 pm   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Just read "Shame The Devil" by George Pelecanos last week; not bad, but it makes me wish Raymond Chandler were still alive.
  Topic: Weather check
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 220
Views: 11293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:30 pm   Subject: Weather check
Rainy and cold; 45ish this morning and 55ish for the high, but not much of a difference with all the moisture.

Things may warm up for Atlanta over the next week, but not by much. May be time to st ...
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 1282
Views: 101910

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:32 pm   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
An early Happy Halloween, by the way...
  Topic: Watch your speed on those corners!
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 22
Views: 2414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:51 pm   Subject: Watch your speed on those corners!
#6 is when it starts to go wrong.

Wonder if the guy in the Corvette was pissed or nervous he just killed someone...
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 1282
Views: 101910

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:45 pm   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
Sorry this took so long...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8331/8115942050_d35e3f69b3_m.jpg


Aaaaaaaaaaaaannd:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8192/8120546739_399a36fae7_m.jpg

Your scoot in a ...
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 1282
Views: 101910

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:39 pm   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
Holy smokes, I might be able to jump on this one this afternoon!

Dancing Goats, here I come!
  Topic: Free Genuine Schwag?!
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 13
Views: 1451

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:15 pm   Subject: Free Genuine Schwag?!
Where can I get that scooter dork sticker?

I might still have mine leftover from the Genuine ride.... For some reason I didn't feel like whacking it onto the Mini. Laughing

If I can find it this e ...
  Topic: Comments on "How much protective gear do I need?"
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 56
Views: 8830

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:34 pm   Subject: Comments on "How much protective gear do I need?"
For riding I have a pair of pull on Timberland "Chelsea" style boot for the quick change or a pair of 10-eye Dr Martens 1461 in greasy black leather when I feel like lacing up. When I had my ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 2390
Views: 168375

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:00 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Spotted a red Buddy 125 leaving my building parking lot on Tuesday around lunchtime. Rider had a neon yellow/black safety jacket. This was the Highwoods complex off the 85 Access Road near Clairmont. ...
  Topic: so last night i almost got hit head on by a car...
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 17
Views: 1617

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:25 pm   Subject: so last night i almost got hit head on by a car...
Okay, at this point even Ghandi would be advocating scooter-mounted bazookas...
  Topic: Weather check
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 220
Views: 11293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:32 pm   Subject: Weather check
Holy crap, has the summer been that nice that this thread hasn't been updated since May?

48 and nippy this morning in Atlanta; supposed to hit 76 and sunny today, so that'll be nice...
  Topic: Considering selling after falling
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 27
Views: 2918

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:29 pm   Subject: Considering selling after falling
Just to add my two cents; I felt the exact same way when I wiped out a month ago. I thought about selling it for a day or two. The wound healed, my scoot got some loving (and reflective tape to mask t ...
  Topic: Almost hit today
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 14
Views: 1565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:05 pm   Subject: Almost hit today
Glad you're all right and still with us! Too bad you didn't have a socket wrench *accidentally* fly out of your bin and strike his windshield.

"Golly Officer, the force of my braking to avoid ...
  Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 74
Views: 8699

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:35 pm   Subject: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Here's hoping whatever is slowing you down is in your rear view mirror before too long.

Get well, big man!
  Topic: The Scooting Dead: Resurgence 4 Scooter Rally - Atlanta
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 16
Views: 3248

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:29 pm   Subject: The Scooting Dead: Resurgence 4 Scooter Rally - Atlanta
Ok, we've got the site updated! Complete with patch, raffle bike (I want), a schedule, etc.

It's good enough to get the patch, but that bike..... damn!

Wednesday to Sunday looks like it'll be ...
  Topic: scooter stolen - Atlanta
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 13
Views: 1863

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:24 pm   Subject: scooter stolen - Atlanta
That's rotten news, man.

I'll keep an eye out but hopefully Johnny Law got to it before the lowlifes...
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 1751
Views: 139072

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:13 pm   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
My crash is resulting in some pain-in-the-*ss back and forth with the owner of the car I hit. She's demanding twice what 4 mechanics and an auto-parts store are quoting me for the repair. I don't thin ...
  Topic: Annoying Start to My Work Week
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 41
Views: 3176

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:05 pm   Subject: Annoying Start to My Work Week
I know it's not limited to this fair city, but I like to think Atlanta breeds a special type of asshat...

How the hell do you make fun of a BlackJack for cryin' out loud?! Facepalm
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 1751
Views: 139072

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:56 pm   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. I like to think that I'm some grizzled piece of leather who's going to brush off a little tumble and proclaim that it'll take more than that to get rid of me; but ...
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 1751
Views: 139072

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:16 am   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Man, and I was so close to making it a full year into this....

1. Which model and displacement (CCs) scooter was crashed? Color? Buddy Italia 50 cc.

2. Was the crash due to rider error? What tim ...
  Topic: Red light sensor
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 8
Views: 1539

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:55 pm   Subject: Red light sensor
This usually happens closest to my house; I have to scout ahead to see if someone will be using the left hand turn lane or the straight ahead/right turn lane. I go straight through the intersection wh ...
  Topic: I wonder if this would work for faded panels on Buddys?
Uncle Groucho

Replies: 7
Views: 951

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:57 pm   Subject: I wonder if this would work for faded panels on Buddys?
We kept a tube of Crest under the bench in the tobacconists where I worked one summer. Pretty handy for cleaning up and polishing mouth stems on briar pipes.

Don't know if I'd want to do that on my ...
 
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