Forums
 FAQHelp  LinksLinks    SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

finally picked up my Blur

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forums » Blur Discussion Previous topic :: Next topic  
Author Message
bicyclerider
Member


Joined: 05 Jun 2007
Posts: 101
Location: Columbus, OH - my other 2 wheels require pedaling
2006 Blur

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: finally picked up my Blur Reply with quote

Got an 06.
put 50 miles on her since lunch yesterday.
can't stop the miles of smiles each time I get to ride. Handling is amazing, pickup is plenty, overall feel is top-notch and the brakes are sick.

The only complaint I would have so far is the seat is not as comfy as my wife's Buddy seat. I rode it home when we picked it up after work last night. I think her seat has softer foam in it for sure. I can see why the windshield would be good to have, certainly above or around 50 mph.

My co-workers keep kidding me, calling it a moped and asking me to keep my moped parked somewhere else, rather than eating up an entire parking spot. PA building announcements that is is raining now include, "it's raining, if anyone has their windows or sunroofs open or if your vespa is outside you might want to go take care of them" har har. (its a small company).

My boss (CFO) asked me if I was going through a mid-life crisis.
Those at the coffee shop though, this a.m. were admiring it and asking question after question.

The wife and I are headed up about 70 miles into the country tomorrow to a private lake area, I'll post how it was for a longer ride for both of us, she's pretty nervous though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
illnoise
Moderator Emeritus


Joined: 06 Sep 2006
Posts: 3593
Location: Chicago, IL
Blur 150, various vintage Vespas

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: finally picked up my Blur Reply with quote

Yay!

bicyclerider wrote:
put 50 miles on her since lunch yesterday.


If you're going by the odometer, that's 50 Blur Distance Units (BDU) which (usually) are somewhere between a half mile and kilometer.

Quote:
The only complaint I would have so far is the seat is not as comfy as my wife's Buddy seat. I rode it home when we picked it up after work last night. I think her seat has softer foam in it for sure.


I don't think it's the stiffness, it's the shape. The more you ride, the more you get used to it, though. It's not the best seat, but it's better than a lot of bikes.

Quote:
My co-workers keep kidding me, calling it a moped and asking me to keep my moped parked somewhere else.


They're jealous, duh. Enjoy your ride this weekend, and the attention!

_________________
2strokebuzz: When news breaks, we put it under a tarp in the garage.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   AIM Address
thewhiteboy
Member


Joined: 26 Jun 2007
Posts: 17
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Black Buddy 125

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grats on your new purchase! I was thinking of getting a Blur but got a better price on the Buddy.
_________________
Scoot Over!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
beelzebubbles
Member


Joined: 14 May 2007
Posts: 149
Location: SF, CA
Genuine Blur 2007

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:43 am    Post subject: Re: finally picked up my Blur Reply with quote

bicyclerider wrote:
My co-workers keep kidding me, calling it a moped and asking me to keep my moped parked somewhere else, rather than eating up an entire parking spot. PA building announcements that is is raining now include, "it's raining, if anyone has their windows or sunroofs open or if your vespa is outside you might want to go take care of them" har har. (its a small company).

My boss (CFO) asked me if I was going through a mid-life crisis.
Those at the coffee shop though, this a.m. were admiring it and asking question after question.


Congrats! All that kidding should subside after the first couple of months or so (unless they just feel like ribbing you for the heck of it Smile ). It's true that a cool scooter gets a lot more attention than, say a typical Civic. It's a blessing and a curse (really more the former, I think Smile )
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forums » Blur Discussion Previous topic :: Next topic  Time: GMT

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

  Scootergear designed by riders for riders


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
All Content Copyright 2007-2011 by Modern Buddy. All Rights Reserved.