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Isle of Wight TT

Discussion in 'General Chat and Gossip' started by Robbi, Aug 2, 2020 at 3:24 PM.

  1. Robbi

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    Andylaser Administrator Staff Member

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    They should have a race for scooters to keep all the visiting Mods happy. :)
    Or maybe.......................
    Let the Mods go, then releasae the Triumphs 2 minutes later. :D :D
     
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  3. Robbi

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    :) like your style Sir.
     
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    We used to enjoy one comming up on the inside.. (scooter sandwich )
    Then each of us would put a foot just behind the scooter fairing and then we'd open up the throttle bringing the scooter with us. Terribly dangerous. The timing had to be right!
    Poor scooter boy had no control and would have to go at our speed. Which was usualy faster than his wheels and engine wanted to go.
    Wouldn't recommend as if it goes wrong.......ouch!
     
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    Or grabbing their whippy aerials and letting off the throttle a bit. The aerial would then flip forward smartly twatting said Mod firmly on the back of his helmet. :O :D
     
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    I'm sure there must be a bye-law prohibiting people giving someone's helmet a good whipping in public. :lash:
     
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    I don't get the antipathy they seem to engender. They always look like they're having fun :)
    A bit eccentric, a bit loony, but they're having fun and they don't have the whole aggressive posturing that a lot of the bike gangs seem to try on.

    Scooters are like old fashioned bikes, posture matters, sit upright, and they don't kill your back, hips or shoulders says the 80 year old lady who putters around the villages here. Madam reckons it's a damned sight easier and safer than a mobility thingie.

    M
     
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    To be fair, when he stopped, we also stopped and offered him a beer. I think he only accepted because there were 4 of us. :)
    Yes, it probably was silly and probably seemed threatening to him, but we were young and stupid. :D :D
     
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    I'm waiting for the category describing riding lawn mowers.
    I imagine a bunch of them at 12,000 rpm would be a sound
    as I wait for one to throw a piston!
     
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    I think it should go ahead, but that the roads should remain open to locals, especially the Micra divers in their pork pie hats and cyclists. :D
     
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