No, seriously, there are some advantages to living on a little wee island with 59,999,999 other people - I've just ordered one of these:<br><br><br><br>What is it? (I hear you ask...) Well, it's not one of those scooters that makes a loud noise and pumps out as much pollution as any other 8 cars - it's electric! Does 30mph - which is pretty much 5 times as fast as everyone else is going at 8.30 in the morning - and does around 25 miles on a full charge, which gets me to work and back 3 times - and a charge costs around 7p. I get my power from an eco company, so this is a zero-emission vehicle, more or less. It's a bit uncool-looking compared to some other models, but then I'm 6'3" and don't like steering a scooter with my knees - and my wife-to-be can ride pillion! (Do you use that word in the States? It meaneth 'on the back'...)<br><br>I live in Cambridge, which is the flattest place in Britain that isn't an airstrip, and everyone cycles here - but I got cursed with a 'gentleman's complaint' that precludes cycling, so I'm getting this instead (a hemi was my first choice, but I couldn't afford it ). Yeah, in 3 years I'll have to replace the batteries, but it costs zero to tax, so it's going to pay for itself pretty quickly - it's been costing me £470 a year in bus fares to get to work (and maddening - cycling took 20 minutes, the bus journey takes 60). It's a shame I don't live in London (no it isn't!) because there are free charging points there now for bikes like this.<br><br>I thought this might amuse you lot - it must seem quaint to those of you over there who drive the Cambridge-London distance just to go to work...<br><br>- padmavyuha<br><br>Where the truth is, there had better be love...
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This puppy is great. While in So. Florida, I've used it to commute to the train station, fold it, take it on the train, then ride it to the office. And in Manhattan, I'll be able to ride an office, fold it, and carry it right inside disguised as a wheelchair! <br><br>
congats on your puppy!<br><br>i recently got the one like below from my wife. it's only blue and has some extras, like a bigger tank. i know how to ride, but by law i have to take the stupid lessons before i get the licence. ah!<br><br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>... but by law i have to take the stupid lessons before i get the licence. ah!<p><hr></blockquote><p>... which may save your life, one day. <br><br>Nice ride!<br><br>- alec
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I'd like to get a motorcyle but it's been so long since I've ridden I'd want to take a course. I'm not sure of the laws here in PA...I suppose you have to take the course and a test to get a motorcycle license.<br><br>But I keep thinking about the Catch-22:<br><br>That is, if I buy a bike, how do I get it to the place where I want to take the course? I'd insist on taking the course on my own bike, but I'd have no license to ride it there. I wouldn't want to take the course on a 250 or something when I know I'm going to be riding at least an 883 or bigger.<br><br>
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