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the alpine loop

  • 4 July 2007

i love the alpine loop. i took a nice two hour scooter ride with sam and thomas, and with a cute gal on the back. it’s been a great fourth of july.

google map of the alpine loop

i think the alpine loop is my favorite ride in the Provo Utah area. at just over an hour, it’s long enough to be a good ride, but not so long that it gets monotonous.

it’s quite a bit of fun. it’s wooded so most of the ride is in the shade. it’s beautiful, especially in the afternoon when the sun is shining through the trees. the roads are all twisty and fun, and there isn’t much traffic to deal with. at times it’s a bit steep, but riding two-up on a 150cc, i was able to handle it okay.

one of these days i’m going to organize a scooter camping trip, and there’s a good chance we’ll end up there.

but for now, off to a barbecue and the watching of the fireworks.

Tank: the Cadillac of scooters?

  • 18 June 2007

last week I wrote a bit about the Tank scooter that a friend bought for cheap… you’ve gotta check out the owners manual excerpts he posted on his blog. they’re fantastic.

I recently purchased a new scooter. It’s a Tank, which anyone who knows about scooters will tell you is the best top-off-the-line scooter you can buy. They’re also the most expensive. Think of Tank as the Cadillac of scooters. I got mine for $250.

my favorite?

Ride the motorcycle from the left side and seat well, the left foot touch with room, and avoid to rave.

disposable scooters

  • 11 June 2007

a couple of years ago i bought a printer for about $25. the print quality was great for such a cheap printer. it did a decent job on photos, and it was perfect for term papers. but when it finally ran out of ink, i realized what the catch was. it would cost me about twice the original price of the printer to replace the ink. i had purchased a disposable printer. it was more economically viable for me to get rid of the “used” printer and to buy a new one than it was for me to buy new ink cartridges.

i bring this up on a scooter blog because a friend of mine is buying a used scooter for a couple hundred bucks. he knows it’s a terrible scooter, but he’s excited anyway. you see, at that price it’s a disposable scooter.

he was telling me about it. he couldn’t remember the brand, but he said, “the only good thing it has is the remote start”.

oh. so you’re getting a Tank. i know a thing or two about Tank…

in my opinion, any company that offers a three year, 36,000 mile warranty which covers nothing is more than a little shady.