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My girlfriend Ann and I both have Burgmans (The term girlfriend seems very insufficient because I love that woman dearly!). Anyway, Ann has a blue 2004 400 (named Scooby), and mine is a blue 2003 650 (named Burgy).
Is there anyone else in the area that rides scooters and would like to do group trips? We are gpong to do a day trip from North Austin to Fredricksburg this weekend. We'll be doing occasinal day trips and maybe a few overnighters.
If you're doing group trips, or would like to get a group together - then please give me a holler.

Hey - does anyone take their dog on their Burgman? I have a little Miniature Pinscher (named Minnie Mouse) that is an absolute scooter nut - but she doesn't have the floor room on the Burgman's like on our other scooters (Vespa ET2 and Yamaha Zuma). She goes nuts when we leave her behind. If I had something like a hump bag that didn't have a top - that would probably be the best. Any ideas?
 

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Hi Robert

Welcome to the forum :wave:

I do not know how big a Miniature Pinscher is but could you not adapt a hump bag?

Or if you do not carry a human passenger, I suppose it would be better to customise a small (open box) with restraining points for the doggies safety harness,appropriately sized and padded it could also acts a backrest for you and allow said doggie to feel secure by being close to you. It could be semi permanently strapped to the seat.
 

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Minnie's pretty small, only 6 lbs. I think the hump bag is the way to go. I'd really like to keep the passenger seat open for anytime I can entice Ann into riding with me. :)
Hey Norman, we might have crossed paths before. I lived in Eastleigh for a while. :) I was riding a Yamaha XTZ 750 at the time though. You look like some of the crowd that I used to see at "The Stones" for the summer solstice parties and such. I really enjoyed living and working there. I never did figure out how to play cricket though - so I just played netball with the girls. :)
I go up to Arkansas every spring on a kayak trip - I guess I'll have to add another trip to catch Scootercade next year.

It's a small world, but I really like it. Cheers Everybody! [/img]
 

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Humph!:laughing3:

...at The Stones or just Stoned? 8)

Eastleigh is a mere 20 miles from me - never been there though :shock: I do not believe it has a redeeming feature. :wink:

Cricket - never understood it myself either, whats the point of a sport where most of the players stand around watching in front of spectators who are usually not watching ! :roll:
 

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Eastleigh's redeeming quality to me was the rent. I lived in Winchester for a while, but the rent was killing me. Then I moved to Southampton for a while, and eventually found my way to Eastleigh.
I must tell you though - it had the worst BBQ I've ever tasted in my life. :) I'd been on your side of the pond for a few months, and I would occasionally go to the ASDA to get a little BarbieQuick (sp?), some meat, and some sauce (to heck with mad cow). BTW: I always thought it really odd that ASDA carried Stubbs BBQ sauce from my hometown of Austin.
Anyway - I had to get home and get on a conference call to the states and I smelled BBQ. I was starving, and I saw a sign for "BBQ Pork" just outside of the square (near Dominoes I think). It was at a shiskabob place - and I ran in and got an order to go (why is it you can get curry anywhere - but no-one sells fish and chips?). It smelled delicious, but when I got home I found out that it was pork ribs that had been battered, deep fried, and had BBQ sauce poured on them. Ew! That was the only place I've ever seen do that - but when I got back to the states, KFC was selling fried chicken wings with BBQ sauce on them. Some things do not deserve to be copied! :)
 

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Cricket - never understood it myself either, whats the point of a sport where most of the players stand around watching in front of spectators who are usually not watching ! :roll:
According to friends of mine who are cricket fans, the point is to provide a sport that continues for long periods of time so that the fans have an excuse to socialize and drink beer for long periods of time.
 

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Hey Robert,

Welcome to the forum from another Texan, I'm out for a couple of months, I just had eye surgery but I'm in Tyler. Its good to have you aboard.

Happy Trails
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Hey Poppy, I hope that eye surgery goes well. I've been wanting to get lasik on my left eye - hopefully it's something as simple as that. I don't get up around Tyler much anymore. It was real nice when I used to go through there. I used to go to Henderson every few weekends to race motorcycles - but I haven't done that since 86, so I'm sure the area has changed. Wow, has it been 18 years since I raced mototcycles? How time flies... :)
 

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Robert,

Go get your Lasic, You will see an improvement almost right away. I had a large cateract in my right eye. They had to removew a cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial lens. I thought it would be as quick as Lasic but the surgery was three hours instead of just minutes and the recovery is two to three months. Its been a month and six days and in eight days they are going to start taking our stiches and after that my eye will start to reshape. Things should begin to clear up after that. Mean while I'm grounded

If you ever get up near Tyler again, let me know your coming maybe we can grab coffee or lunch.

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Pauljo and Randy,

Thank you, My eye is healing a lot slower then I thought it would. If you have ever swam under water you know what I can see. Not very far and not very clear but at least I don't have to hold by breath, thanks again for thinking of me.

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Re: Anyone else riding scooters in Central Texas (north Aust

Robert said:
My girlfriend Ann and I both have Burgmans (The term girlfriend seems very insufficient because I love that woman dearly!). Anyway, Ann has a blue 2004 400 (named Scooby), and mine is a blue 2003 650 (named Burgy).
Is there anyone else in the area that rides scooters and would like to do group trips? We are gpong to do a day trip from North Austin to Fredricksburg this weekend. We'll be doing occasinal day trips and maybe a few overnighters.
If you're doing group trips, or would like to get a group together - then please give me a holler.
Hi, Robert:
Your windshield works great. I use it for in-Houston riding (to get more wind on me) and put on the larger givi for longer trips. :wink:
 

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Hi Pete! It's a small worl isn't it? :) I'm glad you like the shield. I like the wind protection I get from the Givi (no longer sounds like I'm in a hurricane), but I still think the stock one looks better.
 
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