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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
10:03 am - end of the dream...for now

crystagoth_31
Yeah, I'm done with scooters. I love them, but I can not own one anymore. The one time I hit the normal road, it was awful! There's nothing wrong with the scooter, but I didn't feel stable. I would have fallen if I kept riding. I am selling the fire bat scoot as soon as I can. I live in a place where I can't really lock it up safely anyway.I'd rather sell it, then lose it to thieves. I will get, or at least ride a Kymco someday, and see if that feels any different. The fire bat scoot needs all the fluids changed, and cleaned out, all the spark plugs changed, and a new battery. All from sitting in front of my house hardly even being ridden. Please scooter lovers, carry on without me. I just don't have the skill to keep up with a scooter. I lost in the end. But At lease I didn't fall off, or ever lay the bike down. I can sell her for about a grand. She is perfect, just not for me. I never became brave enough to even drive it back to the scooter shop. It was just to much, to many cars, to damn much that could kill me intently around here. Then being so paranoid that anyone with a truck is going to steal that thing, made it not so much fan at all. So I give up. I will stick with my car, as you cant go very far as a performer, on a scooter. Good bye for now. I'll most likely just leave this community up for others. But I have noting more to add. My passion is dance,drumming,and crafting now, and getting to the events with lots of stuff to sell. None of it works with a scooter. Again, I love them. But, I don't think I want one anymore...

current mood: hopeful

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010
10:09 am

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current mood: Very cold

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
3:59 pm - LOL! Just having some fun posing with the bat scoot

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current mood: crazy

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Monday, December 28th, 2009
6:51 pm - Oh yeah!!!!

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current mood: cold

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1:08 pm - WEEEEEE!!!!!

crystagoth_31
I just took my first ride ever, on my new scoot. It's little, and quick! And wow was that FUN!!!! I need way more practice before I get out on the main roads though. I'm a little unsure of myself. I may just putt over to the DMV down the street,and see if they have a safety course I can take. I am excited!!!!

current mood: chipper

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Sunday, December 27th, 2009
10:53 am - Consumer reports on cars, scooters, and motorcycles.

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current mood: cheerful

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Saturday, December 26th, 2009
3:50 pm - GUESS WHAT!!!!??????

crystagoth_31
I am a scooter owner today! It comes home on Monday. Man, I am so fucking happy!!!!!!

current mood: ecstatic

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
2:45 pm - OOOOHHH a post!!!

crystagoth_31
I moved to Florida over a year ago now. There are scooters everywhere here, all year round! There is not one, but two scooter shops within walking distance from where I live now! I'll have my own in a few months...finally!

current mood: hopeful

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Monday, October 2nd, 2006
11:27 am - Greetings!

charmed_art
Hey everyone! New member here. My name is Krysztof Nemeth and i'm a pin-up artist in Seattle, specializing in fetish, gothic, retro, and alterna pin-up illustration. I do a bunch of scooter-themed stuff ( see one of my pieces was yoinked in an earlier post here ;-) ), and I personally ride an '05 Stella that i've two-toned Black and Red.

You can check out shots from a recent scooter pin-up art show I was just in at the following Flikr account link. I'm the one that's on the red and black scooter, and in another, i'm standing in front of my two prints in the show.

Enjoy the Scoot-ness

Here are the pieces close-up

Vespagoth and Scooterdemon

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Friday, April 6th, 2007
1:15 am - scoots

crystagoth_31
Still love um, can't afford one. I don't know how many belly dancers ride motor scooters,but I don't mind being the first. I WANT A SCOOTER!

current mood: angry

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Sunday, September 24th, 2006
3:13 pm - No Scoot for... YOU

crystagoth_31
Not till MAYBE next year, will I have my Kymko people 50. I see more and more scoots out around here every day. I adore them. I will have my own...someday.

current mood: hopeful

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Friday, July 21st, 2006
1:31 pm - scooter shoping

crystagoth_31
I went to Java speed a few days ago. I would have had a scooter on the way out the door, but Kymco is really bad with shipping I guess. They have been waiting weeks for the new kymcos. Now, I too must wait weeks more, for the scooter to even come in the shop. If I had money a few monthes ago, I'd have my scoot. Now, I guess I'll have to wait till the end of summer. Not cool. I'm pissed!

current mood: bitchy

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
11:59 pm

crystagoth_31
Will I ever get members here? Stupid shit......

current mood: pissed off

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
1:12 pm - scooter wars?

crystagoth_31
Ok ,I'v been reading about this for a bit now. There seems to be a split between A LOT of old school metal scooter riders(vespa, Lambada and such), and the new "twist n go" plastic boded scooters. Body design is only one thing these rabid metal scooter loyalists hate. The other is the fact of not having to shift on the new scoots. Great for us new-bees, and automatic car drivers. I never shifted a car, I don't want to have to shift, AND ride a totally new mode of transportation. I just want to learn to ride well, not shift well, and ride like ass Or whatever paying attention to that, would do to my being able to pay attention to traffic, and road, weather, making sure that suv sees me, and does'nt run me right over, things like that. Last night I on the scooter bbs at big ass motors.com, there was one of these folks. He invited twist n gos, but said that they would be picked on the whole time. Not a happy, or even interesting invite. It "SEEMED" to be kind of a joke. But there is real hostility there. What is the deal with that?

In seeing this, I realize that there are many parts of the scooter world I don't like: The loyalists, who completely trash new scooters, and think that antique metal scooters from the movie Quadrophenia are the ONLY real scooters, and your a joke to them, if you ride a new scoot. Then there's: The racing people, trashing there bikes, and fixing um up again, just to trash them..AGAIN(with lots of beer involved,yuck)! There are still others(a lot of this crosses over) that put performance parts on there scoots, to go faster. Now, that's no problem. But, sadly some of them have to have there scoots LOUD! Now why? Why would one do this? Scooters buzz already. If you have a 50cc 2 stroke, that thing will buzz. If you have a four stroke engine, it's so much more quite. But they get new scoots(mostly) and make them loud, and fast. The people on them are pretty young(from what I can tell). {This seems allot like the goth scene to me. You have your old school people, some with open minds to new things, others completely closed off, angry and jaded}. I want a metal scooter someday. I drool at pictures of vespas, and the like. I adore the look and history. But, I can't drive one yet, and I can not afford one.

I don't like this scooter division(though, getting together and LISTENING to Di/vision is just fine with me lol) crap. I want to bring freaks on scoots together, not break them into sub categories that are both not piratical, and not fun for the odd scoot out( classic metal scoots are great, and more then welcome in my group, as are any other motor scooters(stand up scoots, and assisted mobility are NOT scooters, so those are not welcome, DUH. I just want to avoid any and all confusion).

I don't even really like the look of most scooter rallies. They need to be tweaked. They involve beer, and bars, riding, contests. OK..yeah? What else?) Sure, they kinda sound like fun(sans the beer). But, there seem to be so many people on old metal scoots at rallies, I'd feel like the freak (yet again) and open my Kymco(that will cause me more then 3,000 dollars) to be picked on?! I just want to ride what I want to ride, as I want to dress how I'd like to dress. It's all the same thing.

Scooter_bats makes even more sence to me now. It means bringing together freaks on scoots of all types. From weekend/ seasonal riders, to hard core all year rounders. I will be one of those. From metal classic scoots, to twist n gos. I don't want that sort of scooter drama here..ever. A bat scoot is any scooter under the ass of a goth,mod,punk,emo,artist, that dose not fit with his fellow riders.


I know how much fun a scooter_bats rally would be. We would travel around providence. I would give out key chane skulls, or(if I could find them) bats to everyone. And maybe have prizes for the best scooter modification(ie, spooky pimped out/air brushed, spider web, bat, skull, crazy artfully adorned scoots) I would plan a picnic in a cemetery, or park, where we could ride our scoots in, and park um. We could go on a bat and ghost watching, night drive down benefit. We could even end a rally at club hell with a big party. I'd have to find and point out cheep hotels for out of town bats. Maybe if there are enough people, I can have a sort of convergence esq party. Convergence, on scooters..lol. That sounds like fun to me. I see about 25 to 50(more as the years go on) people in black descending on providence. We would drink things we like, not pick on others beloved scooters, dance, talk, ride, and have a fucking blast.

The first person who even STARTS that "classic metal scooter is the only way to ride" crap, will be tossed from the group. We are not motorcycle riders from a B movie staring Ross Hagen!We are not Harly people here. We are scooterists! And were NICE to eachother. Some people have to be reminded of that I guess.

I need to hunt down more members. This is a fun group, and it's not getting noticed. Hey, anyone reading this, join! Maybe you don't even dress in black, but ride a scooter and love bats. Or something like that. I want freaky geeks, nerds, as well. We all seem to fit together. After all, a goth/freak always loves an intelligent open mind( and in this case, also a love for scooters). If you have these things, you too, can become a Scooter_bat. Even if you can never get to a rally,don't have a scooter yet, or whatever, I still want you. Any group needs members to servive. Active members. So join already! You know you want to.

current mood: determined

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Saturday, May 27th, 2006
11:46 pm

crystagoth_31
I took the time to make a few new icons. Sence today, I came just a few steps closer to my scooter. Gods its getting hot out already. I hope there is much scootering-around,being done by all who can.

current mood: accomplished

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
11:46 pm - I spy...scooters!

crystagoth_31
On the way to work today, I finely had some scooter sightings. I saw one little blue one, and a black one I was not sure of. The first one was cute, and a kymco! So, that was cool. (It had a great lock on it too). The second one really stood out for me for two reasons, 1)it was a scooter 2)it was black, and had a skull and cross bones on the cowl. It was so cute! I wish I knew this person. I would love to have whomever they are in scooter bats. I only wish I had a camera. Have you spotted any scooters today?

current mood: sleepy

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10:44 pm - Survey: 30% of Commuters Consider Scooters

crystagoth_31
Powersports Business,Tuesday May 23, 2006

As gas prices soar to record highs, a survey released last month indicated that 30 percent of U.S. consumers would be “extremely” or “somewhat likely” to use a scooter for their everyday transportation needs.

According to the survey, conducted in the first week of May by ICR on behalf of Piaggio Group Americas, queried individuals indicated a willingness to transfer 35 percent of their weekly mileage to a scooter. The survey also found that 33 percent of respondents would be likely to use a scooter to reduce emission harmful to the environment, and 35 percent would be likely to use a scooter to save $25 a week on gasoline.

Piaggio leadership said comparing the results of the survey to Department of Energy national averages for fuel consumption and emissions shows that if Americans were to utilize one of the scooters available in the market today, they could, in aggregate, reduce national fuel consumption by 14 million gallons of gasoline per day and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 324 million lbs. per day.

Scooters were defined in the survey as two-wheel vehicles that can reach 40mph to 100mph and have an average cost of $2,000 or above.

current mood: calm

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Thursday, May 18th, 2006
11:02 pm - another really great scooter story

crystagoth_31
Yet again in new york, scooters, scooters, scooters!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xun6aUlm3ns

Also, look over on the scooter_bats myspace page to see the new stuff. I'll have lots more to see, there and here soon. Spooky riding

(I really need more members)

current mood: hopeful

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
4:22 am - The Gory Details

crystagoth_31
Check this site out. They have the coolest spooky products. They even have a devil girl on a scooter!!! They also have stuff by Edward Gorey, Tim Burton, and just about anything spooky you can think of.



current mood: tired

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Monday, May 15th, 2006
11:28 pm - drive small, dream BIG

crystagoth_31
We will take over someday..... http://www.newsradio88.com/pages/34755.php

current mood: optimistic

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