The Royal Canadian Moped Posse

GTA 50cc

Monday, July 31, 2006

This Weeks Ride

This week's ride was great, we had a couple new faces, finally all met Jan, and Lisa who we met at the Scooter Rally came out on her Honda. I took my Batavus Bingo for it's first ever RCMP ride. Breakfast as usual at Squirly's and then a bit of a ride. We found a fair going on at the CNE so stopped to jump on the bouncy castle and then rode a little more. Myself, Brent, Martin and Darcy ended up at my house to check out the progress on my Batavus HS50. I rode it to work last night and it did nicely! Although I have a hard time trusting it because I've had so many problems with it. Oh, and I think I'm in love. She doesn't have a name but she's a yellow Honda Passport and I think I'm smitten:)

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Stupid Rain

Well, now that Clementine's running nicely again, I took her out for a ride and of course got caught in a torrential downpour. What are we gonna do about this week? I'm out of town tomorrow and they're calling for thunderstorms again on Sunday. I need my RCMP fix!!

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Ghost Ride

So if my stupid citizenship card gets here in time (which I've been promised by Citizenship and Immigration that it will) I'm heading on down to the Ghost Ride in Grand Rapids. I wanna know if anyone else is up for it! It should be tons of fun, an opportunity to meet lots of other moped riders and a wicked ride. The Ghost Riders are offering places to stay and if we let them know quickly they might have some loaner peds. So let me any of you want to come down with me? We could drive down, rent a van, a trailer, whatever.

Friday, July 21, 2006

This Weekend?

Anyone wanna ride on Sunday? I'll be out of town all day Saturday, but would like to ride on Sunday if y'all are up for it. Thanks to Brent my little Batavus Bingo is back on the road and I'l like to bring her out (even though it has NO suspension and I have a wickedly bruised tailbone from derby practice on Wednesday).

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Anyone need 7 Tomos mopeds?

Looking for lots of Tomos mopeds? Someone's selling 7 of them. Not actually a bad deal.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Best Ride EVER!!

Today was the 2nd annual Alpha Scoot, the rally put on by the Toronto Vintage Scooter Club. They invited the RCMP and so four of us went out today. Holy crap, it was seriously like the most fun day I’ve had in forever!

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There were 77 (Bruce’s count) scooters and 4 mopeds. We met at a pub near Cherry Beach and hung out for a while meeting everyone and stuff, then went on a wicked ride. Everyone was so cool, really nice people and it was great to be in the middle of the ride.

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Whether I looked in front or behind, all I could see was scooters. It was awesome. Plus it was the first time we saw Stan’s fancy new paint job in person, and it looks sweet!

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After the ride we came back to the pub and had some lunch, then it was time for the scooter gymkhana, which yours truly won third place in on a moped! I might have done better but I had a penalty for doing it on a moped:)

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Then they gave out prizes for best restoration, is that heap safe, etc. These guys are the winners.

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All in all it was a freaking awesome day. We met some cool new people and saw a ton of cool bikes. It was great! Makes me hope even more that I can go to the Grand Rapids ride (which I think I can) because if it was so awesome to ride with all those scooters, I really can’t wait to ride with a shitload of mopeds!

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Scooter Run

OK, so the Toronto Vintage scooter run is in the morning. For anyone who is going, there is breakfast at the Keating Channel Pub at 10:30am and then the ride leaves from that location at 11:30 sharp! Gimme a call if you're going so we can meet up. I'll be there for sure, I can't wait! Hope to see some of y'all there too.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Why I haven't been out...

Hi y'all... I haven't been out for a number of reasons. Sparing details about my dramatic personal life (which has finally settled down) the main reason is because I was in a moped accident two months ago. Yeppers, yours truly got hit; thankfully my 'ped was spared and I got hurt instead! Problem is that I am scared sh!tless to get on the thing now. I had to get my ex to ride zoom-zoom girl up to my new place because I couldn't do it... I'm hoping that in the next couple of weeks that Freddie will come to my place and take me out for an escorted slow ride through my neighbourhood to get me used to riding again so I can show up for a ride or two with youse guys. I just thought it was time to 'fess up to what a wiener I am...


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Scooter Run

So who all is up for riding with the Toronto Vintage Scooter Club on Saturday? I know a few of us are in...........Freddie? Steve? Zack? Julie? It should be lots of fun!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Re: Saturday Beside the Pool

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came and we missed those who could'nt make it. I think everyone had a good time as evidenced by hard it was to get Lindsay out of the pool! ;o} I was going to give out a special shout out to everyone who brought supplies but that's everyone who showed up. Give yourselves a pat on the back you deserve it. Hopefully we can do this again while we have the warm weather. Thanks again and take care. Darcy.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Bloor on the Park Street Party!

Hello everyone!
Radical Cycleworks, in conjunction with Yiorgos The Cobbler extend an invitation to the whole RCMP Gang and friends, to the "Bloor on the Park Family Fun Day"! There will be music, snacks, food and refreshments. It will take place July 8th between 11 am and 4 pm. The address is 5 Dorval Rd, Toronto

For the shy ones, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted in a friendly atmosphere. You may also bring your favorite cocktail or food.
Musicians welcome!

We can actually end up at Darcy's place to continue the celebrations!

Hope to see many of you there!


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Hot Times in the Olde Towne

Well this is it folks, the forecast for this Saturday's pool party is hot..Hot..HOT! So why not spend it lounging and swimming (bring your own towel please)at a Mansion in Rosedale. It's a BYOB (drink responsibly please) and if you can please bring a snack or pop. There will be some food to BBQ but since we don't know exactly how many are coming, friends and family are welcome, be prepared to chip in for additional burgers etc. Below is a link to Mapquest for those whom have not been here before.

Map of 61 Bin-scarth Road
Toronto, ON M4W, CA

The festivities will start any time after 2pm. and I am looking forward to a great turnout. Hope to see you there! Darcy.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Surprise Guest!

Had a nice little brunch at Squirly's today. It was just four of us (myself, Brent, Paul and Darcy) and I was in the middle of saying that I would have to leave early to meet my mom when she showed up! The four of us gave her and my brother an RCMP escort up to Yonge & Eglinton where the two of us left to go see a movie and the boys continued on their ride. Best part of it all? These pics of my mother on a moped! I couldn't believe it!

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I especially like that last one of her and Brent. Sometimes my mom is awesome.