As Far As I Can Tell

I heart Motobecane

After months and months of neglect I gave my trusty moped a complete tune-up today. All new cables, air in the tires, carb cleaned, everything that moves was oiled, and all that’s chrome was polished. The weather wasn’t as into the moped spirit as I was so the work had to take place in the basement. I did take it outside to start it when I was finished though. It started just fine.

I’ve chosen Motobecane to be my lot in the moped life. I figure I’ve made it this far, why stop now.

This weekend I’m going back to Michigan and plan on driving entirely too much during the next three days. Tomorrow the trip begins with lunch in Kalamazoo with Meredith before heading to Deerfield, MI to pick up the screen printing press I bought. Then back to Kalamazoo with maybe a quick stop in Ann Arbor. On Saturday I’m going to Sturgis to visit my Grandpa before his back surgery next week and drop off the press in his barn that I’ll be using as a shop. Back up to Kalamazoo that night; back to Chicago the next day.

It seems that I’m desperate to get my truck over it’s warranty miles.



Someone has to love the Motobecane, and you are the only one I know who’s ridden one for more than a year without having major problems. daveb

Posted by: daveb on April 4, 2003 5:18 PM

i know nothing about mopeds (other than what i’ve sorta picked up from you), but i always thought that Motobecane was a neato word. i hear you on warranty miles. i suffer doubly since i am leasing, drivng to schaumburg and back daily.

Posted by: jim on April 4, 2003 6:51 PM

you have chosen … unwisely.

Posted by: miguel on April 5, 2003 12:50 AM

Don’t listen to Miguel. He’s probably just bitter because you love a French moped, don’t let him start calling it a Freedom moped.

Posted by: meredith on April 6, 2003 8:59 PM

no, i’m giving simon a hard time for not riding an italian moped. and i don’t go in for that french = freedom nonsense.

Posted by: miguel on April 7, 2003 12:37 PM

liar. you just hate the french. i saw you scoffing at my french toast the other day. *wink*

Posted by: eric on April 7, 2003 2:18 PM

LOL. Yeah, those snooty French surrender monkeys! They think they’re so clever w/ their Proust and berets and black cigarettes. Damn them! Oh, except for Amelie, of course. And a long list of others.

Posted by: miguel on April 7, 2003 4:13 PM

It seems my link to the list of “acceptable” French things didn’t work. Here it is again:

Posted by: miguel on April 7, 2003 4:14 PM

I’m not sure why, but the links need to have their quotes surrounding the href attribute. I’m going to look into it. here’s your link

Posted by: simon on April 7, 2003 4:20 PM

oh, shit! i just realized that i had put motobecane on that list. oops. ;-)

Posted by: miguel on April 8, 2003 10:27 AM

As far as who can tell?

Chicago, IL

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