Greetings From Portland, OR.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Paddie, Aug 30, 2007.

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  1. Paddie

    Paddie Guest

    I've been riding bikes and motorcycles for years. This is all somewhere in between my two favorite rides.
    I saw a Whizzer recently and it peaked my curiosity. I went for a ride at the local dealer, but wasn't particularly impressed with the quality ... so I searched the web for motorized bikes and found you all.
    This site is a tremendous resource. I look forward to utilizing it as I put together my first motorized bike. Although my background is factory automation, I have no experience with engines. I am about to retire and look forward to experiencing this new hobby of mine.
    I recently purchased the GruBee 49cc standard kit. I have back-ordered a Nirve 3speed cruiser. ( I'm wondering if I should have picked the one speed over the three speed ).
    My hat is off to all of you. This 'hobby' is not only fun, but of great social significance given the present state of our economy, environment and global oil reserves.
    In Portland the local media has recently claimed that scooters were greater polluters than SUVs. Already what I have learned on will help to counter and dispel the unfounded fears which are all to prevelant in my community.
    Ride On,

  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome Paddie. I used to live in Portland. Some great places to ride. Hope your build goes well.
    It's (you got to remember the ed).
  3. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Welcome Paddie! I am only 65 or so miles south of you.

  4. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome to MBc
  5. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Yeah, I remember ed. Quite a guy.

    Welcome, and I hope the Pacific Northwest doesn't sink under the weight of all them motors!
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
    the PNW chapter just keeps getting bigger ! :)
  7. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    long beach wa. here paddie! welcome
  8. prism

    prism Guest

    Two for one? I live about a mile or so south of PIR
  9. Paddie

    Paddie Guest

    Nice to know there are so many like minded people living nearby. Is there a local group that meets in this area? Maybe we all should meet over a beer.
  10. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Without a doubt! We also have pedal bike rallies down in Eugene and Albany.

    Maybe we could meet halfway in Woodburn where JE lives.

  11. Barret

    Barret Guest

    Welcome, Paddie!

    I too am in the PNW, although most of the time it doesn't feel like it, being here in [the desert] Boise, Idaho and all! :grin: