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Whoops....every time I edit something it goes back to that setting. I removed the password again. Thanks!
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Hey - Donny looked like a familiar face, and then it hit me..............He was in the "Adventures of Wan". Niagara Falls - Donny, it looked like you and Wan had a great time. Been there a couple times myself. "Maid of the Mist" is a must, eh ?

Hope you get to feeling better so you can get the ice fishing in. Plan to do some of that myself when the ice gets thick enough.

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HD,

Have you heard about the Mad Bastard Rally? It's an unreal scooter event. You're close enough that you could make it next summer 8-)

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I'll check it out DD. Might be fun.

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I was in the 2007 edition of the Mad Bastard (it runs every 2nd year) and it was mind-blowing awesome. So many cool scooters and cool people. Of the 21 hours I was on the road, I probably put in about 18 hours of solid laughter.
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8-) If you guys make it to the fall ride i will do the madbastard rally with you guys :lol:
I do love to ride with fellos rucksters :mrgreen:
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So you'll ride the Mad Bastard in June if we promise to attend the Fall ride in the Smokey Mtn's? That sounds like one heck of a deal to me.

I just visited the Mad Bastard page (www.madbastardrally.com) and it looks like they've updated the site with some info on the 2009 Rally.

Most interestingly, it states the rally is 850kms (530 miles). Last time is was 660kms (410 miles) plus a 140km (90 mile) bonus loop for those who are serious about winning. Those last few hundred kms are a bit of a grind after you've been on the road for nearly a day. An extra 50kms is going to be a nice test.

The classes this time around are:

Straight Jacket - 0-50cc, 24 hrs max time
Heavily Medicated - 51-100cc, 20 hrs max time
Therapy Required - 100-200cc, 17 hrs
Day Release - 200cc and up, 14 hrs

Looking at this classes, it's clearly gotten a lot harder for the bigger scoots. Completing 850kms and about 20 scavenger hunt check points, several meals and a few gas stops in 14 hrs will be quite hard.

Last time Donny was in the 50-100cc class because his Ruckus was bored out to 58cc. We just squeeked in under the 20hr time limit. I think we finished 8 minutes under. Interestingly, if Donny had not been honest about the number of cc's and registered as a 50cc, he would have had enough points to take the overall win.

The dates are: June 12th - 14th. Basically you arrive in the evening on the 12th, ride on the 13th and then wake up around noon on the 14th for the awards banquet.

Here's some pictures from the 2007 rally of the Go Go Boys. Notice how rough we look posing with the trophy at the awards banquet. I look especially rough with my red eyes.

Heading to the Rally in Donny's Van with the Ruck in the Back and the CBR125 in tow:
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Ben and I posing at the Prime Minister of Canada's place:
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We caught Donny stopping for a coffee so we apprehended the beverage and sent Donny on his way. Ruckus riders don't have the luxury of time:
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This was our entry for a creative photograph of eating TimBits:
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And this was our entry for a random funny photo:
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Here's Ben posing with the first place trophy:
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And yours truely looking quite rough:
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Donny with the grand prize:
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To get a better idea of what the rallies are like, check out the write ups on the previous rallies here:

http://www.madbastardrally.com/2009/pre ... llies.html

There are lots of articles, but this is the main article from CMG on the 2007 rally. It's a funny read and you might even spot a picture of me :oops:
http://cmgonline.com/images/stories/arc ... index.html
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awsome :!:

cannot wait! hope to have pauls old big bore repaired enough to use,but stock with fresh mods may have to do? and i may run a 84 riva 180 if i get it running reliable enough. the way it works for points the older scooter and older rider score big points b4 you start the rally.

dan i just had a thought :!: why don't you fly back and ride my ruck and i hope to ride the riva in the rally?

anyways must go see update of rally!
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Here is a photo slideshow from the last rally. This is awesome:
http://cmgonline.com/gallery2/v/MBSR200 ... n.JPG.html

Regarding which scooter to ride, riding your Ruck would make a lot of sense and it would be good to spend some time on a Ruckus. The thing is, I'm really hoping to buy a scooter in the next few months and I"m probably going to be so excited about that, that I'll want to bring it.

I'm not totally sure anymore about which scooter I'm going to buy. I don't have a lot of money so I'm probably going to have to buy an older scooter or finance a new one. If I get a new scooter, it would be a Ruckus or a BWS/Zuma 125. I don't really want to go to the dark side (Yamaha) but their new 125cc does make a lot of sense. For an extra grand I'd get 55-60mph, fuel injection, room for two and a front disc brake. Plus it has some really nice storage under the seat. Riding across Canada would be a lot faster on that than one a Ruckus.

Realistically though, I just started working now and I haven't been working for about 3 months so I'm pretty low on dough. Most likely, I'm going to buy an older Honda. I really like Ben's scooter (Aero 80) but I'm also open to a 90's Dio, and Aero 50 or Maybe an Elite 80.
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well if you bought a frame and could fix pauls motor,i have just about enough to build a ruck? i did ask paul to find his stock carb. both trannys are working but beat up and no variator but paul has that too(stock) but how much would it cost to ship? oh and a handel bar mount for your bars? i do have a lot of parts like a extra ho cam and a stock piston. it is a shame most of this will just sit here,and you need a scooter.lorax4.0 8-)
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Dan, Talk to Joel in Edmonton and scoop up your original Ruck. While your at it get him to scoot out here with you on his souped up Aprillia. Oh and bring an extra crank shaft for when he bends his.
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Scootin out to Ontario with Joel would be awesome. It would be cool to have that old Ruck for old times sake but supposedly it needs another engine rebuild....and I'd like to have something a bit peppier. I'm hoping to get an '85 NH80 which is just like yours but the styling has been updated a bit and it has storage in the sidepanel too.
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I could go for just a side panel forget about storage. I will have you by a couple years at the rally.
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Hmmm.....maybe I'll have to import a 1982 NH80 from Europe to beat you by a year for that extra 2 points. The NH80 was sold 83-85. '83 was the first year for Honda scooters in North America but Yamaha arrived in Canada for '82 and you could buy mopeds (or Vespa's) long before that.
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