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[NL] Schiedam wil scooters en brommers van alle fietspaden

Het komt steeds vaker voor dat gemeentes besluiten dat het gerace van brommers op het fietspad over moet zijn. Ook als bromfietser ervaar ik zelf dat de gemiddelde snorscooter-rijder-met-bontkraagje het niet zo nauw neemt met de regels als het gaan om verkeersveiligheid en voorschriften.

kill a kill honda
of je laat je trouwe makker gewoon in de regen staan en gaat met de bus...

In mijn nieuwsfeed kwam het artikel binnen met de titel "Schiedam wil scooters en brommers van alle fietspaden" en voordat ik het opende had ik al het donkerbruine vermoeden dat het artikel niet gelezen werd en het vol zou staan met boze reacties. Goed, vol is wellicht wat overdreven, maar de meerderheid beklaagt zich over het feit dat de snorfietser op de weg zou moeten rijden en niet meer op het fietspad mag. Dit terwijl er toch echt 5x bromfiets (of scooter) in het artikel staat en het altijd toegestaan is geweest én zelfs verplicht zal blijven om als SNORfietser op het fietspad te rijden.

Ligt het aan mij of ben ik de enige die moe wordt van dat geblêr binnen en buiten het internet. Misschien word ik gewoon oud en moet ik mij gewoon bezig houden met Honda's. :)

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A Suitcase Cycle?

Something interesting that Goldie sent to me via email: A Motorcycle in a Suitcase! You may have already seen the flyer fly by on the sister-website but if you have not, here it is again:

economical and practical
Suitcase Cycles operate efficiently using automotive or aviation fuel and travel up to 200 miles on a 2-gallon tank. Also, they are virtually maintenance free. But should the need arise, a Suitcase Cycle* owner can take his vehicle to any of thousands of Honda, Suzuki or Yamaha dealers for factory-certified service. At home, or away, a reliable Suitcase Cycle can save its owner hundreds of dollars by using it instead of a gas guzzling automobile for local errands. You also save parking lot charges, rent-a-car bills, taxi fares, etc. And since a Suitcase Cycle is impervious to traffic jams, you can frequently get to your destination faster on a motorcycle. With a Suitcase Cycle, you can go wherever and whenever you want to — inexpensively. And, they're fun to drive.

strong and safe
The degree of safety to be expected from any vehicle is proportional to the safety consciousness of its operator. For this reason. Suitcase Cycles have established unrivaled safety records. You have every right and reason to feel safe when riding one. There are those who question the strength of a motorcycle that has been modified to come apart. Elaborate and gruelling laboratory testing has proven that Suitcase Cycles are several times stronger than the original unmodified motorcycle frames. In the photo, a 4500-pound truck is being supported by the Suitcase Cycle’s main frame clamps, testifying dramatically to the Herculean strength of a Suitcase Cycle converted from a conventional motorcycle.

completely portable
The owner of a Suitcase Cycle* is never stranded or without ground transportation because wherever in the world he travels, he can take his wheels with him. A Suitcase Cycle can be taken anywhere — aboard a jetliner as excess baggage, on a bus or train, in the baggage. compartment of a light plane, in a small rowboat. By fitting in the trunk, it is the only way to transport a full-size motorcycle in a compact car. In other words, your Suitcase Cycle goes wherever and however you go. When driving a camper or motor home, the Suitcase Cycle is carried inside, not on a rack attached to the rear. This prevents would-be thieves from absconding with the motorcycle and also protects the bike from detrimental weather.

easy to assemble and disassemble
Almost anyone can assemble or disassemble a Suitcase Cycle in minutes — and no tools are required. The procedure is thankfully simpler than assembling a child's toy and goes something like this: 1) Pull the Suitcase Cycle onto its built-in centerstand 2) Unlock and remove the seat. 3) Disconnect the electrical harnesses by separating pull-apart connectors. 4) Remove rear fender. 5) Lift away fuel tank from rubber grommet. 6) Twist custom knob to unlock and remove handle bars. 7) Twist and remove built-in frame clamp handles for frame separation. 8) Separate the disconnected front and main sections of the Suitcase Cycle. 9) Twist off built-in handle on rear axle and lift out rear wheel. It's that simple.

A bit of history can be found on the website and here is a little excerpt from it:

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This particular Suitcase Cycle is a fully-optioned 1970 Honda CT90 Trail 90 conversion and belongs to Lee Pearl of Moreno Valley, California. Lee has a modest collection of these unique machines, and actively shows and rides this and other vintage Honda motorcycles. Suitcase Cycle built over 1,000 motorcycles from the first prototype in the late 1960s until production ended in the mid-1970s. A motorcycle with millions of air miles and only a few thousand on the odometer is a reality, thanks to the innovative thinking of Lawrence S. Shapiro.

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