Saturday, May 24, 2008

Liquor Cycle

Now that gasoline has reached $3.87/gal in the Asheville area I'm looking for a scooter. The local RV Park has one for sale that seems to be just what I need. However, this may cause people to think I'm an alcoholic. You see, most 200+ lb. geezers like me who drive Mo-Peds and 49cc scooters have had their driver's licenses revoked for multiple D.U.I.s . I frequently literally almost run into these guys at 5 am while they're driving on the dark curvy mountain roads at 23 mph. The engine is screaming like a swarm of bees, the guy's butt is hanging over the seat, his mullet blowing in the frosty morning air. It is like a Scarlet Letter that says to all "I can't get a license or insurance." Now with gas reaching $4.00/gal it will be hard to tell the difference between the alcoholics on their Liquor Cycles and CB's on their Mo-Peds.

10 comments:

Aunt Dot said...

Um, I might be missing the point, but gas is already $4.03 here...

Babba-Gi said...

The point is in spite of government "life will find a way". Liquor Cycle's (proun. "licker-sickle") allow hard working alcoholics to get to their jobs and continue to pay taxes. Now if a few become road-kill under the wheels of a semi, it's no great loss. However, the fact that people with clean driving records and insurance are buying up these Kamikaze two-wheelers is a reflection of the high fuel prices.

The price of gas has increased 40% and people have decreased their driving 2%. Until these numbers get closer, gasoline
will continue to go up.

California leads the nation again. Lately they have been in the headlines with a regular parade of Biblical plagues. You have fire, hail, earthquakes, tornadoes and floods. God's judgment on your Gay Marriage Gov.

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Aunt Dot said...

How could California be so *jacked*?(That's rhetorical...)
We've got tree-huggers in the north and Hollywood types in the South. But, there are alot of conservative-types in the state, just not enough to make our state the right color (would that be red or blue? I always forget that)

I still vote in my little conservative way and say to myself, "There, I hope it makes a difference" -- and I haven't seen it in CA yet:-(

That last paragraph looks very grim for our state...I think you charged us with one too many, though: I didn't read about any tornado here!! Are you mixing us up with Oklahoma?

u.f. said...

I don't understand why you don't need a driver's license in N.C. to drive a licker-sickle. It's still a motorized vehicle, right?

Then again, here in sunny SoCal, you can see cops on the street giving tickets to 12 year olds on bicycles! I kid you not.

Babba-Gi said...

Less than 5o cc's no license or insurance needed. People have to get to work you know! BBBBZZZZZZZZZZ!!

It's cheaper than rehab.

M- said...

giggling from the beginning of this blog to the end of the comments.

NYS gas is now $4.09 here.

aannie said...

HA HA HA. hilarious!

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