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Old 06-17-2013, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: riding a motorized bike in the street / bike lane?

Dan, WRT elevators and Connecticut...yes, there IS a connection! I take the Bridgeport/Port Jeff ferry often. They only charge me as a walk-on, and I suppose I've become somewhat of a character down on the docks: they all recognize me happily as "that guy with the motorized bike". Well, a couple of weeks ago, there was what I think was a relief crew. No one knew me, and when I placed my bike in my normally assigned spot (under a stairwell on the car deck), I was approached by a very officious gentleman in a white shirt and what looked like an officer's cap.

"Is there gasoline in that tank?"

"Why, yes sir. Yes there is."

"We'll, you can't keep it on the'll need to bring it with you to the aft-upper deck."

"Um...OK. In the elevator?"



This on-board elevator was just tiny enough that after I finagled it in, my cheapo BELL rear-view mirror snapped off when the elevator door closed. That got me P'ed to the O.

So, of course you knew where my head was: there are 50 vehicles with about 10 gallons of fuel each on this deck, and you want me to evacuate my 0.3 gallons for "safty concerns"? On top of that, you want me to transport this volite liquid on a public ELEVATOR?!? If there isn't a Federal law against that, I'm pretty damn sure there's a Meritime law against it.

OK, vented; thanks for bearing with me.

Last edited by Kioshk; 06-17-2013 at 07:32 PM.
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