Sunday August 3rd I was busy fake pedaling the Whizzer westbound past the Tucson Police Department on west Prince road. I didn't notice the two motorized bikers waving at me until they were past me going eastbound
Another Tucson sighting: Motorized biker seen on Northbound Dodge at 8am, wearing a red T-shirt, white helmet. I was in my white work truck trying to wave you over to shoot the bull, but it was busy with rush hour traffic at River Road and Dodge. A couple drivers almost cut you off and you were wary of merging cagers.
I usually get around the city daily. Lately though I've stuck to the home office. My most recent sighting on Sunday was actually a "hearing" before it was a sighting. Came right by the front of our house, I couldn't get out from under the hood quick enough to wave. Roland at Spooky Tooth told me they've sold (I think) around 400 or more kits and bikes locally.
I saw one bike locked up at the Lowe's on Oracle, it had a milk creat for a basket on the rear....and I always see the same bike locked up at the Home Depot on Oracle across the street from the Mall. But I have never seen the owners.
Their are a lot of MB riders in Tucson....I just need to do more city riding then my cross country trips out in the sticks.
probably not tinkerers. Spooky does a lot of prebuilt bikes, so I assume those people don't want to mess with all that stuff. So if it breaks, it probably goes back to Spooky to be fixed...I would assume anyway. Just like a car, most people aren't going to join forums because they enjoy riding their car
Spooky has its own forum, but its mostly a ghost town nowadays. They moved to Bisbee Az and still run a shop.Now another outfit has moved into Spooky's old headquarters in Tucson. I believe there's some animosity between the two. I've seen neither party on any forums.
Another Tucson sighting: Today at about 10am A white haired guy on a DIY bike, westbound on Fort Lowell Road at Mountain Ave. I pulled my truck over ahead of the guy and waved him over. He dissed me, waved back, kept going. A 3.5 hp 4 stroke was mounted up high in the frame. A yellow bag/basket with"007" on the front and a rack on the back. Maybe I'll post a dissertation about the social ramifications and personality types of the motorized biker with enlightenment for all, leading to worldwide , harmony, and understanding...Nahhhhh!
Tucson: A motorized bike was spotted going south on the northbound side of Euclid at Grant. A young dude wearing a green t-shirt riding a blue bike with a chinese 2 stroke. Risky behavior in rush hour traffic at 6:30 pm.
This morning at 6:15 a motorized bike was westbound on Prince Road between Fairview and Flowing Wells. A black cruiser type, no fenders? with a chinese two stroke was being ridden by a guy wearing a gray t-shirt.
I hardly ever saw any until about 3 years ago, now I'm seeing one or two every day. This evening about 7:30 I saw one westbound on Wetmore Road in front of the Tucson Mall. It had a bright headlight and tail light. I could only tell it had a two stroke. I'm always looking for them nowadays.