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  1. Michael permalink
    Saturday, December 8, 2007 2:13 pm

    Lawrence, tried to go to SCGT Myspace and waited forever to load. Gave up.

  2. Saturday, December 8, 2007 6:50 pm

    Mike, I will look into it. If the problem persists, please let me know. I did some more updates with the profile last night; just went to the site to check it out and it only took about 15 sec to load. Sometimes the delay may be caused by Myspace itself; but thank you for letting me know. I have learned not to slow down the page too much by making it as simple as I can.

  3. Tuesday, January 22, 2008 11:05 am

    How do y’all look for Feb 23 or 24 March 1 or 2 for our scoot over for lunch and the bridge?

  4. Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10:05 am

    A couple of us will be in your area on Saturday 2/2 – we’ll be going to the Texas Welcome Center (expect to be here by 10am) then coming back through Orange, Bridge City & The Rainbow Bridge to Port Arthur (expect to be here by lunch time) and then Beaumont. In Beaumont we’ll be watching Project Runway and the movie “The Last Hangman” with my friend Michael. Then heading back to Houston about 4pm.

    Any of you interested in joining us on any leg of the trip?

  5. Thursday, March 20, 2008 3:38 pm

    Message for Kelly/Stephen – Jim rose of united scooter riders has a Helix for sale if you are interested – it’s red but a different shade than Marie’s. It’s a beautiful bike and has a hibiscus on the trunk lid. Just a notice if she is interested

  6. Wednesday, March 26, 2008 3:54 pm

    Hello,
    could you tell me where you are based.
    Thanks
    David

  7. Wednesday, March 26, 2008 6:09 pm

    Hi, David

    Thank you for the comment. The club is based in Golden Triangle, Southeast Texas.

    Lorenzo

  8. Monday, April 28, 2008 10:37 pm

    My wife is getting into riding a metro from Honda. I have a motorcycle, but want a cheap scooter to ride with her on occasion. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am in Beaumont area, sach@sachlegal.com

  9. Monday, April 28, 2008 10:46 pm

    Hey, Chris

    I heard that Larry Elliot of Nederland’s Scootersmith II has a vintage Honda Elite 250 for around $1,500. Go check it out and tell Larry that the scooter club sent you. Then you and your wife can both come and ride with us this weekend!

    Lorenzo

  10. Justin Hale permalink
    Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:37 pm

    How do I join?

  11. Thursday, May 8, 2008 10:39 pm

    Hi, Justin

    You are welcome to join the club by coming to the rides. BTW, we have one this Saturday, please come! See HERE for details.

    Lorenzo

  12. Tara permalink
    Wednesday, May 28, 2008 9:43 am

    Hey, Scooter Club. I was looking into buying an Aprilia Mojito 150, but I didn’t know how reliable they were. It looks like a sweet little ride, but it’s not Japanese. :p I was wondering what the maintenance ran and about how long they would last. I figured it would be good for school.

  13. Wednesday, May 28, 2008 5:03 pm

    Tara,

    I see that you have an eye for the vintage look; and really, the Aprilia Mojito 150 is a sweet ride. When you buy Aprilia, you’re really getting a whole lotta performance, reliability, Italian good looks and great design at a really great price. Where are you about? Please be careful if buying from Craiglist or Ebay. Don’t exchange money before seeing and test-riding the merchandise. You should be the envy of all the girls and boys in school.

    Lorenzo
    Happy Aprilia owner

  14. chris permalink
    Sunday, June 8, 2008 10:10 am

    Does anyone in the area work on Vespa’s?

  15. Sunday, June 8, 2008 10:14 pm

    Hi, Chris

    No, I don’t think so. Those who own Vespas around here work on their scooters themselves. Things such as tire change and balance local shops like Golden Triangle Cycle Center can do for you. Do you have a Vespa; and is it coming down with something?

    Lorenzo

  16. Patrick Smiley permalink
    Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:40 pm

    Is there any way that you can send me a picture of that beautiful 1974 Honda XL 100?(without Dennis on it) This was my 1st bike and I have fond memories about it. I now ride my Harley softail on the roads of Chester County, Pa. and wish you guys a safe and happy future riding together. Thanks!

  17. becky permalink
    Sunday, July 27, 2008 5:51 pm

    any suggestions for a possible new scooter owner? I would like to check them out but don’t know what to look for. have the prices increased due to their increased popularity? what local shop due you recommend? I need something to ride to work and the speed linit is 55 in some areas. thanks.

  18. Friday, August 1, 2008 11:25 pm

    Nice site you got here… i like a lot of the tutorials and things you have posted. Check out http://www.scootforum.com and let me know what you think 🙂

  19. Charlie Walton permalink
    Thursday, November 13, 2008 5:53 pm

    Hi Lorenzo!

    First, I must mention that I was offered, and accepted, the position of “web master” for the Houston Scooter Battalion. (Emily stepped down to concentrate on her masters degree.) Please, no congrats, it’s a small pain as I’m sure you know ; -)

    Anyway, HSB is throwing a benefit for Aaron and I was wondering if you could post it on the SCGT site to help us draw attention. There is an official flyer, and you can get a copy from the HSB site. The flyer has all the details. It will be fun.

    Charlie Walton

  20. Friday, November 14, 2008 7:46 am

    Thanks, Charlie and I just did.–Lorenzo

  21. Monday, March 30, 2009 12:33 pm

    Hey giving a shout out to you guys. Met Paul from Deridder this weekend at BEW, we already have a friend named Paul so we dubbed him “Too Paul” Hope to see you guys at the N. Texas Lakes Rally or at the United Texas River Rally this year!

  22. Saturday, May 30, 2009 6:58 pm

    Hello People!!!! Im JuanMa from Argentina! We have created in our country CLUB HONDA ELITE ARGENTINA.
    We invite you to visit our blog: http://www.elite125.wordpress.com
    We keep in touch.
    Saludos Grandes para Todos!

  23. Patrice Kihlken permalink
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:44 am

    We took our scooters to Ohio and Tennesee this year. Have some photo’s if you want to see!

    PS – we did trailer them there! lol

  24. Friday, July 24, 2009 8:58 pm

    Howdy, Lorenzo! Great site!

    Can you please add the Austin Scooter Club to your Scooter Clubs in Texas link list? We would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

    • Friday, July 24, 2009 9:06 pm

      Sure, just did, cheers! Let’s ride someday!

  25. Ron Hernandez permalink
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:40 pm

    I’m needing information about a “Honda” moped/scooter built in the early 80″s (I think). It has 2 small wheels in the back. It is in excellent condition other than it won’t start. If anyone knows anything about that scooter:please let me know. Thanks, Ron

  26. Sunday, September 13, 2009 1:38 pm

    Hey, just a newbie (brand newbie to be exact) close to getting his first scooter, taking the motorcycle training next weekend (sept. 18th-20th) and want to learn about the scooter I may be getting and do some rides as well now and again. Well, look forward to hearing from you and getting with the other members. I’m in Houston, Texas near Cypress.

    One last thing, I’m about to consider a 2007 Scarabeo 500 i.e. used, 8,000 miles, and according to the seller, mechanic maintained. He will include a large helmet, extra windshield, a storage case (though small) and for 3900.00. Is this a good deal? Thanks for your help.

    Brian

    • Monday, September 14, 2009 10:58 pm

      The deal sure sounds tempting, I must say Brian; and that really isn’t a lot of miles.
      Houston, huh? Test ride it yourself first and see if you like it; and then if Apollo Scooter’s (or was it maintained by Eximport) mechanic can back it up then it should be fine. That’s a beautifully made, powerful scooter that should last you years.

      Scoot Happy!!_Lorenzo

  27. Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:43 am

    Lorenzo,

    Again, great site. I have checked here from time to time. I had sent you an email on listing a scooter. I have a Buddy 150 Pamplona 2008 I am trying to sell…to make room in the garage. (for some reason my wife has a problem with me owning 4 scoots and a motorcycle…geeze)

    Any, I want to make sure you got my note on the buddy you do have listed in the for sale section. Those warranties aren’t transferable on a Buddy. I want to make sure your readers know that before they rely on it. It is a big source of discussion on the modern buddy discussion groups, because people buy them thinking they are transferable.

    sach

  28. Sunday, October 25, 2009 11:45 pm

    It’s done, Sach, and good luck!
    _Lorenzo

  29. John Keckler permalink
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 5:14 pm

    To Dennis with the 1974 honda xl 100, I have the exact same bike, that I am restoring. I am having trouble getting parts.I need a seat and a left plastic side cover. Any idea were to get parts? Great looking bike btw.

    Thanks,
    John

    • Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:00 pm

      Hi, John

      This is really unfortunate, which means you will have to do a little more research on the side cover for your Honda.

      Mr. Sattler, Dennis, ambushed and brutally murdered his estranged wife in 2008 and has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Very sad. We only met him that day; however he is known by a co-worker who calls him “Cat Man”.

      Read more here: http://www.kfdm.com/articles/years-42160-murdering-sentenced.html

      _Lorenzo

  30. Monday, May 16, 2011 8:59 am

    its that time of year again. The art car parade is this sunday at 2pm. Iam trying to get everyone to meet at house of pies at 1.
    the adress is 3112 Kirby houston Texas. Give me a call if you need to 8326878208

  31. kuntry permalink
    Friday, February 8, 2013 3:33 pm

    How could i join a custom scooter club.

  32. Kendall permalink
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:47 pm

    Came across the site looking for someone to rebuild the engine on our Vespa 250. Any recommendations?

    • Saturday, October 5, 2013 10:05 am

      Where are you located Kendall?
      Is there a Vespa dealership near by?

  33. glen permalink
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:40 am

    is this club still going if so I just bought a silverwing and love to ride but cant find anyone to ride with. I live in Lumberton tx.

    • Sunday, April 5, 2015 3:38 pm

      Yes, we will have an organized ride coming soon, and will be posting more here and on Facebook. Thanks for looking!
      _Lorenzo

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