Didn’t Ride No Moped

And now we return to people with/in various vehicles. In this case it was some guy participating unannounced with an obscure german moped in the carshows talent-type competition. I thought it was quite amusing, all these people in amazingly groomed and polished american cars from the past and suddenly this dude with a tiny moped walks up and shows it off. According to his presentation it was a weird front-wheelpowered thing which was a resounding failure when it was launched in the 1950s, mostly due to its propensity for flipping the rider over the handlebars when braking suddenly. Allegedly, these things are quite rare today.

I encountered the guy a little later when walking around. I asked him if he’d ever ridden it himself and he gave me a sardonic laugh, saying “hell no”.

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