Do I remember, the early ones actuallly had pedals, for up hill,and to make
the fuel last longer?
When I was closing at McDonalds one night, 1983, about zero dark thirty. The
manager came up to me and said "there are two people on motor cycles outside
the drive through window and they are asking for you by name." I nearly died
of fear, at that moment. She further said I could go talk to them, but not
open the window. I agreed.
They turned out to be two people I knew, and they were on no-pedal mopeds.
The man had gassed up but neglected to add the two cycle oil to the little
tank under the seat. The piston locked up, and they had been walking. His
moped was dead, but hers still ran.
She noticed my car out front, and they went to the drive up window. I
assured them I'd be out at the end of my shift. And assured the manager they
would be no trouble. I worked on the moped for a while, and realized it was
beyond my skills to fix in the parking lot at 2 Am. I ended up taking her
home in my car, with the moped roped on top the trunk. He drove the other
moped, and arrived shortly after that. Next day, he walked the moped to the
sales and repair shop, they freed it up for him.
Christopher A. Young
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I still can't get it out of my head that when I was
a kid I used to ride my Sears-And-Roebuck 50cc
moped from West of Philadelphia to Ocean City
on about a gallon of gas...