To Private message to Nimbuzz after he challenged me to put my money where my mouth is (what a putz that guy nimbuzz):
Ok al....lets bet...
How much you want to bet that opti loses title this year...
you seem well to do...lets do gentleman's bet......i will bet you 10k...
Stop with the BS...lets race.
No response from nimbuzz....dead air.
Then on the optigroups in response to the cocky $$$$ challenge mentioned above:
EGM: But if you dont think a modified hub moter Enless Sphere will win that race over a stock opti...i will make that bet with you. Do you seriously want to bet? i will put up the $$$$$$ with you no problem.
Let me know if your serious and then we can define terms of bet.ERIC
He responded like this:
I don't bet for $, just for a beer or soda, etc.
And finally my masterpiece...i bet the guys on optigroup $1000 that none of them could beat me on my stock 24v Ego Scooter Momas mobile i bought on craigslist for $500. THey talked some smack...but nobody took me up on my offer...despite several opti owners who live nearby:
Ok then lets see if the optibike can beat my $500 craigslist special...ego scooter in a 5 mile road race here in SF...you pick the course 5 miles... I will put up a $1000 wager against anyone who will show up here in sf in next 3 days on stock opti...i swear.
See pic of ego scooter below...500 dollar craiglist special.
The last one i was afraid i might lose...remember the ego has no pedals...but they all talked a bunch of snooty rich guy smack but refused my offer.
I am pro poker player and take bets very seriously. If i make a bet i keep my word and have made many many ridiculous side bets (we call them prop bets) that i feel i am positive EV on (ev = equity value)
Those guys on opti groups are a pretty interesting demographic...not much fun unless you hit them head on with a lot of flamboyant rhetoric...then they just catch on fire and spout off in their maddening rich guy spouts...they are fun to play with....come join in on the fun. I do like the people from optibike when they post....they are good people. Nicholas Turner, Jims son answers my posts a lot...and he seems like a smart hip kid. And Craig..i met him..is really cool guy..the kind of guy you would invite to your party in a second. I really liked him.