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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #100 on: June 07, 2018, 09:30:56 PM »
Next stop Monticello! ****History Alert!****

We entered at the David M. Rubenstein Center. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Rubenstein
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Looks like TJ had brass balls! ;0
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The view from his home.
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Look familiar? Monticello is on the U.S. nickel or back then known as a half dime.
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Check out these trees! The trunk on this one was 6' wide!
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This one had branches that extended 20 yards, yes I said yards. They are so heavy the they grew back down to the ground.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #101 on: June 07, 2018, 09:41:13 PM »
Some fun facts.
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Thomas Jefferson had a thing for clocks and an anti-thing for grandfather clocks. Every room had multiple clocks that most were weight driven like this one. Inside it had a pulley system which used heavy weights which only lasted 6 days. TJ stated his entryway was only a 6 day wall height, not a 7. lol The engineering in this home is astounding for the 17th century. Sadly no pics of the interior as we were not allowed.

Note this clock only had 1 hand.
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At the entryway if you looked up was a compass driven by the weather vein on the roof. Fascinating stuff! I should mention that 90% of this home and artifacts are real.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #102 on: June 07, 2018, 09:47:53 PM »
Thomas Jefferson hoped that his family would be able to live on at Monticello after his death. He left the property to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph, and her children. Jefferson's enormous debt load, however, as well as the expenses of maintaining the building and lands proved too much to handle. Although there were several belated plans to save Monticello for the family, nothing came of them, and Mrs. Randolph put Monticello and its furnishings up for sale. Much of Jefferson's furniture, plate, and farm equipment, as well as 140 slaves, were bought at a public auction in 1827. The idiosyncratic mansion proved harder to sell. Finally, four years after the auction, the house and property went to an eccentric Charlottesville druggist, James Barclay, for $7,500.

James Barclay despised Jefferson's political ideals, and had very little interest in the great house itself. He wanted the land for a scheme that would turn Monticello into a silkworm farm. In order to plant mulberry trees, Barclay tore out many of the trees Jefferson had planted and uprooted the extensive gardens. Within three years, the project predictably failed, and Barclay now looked around for a buyer. In 1834, he sold the house and surrounding land for $2,500 to Uriah Phillips Levy, an officer in the United States Navy.

Uriah Phillips Levy really believed in TJ's freedom of religion, thus bought and preserved his home out of respect till the U.S. bought it back. If it wan't for Mr. Levy, it would be gone.

TJ was broke at the end of his life. The war of 1812 broke out and Washington lost it's library in that war as it was burned down to the ground by the British. TJ (being broke and needed the $$ sold his book collection to the U.S. which is the Library of Congress today.

Uriah Phillips Lev really was a facinating man and should be remembered.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #103 on: June 07, 2018, 10:23:32 PM »
Piaggio held a welcome meet and greet at the Maymont Robbins Nature Center.
https://maymont.org/animals/nature-center/

So I motored over there to see what all the hubbub was. Here'a pic in the lobby as I entered.
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And it's on! Another scooter throw down.
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45s! Man, I'm old...
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I met many new folks and what I really enjoyed was the positive energy and good nature all these folks had.

Oh yeah, The drakes and geese attack! lmao
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Meanwhile back at the hotel, some more random shots. Mid-evil pimp!
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Helix in the house!
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This pic doesn't do this scoot justice. Simply put, it was stunning. Two tone in portifino green with a painted on pinstripe in brown to match the brown leather seat. Well played!
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Ummm... waiting for the elevator...
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This concludes day 2.

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #104 on: June 07, 2018, 10:28:11 PM »
Eric your killing me!

I'm actually thinking of buying a scooter! 
But don't worry, if I do, it'll be a BIG one. :headscratch:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you seem to enjoy the smaller scooters?

Anywho, thanks for sharing your adventure, can't wait for "the rest of the story".  :thumbsup:

Sam!

Come to the dark side Sam. BTW, I'm not your father. lol

I do enjoy the smaller scoots as it's a 'real' challenge to do all the things I do effortlessly on a m/c but a hoot to do on a micro level. The Xmax 300 is no joke though. It will cruise at 80+ and has a ton of storage so pick your poison. It's a whole different kind of fun on a level that most folks don't even register on their radar. You're welcome to come and barrow either on my scoots and go take a journey on it. See if it makes you smile. You might be surprised.

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #105 on: June 08, 2018, 07:18:06 AM »
Sam!
Come to the dark side Sam. BTW, I'm not your father. lol
I do enjoy the smaller scoots as it's a 'real' challenge to do all the things I do effortlessly on a m/c but a hoot to do on a micro level. The Xmax 300 is no joke though. It will cruise at 80+ and has a ton of storage so pick your poison. It's a whole different kind of fun on a level that most folks don't even register on their radar. You're welcome to come and barrow either on my scoots and go take a journey on it. See if it makes you smile. You might be surprised.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #106 on: June 08, 2018, 01:56:19 PM »
Day 3

Back in the bar in the ac cooling off with a Legend Brown Ale, a fine VA brown ale!
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Let's start the day to see what's in the garage this morning. ;)
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I took off early to go top off my tank and I happen upon this. An air pump that takes credit cards at $1.50 a pop. wtf...
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #107 on: June 08, 2018, 02:09:32 PM »
Rode back to the hotel to pick up my swag kit and check out the raffle goodies.
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This mornings ride it to Petersburg, VA. So I milled about and talked to many folks going on the rides today. This scoot was awesome for a rat bike. Broken plastic all around, sprayed red blood all over it and the fury seat to top it off.
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General Lee scoot, must be a Dukes of Hazard fan.
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I've been wanting to chat with this rider in particular. Hands down my favorite scoot at AmeriVespa! Turns out it belongs to a another Cannonballer Cynthia hailing from PA. She rode this awesome 2-stroke P200 4,300 to 4,500 miles across the U.S. I asked her what she used for her routing, she stated she used a roller and color coded the turns. Pretty freak'n awesome. Respect!
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She calls her scoot Sloppy Joe and loves octopuses. Love it!
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The horn cover.
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Check out the octopus seat and there's a medallion/button thing dead center. I asked what the heck and did it bother your bum? She said no, it keeps me awake! LOL
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I asked what the deal was with the spark plug on the floor board, she said she put it on in Arizona and wanted to see if it would fall off, been there all the across the U.S.
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61,000 legit miles on her scoot!
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #108 on: June 08, 2018, 02:25:54 PM »
****History Alert****

The scoots at Petersburg Battlefield.
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Meet Cynthia.
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The Siege of Petersburg: The Longest Military Event of the Civil War

Nine and a half months, 70,000 casualties, the suffering of civilians, thousands of U. S. Colored Troops fighting for the freedom of their race, and the decline of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of No. Virginia all describe the Siege of Petersburg. It was here Gen. Ulysses S. Grant cut off all of Petersburg's supply lines ensuring the fall of Richmond on April 3, 1865. Six days later, Lee surrendered.

Park Units
Petersburg National Battlefield is composed of three major units and an additional managed component.

Eastern Front Visitor Center and Park Tour Road
Located off Virginia Route 36 east of Petersburg, the Eastern Front Visitor Center is the main visitor contact station for the Battlefield. Here, visitors can view exhibits and movies about the Siege of Petersburg as well as view Battery #5, an important early site in the Siege. The park entrance fee is also collected on the Eastern Front Visitor Center access road.[citation needed]

After leaving the Visitor Center, one can begin their park tour. A motor tour route runs from Virginia Route 36 to US Route 301. Along the way, visitors can view sites such as Fort Stedman and The Crater.

Five Forks Battlefield
Main article: Five Forks Battlefield
Located in Dinwiddie County about 14 miles (23 km) southwest of downtown Petersburg, this unit contains the site of the Battle of Five Forks, which destroyed a sizable portion of the remaining Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Sometimes called the "Waterloo of the Confederacy," Five Forks helped set in motion a series of events that led to Robert E. Lee's subsequent surrender at Appomattox Court House.[citation needed]
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This pic depicts the mounts where the fort used to stand.
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We stopped for lunch in a quaint cobblestone farmer's market that's been converted into a restaurant.
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Of course here's the obligatory food pics. I had the smoked salmon cobb salad which was outstanding!
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #109 on: June 08, 2018, 02:35:12 PM »
We skedaddled back to the hotel so folks could catch the afternoon ride. There was oodles of folks ready for the next round of rides.
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My man on the dragon scoot!
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Here's a quick video of one group heading out.
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I walk up the entrance and Zero has a tent and two of their bikes on display.
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I had an interesting chat with the rep of Zero. Confederate m/c is now Curtiss Motorcycles and going with Zero's platform to build their bikes. I asked how climbing into bed with Curtiss is going? He stated in not, we sold them a couple bikes, they dismantled them and built their bikes around their platform. They have no business agreement with them. Hmm... We talked in depth about longevity, range, warranty, recharging, etc. etc. Facinating and exciting stuff happening on 2 wheels.

That's it for now, going to order another brown ale and see what kind of trouble I can get into tonight!

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #110 on: June 08, 2018, 06:02:25 PM »
Eric your killing me!

I'm actually thinking of buying a scooter! 
But don't worry, if I do, it'll be a BIG one. :headscratch:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you seem to enjoy the smaller scooters?

Anywho, thanks for sharing your adventure, can't wait for "the rest of the story".  :thumbsup:


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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #111 on: June 08, 2018, 07:23:48 PM »
Eric your killing me!

I'm actually thinking of buying a scooter! 
But don't worry, if I do, it'll be a BIG one. :headscratch:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you seem to enjoy the smaller scooters?

Anywho, thanks for sharing your adventure, can't wait for "the rest of the story".  :thumbsup:


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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #112 on: June 09, 2018, 10:46:01 PM »
We went to Bandito Burritos for happy hour and it was on!
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Someone had tickets to a minor league game the Richmond Flying Squirrels!
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I ordered  pile of nachos and we all shared.
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Next stop was Broadberrys which was kind of a bar with a stage for bands and an outside patio. AmeriVespa reserved the whole joint. We got kicked out qt 11 PM, and I do mean kicked out. They were serious about closing the doors at 11. Weird...
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So we went to the hotel bar downstairs, just closed at 11:30 but the rooftop bar was open. So we went up there. They close at midnight and got in for last call and kicked out of there. lol No pictures of the rest but I can say I've been kicked out of 3 bars in one night. ;)

This concludes day 3

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #113 on: June 09, 2018, 10:57:17 PM »
So I got up this morning to meet some friends for breakfast and I bump into Dan from ADV hailing from Michigan. He recognized my helmet he and his lovely wife came over to thank me for my blogs that I post and that they enjoy them. I am humbled by such kindness, many thanks!
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A random mural painted on the side of a building. Ummmm, put down the crack pipe!
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We stopped a great place to get a bite to eat and I rode up on the sidewalks. My friends were kind of freaked out! I said VA and DC are very scooter friendly and as long as you're not blocking the sidewalk, good to go. They were all sketchy about it and low and behold the scoots were still there after breakfast. ;)
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Biscuits and sausage gravy for me. Hey! What can I say, I'm a redneck.
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The others.
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Veggie sausage. Sacrilege!
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #114 on: June 09, 2018, 11:12:14 PM »
We bounced outta there and beat feet over to the Richmond Raceway where some folks chose to take their scoots on the race track. I wanted to see the gymkhana!

But first a couple of pics of the scene. There must of been over 300 scoots there.
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I loved the Betty Boop Mermaid.
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Japanese anime anyone?
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I'm a huge Guzzi fan and this bike was absolutely flawless.
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BMW had a tent set up with some of their products. Their electric scoot was stunning and brilliant at the same time.
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This pic of the colored dash was a terrible pic but was amazing to see in person.
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Zero had their tent setup as well. I had no idea they offered an ADV bike.
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Vespa showed us a peek at their 2019 line up and I must say the flat red was stunning.
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Ahmad set up and was telling folks about his scooter tours through Egypt, Africa and India.
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That's it for tonight, I'm bushed. It's midnight and the rain has set in pretty hard tonight. I hope to wake up tomorrow to blue skies for my trip home. I have some neat video of the gymkhana to share and I'll get this chapter of my adventures wrapped up tomorrow.

Thanks for reading,

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #116 on: June 10, 2018, 01:27:01 PM »
I have a few more but you get the idea.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #117 on: June 10, 2018, 01:45:30 PM »
They were throwing out CoolAss seat covers to the crowd and Dan's wife got one. It was hot and she made a great hat out of it! LOL
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Cheech & Chong socks! My life is complete now! lmao
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This lucky fine gent won the vintage Vespa in the raffle! My tradition of a loosing streak in raffles continues for over half a century! Woohoo!
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This is "THE" pic of the trip to me and my new screen shot for my PC. The sign in front of Richmond Raceway with my 946 in the O! Love it, pun intended! ;)
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #118 on: June 10, 2018, 01:52:00 PM »
The "V" is made out of helmets.
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So we skedaddled off to the banquet supper in this grand building.
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Scoots galore per usual.
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Nice Trumpet bobber parked out front.
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The supper was held in a ballroom done up in Egyptian motif.
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This young lady won the brand new modern Vespa (I think a Primavera). Everyone was super happy for her. The awards banquet was a big hit.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #119 on: June 10, 2018, 01:54:57 PM »
Whoops, I forgot one pic at the racetrack. I was helping this lady stow her very heavy collapsible awning in its hardcase to fly it back to CA. Ummm, it was a Kodak moment. Hehe
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« Reply #120 on: June 10, 2018, 02:00:38 PM »
Loaded up the scoot this morning a little hung over... The upswing is the rain had subsided so I jetted out of there and skipped the breakfast.
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This lady was rolling out with her pup.
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I took scenic back roads home and of course a turtle was crossing the road. So I turn around, snap a pic and he pees all over me. Like where did he hide all that pee. No good deed goes unpunished.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #121 on: June 10, 2018, 02:21:04 PM »
By the numbers. AmeriVespa was in my back yard so not very tall numbers this trip but still manage some quality scooting!
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I want to take a moment to thank AmeriVespa as they did a fabulous job. The event went off without a flaw and they should be congratulated. 7 Hills Scooter Club who hosted this event and quite frankly worked their buns off planning the day trips, leading the rides and many, many more venues.  http://7hillsscooterclub.com/

I hope that this AmeriVespa posts gives y'all a flavor of what AmeriVespa is all about. I met hundreds of folks and I can honestly say a better crowd of folks you will not meet. There's loads of cool stuff for the raffles so that just about everyone goes home with a prize.

Until my next update of Virginian's Scooter Meanderings.

Peace!

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #122 on: June 10, 2018, 07:09:53 PM »
https://photos.smugmug.com/14-Vespa-946-Bellissima/i-T8KSJSL/0/1f41d1a9/X3/20180610_100524-X3.jpg
California plates! :o
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Looks like a hell of a lotta fun was had by all, thanks again Eric for sharing. :thumbsup:


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« Reply #123 on: June 10, 2018, 07:13:17 PM »
https://photos.smugmug.com/14-Vespa-946-Bellissima/i-T8KSJSL/0/1f41d1a9/X3/20180610_100524-X3.jpg
California plates! :o
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Looks like a hell of a lotta fun was had by all, thanks again Eric for sharing. :thumbsup:

Yes, there were dozens there from CA. I'm unsure if that gal trailered or rode but I met many that rode coast to coast, mainly because of the Scooter Cannonball Run. There are some very serious riders in this groups and they had awards at the banquet for long distant riders that came.  8)

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« Reply #124 on: June 13, 2018, 08:45:59 PM »
Whelp... i headed to Minneapolis this weekend to pick up a 1981 Vespa P200 E, 19 hours each way driving. What i wouldn't give for a wingman to help with the diving. I can't wait to get my paws on this beast. This will be next winter's project.
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« Reply #125 on: June 14, 2018, 10:33:59 AM »
Wow an actual Vespa!   It looks like the Genuine Stella.
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« Reply #126 on: June 14, 2018, 10:01:29 PM »
Here's an awful pixelized video the seller sent me. I'm in a fleabag motel by Cleveland, half way there!
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« Reply #127 on: June 18, 2018, 08:46:02 AM »
I just got back home from a trip to Minneapolis, MN to fetch this lovely scoot which will be this years restoration project.

First off, some of the roads I travels were rough to put it mildly. So much that over time I sheared both L bolts that hold the trailer gate up. So I MacGyver'd what was left of the L bolt to get home.
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Gauge and warning lights are in right decent shape.
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It appears to be missing the on - off switch.
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The top box is in surprisingly good shape but it missing one of the reflectors on the right side.
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The warning label inside the topbox.
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The rack for the box isn't too pitted and in good shape.
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And the heart of her. Heaven knows how old the spare tire is.
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« Reply #128 on: June 18, 2018, 08:47:22 AM »
I met up with some friends from another scooter forum, I had the honor and pleasure of meeting up with Bob and Cathy in Chicago for my first deep dish pizza. I am amazed at the kindness of the 2 wheeled community. Thank you Cathy! Cathy has a Honda Silverwing she's put 70,000 miles on and Bob rides a GS.
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« Reply #129 on: June 18, 2018, 09:16:10 AM »
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« Reply #130 on: June 18, 2018, 01:00:40 PM »
I met up with some friends from another scooter forum, I had the honor and pleasure of meeting up with Bob and Cathy in Chicago for my first deep dish pizza.
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« Reply #131 on: June 23, 2018, 08:07:10 PM »
I was wrenching in the garage all day and VucanBill stopped by for a visit! Daisy Mae was super happy to meet a new friend.
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« Reply #132 on: June 23, 2018, 09:06:37 PM »
While I'm waiting on parts I put some elbow grease on here today. More on that later in another thread...

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« Reply #133 on: June 25, 2018, 09:12:40 AM »
I was wrenching in the garage all day and VucanBill stopped by for a visit! Daisy Mae was super happy to meet a new friend.
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Back to wrenching...

And I got to ride the Yamaha!!!  A short ride but still enough to realize scooters have come a long way from the Helix 250 I rode to get my license in HI back in the day.  Not at all what I would have expected from a scooter.  I'm not a scooter guy at all but I could see spending some time on that thing and being perfectly comfortable.  I think having come to terms with the CVT in the car probably prepped me for acceptance of that no gears feeling.  It wasn't unsettling at all. 

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« Reply #134 on: June 25, 2018, 09:58:10 AM »
 :bigok:
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« Reply #135 on: June 26, 2018, 11:42:33 AM »
I got her running pretty good but the clutch needs adjusting bad. I decided to go on an adventure today. I took the P up to Joe Joe's for a pizza and sub run, round trip about 25 miles. The adventure part of this ride is if I would make it, it did! Well that's a start.  :smoking:
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« Reply #136 on: June 28, 2018, 06:13:23 PM »
Running errands one day I spotted this modern one. I do like the green with brown leather.

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« Reply #137 on: June 28, 2018, 06:22:07 PM »
Running errands one day I spotted this modern one. I do like the green with brown leather.

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« Reply #140 on: July 09, 2018, 10:28:10 AM »
What an exciting weekend we had. Bob and Cathy rode out from Chicago to Philly for their nephew's wedding and they swung south for a quick visit at Casa De Redneck. They didn't even get their helmets off before I handed them a cold beer. Traveling around Philly, Baltimore, DC can be more than a challenge. After they cleaned up we all settled in for a nice supper.
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I was poking around in the garage looking at their rigs. I have never seen a Silver Wing up close and wow, it's a big scoot! Cathy's steed standing tall.
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« Reply #141 on: July 09, 2018, 10:43:28 AM »
The route we planned for the day was 522 to 33 west, hang a right on Skyline Drive and head north to Front Royal. Grab a quick bite to eat and then double back on 340 to 221 through the Shenandoah Nat'l Forest, shoot back down 522 to Lake Anna. Skyline Drive has a 35 mph speed limit so traveling along there and stopping at overlooks was the goal. We had the most perfectweather for riding. As in the best day weather wise this year! Woohoo!
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The first stop.
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« Reply #144 on: July 09, 2018, 11:26:43 AM »
So we settled in for a nice chicken alfredo supper and watched Evel Live to see Travis make a few jumps.
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« Reply #145 on: July 09, 2018, 12:52:30 PM »
Love the lil white scoot!  Beemer?
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« Reply #146 on: July 09, 2018, 01:20:25 PM »
Love the lil white scoot!  Beemer?

Yamaha Xmax 300, here's a mini review I'm working on.

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« Reply #147 on: July 10, 2018, 01:37:10 PM »
Oh that's your new scoot!  Didn't recognize it as a Yammie.  Lookin' good!
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« Reply #148 on: August 01, 2018, 12:03:25 PM »
Nothing exciting today, just grabbing some tags for scooter tag.

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« Reply #149 on: August 21, 2018, 07:43:48 PM »
And we have mystery guest visiting Casa De Redneck! Conchscooter rode a Burgman 200 from Key West , FL to Niagra Falls to complete his 1500 Iron Butt. Well played Michael!
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