MV Million Mile Monday Ride
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Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:17 am quote
Harley has a promotion to encourage riders to get out and ride their bikes called “Million Mile Monday.” They designate a Monday, and riders record their mileage with the HOG website.

I would like to steal a good idea, and propose Columbus Day, Monday, 8 October 2012, as the first annual MV Million Mile Monday.

I will open a thread on Monday night for mileage numbers ONLY. Thread title will be “MV Million Mile Distance.” Record your ride stories, pictures etc. here in this thread.

Here are the “rules”:
Monday, take your Vespa out for a spin. Group or individual rides are acceptable; the important thing is you ride. This may be the last ride of the season for some of our northern riders.

Record the mileage of your ride, and post the mileage in the “MV Million Mile Distance” thread (number only).

Record stories of the ride, pictures, etc. in this thread, I will pull out my calculator and figure the total mileage MV riders rode on the MV Million Mile Monday, and post the total in both threads.

Here’s to Monday!
Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:43 pm quote
From a PM to me about the ride concept and to clarify:

I will open a thread on Monday night for mileage numbers ONLY. Thread title will be “MV Million Mile Distance.” No stories, etc.


Record your ride stories, pictures etc. here in this, MV Million Mile Monday Ride, thread.
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vino 125 >> BV 500
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Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:10 pm quote
Can me and my Piaggio BV play too?
Molto Verboso
2010 Vespa Volcanic Black GTS 300 Super "Marta"
Joined: 05 Apr 2012
Posts: 1757
Location: Hatfield, Pennsylvania
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:35 pm quote
Crap, I'm gonna be painting my GT 200 rack, Maybe I could ride without it while it's drying. I'll just have a gap under my seat.

Nice idea, but I doubt we'll put a dent in one million miles.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Acworth, GA
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:43 pm quote
Heavyvino wrote:
Can me and my Piaggio BV play too?
Absolutely - it's for ModernVespa.com *members*, not just modern Vespa riders!
Ossessionato
2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
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Posts: 3448
Location: Columbia, MD
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:09 pm quote
Masala wrote:
Heavyvino wrote:
Can me and my Piaggio BV play too?
Absolutely - it's for ModernVespa.com *members*, not just modern Vespa riders!
Thank you!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Honda NC700D Integra
Joined: 04 Oct 2006
Posts: 5026
Location: London, UK
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:17 am quote
I'll be travelling home from my boyfriend's on Monday, so should clock up an easy hundred for ya!
Hooked
White Squall - 2009 GTS 250 Super
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Location: NOVA
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:40 am quote
Sounds like fun. I'll have to take the long way to work.
Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
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Location: Springboro, OH
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:58 am quote
Danners wrote:
Sounds like fun. I'll have to take the long way to work.
And the longer way home.
Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:33 pm quote
This was the genesis of why I thought we needed a million mile Monday!

Vespa abuse alert! Vespa abuse alert! Vespa abuse alert! Vespa abuse alert!

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Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
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Location: Springboro, OH
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:57 pm quote
Oh the Horror! That's unforgivable...you need to ship that to me immediately.

You know, if you love something...set it free.
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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Posts: 3174
Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:48 pm quote
I'm in
Hooked
ET4 (several)
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Posts: 372
Location: West London, UK
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:32 am quote
I'll do my usual 4 miles each way on Monday

(And, if it's not raining, I might go out for a spin at lunchtime! )

Bob
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2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:19 am quote
I was thinking of doing a timelapse of my commute, then it struck me. The reason I was so contented is that it's a long weekend! Thanksgiving! Turkey overdose! All the family's in town.

So I'll think of something more modest for the post, and there won't be that many miles to add to the total.
Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:13 pm quote
Just got back from my morning ride. Heading out to lunch with some freinds, so will do a ride write up later today. Great day for a long ride here on Oahu, though!
Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
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Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:14 pm quote
MV Million Mile Distance
Posted in the wrong the thread - moved to "MV Million Mile Distance" thread.
Enthusiast
Vespa GT 125
Joined: 18 Jun 2012
Posts: 50
Location: Birmingham (uk)
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:38 pm quote
Terrible weather here today couldn't get out until dark and still a bit slippy then.
Molto Verboso
'99 PX200 & GTS300 HPE SuperSport
Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 1350
Location: Cheshire, England, UK. Still European
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:31 pm quote
Lovely day here up north, been busy all day so could only nip out for a quick 10 mile blast.

A bit hazy, so that's the river Mersey you can't see in the distance, with Liverpool beyond. This was my only stop, hence the lack of variety in the snaps.





Time I had a new avatar

Veni, Vidi, Posti
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 5005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:22 pm quote
Cold (50) and drizzle all day. I have to get used to riding in the cooler weather again. But the 70's are back from Wednesday on!
Addicted
Vespa GT 200L
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Posts: 615
Location: Vista, CA
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:28 pm quote
Great Ride today 68 miles. See my post: Great Fall Ride Today

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Molto Verboso
lx150
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Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:38 pm quote
Just got back should have put the chaps on..... burrrr
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Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:36 pm quote
A busy day - drove down to Irvine, and over to Riverside before heading back home. Racked up a few miles in the saddle:



That's 333.8 towards the goal!
Member
2001 Vespa ET4
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Posts: 45
Location: Delaware
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:14 pm quote
I waited until it got warm, 58F, to take my ride. Actually got my second state and did 1/4 mile of milled roadway. That's a 1/4 mile of constaint fishtailing and sideways sliding. Wow! I just love my Vespa.
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Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:36 pm quote
Today was the Thanksgiving long weekend.

My ride was my usual weekend jaunt along the lakeshore.

More detail and photos are posted here.
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