NSR What's cheering you up today?
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Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:47 pm quote
We all know the succes of [NSR] What's Pissing you off Today?.

Let's try a positive approach.

What did provide you a smile today?

Perhaps just a very bad joke in this forum, os just a sunshine after some bad weather...

Whatever just made you a bit happy
Molto Verboso
04 Granturismo- boy thats fun to say
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Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:50 pm quote
Well.. my husband just brought me a plate of bagel bites.

And I discovered my scooter has less damage than I originally thought after I dropped it the other day.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'00 Helix TARDIS
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Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:58 pm quote
A guy stopped next to me at a light this afternoon asked, "You got a Hemi in that thing?" which quite amused me. One of those folks who just had no idea a little Vespa could pass his big ol' dually.
Resident Grump
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 am quote
Cheery? Over rated
http://www.youtube.com/embed/PztO-OvzRyg?rel=0
Resident Grump
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:54 am quote
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Decorah eagle nest cam with a live feed.
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Houston great horned owl nest video feed.
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Moderatus Rana
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:02 am quote
Wifey got home from Chicago last night!

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GTS 300 Super - For Sale!
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:07 am quote
Yesterday I got a smile and a wave from a motorcycle cop, and then a sport bike guy called my Vespa "legit".
Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:09 am quote
I rode to work today for the first time in 2013!!!
Ossessionato
Piaggio BV 500 BLUE DRAGON
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:13 am quote
3-Day weekend approaching!



Spring Cleaning



Bill Paying



Picking up all the poop out of the dog yard



Getting the scooter out of the garage.



Going out for my first ride of the spring.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:07 am quote
I washed my feet.

And the snow is melting....any day now, any day now...
Hooked
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:17 am quote
This actually happened yesterday: Rode scoot downtown for a scheduled root canal. Front desk person let me park on front of her office right up on building driveway. Went in for dreaded procedure, endodontist started probing around, called for more "pics" and decided that somehow the root has either regrown or two other dentists made mistakes... sent me home... now going to have a crown put in....

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Molto Verboso
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:27 am quote
Hoping to get my smallie fired up today after changing pts and condenser...

Also...a package is set to arrive after being in a sort facility in Fla for 5 days! I hope its in one piece....
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:48 am quote
daibutsu wrote:
This actually happened yesterday: Rode scoot downtown for a scheduled root canal. Front desk person let me park on front of her office right up on building driveway. Went in for dreaded procedure, endodontist started probing around, called for more "pics" and decided that somehow the root has either regrown or two other dentists made mistakes... sent me home... now going to have a crown put in....
Congratulations, in a way. Haven't had a root canal (yet), but a crown is enough of an indignity.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:51 am quote
Hey, hey!
Just slipped out to give my wife's car a wash (she works a whole block away).... it's too nice (hey 45 degrees scores a "nice" for now), and I don't mind scoring bonus points either

So, driving back to the office, see a bike coming through the intersection, and lo and behold, it's an MP3! Haven't seen one outside of a showroom here, and in this town I've yet to see anything Piaggio.

I WANNA RIDE!!!
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 (sold) MP3 500 (current)
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:20 am quote
Re: Hey, hey!
fledermaus wrote:
Just slipped out to give my wife's car a wash (she works a whole block away).... it's too nice (hey 45 degrees scores a "nice" for now), and I don't mind scoring bonus points either

So, driving back to the office, see a bike coming through the intersection, and lo and behold, it's an MP3! Haven't seen one outside of a showroom here, and in this town I've yet to see anything Piaggio.

I WANNA RIDE!!!
What color mp3?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:38 am quote
Re: Hey, hey!
stickyfrog wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Just slipped out to give my wife's car a wash (she works a whole block away).... it's too nice (hey 45 degrees scores a "nice" for now), and I don't mind scoring bonus points either

So, driving back to the office, see a bike coming through the intersection, and lo and behold, it's an MP3! Haven't seen one outside of a showroom here, and in this town I've yet to see anything Piaggio.

I WANNA RIDE!!!
What color mp3?
Cripse, Stickey, I was too excited. You're checking my observation skills, aren't you? Got the mp3 decal, full gear, reflective striping, full face helmet....dark colored bike, nothing that stands out, gray actually would be my first guess, but I'm not even sure what colors they come in. Actually thought I should follow him to say hi, but it was a bit too late.

I'll do better next time, promise
Moderatus Rana
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:52 am quote
Re: Hey, hey!
fledermaus wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Just slipped out to give my wife's car a wash (she works a whole block away).... it's too nice (hey 45 degrees scores a "nice" for now), and I don't mind scoring bonus points either

So, driving back to the office, see a bike coming through the intersection, and lo and behold, it's an MP3! Haven't seen one outside of a showroom here, and in this town I've yet to see anything Piaggio.

I WANNA RIDE!!!
What color mp3?
Cripse, Stickey, I was too excited. You're checking my observation skills, aren't you? Got the mp3 decal, full gear, reflective striping, full face helmet....dark colored bike, nothing that stands out, gray actually would be my first guess, but I'm not even sure what colors they come in. Actually thought I should follow him to say hi, but it was a bit too late.

I'll do better next time, promise
I understand. There are a few WI mp3 people that have posted in the mp3 section. Melitab from Wisconsin Rapids has s red 500 and Blue Scoot who rides a black 250. I think there was another but couldn't find them. If you see him or her again point them our way. Now get out there and ride.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:59 am quote
Re: Hey, hey!
stickyfrog wrote:
What color mp3?
stickyfrog wrote:
I understand. There are a few WI mp3 people that have posted in the mp3 section. Melitab from Wisconsin Rapids has s red 500 and Blue Scoot who rides a black 250. I think there was another but couldn't find them. If you see him or her again point them our way. Now get out there and ride.
Nice to know...I'll keep an eye out for them. I was thinking of HamOnThree, but this isn't exactly friendly weather for an hour's ride yet.....though possible. Rapids is incidentally closer to 2 hours from here
Moderatus Rana
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:06 am quote
Yeah HamOnThree that's who I was trying to remember. Maroon 250.
MV Santa
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:19 am quote
I started a similar thread months ago but it didn't take. Let's hope this one does better.
Hooked
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:26 am quote
Go green.
A spliff.
Addicted
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:31 am quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
I started a similar thread months ago but it didn't take. Let's hope this one does better.
Oh, didn't know that... well, you know how we humans are, complaining about negative things and forgetting about the daily positive ones...
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'00 Helix TARDIS
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:32 am quote
Having to swap so many shifts around to deal with my surgery last week, I had absolutely flaked that I was supposed to come in for a morning shift today!! I also had my phone's ringer off while I was asleep. I ended up racing in nearly an hour late! The owner was already in the store, and he was actually cool with it. First time I haven't been early. So that's totally a good thing for today. I'm lucky I live so close, and have recovered enough to scoot. Plus it isn't raining, like it was threatening to.
Addicted
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:32 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
I washed my feet.
Resident Grump
MAC motor 2WD. 30 Oct 2006
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:36 am quote
The scooter is out! It runs perfectly and the season is here! YES!
AND the sun is shining! I'm gonna flip off the first person to shit on my day.

rg

Oh, and, I'm sporting my new Davida Classic
Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:59 am quote
Another thing that's cheering me up: My sister is safely settled in Denver and starts her new job (exactly what she wanted-employer, shift, everything) on Monday.
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2013 GTS 300 Super
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:09 am quote
My husband bought me a brand new shiny dragon red GTS 300 Super for our anniversary! I rode it last night and woke up smiling this morning.

I got a great guy AND a great Vespa!
Sponsor
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:21 am quote
I'm commission selling a 1996 white Ford Bronco and get to drive it until it sells. This type of vehicle never appealed to me. I was wrong.
Moderatus Rana
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:47 am quote
Motorsport Scooters wrote:
I'm commission selling a 1996 white Ford Bronco and get to drive it until it sells. This type of vehicle never appealed to me. I was wrong.
The preferred vehicle for low speed freeway chases.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:53 am quote
stickyfrog wrote:
Motorsport Scooters wrote:
I'm commission selling a 1996 white Ford Bronco and get to drive it until it sells. This type of vehicle never appealed to me. I was wrong.
The preferred vehicle for low speed freeway chases.
That's the one! Rollin like OJ!
Molto Verboso
LML star
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:00 am quote
only thing keeping me happy at the moment is the thought of ordering my new scoot at the weekend

i having a non piaggio stablemate for my vespa



a honda pcx
MV Santa
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:47 am quote
ms_sparky wrote:
My husband bought me a brand new shiny dragon red GTS 300 Super for our anniversary! I rode it last night and woke up smiling this morning.

I got a great guy AND a great Vespa!
Great first post. Welcome to the forum.
Hooked
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:52 am quote
upgraded my looper to the boss rc20 xl...


having fun with some acoustic guitar, percussion, and beatboxing for an upcoming gig with lucinda belle the jazz harpist and my buddy wendon davis on percussion and b.v's...


doing acoustic arrangements of songs with loopers harp,acoustic guitar acoustic bass and percussion


having much much fun!
Addicted
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:16 pm quote
ms_sparky wrote:
My husband bought me a brand new shiny dragon red GTS 300 Super for our anniversary! I rode it last night and woke up smiling this morning.

I got a great guy AND a great Vespa!
Congrats and welcome to this happy forum !
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:54 pm quote
stickyfrog wrote:
Motorsport Scooters wrote:
I'm commission selling a 1996 white Ford Bronco and get to drive it until it sells. This type of vehicle never appealed to me. I was wrong.
The preferred vehicle for low speed freeway chases.
I recall seeing one in SF with a license plate of "NOT OJS" and a sticker for an appropriately placed apostrophe. I busted out laughing. Wish I'd gotten a picture of it.
Ossessionato
PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:18 pm quote
Another hard day at the office.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=561143650586883
Hooked
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:57 pm quote
I am very happy that I didn't experience any pain from my recent hernia surgery today. With continued progress, I be riding my GTS pretty soon.
Molto Verboso
BV200, P200E (2),V90 and now a Big Ruckus
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:58 pm quote
Received a header pipe for my BV200 today (Ebay $12). Unobtainable for 3 years while mine has been welded 3 times.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 pm quote
My back's doing well. My kids will both be here this evening (Easter break). I'm in the midst of planning a family vacation for which the money is already saved. There's a small chance I can actually get the bike out on Saturday. Things are good at work.


and... hey! I got another half roundel!

It's a good day.

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