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Molto Verboso
04 Granturismo- boy thats fun to say
Joined: 04 Aug 2006
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Location: Denver, Colorado
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:34 am quote
mpfrank wrote:
This week I built a raised-bed vegetable garden, installed a drip-watering system, and got it mostly planted. I have grown veggies and herbs before, but this is the first honest-to-goodness dedicated garden I have made. So far it looks great.

Happy.
Did you install drip watering? If not what watering system are you using?
World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Posts: 29304

Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:29 am quote
TOM i wish i could get them for my LX rear but i had to get the 62. Close but maybe one day they'll make them for the little guy. Sand welcome to my world.
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MAC motor 2WD. 30 Oct 2006
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Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:34 am quote
If you want accurate and reliable water metering, I used netafim, or rainbird stuff, but have used every product on the market up to 2007. Including most ag products.
I like netafim best but unless you have a good irrigation shop parts can be a pain. All 1/2" tubing is not 1/2" and fitting can be a problem across manufacturers. I designed 100's of systems, if you need any help, just email.

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Resident Grump
MAC motor 2WD. 30 Oct 2006
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Location: MN
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:37 am quote
judy wrote:
TOM i wish i could get them for my LX rear but i had to get the 62. Close but maybe one day they'll make them for the little guy. Sand welcome to my world.
I think you have the perfect tire. Remember 58's wear like pencil erasers in the heat. Something we only have in July.
World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: 02 Jul 2006
Posts: 29304

Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:41 am quote
True. I already have over 4k on mine and will have over 6k when it has to be changed. Maybe even more.
Ossessionato
2019 MP3 SPORT 500 HPE
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Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:37 am quote
Rae wrote:
mpfrank wrote:
This week I built a raised-bed vegetable garden, installed a drip-watering system, and got it mostly planted. I have grown veggies and herbs before, but this is the first honest-to-goodness dedicated garden I have made. So far it looks great.

Happy.
Did you install drip watering? If not what watering system are you using?
Yes, drip watering - whatever the brand is at Home Depot. I have used a setup like this for many years for general landscape watering and have always been happy with the results.
Molto Verboso
04 Granturismo- boy thats fun to say
Joined: 04 Aug 2006
Posts: 1601
Location: Denver, Colorado
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:22 pm quote
Clearly my reading skills are lacking. Drip is highly efficient, your garden should be lovely.
Ossessionato
2013 Hodna NC700XD
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3389
Location: Columbia, MD
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:27 pm quote
1. Forgot to mention that this weekends weather has been superb so of course I have been riding everywhere. It's kinda nice not having to wear the heated gear.

2. A very nice UK MV member offered to meet me and my family in London this summer when we travel.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Posts: 17006
Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:29 pm quote
littlest hobo
the sun showing itsen .... no work on monday n vodka
Molto Verboso
MP3 500 (2) MotoGuzzi California 1400
Joined: 26 Mar 2012
Posts: 1659
Location: SF Bay/Roseville CA
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:54 pm quote
My sixteen year old dog made it safely through anesthesia during his dental cleaning, nail trimmings, and removal of a mass on his neck (Benign)

All Aces for Spencer, (aka Spen-diddles and boody-doo)
Hooked
2004 Vespa ET4 150
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 491
Location: Seacoast, NH
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:48 pm quote
I rode my Vespa for the first time since November.

My geo metro convertible started first try after being stored sice November. I was worried I needed a battery. I got to drive it around the block.

My mom randomly gave me money to help me out.

I am loving my new medication...I actually get to enjoy life more!

Did I mention I rode my Vespa?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Yamaha Vstar classic 650 'Yamama' (Currently waspless but don't count me out!)
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 6723
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:57 pm quote
Yet another riding day today!!! It's an Pre-Easter Miracle!!!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
px200 cutdown,px180,px150. Puch SR. Puch scooterette
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Location: west aus
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:17 pm quote
bought some second hand panels and took the dogs for a swim at the beach
Hooked
2012 GTV 300
Joined: 07 Feb 2013
Posts: 322
Location: Houston, TX - rural 'burbs
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:52 pm quote
I was able to successfully remove the patch glue from the jacket I acquired (thanks, Jess) in the Freecycle thread. Acetone + toothbrush + paper towels FTW. The acetone obliterates the glue - at first it goes slow and you need to dab with paper towels to remove the gluey mess. After about 6 or 7 applications, it clears right up. Can't speak for other fabrics (colored cottons, denim, etc.) but for the nylon jacket w/polyester liner, the acetone did no harm at all....

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Molto Verboso
LML star
Joined: 22 Oct 2009
Posts: 1700
Location: United Kingdom
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:53 pm quote
ordered the new scooter yesterday

changed insurance over today and it cost nothing nadder zip bugger all

off to see some lambs later with the little un and the wife and then to my mother in laws for a roast turkey dinner

happy easter everyone
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 Vespa LX 190, 2011 LXV150ie
Joined: 26 Oct 2008
Posts: 8603
Location: Annapolis, MD, USA
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:56 pm quote
Finally sold the too-big, 32-year-old sailboat that I used to live on. A maintenance headache and an albatross around my neck that I should have sold 10 years ago.

Now I'm shopping for a much smaller, easy-to-maintain sailboat.
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MAC motor 2WD. 30 Oct 2006
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:00 pm quote
Arky wrote:
I was able to successfully remove the patch glue from the jacket I acquired (thanks, Jess) in the Freecycle thread. Acetone + toothbrush + paper towels FTW. The acetone obliterates the glue - at first it goes slow and you need to dab with paper towels to remove the gluey mess. After about 6 or 7 applications, it clears right up. Can't speak for other fabrics (colored cottons, denim, etc.) but for the nylon jacket w/polyester liner, the acetone did no harm at all....
Well done and a great tip!
Hooked
2012 GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 122
Location: Nashville, TN
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:45 pm quote
You know what makes me happy? A ten day forecast with nine days of beautiful riding weather.
Molto Verboso
MP3 250 (His) LX150 (Hers)
Joined: 06 Oct 2009
Posts: 1014
Location: Stoughton, Wisconsin
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:33 pm quote
Bags off!
New gas/oil!
Air in tires!
Start in one crank!

Life is good!
Ossessionato
2009 MP3-500 aka Red Dog 2007 Vespa 250ie
Joined: 16 Oct 2009
Posts: 2111
Location: Southern Oregon Coast
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:51 pm quote
Spent most of the day looking for my Easter eggs. Next year I'll be less crafty about where I hide 'em.

LL75
Member
Destroyed ET4 125cc
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Location: Australia
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:16 pm quote
BEING ALIVE, and not Crispy
MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
Joined: 04 May 2010
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Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:20 pm quote
Silver Streak wrote:
Finally sold the too-big, 32-year-old sailboat that I used to live on. A maintenance headache and an albatross around my neck that I should have sold 10 years ago.

Now I'm shopping for a much smaller, easy-to-maintain sailboat.
I did the same thing a while back albeit on a much smaller scale. I sold my Solcat and got a Sunfish. I'm much happier.

The second best day in boat ownership is the day you buy it. The best day is the day you sell it.
Hooked
.....GTS300 Super..... LX150 (SOLD)
Joined: 18 Mar 2011
Posts: 231
Location: Apple Valley, MN USA
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:01 pm quote
That Spring is just around the corner, the riding season is finally here and I have a new toy to ride
Ossessionato
2009 Vespa GTS 250, TBA
Joined: 31 Jan 2009
Posts: 2272
Location: Green Valley, AZ
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:33 am quote
Company leaving in one more day and a wake-up. Free at last!
Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Posts: 1557
Location: Minneapolis MN
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:55 am quote
JameZ wrote:
That Spring is just around the corner, the riding season is finally here and I have a new toy to ride

Woot!


(did you get out on Saturday?)
Hooked
"Karma" GTV 300ie
Joined: 02 Feb 2013
Posts: 253
Location: Torrance, CA
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:15 am quote
On Dec 26, my car was broken into, and my GPS, an external speaker, my bluetooth wireless speaker, and my husband's sunglasses were stolen. A week or so later, I got a call from the police department, who had tracked me down via my GPS unit, which they had found, along with all of my other stuff (and lots of other people's stuff) in some guy's car when he crashed after trying to evade police.
Well, today I was told that my property has been released from evidence and that I can go down and pick it up!
Yay!
World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: 02 Jul 2006
Posts: 29304

Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:41 am quote
I get to bring a friends scooter back to my place. Had a crash a few days ago and came out unscathed except for a broken arm. Poor scooter is sitting on a Lanai down the coast. Gonna go get her and ride her back to my place. Looks like rain tho.
Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4973
Location: Charlotte, NC
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:00 pm quote
Well except that I am on holiday, seeing 2 GTS parked outside a hotel in LaConner, WA.
Ossessionato
Kymco Like 200i (Sold)
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Posts: 2393
Location: San Jose, CA
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:30 pm quote
Today while out and about riding my scooter I was stopped at a light when an elder woman crossed the street in front of me. As she passes she smiles and said "nice bike you have there." I thanked her and went about my business with a big ole grin on my face.
Addicted
2001 ET4 190cc
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Posts: 816
Location: Sanford, FL
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:40 pm quote
This :-)



Hooked
MP3 250
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Posts: 333
Location: Toronto
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:45 pm quote
That's another thing I miss -- still too cold up here to BBQ
World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: 02 Jul 2006
Posts: 29304

Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:20 am quote
Bought a new helmet (old one was 7yrs and some bits were cracking).Scorpion Evo 100. Then got a Contour 2 camera to replace our GoPro. Looks like the Contour is a much better camera and much easier to use. f
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Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:44 am quote
What's cheering me up is that, we are told, today and tomorrow will be the final hurrah of this evil, endless cold winter.

The high for today is still barely above freezing and the lows have been well below it, there is still some snow falling in the area. Yesterday, there was actually some white-outs. We've had 80 days of some sort of winter precipitation this winter. We're still running about 20F below normal for this time of year.

But the end truly seems in sight.
Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Posts: 1557
Location: Minneapolis MN
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:46 am quote
There is legit moto/scoot parking at my sister's new workplace, and it's free!
Banned
PGO Buddy 150 "St Tropez" imported by Genuine scooter co.
Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Posts: 2469
Location: Charlotte
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:16 pm quote
Re: This :-)
CyberLizard wrote:



Brats....ummmmmmmm....I like to simmer them in beer and onions afterwards. It keeps them warm all day and people can eat whenever.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Yamaha Vstar classic 650 'Yamama' (Currently waspless but don't count me out!)
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 6723
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:45 pm quote
Saw this on the way home today on a pick up in a traffic jam. One of our MVers (Lucky) once made and distributed a Start Seeing Scooters sticker but this isn't one of them.

2013-04-02 16.48.18.jpg

Resident Grump
MAC motor 2WD. 30 Oct 2006
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Posts: 15870
Location: MN
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:55 pm quote
afishynado wrote:
too cold up here to BBQ
Never.
Ossessionato
2009 Vespa GTS 250, TBA
Joined: 31 Jan 2009
Posts: 2272
Location: Green Valley, AZ
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:14 pm quote
Cruzan Black Strap Rum. About 6 ounces, over ice, with or without ginger beer, is a proper end to a perfect day.
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PGO Buddy 150 "St Tropez" imported by Genuine scooter co.
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Posts: 2469
Location: Charlotte
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:32 pm quote
tomjasz wrote:
afishynado wrote:
too cold up here to BBQ
Never.
I just grilled (charcoal) some burgers, mine medium-rare. It's cold out here! 60 or something. I've got my old man's sweater on.
Hooked
MP3 250
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Posts: 333
Location: Toronto
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:56 pm quote
Raiderfn31 wrote:
tomjasz wrote:
afishynado wrote:
too cold up here to BBQ
Never.
I just grilled (charcoal) some burgers, mine medium-rare. It's cold out here! 60 or something. I've got my old man's sweater on.
That's downright tropical compared to todays windchilled -12°C up here (10°F for you yanks)
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