NSR What's cheering you up today?
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Hooked
2020 Sprint S 125, 2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon 800, 2017 Ninja 650
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 200
Location: Stevenage, UK
Wed May 27, 2020 7:32 am quote
A bunch of parcels came for me today

Sip scooter shop sent me my black shorty mirrors, black exhaust shield and rear plastic fender (dont like the one supplied that has side reflectors. Also got a cool sticker from a web shop and a Haynes manual for the Sprint. Still have the front fender extender in the post from Scooterwest. Rust protector and some clear 3m film also in the post.

Dealer got in touch to say the factory have built my Sprint and it is all ready to ship from Italy as soon as shipping resumes to UK. Hope to get it mid June if all goes well
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9182
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sat May 30, 2020 3:07 pm quote
Vespa love
Well, after cleaning up my garden....ahead of schedule and bigger than previously... decided to get the BV out, make a quick run for a receipt and stop at the gas station next door for some lawn mower gas and sundry items. Topped off the scooter and filled the can, started in to pay...there was a thin, older guy with a scraggly gray beard that might have said something to me, but I was on my way and still had my ear plugs in, so I didn't turn back.

I could see while checking out that he was leaning against his car waiting. Seemed he was interested in the scooter, and as I approached, asked me "Is that a Vespa?" He'd spotted a Vespa sticker on the windscreen and already noted the Piaggio emblem on the front.

Now, this is a town where I get excited when I see a single Vespa in a year, so there's not much awareness. Most of the notice I get is people asking what the heck I'm riding....and why not a real motorcycle.

He apparently painted vehicles for a living, but has done a lot of motorcycles and scooters, telling me he'd painted a half dozen NSM scooters for a guy in Illinois. Told me about his rides, starting with a '55 HD panhead, so he'd had quite a history. His knowledge of the Vespa brand was pretty impressive, but outdated, so I gladly brought him up to speed.

Great chance encounter, and rare change to get some Vespa love on the street.
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1562
Location: Adelaide
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:11 pm quote
Learnt a new word today. (two words actually)
Tachophobia/tacophobia- the fear of speed.
No wonder I didn't know it.
http://common-phobias.com/taco/phobia.htm
Nothing to do with .......

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Hooked
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 247
Location: Irving, TX
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:21 am quote
I learned that we're still getting "hazard pay" at work through the end of June. I'd initially been told that it was going to end in May.
Ossessionato
1991 T5 Pole Position, 2008 LXS 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3368
Location: Staffordshire UK
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:48 am quote
knowing that someone is having a worse day than me

https://twitter.com/DashCamTwats/status/1270298911895433218
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1562
Location: Adelaide
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:40 pm quote
It's World Gin Day today. Time to celebrate. Shaken not stirred. O.K its Martini Day on June 19, I'm practicing.
Ossessionato
2020 MP3 Sport 500 HPE ABS ASR
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 4079
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:17 pm quote
Sledge wrote:
It's World Gin Day today. Time to celebrate. Shaken not stirred. O.K its Martini Day on June 19, I'm practicing.
I didn't know it was World Gin Day, but we did have martinis made from my home-made gin.

Perfectly legal, BTW, as it's infused, not distilled.
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1562
Location: Adelaide
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:10 pm quote
Today is the 29th annual International Motorcycle and Scooter Ride To Work Day. So I'll be showing my solidarity by doing so, even though its winter. Not sure why its in the same week between Gin Day and Martini Day.
http://ridetowork.org/
Molto Verboso
LXS 150
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1041
Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:26 pm quote
Sledge wrote:
Today is the 29th annual International Motorcycle and Scooter Ride To Work Day. So I'll be showing my solidarity by doing so, even though its winter. Not sure why its in the same week between Gin Day and Martini Day.
http://ridetowork.org/
It's because you're on the wrong side of the equator. It's the Monday of the week containing the Summer Solstice, and thus close to the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Makes it a good day for riding.

Then again, midwinter is a good time for gin, and for martinis.
Hooked
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 247
Location: Irving, TX
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:33 am quote
I received an email from my mother last night: She has changed her mind and is NOT moving from Wisconsin to Texas!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 8487
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:03 am quote
monogodo wrote:
I learned that we're still getting "hazard pay" at work through the end of June. I'd initially been told that it was going to end in May.
Hum, need to check my pay check to see if our was extended too.
Hooked
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 247
Location: Irving, TX
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:02 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
monogodo wrote:
I learned that we're still getting "hazard pay" at work through the end of June. I'd initially been told that it was going to end in May.
Hum, need to check my pay check to see if our was extended too.
I also found out that ours is better than I thought.
Initially I thought we were getting paid overtime rate (1.5x regular rate) for the hours worked. I interpreted that to mean that if I worked 10 hours, I'd get paid 30 hours at regular rate, plus 10 hours at 1.5 regular rate. And if I didn't work at all, I'd get paid for 40 hours at my regular rate.

I was wrong. We're getting paid 1.5x regular rate in addition to our standard pay.

If I don't work at all, I get paid for 40 hours. If I work 10 hours, I get paid for 40 hours, plus 10 hours at 1.5 regular rate.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 8487
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:25 pm quote
They are throwing us another $200 a week.
Plus supply food while on shift.
Man, don't know if anyone has tried the Angus Burgers from Costco. They are pre made in a bun with cheese. Defrost 3 min, heat on high for 1 in. Let sit for a few minutes and eat
Would never has guessed it was a microwave burger if I hadn't warmed it up myself.
And these little 6" Stoffers pizza are pretty good to. Those go in the toast over.
Hooked
2009 Vespa GTS300 S
Joined: 28 Nov 2017
Posts: 202
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:37 pm quote
19C/66F temperature forcast for today and tomorrow. Not usual for the middle of the winter, so sweet weather for rides.
I'm off, c ya later!!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9182
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:57 am quote
Bad night's sleep, had to leave early for a blood draw....

but then, 68 degrees, sunny and dry, and I'm on the GTS and suddenly life got a whole lot better.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 5994
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:11 pm quote
Seems like good humor paid off today. Came home after running some errands and found water on the floor under the water heater. Picked out a new one, resigned to having it installed 'cuz as I understand it we're supposed to spend money. Anyway, little closer look and it was a blocked A/C condensate line. Little puff of air backward and *woosh* came the water out. Sorry, water-heater-installer-dude. Or dudette. Maybe next year.

Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 2527
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:07 pm quote
Sledge wrote:
Learnt a new word today. (two words actually)
Tachophobia/tacophobia- the fear of speed.
No wonder I didn't know it.
http://common-phobias.com/taco/phobia.htm
Nothing to do with .......
It's okay, but I'm a burrito guy m'self…
Sledge wrote:
It's World Gin Day today. Time to celebrate. Shaken not stirred. O.K its Martini Day on June 19, I'm practicing.
Damn… I missed this? Would've gone great with that burrito...
Ossessionato
Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956 - Yamaha Majesty 250 DX 1998
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 3510
Location: Latina (Italy)
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:11 am quote
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1562
Location: Adelaide
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:55 pm quote
amateriat wrote:
Sledge wrote:
It's World Gin Day today. Time to celebrate. Shaken not stirred. O.K its Martini Day on June 19, I'm practicing.
Damn… I missed this? Would've gone great with that burrito...
You can make up for your sins on August 7 World Beer Day.
Also, if you are not sure how for apart you should be for (U.S) Social Distancing, its the equivalent of 2 yard glasses .
"Yes Officer, the yard glasses are only to measure for Social Distancing".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yard_of_ale

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Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 2527
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:59 pm quote
Sledge wrote:
amateriat wrote:
Sledge wrote:
It's World Gin Day today. Time to celebrate. Shaken not stirred. O.K its Martini Day on June 19, I'm practicing.
Damn… I missed this? Would've gone great with that burrito...
You can make up for your sins on August 7 World Beer Day.
Also, if you are not sure how for apart you should be for (U.S) Social Distancing, its the equivalent of 2 yard glasses .
"Yes Officer, the yard glasses are only to measure for Social Distancing".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yard_of_ale
Sledge, I do dig your thinking (and math skills).
Hooked
GTS 300, Malaguti 150
Joined: 19 Nov 2018
Posts: 256
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:49 am quote
Granddaughter wearing scooter Girl Shirt
Been waiting for her to get big enough to wear the T shirt.

Jem in scooter shirt.jpg
It finally fits her.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9182
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:01 pm quote
Re: Granddaughter wearing scooter Girl Shirt
RP Tech wrote:
Been waiting for her to get big enough to wear the T shirt.
Too cute!
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