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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:03 pm quote
We're on! You're invited to explore the back roads, hills and valleys of Wisconsin's Driftless Area with us on September 22-24 This year we will be based in Richland Center, Wisconsin.

As in prior years, we've gathered for lunch on Friday, then heading out for an afternoon ride of approximately 90 miles.

Saturday will be a longer ride (~140 miles), and we'll try to get a short ride in Sunday before everyone heads home.

Hotel is the Ramada Inn, (AKA the White House, for some reason), 1450 Veterans Dr, Richland Center, WI 53581
Phone:(608) 647-8869 There is a block of rooms reserved under Wisconscoot at $85 for a standard room. Rooms will be held until 30 days prior.

Anyone with moderate or greater riding ability and 150cc or larger scooter (assuming some 55 mph stretches) is invited to join us. For planning purposes we'd like a reasonably firm commitment and contact information a minimum of a week or two before the event.

No gravel is planned this year (although that was what was said last year, IIRC ).

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Molto Verboso
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Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:29 am quote
Wisconscoot 2017 Richland Center Wisconsin
Fearless Group Ride Leader,

I have confirmed reservations in the Block of Rooms.
As usual, I will be coming in the day before and will be
at the Ramada Thursday night on 9/21. Yes, I will be
sitting outside sipping a brandy, and smoking a cigar.

This year I am leaving the Burgman at home and will be
riding my Dragon Red Vespa GTS300.

Yea Haw

Bob Copeland
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:09 am quote
Will be great to have you, Bob. I've got to work on that "fearless" stuff though.
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Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:53 pm quote
I call tail-gunner!
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Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:17 pm quote
WI ride 2017...
I'm hoping to also be in your company come ride time. I want to be in two places at the same time during your ride week. The other event is an old car hobby event in Nebraska. Your events are always such great riding. This year it would be the GTV 300 ie turn to roam the backroads of WI.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:49 pm quote
Will be great to have you, Russ. Be sure to bring the bugle.

We'll do everything to make this a better experience than last year, at least the gravel part.
Ossessionato
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Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:33 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Will be great to have you, Russ. Be sure to bring the bugle.

We'll do everything to make this a better experience than last year, at least the gravel part.
I'm thinking we might make a weekend of pre-riding this time around.
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:39 am quote
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:49 pm quote
I'd love to come join you, but I'm afraid I'll have to play it by ear. I'll be trying the IA route 6 river to river on the preceding weekend. If all goes well, I'll be available.

Wish me luck,
-Slashy
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:02 pm quote
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Kraig Jones felt I posted to much persona information.

Bruce Greiner and I will attend Wisconscoot 2017

Bob Copeland
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:48 am quote
Slashy, great to have another Iowan on board! That is, if you make it. Not a big deal to decide late..... You might be able to coordinate something with Russ.

Bob, Yeah, that crossed my mind, though it's nothing someone can't get if they want it. At any rate, I already put Bruce in my phone, so we're all good.
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:57 pm quote
Re: Deleted Post
Bob Copeland wrote:
Kraig Jones felt I posted to much persona information.

Bruce Greiner and I will attend Wisconscoot 2017

Bob Copeland
Bah, who looks on MV?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:16 pm quote
Re: Deleted Post
Madison Sully wrote:
Bob Copeland wrote:
Kraig Jones felt I posted to much persona information.

Bruce Greiner and I will attend Wisconscoot 2017

Bob Copeland
Bah, who looks on MV?
Especially off General Discussion
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:07 am quote
There is a chance that those dates could work for me.
I would prefer to ride up this time.
Rocket has a new engine and is itching for to a long ride.
Bill
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:13 am quote
A long ride indeed! It would be great to see you, Bill. Hope you can make it.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:09 am quote
WLeuthold wrote:
There is a chance that those dates could work for me.
I would prefer to ride up this time.
Rocket has a new engine and is itching for to a long ride.
Bill
Oooh, ohhh!! You'll be in good hands once you pass the Illinois border.
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Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:18 pm quote


Is it Spring yet?
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:58 am quote
Madison Sully wrote:


Is it Spring yet?
It is where I live.
Bill
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:07 am quote
WLeuthold wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:


Is it Spring yet?
It is where I live.
Bill
Y'all are welcome if you can bring some up with you.
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:36 pm quote
Looks like Tuesday will be my first commute day of the year.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:45 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
Looks like Tuesday will be my first commute day of the year.
Yayy!

Out this week, then it rained. This virus is sapping all of my riding enthusiasm. Had enough energy to wash the dust off the scooter today. Woot!
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:39 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
Looks like Tuesday will be my first commute day of the year.
Yayy!

Out this week, then it rained. This virus is sapping all of my riding enthusiasm. Had enough energy to wash the dust off the scooter today. Woot!
OK, well, just to be clear, it certainly did NOT work out to commute yesterday.

Maybe next Monday. Maybe.
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Thu May 04, 2017 7:46 pm quote
Where can I find a link to register for Wisconscoot 2017?
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Fri May 05, 2017 3:46 am quote
Joe, you should send a PM to fledermaus.

Are you going to the Land of 10,000 Scoots rally this year?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri May 05, 2017 8:30 am quote
We're being overrun by Minnesotans!!

Actually, y'all are a great bunch...glad to have you.
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Fri May 05, 2017 8:32 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
We're being overrun by Minnesotans!!

Actually, y'all are a great bunch...glad to have you.
It's not that bad really. I'm a Green Bay native!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri May 05, 2017 1:43 pm quote
oakwoodjoe wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
We're being overrun by Minnesotans!!

Actually, y'all are a great bunch...glad to have you.
It's not that bad really. I'm a Green Bay native!
Oh, well that's different then!
We can welcome you back to Cheese Country.
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Fri May 05, 2017 8:43 pm quote
Hmmm.

This is pretty crazy that I'm even posting on here, but oh, well, what the h***.

I have a Piaggio Lt150. Would this work? How does this go? Do you all return to the same hotel after day rides?

I just got it back from the shop, it runs great, I am probably in an irrational state of mind. Oh, I'm from Minnesota. But I don't care about the fate of the Vikings if that helps any (Ziggy Wilf is a crook).

I'm genuinely curious about these events, so more information is helpful. Or a website...?
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Sat May 06, 2017 4:18 am quote
hurricanebob wrote:
Hmmm.

This is pretty crazy that I'm even posting on here, but oh, well, what the h***.

I have a Piaggio Lt150. Would this work? How does this go? Do you all return to the same hotel after day rides?

I just got it back from the shop, it runs great, I am probably in an irrational state of mind. Oh, I'm from Minnesota. But I don't care about the fate of the Vikings if that helps any (Ziggy Wilf is a crook).

I'm genuinely curious about these events, so more information is helpful. Or a website...?
This is the website, and this is the place, to learn about Wisconscoot. I don't recall seeing a 150cc scoot on the last two rides, but I also don't recall seeing 55MPH much, either.
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Sat May 06, 2017 5:41 am quote
hurricanebob wrote:
Hmmm.

This is pretty crazy that I'm even posting on here, but oh, well, what the h***.

I have a Piaggio Lt150. Would this work? How does this go? Do you all return to the same hotel after day rides?

I just got it back from the shop, it runs great, I am probably in an irrational state of mind. Oh, I'm from Minnesota. But I don't care about the fate of the Vikings if that helps any (Ziggy Wilf is a crook).

I'm genuinely curious about these events, so more information is helpful. Or a website...?
Bob, I would recommend that you get some group riding under your belt. Have you checked out Heck's Angels? I know they haven't been too active yet this year but they should soon start to schedule some shorter distance rides. Also, there's the 10,000 Scoots rally that comes up in August, before Wisconscoot. Hope to see you around!
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Sat May 06, 2017 5:45 pm quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
hurricanebob wrote:
Hmmm.

This is pretty crazy that I'm even posting on here, but oh, well, what the h***.

I have a Piaggio Lt150. Would this work? How does this go? Do you all return to the same hotel after day rides?

I just got it back from the shop, it runs great, I am probably in an irrational state of mind. Oh, I'm from Minnesota. But I don't care about the fate of the Vikings if that helps any (Ziggy Wilf is a crook).

I'm genuinely curious about these events, so more information is helpful. Or a website...?
Bob, I would recommend that you get some group riding under your belt. Have you checked out Heck's Angels? I know they haven't been too active yet this year but they should soon start to schedule some shorter distance rides. Also, there's the 10,000 Scoots rally that comes up in August, before Wisconscoot. Hope to see you around!
Great advice, Kraig. I think the scooter is fine, but if you haven't ridden in a group before, you might want to have a few rides at lower speeds, say, with a 50cc-friendly ride. Wisconscoot isn't supposed to be ultra-challenging, but there are moments when you'll have more fun (and keep the ride safer) if you have more experience.

We did have a Stella last year (IIRC, Mark, with the red one). Had to leave early. With a 150 you can expect some possible WOT riding, but we won't lose you, either.
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Sat May 06, 2017 9:03 pm quote
Thanks to all of you! I know of Heck's Angels, but haven't yet contacted them since I've only had a reliable scooter for two days now!

I know nothing about group riding (except from reading), so I will continue my education.
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Sun May 07, 2017 4:24 am quote
hurricanebob wrote:
Thanks to all of you! I know of Heck's Angels, but haven't yet contacted them since I've only had a reliable scooter for two days now!

I know nothing about group riding (except from reading), so I will continue my education.
With a name like Heck's Angels, you know the initiation has to be rough.

I don't think you should feel intimidated by the challenges of group riding....it's not a huge deal, but it's also far different than going for a joy ride alone. There are rules to be mindful of, and especially spacing and speed control and situational awareness that's more challenging. Getting your basic riding skills up to speed is the first step, then group rides at lower speeds...... It's not a time to think independently... I think it was on a large Amerivespa ride a couple years back where we were riding along on a road with a full lane to our right, and the guy in front of me would randomly pull out of formation, ride along for a couple of blocks and then rejoin the group. He wasn't around when we finally stopped or he would have had an earful.
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Sun May 07, 2017 11:58 am quote
Teaser
Tentative route for Friday afternoon. Looks most interesting on satellite view.

https://goo.gl/maps/jPkbvRoyc7L2

http://ci.richland-center.wi.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rockbridge-and-Pier-Natural-Bridge-Park-2.pdf

Note: Will be attempting to pre-ride the routes, and will consider changing them if conditions along the way are sketchy.
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Mon May 08, 2017 12:36 pm quote
hurricanebob Piaggo lt150
Hurricane,

That Piaggo lt150 has big wheels. You could easily attend the Wisconscoot Scooter Rally. I joined and rode with my Minnesota Maxi Scooter (+250cc)
group for two years on a Piaggo Scarabeo 150 that also had larger wheels.
I eventually bought a larger displacement scooter (Burgman 400) because,
at 60 mph, the Piaggo 150cc was always maxed out on rpms.

Here are my thoughts. I am slow riding down to the Wisconscoot on
Thursday, September 21st. I was originally meeting Bruce Greiner for
a breakfast that Thursday morning. Another rider, Joe Metzler (Vespa 150)
is contemplating joining us for a slow ride (off freeway) from Prescott WI
to Richland Center. If you joined us, it would 4 machines slow riding
down and back. You and Joe and on 150s, I am on my Vespa 300 and
Bruce is riding his beast Burgman 650. All of us like 40-55 mph, frequent
stops ever hour for a rest or lunch.

Also, Joe Metzler is considering trailering his scoot to the Wisconscoot.

Think about it. All you would have to do at this time is get a reservation
at the Ramada Richland Center (that can be cancelled).

Good luck riding. Heck's Angels has a ride May 20th in Minneapolis.

Bob Copeland
Minn-Max Scooter Group
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Mon May 08, 2017 6:00 pm quote
Re: hurricanebob Piaggo lt150
Bob Copeland wrote:
Hurricane,

......
Bob Copeland
Minn-Max Scooter Group
Good offer....take a bit more time coming down, but great opportunity vs. attempting a solo, plus more group-riding practice!
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Wed May 24, 2017 12:48 pm quote
It sounds like the Fall MP3 Gathering and this are swapping weekends this year. It's looking like that'll be in middle Tennessee on the weekend before, Sep. 15-17, so I might be able to do both again. I guess we'll see as the time draws closer...

Mark
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Wed May 24, 2017 1:35 pm quote
Re: Teaser
fledermaus wrote:
Tentative route for Friday afternoon. Looks most interesting on satellite view.

https://goo.gl/maps/jPkbvRoyc7L2

http://ci.richland-center.wi.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rockbridge-and-Pier-Natural-Bridge-Park-2.pdf

Note: Will be attempting to pre-ride the routes, and will consider changing them if conditions along the way are sketchy.
Are the photos from the proposed route? It looks great!
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Wed May 24, 2017 1:45 pm quote
Re: Teaser
oakwoodjoe wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Tentative route for Friday afternoon. Looks most interesting on satellite view.

https://goo.gl/maps/jPkbvRoyc7L2

http://ci.richland-center.wi.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rockbridge-and-Pier-Natural-Bridge-Park-2.pdf

Note: Will be attempting to pre-ride the routes, and will consider changing them if conditions along the way are sketchy.
Are the photos from the proposed route? It looks great!
89 miles. Sam and I could probably do that one in an hour and a half. plus time to stop at a cool little Wisconsin pub.

Too bad he will be living in Colorado by then. But I am going to try to come anyway.

Sully! I will probably need a scooter.
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Wed May 24, 2017 2:25 pm quote
Re: Teaser
oakwoodjoe wrote:
Are the photos from the proposed route? It looks great!
Yep. Looks even better in person.
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