My Philippines Scooter Pix and Video
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et4 and px150
Joined: 22 Nov 2005
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Location: nyc
Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:30 am quote
For those who are interested in seeing some scooter-related pictures and video from my recent trip to the Philippines, I've uploaded some.

Here's a link to the pictures, including my visit to the Vespa dealer in Manila that sells the "Vitto" (their version of the Stella). It was pretty cool:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brouhahapics/

And here is a 3:35 minute video (see next paragraph for clearer but slower to download version) of me riding a scooter through the small town of Borongan, Eastern Samar. No wheelies, stunts or other action, but much different scenery from NYC. And notice the motion of the camera... the roads are terrible!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZFhT14_MSQ

UPDATE:
I noticed that uploading it to YouTube.com degraded the resolution substantially. Here is the original video, much clearer in AVI format (but you may have to wait for it to load):
http://brouhaha.blogs.com/CIMG4060.AVI

Enjoy!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Yamaha Vstar classic 650 'Yamama' (Currently waspless but don't count me out!)
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
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Location: Maple Grove, MN
Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:45 am quote
Great video. You SEEMED to know where you were going! And at least it was non-stop!

Isn't it funny that for us these are luxuries and toys whereas in so many places they are the basic transportation. Seems a bit reversed, doesn't it?

Thanks again for the clip. Keep traveling.
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et4 and px150
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Location: nyc
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:05 am quote
Sure does. That's what you get when the roads are too small for cars and the motorbikes are ~$500.
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2005 Cobalt Blue ET4
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Location: Portland, OR
Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:22 am quote
Thanks for the footage-- wonderful scenery, incl the scooter-cars! I wonder if it's safer riding where scooters are so much more common---
Molto Verboso
Joined: 08 Nov 2005
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Location: Worcester, Ma USA
Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:39 am quote
Brouhaha,

That trip reminds me of when I was at Clark AFB in Angeles almost 20 years ago. I wish I had a scoot then.

Tim
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