Some scoot (verb. to scoot) just in order to stop at every possible place that even remotely gives an excuse to do so. Some race scoots at mud pits, paths and tracks. Many playe daily survival game while commuting with a scoot. Some hardly ride at all. And some lunatics (...) scoot flat out over a continent.
When I had a Vespa, I belonged to the first category. Scoot to explore, to let the scenery do it's tricks, to stop whenever I saw something - not necessarily even interesting. Now I scoot with a 900cc motorcycle - to be honest, not much has changed.
What has changed are the routes wich I explore. With a Vespa, I seemed to make trips with 80-90% on paved, very small local roads. 20-10% on faster roads, just to get from A to B if no alternative routes were available. Quite often one trip "to nowhere" was somewhere between 40-60kms.
With the 900cc motorcycle this intuitively changes. As it is so easy to ride faster, the routes utilize more faster roads in order to get to explore smaller roads a bit further away. Without any intention, the trips "to nowhere" now tend to be between 70-120km.
A side effect is, that when I used to wear ear plugs 10-20% of time, now I wear them most of the time. 100km/h in a naked bike makes a lot of wind noise, no matter how good helmet you have.
In Finland the summer has been hotter than almost ever - I believe we broke the heat records from the 40's. Not a bad summer for a new bike! So I've been riding a lot. Exploring a lot. And guess what - 90% of the roads I ride are very, extremely enjoyable to ride. And the scenery is the Finnish country side: again, it's very pleasant, but not very photogenic. Reminds me a bit of a work of art, where someone had taken pictures of all the major oceans in the world. Yes, they look exactly the same. When you have seen a field, you've seen them all. And because we have lot's of forests, often you don't even see the field.
I'll prove my words below.
That's my bike. Beside a field. There's also a small lake. As in almost all the pictures.
This is were I'm lost. In the middle of some fields, in a tiny gravel road. As I typically am, because I don't too much detailed route planning. Could use the same picture for all my trips.