The "Canyons" tour...
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Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 268
Location: south Texas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:10 am quote
Riding scoots in the Northern Black Hills. We rode about 180 miles yesterday, making a loop to be able to ride through Vanocker Canyon, Boulder Canyon, and Spearfish Canyon.

We had some new friends with us from Michigan, we met on another scooter forum. My GTS was the "big iron" for this gathering...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2018/09/big-iron.html

Our friends are both on 125s, a Genuine Buddy and a Yamaha Vino; my wife on her Honda PCX 150, and me on the GTS. The difference in those bikes becomes very apparent on the hills we rode through - my Vespa led the group up grades as steep as 12%.

Two of those canyons are on opposite sides of Sturgis (yes, that Sturgis), so I suggested a stop for a "tourist photo"...









The wind was more than forecast, making for some gusty conditions, especially on the higher ridges. Our friends don't have windshields on their scoots - he told me he didn't care for the look of it. At one stop, he mentioned the wind... I told him, "I love my windshield!"
Ossessionato
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 4334
Location: Home of the Alamo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:23 pm quote
Nice photos. Looks like you all had a great time.

Another forum??

Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 268
Location: south Texas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:56 pm quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Nice photos. Looks like you all had a great time.

Another forum??

Well, I had been riding for over 50 years before I bought the Vespa. But, yes, there are other scooter forums out there.
Ossessionato
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 4334
Location: Home of the Alamo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:49 am quote
Captain Jim wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Nice photos. Looks like you all had a great time.

Another forum??

Well, I had been riding for over 50 years before I bought the Vespa. But, yes, there are other scooter forums out there.
I'm weeping on the inside.
Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 268
Location: south Texas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:51 pm quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Captain Jim wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Nice photos. Looks like you all had a great time.

Another forum??

Well, I had been riding for over 50 years before I bought the Vespa. But, yes, there are other scooter forums out there.
I'm weeping on the inside.
I have much scooter love to share! Weep not.
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