Gentlemen's Ride
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Primavera 150
Joined: 09 Sep 2018
Posts: 7
Location: San Antonio, TX
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:58 pm quote
Is this not a thing here?
My Vespa dealer is all about it.
Ossessionato
1979 P200e
Joined: 18 Mar 2013
Posts: 2225
Location: West of Boston
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:35 am quote
I'm doing my fourth Distinguished Gentleman's Ride this year. The past few years there has been some participation here, but many of the MV community are put off by the "style guide", which precludes newer scooters.

Now, management of the rides is different from city to city, and where I live (Boston) they don't follow the style guide at all, allow anyone who wants to raise money and ride to join in the fun. I've seen brand new sport bikes like Ninjas, newer Vespas (including a member here who rode a white LX150), Harley Baggers, and anything else you can think of.

I posted something about the ride when I first registered, but it was crickets... no responses. Oh well, still gonna ride.

Here's a pic of me on my scoot....

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2016 Ride

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Primavera 150
Joined: 09 Sep 2018
Posts: 7
Location: San Antonio, TX
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:33 pm quote
Thanks for the response. I'm told hat as long as the bike has a vintage style, you're encouraged to ride in the San Antonio rally. This will be my first one (if I can make it home from our od town in time).
Hooked
2005 et4
Joined: 23 May 2015
Posts: 387
Location: oshawa ontario canada
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:45 pm quote
I'm riding in the Toronto event with a couple other members of the Barking Mad Scooter Club and some more from the toronto Vintage club.

Toronto is lax with the styles as they are more concerned with raising money for a good cause.
Ossessionato
1979 P200e
Joined: 18 Mar 2013
Posts: 2225
Location: West of Boston
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:05 am quote
SAWasp - if you already registered for the ride, you can contact the local ride leader through a link somewhere on the Distinguished Gentleman's website, and ask specifically about a Modern Vespa.

But I'm pretty sure that most rides are more concerned about raising money than staying with the style guide.

On a side note, I cannot imagine organizing the NYC or Los Angeles rides!
Addicted
'08 Gunuine Buddy 150 St Tropez 'Simon' '04 Honda Metropolitian 'Archie' [Sadly had to trade it away ;-( ]
Joined: 23 Dec 2010
Posts: 950
Location: Depends on where I happen to be.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:00 pm quote
I registered for the local ride near me and I couldnít care less if they say my scoot is Ďnot allowedí itís for a good cause and Iím going to ride if they like it or not.
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, (Both NZ new Airco assembled), Francesca, 2006 Vespa LX150, Sofia, 2007 Vespa GT200
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1106
Location: Hamilton, NZ
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:19 am quote
Ií Riding my 150 Super for the second year. Our local organiser strongly encourages classic style as we are a bit restricted for numbers at our start and finish venues. I donít imagine they would turn someone away on the day.
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