VCdM Viva Catalonia 2018, Part One
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2018 Yamaha Xmax, 2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 1965 Lambretta Li 125
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:24 pm quote
A group of 21 scooter riders just completed this year's VCdM rally in Catalonia.

Because nothing was written as we went along, I guess Facegram and Instabook have taken over, I thought I would share a few fun moments with the old MV crowd.

We started in Barcelona for two nights, then traveled to Gerona for three nights.

After seeing the area we traversed to Capmrodon, staying downtown at Hotel Camprodon, a fine old establishment.

The mountains came next with three nights in Prullans, two in Solsona.

The event ended with the last night in Barcelona before most headed home.

Sarah and I began with a week with relatives in Switzerland, making for three very fun filled weeks.

A great time was had by all.

Bill

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The entire group leaving Barcelona. Luckily early on a holiday in light traffic.

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Dali Museum in Figueres. Sarah and I went with Walt and Hellen on the train.

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After walking past tens of tourist restaurants, we found this gem in the Old Town of Gerona.

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Walt and Lostboater, two of the best riding buddies anyone could ever find.

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We rode through some small towns with very small roads.

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Suellen leaving the parking garage in Gerona.

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Beget, one of the prettiest villages anywhere. In the middle was a very nice restaurant where Sarah, Suellen and I had lunch.

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Sarah on the balcony at the Hotel Camprodon.

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Arriving in France for lunch.

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The harbour in Collioure

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An informal gathering in Camprodon.

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Stop for coffee on the way to Prullans.

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Sarah and Walt flew in a glider on the way. Roland and Diane the next day.

Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
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Location: Minneapolis USA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:57 am quote
Viva Spain
Bill,

Thanks for the great photo journey. What a super ride that must have been.

Bob Copeland
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:38 pm quote
Re: VCdM Viva Catalonia 2018, Part One
[quote="WLeuthold"]A group of 21 scooter riders just completed this year's VCdM rally in Catalonia.
Bill[/quote

What is a VCdm rally and can anyone join in? Thanks.
Ossessionato
2018 Yamaha Xmax, 2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 1965 Lambretta Li 125
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 3824
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:41 am quote
Re: VCdM Viva Catalonia 2018, Part One
Sledge wrote:
WLeuthold wrote:
A group of 21 scooter riders just completed this year's VCdM rally in Catalonia.
Bill
What is a VCdm rally and can anyone join in? Thanks.
The Vespa Club d’Mediterraneo was started by Al Fragola, Aviator47 here, several years ago. Al and Ardy lived on Páros, a Greek Island.

The first was in Greece.

Since then the rides have been Italy, Spain, France and Greece. A few times each now.

Sarah and I started two years ago in Italy. Greece last year and Spain this year. They are great trips.

Al died after out Italy trip, but several members and Maria, our Greek travel agent, have carried on.

There are around 40 members who get priority for the rides. We had 21 this year with two new members.

So there is a chance to get in. Next year may be a new country, so those who haven’t ridden because they had already been to that year’s country might come back to see something new.

Bill
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:23 am quote
What a great adventure. And best done on a scooter.

Thanks for posting.
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