Breaking in some Michelin City Grips...
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Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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Location: south Texas
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:29 pm quote
After a week, we finally got some good riding in...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2018/09/set-your-watch-back.html

Riding in Texas Hill Country; we came across the Willow City Loop...

No destination in mind, we turned off the highway onto what we thought was a county road... it wasn't. In fact, in some places, it wasn't much of a road. It was a nice, slow change of pace from the 70mph speed limit highways around here. Well, it got a bit creepy at one point, but we had agreed that if the road turned ugly, we'd turn around... no matter how far we were into it.









Back on the highway...



I was able to give the new tires on the Vespa (Michelin City Grips) a pretty good workout... the definitely feel sportier than the original tires that were on there. The new ones have a rounder profile and appear to be a bit thicker and taller - I like 'em!

More rain predicted for tomorrow, so the scoots will get strapped down in the trailer; we may do some more exploring by car tomorrow, then hit the road for home on Wednesday. In the rain. (Sigh)

On the bright side, there was some blue sky today; warm and single-digit wind. A bit warmish with jackets on, but nice riding!

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
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Location: Home of the Alamo
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:26 am quote
Where in the Hill Country are you Jim? Maybe we could hook up for some delishy-ous tacos or the like.
Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 391
Location: south Texas
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:33 pm quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Where in the Hill Country are you Jim? Maybe we could hook up for some delishy-ous tacos or the like.
Hi JP - we are in Fredericksburg, but heading out early for home. It would be a treat to meet you next time we're in the area.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 5194
Location: Home of the Alamo
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:18 pm quote
Please let me know the next time you're in the area.

Have a safe drive back to the Valley!
Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 391
Location: south Texas
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:51 pm quote
Thanks, JP. We made it home late yesterday. Lots to get done to get moved back in, but the scoots are unstrapped and ready to ride... when I get some time.

That was our first time in Fredericksburg - we'll go back there again some time.
Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
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Location: Minneapolis USA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:53 pm quote
Great Photos Captain
Thanks for the journey.

Bob Copeland
Frost Bite Falls Minnesota
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