Oh what a day, what a wonderful day
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2019 Vespa Primavera Touring Rosso Vignola
Joined: 19 Sep 2018
Posts: 17
Location: Alabaster, Alabama
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:29 pm quote
Had a great ride last Saturday. Just took my usual 1-1/2 hour loop ride from home, along suburban / country roads in Shelby County, Alabama. Temperatures in the mid 40's, baby blue sky with just a few wisps of alto cirrus clouds. The occasional smell of wood smoke and pine trees. The dense cold air and 93 octane gas made the most out of my 150cc's of displacement. Even the few traffic lights were with me on this ride. Makes me remember my 20+ years of cycling back in the 70's and 80's when traffic seemed lighter and I was young enough to recover from long rides (now a days, forget it!). Glad to be back on the road again!
Molto Verboso
Vespa LX150 GTS250ie GTS300x2
Joined: 11 Dec 2009
Posts: 1969
Location: St. Pete, Fla
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:38 am quote
Glad you had a great ride and welcome to MV. However, ride reports are incomplete without at least one photo. Merry Christmas.
Member
2019 Vespa Primavera Touring Rosso Vignola
Joined: 19 Sep 2018
Posts: 17
Location: Alabaster, Alabama
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:03 am quote
what a day
lostboater wrote:
Glad you had a great ride and welcome to MV. However, ride reports are incomplete without at least one photo. Merry Christmas.
I knew I needed a photo, but just didn't want to stop for a selfie.
Hooked
2019 GTS 300 Touring
Joined: 01 May 2011
Posts: 329
Location: SW Florida
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:49 am quote
Re: Oh what a day, what a wonderful day
little karl wrote:
Had a great ride last Saturday. Just took my usual 1-1/2 hour loop ride from home, along suburban / country roads in Shelby County, Alabama. Temperatures in the mid 40's, baby blue sky with just a few wisps of alto cirrus clouds. The occasional smell of wood smoke and pine trees. The dense cold air and 93 octane gas made the most out of my 150cc's of displacement. Even the few traffic lights were with me on this ride. Makes me remember my 20+ years of cycling back in the 70's and 80's when traffic seemed lighter and I was young enough to recover from long rides (now a days, forget it!). Glad to be back on the road again!
Glad to hear ya had a great day on the scooter. Welcome aboard, ride far, have fun, be safe.

Paul
Hooked
2019 GTS 300 Touring
Joined: 01 May 2011
Posts: 329
Location: SW Florida
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:49 am quote
Re: Oh what a day, what a wonderful day
little karl wrote:
Had a great ride last Saturday. Just took my usual 1-1/2 hour loop ride from home, along suburban / country roads in Shelby County, Alabama. Temperatures in the mid 40's, baby blue sky with just a few wisps of alto cirrus clouds. The occasional smell of wood smoke and pine trees. The dense cold air and 93 octane gas made the most out of my 150cc's of displacement. Even the few traffic lights were with me on this ride. Makes me remember my 20+ years of cycling back in the 70's and 80's when traffic seemed lighter and I was young enough to recover from long rides (now a days, forget it!). Glad to be back on the road again!
Glad to hear ya had a great day on the scooter. Welcome aboard, ride far, have fun, be safe.

Paul
Hooked
2019 GTS 300 Touring
Joined: 01 May 2011
Posts: 329
Location: SW Florida
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:49 am quote
Re: Oh what a day, what a wonderful day
little karl wrote:
Had a great ride last Saturday. Just took my usual 1-1/2 hour loop ride from home, along suburban / country roads in Shelby County, Alabama. Temperatures in the mid 40's, baby blue sky with just a few wisps of alto cirrus clouds. The occasional smell of wood smoke and pine trees. The dense cold air and 93 octane gas made the most out of my 150cc's of displacement. Even the few traffic lights were with me on this ride. Makes me remember my 20+ years of cycling back in the 70's and 80's when traffic seemed lighter and I was young enough to recover from long rides (now a days, forget it!). Glad to be back on the road again!
Glad to hear ya had a great day on the scooter. Welcome aboard, ride far, have fun, be safe.

Paul
Hooked
2019 GTS 300 Touring
Joined: 01 May 2011
Posts: 329
Location: SW Florida
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:49 am quote
Re: Oh what a day, what a wonderful day
little karl wrote:
Had a great ride last Saturday. Just took my usual 1-1/2 hour loop ride from home, along suburban / country roads in Shelby County, Alabama. Temperatures in the mid 40's, baby blue sky with just a few wisps of alto cirrus clouds. The occasional smell of wood smoke and pine trees. The dense cold air and 93 octane gas made the most out of my 150cc's of displacement. Even the few traffic lights were with me on this ride. Makes me remember my 20+ years of cycling back in the 70's and 80's when traffic seemed lighter and I was young enough to recover from long rides (now a days, forget it!). Glad to be back on the road again!
Glad to hear ya had a great day on the scooter. Welcome aboard, ride far, have fun, be safe.

Paul
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 8436
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:52 pm quote
Re: what a day
little karl wrote:
lostboater wrote:
Glad you had a great ride and welcome to MV. However, ride reports are incomplete without at least one photo. Merry Christmas.
I knew I needed a photo, but just didn't want to stop for a selfie.
We'll forgive you this one.

Sounds like a great day.
Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4098
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:50 am quote
Re: what a day
little karl wrote:
lostboater wrote:
Glad you had a great ride and welcome to MV. However, ride reports are incomplete without at least one photo. Merry Christmas.
I knew I needed a photo, but just didn't want to stop for a selfie.
No need for a selfie.

When you ride a Vespa, the photos are usually of the Vespa.

Other than the Show Us You thread, nobody wants to see one of us.

Bill
Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red
Joined: 04 Feb 2009
Posts: 2476
Location: Carrollton, Kentucky
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:04 pm quote
Hey Karl, welcome to MV. I have fond memories of Alabaster from my days at a metal shop in the early 70's. I lived in Vestavia at the time, and had a summer job at RJ Dick. Enjoy riding during the mild winter.
Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 1461
Location: Minneapolis USA
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:51 am quote
Alabama on My MInd
Little Karl,

Thanks for the ride report. My memory of Alabama - beautiful country.
You really have an all season world to explore on that 150.

I am going to the Minnesota Blue Grass and Old Time Country Music Festival this weekend. I will be listening for some Alabama Blue Grass Music and thinking
of you scooting down there.

Happy Trails - Song of the South, Sweet Potato cupcake and Shut my Mouth!

Bob Copeland
Froze in Minnesota
Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 1461
Location: Minneapolis USA
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:53 am quote
The system translated "pie" into cupcake
Bob C
Member
2019 Vespa Primavera Touring Rosso Vignola
Joined: 19 Sep 2018
Posts: 17
Location: Alabaster, Alabama
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:19 pm quote
Re: The system translated "cupcake" into cupcake
Bob Copeland wrote:
Bob C
Have a great time at the blue grass festival. I hope it is indoors! Not much riding here lately; it rains every other day and keeps the roads too wet for my liking. I think I might invest in some rain tires and rain gear. If you are ever in 'Bama, let me know and we will ride some back roads! By the way, sweet potato cup cakes might be pretty good
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