Wisconscoot 2019
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Ossessionato
2009 MP3 500 - The Iridescent Chameleon, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125, 2016 Indian Scout Sixty
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Location: Geneseo, IL (Quad City area)
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:25 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
CubsKing99 wrote:
On an unrelated note, thinking about this trip reminded me that I should finally get around to updating my states ridden map from my trip in June...
Looks like somebody didn't ride to Amerivespa in Seattle.
Nor did I rent a 50cc like they were advertising just off the cruise ship in Ketchikan, AK. I seriously considered it, but didn't pull the trigger. The fact I was in flip-flops and shorts and didn't have time to get back on the boat, change, get back off, ride, and get back on AGAIN was really what decided it...

Someday I'll get back there...

Mark
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: 4124
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:18 am quote
I tried booking the hotel last week and was given a rate or $179.

The front desk guy said his boss had to approve the $96. rate and would call me back later that day.

They never called and I forgot about it until this morning.

So I tried again and got a very nice front desk worker. She first quoted the higher rate that I was resigned to take, but I told her about the blocked in rooms for Wisconscoot and she booked me at the lower rate.

Much appreciated, even if we aren't coming to save money.

It is always better to get a good deal.

Looking forward to the time together.

Bill
Hooked
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Posts: 383
Location: Liberty, MO
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:30 am quote
Have fun with the variety of rides Dave. Maybe next year I'll join you once the health is better. I still remember you talking about the concept a few years ago. I do miss the red machine. Anyway, enjoying the Burgman 650 a whole different ride. Be sure to post those photo's during and after the event.

Rob
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:32 pm quote
rudderpedals wrote:
Have fun with the variety of rides Dave. Maybe next year I'll join you once the health is better. I still remember you talking about the concept a few years ago. I do miss the red machine. Anyway, enjoying the Burgman 650 a whole different ride. Be sure to post those photo's during and after the event.

Rob
Hey, Rob,

Good to hear from you. Yep....we'll have photos!

All right...next year then...in the mean time, keep getting better.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:16 pm quote
Routes set!
I've tweaked routes for the last time, I swear.

The routes are on the website, Ridewithgps.com.

Hoping these links work.

Friday: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30762393

Saturday: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30763614

Both days roughly 130 miles. Guess we'll have more time to rest than usual on Saturday!

No word from a few of you (scroll up to a prior post).
Ossessionato
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Location: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:33 pm quote
The event I was going to break off for on Saturday has been called off so I'll be able to ride all the way. Looking forward to Wisconscoot!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:00 pm quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
The event I was going to break off for on Saturday has been called off so I'll be able to ride all the way. Looking forward to Wisconscoot!
Well, cripes, I was just looking at a likely peel-off spot for you.

Okay, well, I guess we get to keep you. Sounded like a plan otherwise....
Member
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Joined: 03 Apr 2013
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Location: Iowa
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:01 pm quote
I tried to trace on to a paper map your tour links but could not always find your route I.D. hwy #s, etc. The route sounds very RURAL (good!) and we will all rely on our masterful leader to get us to lunch, etc with little or no problems (smile). After all, what could be difficult with following the alphabet?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:23 pm quote
RussBees wrote:
The route sounds very RURAL (good!) and we will all rely on our masterful leader to get us to lunch, etc with little or no problems (smile).
Yes...cowpie-dodging is part of the gymkhana portion.

Well, fingers crossed that it all comes off seamlessly... but perhaps you know better by now.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:19 pm quote
Bonus
Just in case you're looking for an extra diversion, there's also a Rendezvous scheduled for the same weekend, just down the road.

http://www.reedsburg.org/events/details/heritage-day-rendezvous-10961

There may be some 19th century wood-fired scooters on show there.
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
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Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:53 am quote
Now, Sam has found a pickup truck in Jacksonville that he wants me to secure and bring it to him on my trip up.

That puts me bringing a scooter in the bed of the truck.

Ride Wisconscoot, then riding 1200 miles home.

I think Rocket can do that, so it may be the scooter of choice, but not sure yet.

Also no certainty that the truck will work out.

Nothing is ever as simple as it should be.

Life is like that.

Bill
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Posts: 8499
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:57 pm quote
List as of today:

JKJ-FZ6
gitder
Madison Sully
Bill Leuthold
Sam Leuthold
Joe Metzger
Russ Bees
CubsKing
Bob Copeland
Werner
wmak
dbeth

Bob Wilbrandt
Roger H
Mike

I've got a way to contact all of you, so we're good to go on that end.

Bill, seems like you're keeping things, er, interesting. Expecting Sam got a good truck.

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Lurker
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:45 am quote
I am going to try to get over for both of the days, looks like some great routes through many roads of my childhood!

I see Saturday's route includes the free ferry at the Wisconsin River (no bridge across on hwy 113! Great choice, and great ice cream on the south side.

The routes are some gorgeous country and I look forward to meeting you all. What time do you plan to roll out in the mornings since I won't be staying at the hotel?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:37 am quote
dbeth wrote:
I am going to try to get over for both of the days, but teacher prep may hamper one of the days (we have in-service week M-Th and our first day with students is Sept. 3). I need to see my status as of Thursday night.

I see Saturdays route includes the free ferry at the Wisconsin River! Great choice, and good ice cream on either side.

The routes are some gorgeous country and I look forward to meeting you all. What time do you plan to roll out in the mornings since I won't be staying at the hotel?
Friday's ride starts after lunch (1:00), so you should be good there. We'ii leave from the hotel.

Saturday hasn't formally been set, but let's plan on 9:00 unless there's too much chomping at the bit.....

Look forward to meeting you!
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
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Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:38 am quote
There is a guy, Ken, on Battle Scooters who bought a new Vespa GTS 300 HPE.

He lives in Wisconsin and heard about Wisconscoot from me.

He booked rooms for both nights, so he is committed.

Bill
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:16 pm quote
WLeuthold wrote:
There is a guy, Ken, on Battle Scooters who bought a new Vespa GTS 300 HPE.

He lives in Wisconsin and heard about Wisconscoot from me.

He booked rooms for both nights, so he is committed.

Bill
Good to know...thanks Bill.
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BMW C 650 GT
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Location: Elmhurst, IL
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:42 pm quote
I am still in and can be reached at tcdolan@hotmail.com. Unfortunately, my daughter scheduled my granddaughter’s first birthday party in Chicago on Saturday so I will only be able to ride on Friday.
Lurker
2012 GTS300
Joined: 14 Aug 2019
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Location: Madison, Wi
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:26 pm quote
New here
Hey ya'll,

I am new here, just registered today, about a month after buying used GTS300, and bumped into this event.

I live in Madison and am thinking about making it to WisconScoot. Never been before, but rode with Scoot Jockeys in Milwaukee back in the day on Fly50 and Stella.

I wouldn't stay in Reedsburg, either ride there from Madison for start of one of the rides (depends on wife's schedule, one of us gotta watch our toddler daughter) or meet you somewhere along the ride.

Besides lunch on Saturday, do you guys pullover anywhere?

I would love to meet some Madison scooter/Vespa folks.

Cheers!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:05 pm quote
Re: New here
joeh wrote:
Hey ya'll,

I am new here, just registered today, about a month after buying used GTS300, and bumped into this event.

I live in Madison and am thinking about making it to WisconScoot. Never been before, but rode with Scoot Jockeys in Milwaukee back in the day on Fly50 and Stella.

I wouldn't stay in Reedsburg, either ride there from Madison for start of one of the rides (depends on wife's schedule, one of us gotta watch our toddler daughter) or meet you somewhere along the ride.

Besides lunch on Saturday, do you guys pullover anywhere?

I would love to meet some Madison scooter/Vespa folks.

Cheers!
Madison a rough crowd, but I think we can find someone to introduce you to.

A lot of the group are from further away though.

Im a bit frazzled from traveling, but home tomorrow, and will give a possible meeting point some thought. There is a locator app that might be useful so you could fi
gure out where the heck we are. Ill have to give you the secred password too...

Looking forward to meeting you.
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