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Ossessionato
PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
Joined: 22 Nov 2011
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:13 pm quote
How about a thread for pics of happy scooter couples? The scooter girls thread went south so maybe we can keep this one out of the gutter.

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Hooked
'66 Super 150
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Location: MN
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:27 pm quote
Well these people look pretty happy, right? Good thread, bobo.

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Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 477
Location: south Texas
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:05 pm quote
Ours (at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally)...



We were high school sweethearts (that was a LONG time ago), and I taught her to ride on my Triumph Bonneville when she was 16. We have been riding together since 1969... sometimes together on the same motorcycle, but most each on our own bike.

The scooters were her idea - I was about ready to give up riding 6 years ago due to a hip issue making it too painful to toss a leg over a motorcycle. A total hip replacement 4 months ago means I can once again get on a motorcycle, but I plan to stay with my Vespa. That pretty Blonde I am married to is looking for another scoot, but doesn't find my Vespa comfortable... she ordered a BMW C400X last month, but when it came in, BMW put a "stop sale" on it due to an upcoming recall. The dealer gave us our money back on the deposit, since he has no idea when those recall parts with actually appear.

We are spending some time out and about in our motorhome right now, and will be heading back to Texas in a week or three... there may be a stop at AF1 Racing, "just to look"... who knows: she may be interested when she sees that GTS Supertech.

Perhaps more than anyone wanted to know. She is a great rider, having had her own Goldwing, Harley, and several sportbikes over the years. No one I trust more to ride with through the twisties.

From a few years ago...



And, many years ago...

Hooked
'66 Super 150
Joined: 11 Jul 2017
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Location: MN
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:15 pm quote
Captain Jim--great story of a happy scooter couple and lovely accompanying pics. Last pic looks like a magazine ad for something, maybe denim or boots or motorcycles. Great 70's flair!

Sounds like that GTS might be making its way to your garage. Have fun!
Hooked
Joined: 06 Nov 2014
Posts: 280
Location: Uk rochdale
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:43 pm quote
I love that last pic,but how did you get to take a selfie from that distance? It's almost like there was someone else there using a camera.that's just crazy man
Ossessionato
GTS 300 70th Anniversary
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Location: Bromsgrove, UK
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:42 pm quote
That last photo is just superb. I can't put my finger on why, but it's made my day.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Location: seattle/athens
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:29 am quote
Me too. That's back in the day and that's family. Look at girlie's grin, she's so proud to be part of this gang!
Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 477
Location: south Texas
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:24 am quote
buddyspudface wrote:
I love that last pic,but how did you get to take a selfie from that distance? It's almost like there was someone else there using a camera.that's just crazy man
Hasselblad on a tripod with a 10-second timer. I was a lot younger and could move faster back then.

And, regarding our daughter's grin: we bought her first motorcycle when she was 8. We lived 7 miles out of town at that time, so there was plenty of places for a kid to ride. A neighbor boy got a small bike at around that same time, and I taught them both to ride, encouraging "slow races" (see who could take the most time to cover a short distance - teaches them balance and control). I think our daughter was smiling so much because it was the only time she got to be on the bike without "all the gear."
Molto Verboso
'08 Gunuine Buddy 150 St Tropez 'Simon' '04 Honda Metropolitian 'Archie' [Sadly had to trade it away ;-( ]
Joined: 23 Dec 2010
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Location: Depends on where I happen to be.
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:32 am quote
Great set of pictures there Captain Jim.
But donít you hate when this happens? Sheís not aged a lick in all those years and youíre looking the ĎOld Maní....
Good on you both. And good on you with how youíve improved these months after your hip.
Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 477
Location: south Texas
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:31 am quote
KABarash wrote:
Great set of pictures there Captain Jim.
But donít you hate when this happens? Sheís not aged a lick in all those years and youíre looking the ĎOld Maní....
Good on you both. And good on you with how youíve improved these months after your hip.
Thanks for the kind words. Now, regarding that whole aging thing: it isn't just the age, one must also consider the miles. Apparently, I was ridden a lot harder and left out in the rain. And not to mention the fact that she started out a lot prettier.

I think getting to ride has done a lot for my recuperation - no question it has been good for my psyche.
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 Sep 07, 2019 2:51 pm quote
Not a couple so much, but this is me and my daughter in Hunter, NY on a ride through New England in May. She was a great riding partner.

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Ossessionato
PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
Joined: 22 Nov 2011
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:49 pm quote
Captain Jim wrote:
I think getting to ride has done a lot for my recuperation - no question it has been good for my psyche.
I work shift work so am often off when my wife is at work. When she gets home she can immediately tell when I've been out riding as I'm in such a good mood. There's no doubt that riding is great for one's mental state.
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:50 pm quote
Five years ago...

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Ossessionato
PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:51 pm quote
Side saddle on a Cezeta

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Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
Joined: 22 Dec 2012
Posts: 1233
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:36 am quote
This is Bonnie and I during our Vespa Trip on the Amalfi coast this August. This was day 1 without helmet as they only found my size the following day. What a blast.

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Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 477
Location: south Texas
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:27 am quote
I'm diggin' the Taylor T-shirt! (4 Taylors amongst my guitar stable)

I enjoy reading about these Italy trips.
Addicted
2018 LIBERTY 150S
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Posts: 809
Location: Ohio
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:11 am quote


Me and Karl, my Otter.

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Enthusiast
2018 Piaggio BV 350
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Location: NJ
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:02 pm quote
Captain Jim wrote:
I'm diggin' the Taylor T-shirt! (4 Taylors amongst my guitar stable)

I enjoy reading about these Italy trips.
Ok; now I HAVE to ask: What are the Taylors of which you speak?

414 ce, 2003

Go!
Enthusiast
2018 Piaggio BV 350
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Location: NJ
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:09 pm quote
Itís a stationary bike, but I think you get the point.

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Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
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Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:30 pm quote
Captain Jim wrote:
I'm diggin' the Taylor T-shirt! (4 Taylors amongst my guitar stable)

I enjoy reading about these Italy trips.
I have 3 Taylorís as well 812CE-12Fret Dlx, 556CE-12 Fret and GS-Mini Koa.

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Enthusiast
2018 Piaggio BV 350
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Location: NJ
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:04 pm quote
SoulSurfer, I swoon over the 812. Gorgeous. And nylon string?? Double-swoon.
Hooked
2009 GTS 250ie
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 477
Location: south Texas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:23 pm quote
Soul Surfer wrote:
Captain Jim wrote:
I'm diggin' the Taylor T-shirt! (4 Taylors amongst my guitar stable)

I enjoy reading about these Italy trips.
I have 3 Taylorís as well 812CE-12Fret Dlx, 556CE-12 Fret and GS-Mini Koa.
For me: an 814ce, 522ce 12-fret, T5, and an early GSmini (when the spruce top was the only offering). These days, my Emeralds (carbon fiber) get most of the playing time (X7, X10, X20)...







Um... sorry for drifting OT. I've been playing guitar for 55 years; riding motorcycles/scooters for 52.
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GTS 300 HPE
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Location: Washington State, USA
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:24 pm quote
I want to talk about the otter...
Ossessionato
LXV 150 3v ie. Midnight Blue (Sold)
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
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Location: Bangkok
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:31 pm quote
sisterdelirious wrote:
I want to talk about the otter...
As a couple?

Enthusiast
2018 Piaggio BV 350
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Posts: 70
Location: NJ
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:59 am quote
Well, you know what they say: If itís not one thing, itís anotter.
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