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Molto Verboso
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:45 am quote
Even though I have to get geared up like I'm going up Everest - once out on the open road, mostly car free, in the dark countryside.....cruising along on a big wheel small engine scooter -it is just smile making f u n !
All the riders who have to put away scooter riding for the winter....well, I might just really feel bad for them, except I'm having too much fun for a guy my age to feel bad about much of anything.

And, once again, can't help but notice how well this little big wheel scooter handles crappy city streets.
When I switch back and forth between a 12" wheel and a 16" - it is very noticeable. No wonder they sell so many big wheel scooters in Europe!

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Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:53 am quote
... it is more because of road conditions if they sell more high wheel scooters but I agree, it's fun to drive a scooter ...
(not now, it's too cold for me ... )
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:57 am quote
Attila wrote:
... it is more because of road conditions if they sell more high wheel scooters but I agree, it's fun to drive a scooter ...
(not now, it's too cold for me ... )
C'mon grow a pair! It's never too cold if you're dressed for it. Hell didn't even bother with the heated grips today or glove liners.

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Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:08 am quote
Well folks in Chicago would disagree with you with all the potholes that they have. But I agree bigger wheels give you a little more stability. But that's part of the fun of riding a Vespa. I don't ride a Vespa for a stability.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:12 am quote
Max6201 wrote:
Well folks in Chicago would disagree with you with all the potholes that they have. But I agree bigger wheels give you a little more stability. But that's part of the fun of riding a Vespa. I don't ride a Vespa for a stability.
As your sister city we see your potholes and raise them! Yeah I've hit some doozies on the Vespa and it does NOT like it. I swear I had no front end wobble until I whacked one a year or so ago. I dunno maybe no wobble was an issue and the pothole just corrected things so I too could enjoy it on a GT series Vespa...

Back in the revival days I met a hot Mod redhead at a rally in Chicago and spent a while living there with her and her sister a few blocks from Wrigley Field. Her sister was a "dancer" so we had the place to ourselves a lot at night and man I loved Chicago. The food was amazing as well.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:20 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Attila wrote:
... it is more because of road conditions if they sell more high wheel scooters but I agree, it's fun to drive a scooter ...
(not now, it's too cold for me ... )
C'mon grow a pair! It's never too cold if you're dressed for it. Hell didn't even bother with the heated grips today or glove liners.
I consider myself "southern man" or "meridional" as they say in Italy but not in the derogatory sense, only in a climatic way and in eating habits.
If you stay here in my area from December to April, you see few or no motorcyclists and scooter riders; we are like bears ... let's go into hibernation.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:26 am quote
Max6201 wrote:
Well folks in Chicago would disagree with you with all the potholes that they have. But I agree bigger wheels give you a little more stability. But that's part of the fun of riding a Vespa. I don't ride a Vespa for a stability.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:11 pm quote
Max6201 wrote:
Well folks in Chicago would disagree with you with all the potholes that they have. But I agree bigger wheels give you a little more stability. But that's part of the fun of riding a Vespa. I don't ride a Vespa for a stability.
Depends on what your prior scoot was. My GTS is a heck of a lot more stable than my old Buddy. Much better ride too
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:32 pm quote
Max said:
I don't live in Chicago but I can tell that from what you're saying that's Boy's Town. A lot of fun.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:50 pm quote
Max6201 wrote:
Max said:
I don't live in Chicago but I can tell that from what you're saying that's Boy's Town. A lot of fun.
Yeah, Chicago is awesome. I really hope when they restructure the NHL the Hawks come over to where they belong. My wife and I try and catch a few Habs games a year and catching the one in Chicago is impossible. If they switch divisions we'd actually be able to get tickets and visit the Windy City while catching a game.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:54 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Max6201 wrote:
Max said:
I don't live in Chicago but I can tell that from what you're saying that's Boy's Town. A lot of fun.
Yeah, Chicago is awesome. I really hope when they restructure the NHL the Hawks come over to where they belong. My wife and I try and catch a few Habs games a year and catching the one in Chicago is impossible. If they switch divisions we'd actually be able to get tickets and visit the Windy City while catching a game.
Great I hope you make it. But I was talking about Halsted Street specifically. Not much of a football fan here by thinking about getting tickets for Madame Butterfly in February. It'll give me an excuse to visit I much missed friend.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:58 pm quote
Max6201 wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Max6201 wrote:
Max said:
I don't live in Chicago but I can tell that from what you're saying that's Boy's Town. A lot of fun.
Yeah, Chicago is awesome. I really hope when they restructure the NHL the Hawks come over to where they belong. My wife and I try and catch a few Habs games a year and catching the one in Chicago is impossible. If they switch divisions we'd actually be able to get tickets and visit the Windy City while catching a game.
Great I hope you make it. But I was talking about Halsted Street specifically. Not much of a football fan here by thinking about getting tickets for Madame Butterfly in February. It'll give me an excuse to visit I much missed friend.
Yeah we just need the excuse. The theatres/Orchestra/arenas/statium here are actually walking distance from our place and we go all the time. It's not a cheap neighbourhood but watching all the cars backed up trying to get out of town while we walk home is almost worth it.
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