"Honey, can you take this deposit to the bank and get a receipt?" Dang, tha's like 3 towns over and TX35 is a 75-MPH strip. Hmm, what about the coastal road? 55-60 MPH 2-lane, mostly, some of it very new and smooth. "Um, yes I can do it, dear!". But I'm taking the scooter.
Turns out this is butterfly migration season. The short Faco shield wasn't enough not to have a couple plaster my sunglasses, but otherwise Coastal breeze and temps were nice enough. Turns out ISO can cruise along at 65 (Indicated) for at least 10 miles without wringing out the throttle. It was High Noon when I made it to the bank. I followed a straight-pipe Sportster rider for a part of the trip. Both of us were grinning.
On the way back, a Milestone was reached. The reader will recall this 17 year-old scooter had a whopping 500-something miles when purchased in April. Someone had to have gone through the carb for it to run at all, but I've improved on nearly every aspect of its performance since. Very pleased with my "new" Vespa!
Whoa, 4 Digits?! Of course they're crooked. Oh well, the odometer isn't Swiss.