Frederick, Maryland area riders?
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Hooked
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Location: Frederick, Maryland
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:57 am quote
I went riding for hours yesterday and I saw hundereds of motorcycles out, but only ran into 3 scooter riders. They were riding 50cc scooters (no vespas) without helmets and I waved at them and I banked onto the freeway (US-15)ramp. They waved back, but looked horrified when they saw me heading onto the freeway. Now there is a Vespa dealership in town here in Frederick, but I have yet to see another rider out on the road. Are there any other Frederick area riders on MV that would like to get together and ride?
Hooked
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Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:00 am quote
Wish I could. No scooters around here either.

Paul
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Location: Germantown Maryland
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:08 am quote
Somebody regularly parks a dark blue ET4 down on South Market street. I've seen a few modern Vespa's around Frederick. But like you say, lots of 50cc stuff. Fredericktown Yamaha sole KYMCO's, and they got alot of Cobra 50's out the door.
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Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:20 am quote
Not sure about Fredrick but there is a rally this weekend you should check out.


http://www.charmcityscooterrally.com/
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Location: Winchester, Virginia
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:35 pm quote
I live in Winchester, Virginia, but work in Harpers Ferry…Frederick is not that far. I was riding a lot this weekend, too and was alone in a sea of crotch rockets and 50cc chinese scooters. I bought my bv250 at the new dealer in Hagerstown, so maybe there will be more like-minded folks in the area soon.
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50cc Black 2009 Honda Ruckus White 2010 Vespa GTS 300 Super
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Location: South Cenral Maryland: Washington DC area.
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:31 pm quote
I live in Silver Spring in South Cental Montgomery County. I own a 50cc Honda Rucks and 2 weeks tops I'll be an owner of a GTS 300 Super. I sometimes see a man riding a Red GTS 250 on Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase round 7AM and again at 3PM on East West Highway in Cheavy chase. I sometimes see a LX150 in front of a house in Kensington MD and I saw a lady riding it once. Today I saw someone riding a GT200 in downtown Silver spring.
Hooked
300 GTS super
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Location: Frederick, Maryland
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:38 pm quote
Damn, I'd hit up the rally if I didn't have to work. Went out again today for a good 4 hours and no scooter sightings. But then again it is monday.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:27 pm quote
I'm in Ellicott City. We have very active bunches of riders in Baltimore and in DC. Our Baltimore camping rally this weekend (the rally is once a year)will be 30 minutes or so from Frederick. It is a good chance for you to show up even if you can't stay all weekend. If you are working days, show up in the evening. If you are working nights, show up in the morning.
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Location: Virginia/Sanibel
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:29 pm quote
I'm just over the border in the "commonwealth" of Vaginya.....if you want to meet up sometime along the rte 15 corridor I'm up for it.

Weekend or weekday, whatever works for you is good.

fried okra
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Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:39 pm quote
Hey Chrisd, I'm toward the south side of Winchester, around Lake Frederick. Silver GTS and an old geezer pilot. Barley come down and drag the floorboards on Skyline. Thanks for the info on the rally. I hope to check it out.
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Location: Winchester, Virginia
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:07 pm quote
Buzzard wrote:
Hey Chrisd, I'm toward the south side of Winchester, around Lake Frederick. Silver GTS and an old geezer pilot.
I'll look out for the silver GTS. My wife and I just took a beautiful ride out your way, through White Post, last weekend. I've got the midnight blue BV250.
Hooked
300 GTS super
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Location: Frederick, Maryland
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:26 am quote
Skyline drive would be a great group ride! In the fall I'll be attempting to become an Iron Butt Association member with a haul down south, then I'll take my time coming back up the Blue Ridge Parkway. I should post another topic and see if there are any Iron Butt members here.
Hooked
300 GTS super
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Location: Frederick, Maryland
Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:12 pm quote
Did 100 miles around Frederick this Tuesday morning and saw more scooters than Sunday, but no Vespa sightings yet. Took the 300 over the mountains on a gravel road and forded a stream with it! The super is a beast!!!
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Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:25 pm quote
I see at least 2 or 3 scooters a day. Only half are Chinesse. sunday I saw a 50cc Aparilla. Yesturday I saw a GT200. Today I saw a big style Scooter over 250cc, but I forget were I've seen it. you buy it a dealer.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:37 pm quote
I live about 60 miles away, but I bought my Vespa there! Well, New Market, actually... but it was originally bought from Vespa Frederick. I bought my LX150 only slightly used off Craigslist from a couple in Lake Linganore who were selling it and a GT200 at the same time. By the time I got there, the 200 had been sold... don't know if it stayed in the Frederick area.

Lotsa scooters down here in Annapolis, but not a very active scooter "scene".
Hooked
300 GTS super
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Location: Frederick, Maryland
Tue May 12, 2009 12:49 pm quote
Spotted a black MP3 riding south on Point of Rocks Road this morning. Rider had a yellow vest on with a black jacket and helmet. We signaled each other as we passed. Anyone on MV???
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