TEAM MV Arrives in the Greek Islands
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Tue May 19, 2009 1:25 pm quote
19 intrepid MVers arrived on the Island of Paros, Greece Tues, 19 May.

SS Modern Vespa arriving in the port



Our Hotel:



Picking up our rental scooters.



"Kodak Moment" stop in the mountains



And our first taverna stop of the Rally



Gaggle time in the hotel parking area!



More to come as the rally progresses



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Tue May 19, 2009 1:37 pm quote
Keep the updates coming!
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Tue May 19, 2009 1:39 pm quote
Sigh! Wish I were there.

Awesome trip, Al.
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Tue May 19, 2009 1:49 pm quote
Wow that hotel is such a shack, I feel sorry for you guys.
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Tue May 19, 2009 1:56 pm quote
dammit
Yeah what a dump. I'd be asking for my money back.

I don't know why they bothered.

Yours

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Tue May 19, 2009 2:26 pm quote
Looks like a fantastic start to the rally!
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Tue May 19, 2009 2:27 pm quote
Okay, I know where I want to be next year at this time.
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Tue May 19, 2009 3:53 pm quote
That looks like a great start to the rally. I can't wait to see and hear more about it.
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Tue May 19, 2009 8:19 pm quote
Whimper, whimper.... I had once dreamed that I could be a part of it... and then my family needed food and clothes and blew that frickin' dream away...
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Tue May 19, 2009 8:47 pm quote
Re: dammit
williamvillage wrote:
Yeah what a dump. I'd be asking for my money back.
And the hotel restaurant didn't even have a table big enough for all of us to sit together! Bobo was limited to 5 women at his table!







And the roads are not only curvy, but no traffic congestion. Who'd wanna ride in these conditions? You can't even find an opportunity to lane split!



But, we are taking it like the tough MVers that we are and will try to keep our whining down to a minimum.

A&A
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Tue May 19, 2009 9:19 pm quote
Cliff Richard
Yeah yeah yeah I know you are all smiling but you'll be crying through that facade soon.
It's not like it looks very nice either. I bet that everyone is really unpleasant and the rooms are horrid and unwelcoming.
And it's not like any of you are that good looking either.
I bet you all go cock fighting at the weekend and beat your kids for the smallest thing..........

...........................God I wish I was there.

Bobo You have my respect for keeping the "ladies" entertained.

It's a tough job etc.

Bill X

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Tue May 19, 2009 9:26 pm quote
Re: Truly awful
williamvillage wrote:
...........................God I wish I was there.

Thanks for rubbing it in you cruel cruel people.

Alone in the world

Bill X
Well, when Her Majesty's subjects get back to London, you can take out your misery on them.

Off to breakfast. More tonight

A&A
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Tue May 19, 2009 9:36 pm quote
Chuck Norris
Bobo looks like Mr Happy who just got a dose of happy on National Happy Day at half past happy o'clock in the year of the Happy after eating a plate of Happy and Chips.

Who wouldn't with all those "hotties" on the table.

What's your secret Bobo ?

Steven Seagal.

In picture two there are two couples.

Couple 1 on the left - He looks really happy because his other half has her hand on his thigh and couple 2 - She looks really happy because her other half has finally found his wallet.
The Spanish looking lady is looking at couple one and thinking - She's got her hand on his thigh !

The lady in yellow in picture 3 seems to have a look that says I know alot more than you do about everything in the entire world.

And the guy in picture three in the middle has the most amazing eyes.

Sorry.

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Tue May 19, 2009 11:07 pm quote
Jealous. Very, very jealous!

Hope you all have a really wonderful time and that you all takes lots and lots of pictures!
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Tue May 19, 2009 11:20 pm quote
yeah, the hotel is a dump and all of our travelling companions are dull and obstreperous (thank you deborah for that word!). the scooters are old and knackered and paros is just like london so i havent really noticed i'm away nine more days of this hell.

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Tue May 19, 2009 11:21 pm quote
*sigh*

Nope. Not jealous at all. (shakes piggy bank, resolving to save mucho dinero and not to get left out next time)
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Tue May 19, 2009 11:31 pm quote
So whos there from MV, I spotted Karen & Hubby, Bobo & maybe wife, thats all I an recongnize. Genies suppose to be there.

Everybody ride safe, Karens prob bummed no traffic to split.


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Wed May 20, 2009 1:31 am quote
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Snapshot are you blind ? Genie is the really attractive one to the right of the table and in the middle with the killer smile and the healthy looking hair.

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Wed May 20, 2009 2:36 am quote
And I thought I'd have to wait until everyone got back to drool over photos of the holiday!
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Wed May 20, 2009 2:46 am quote
Weather, wine and women.
Oh - AND scooters.

Surely this is heaven!
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Wed May 20, 2009 2:56 am quote
genie wrote:
yeah, the hotel is a dump and all of our travelling companions are dull and obstreperous (thank you deborah for that word!). the scooters are old and knackered and paros is just like london so i havent really noticed i'm away nine more days of this hell.

Yes how very very awful for you Genie. We do feel for you don't we?
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Wed May 20, 2009 3:10 am quote
Benito wrote:
genie wrote:
yeah, the hotel is a dump and all of our travelling companions are dull and obstreperous (thank you deborah for that word!). the scooters are old and knackered and paros is just like london so i havent really noticed i'm away nine more days of this hell.

Yes how very very awful for you Genie. We do feel for you don't we?
Yeeeeah. My heart is just bleeding. For Genie. Such suffering. Boo. Hoo.

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Wed May 20, 2009 3:46 am quote
Re: dammit
Aviator47 wrote:
williamvillage wrote:
Yeah what a dump. I'd be asking for my money back.
And the hotel restaurant didn't even have a table big enough for all of us to sit together! Bobo was limited to 5 women at his table!







And the roads are not only curvy, but no traffic congestion. Who'd wanna ride in these conditions? You can't even find an opportunity to lane split!



But, we are taking it like the tough MVers that we are and will try to keep our whining down to a minimum.

A&A
Are you able to name everyone in those photos so we know who is who?
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Wed May 20, 2009 5:31 am quote
awesome - wish I was there now!
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Wed May 20, 2009 5:42 am quote
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Wed May 20, 2009 6:03 am quote
argh
nice pics
this place seems to be heaven for riding
but you have no Vespa?

i have to move in the south east of France this week end,
for a family meeting of my girlfriend
i think i'll take my GT in the back of the Multivan to ride it looking at the ocean dreaming about your Greek trip...

enjoy your ride
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Wed May 20, 2009 8:01 am quote
... sigh! ...








I'm glad that you guys are having a good time! Enjoy the sun, the fun and the wine!
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Wed May 20, 2009 9:46 am quote
Who would want to go to greece anyway. that is so last year

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Wed May 20, 2009 9:51 am quote
George H wrote:
Who would want to go to greece anyway. that is so last year

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Wed May 20, 2009 9:54 am quote
Hey, beats my day at the office any time!

Perhaps Costa Rica is the next home for the Rally?
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Wed May 20, 2009 11:05 am quote
Re: ask
williamvillage wrote:
Snapshot are you blind ? Genie is the really attractive one to the right of the table and in the middle with the killer smile and the healthy looking hair.

Bill X
Yes I is. Thanks
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Wed May 20, 2009 11:07 am quote
Re: dammit
Benito wrote:
Are you able to name everyone in those photos so we know who is who?
Benito-

Ardy & I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement. It says "What happens on Paros stays on Paros." We go to Naxos on Monday, so maybe that's not covered

Oh Yeah, tomorrow we go to Delos and Mykonos, so maybe that's fair game as well.

Ardy & Al
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Wed May 20, 2009 11:33 am quote
You're all lucky bastards (no not Lucky Bastard) to be in Greece. I am jealous of you all.
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Wed May 20, 2009 11:33 am quote
Hey, I see Gay-Anne!

You'd rather be there than on the ride to San Juan Bautista this weekend????

(kidding!)

Belinda and I spent part of our honeymoon on Paros.

Anyway, hi from the VCOM folks!
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Wed May 20, 2009 11:56 am quote
Day two status report:

First thing in the morning we went to the port city of Paroikia. Some official of the Donkei Skök SC was waiting for the UK members.



After their Business Meeting, we got back on the road



Of course, a taverna beckoned us



Deciding between Greek beer and local red vino was difficult



But we toughed it out and got back on the road



Kept searching for nice scenery, but it was all the same



Bobo does seem to attract attention as he rides by.



And we did do some "styling"



But then we had to stop again for ice cream




Note that pre-rally injuries did not hold anyone back!

BUT - MOST SIGNIFICANTLY - what it took Peter Moore months to accomplish Team MV accomplished in two days!!!



We are really not having fun, but we are doing our best to represent MV in a dignified fashion.

A&A and Team MV

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Wed May 20, 2009 12:07 pm quote
So jealous of Genie, Kate and the rest of you!
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Wed May 20, 2009 12:24 pm quote
That all looks like such a cool trip

I am ridiculously jealous
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Wed May 20, 2009 1:22 pm quote
Overjoyed
Yes I'm having a really great time looking at you lot having an even better time.

Unlike Mark I'm not jealous. It's more like envy.

Still off to Holland on Friday so I can have a break from looking at your good looking arses.

Nice Donkey.

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Wed May 20, 2009 1:27 pm quote
I really shouldn't be jealous, after all I am off to the Isle of Wight with the outlaws this weekend, so that is going to be some fun

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Wed May 20, 2009 1:42 pm quote
Re: Greece
Gianni wrote:
Have a glass of Ozo for me!
Retsina or Mavrodaphne please.

Actually it's Ouzo.
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