First ride!
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LX 150
Joined: 24 Feb 2010
Posts: 26
Location: Enid, Oklahoma
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:44 am quote
It may not seem epic to most, but it was for me. I've been waiting to get a Vespa for over six years, now, and I finally took the plunge! My LX 150 arrived last night! I studied up on the manual and took it out on the streets this morning.

At first, I thought I'd just be taking it around the block a time or two to get used to the feel and handling (I'd never ridden a motorcycle or scooter in my life!), but I soon threw that idea out the window. It was so smooth and easy to balance and maneuver! So I took about a four-mile round trip tour of my neighborhood. I even rode over to my mom's house to show off. :]

I really had so much fun in the short amount of time I spent on the 150 this morning. There is next to no learning curve (except getting the scoot off the center stand...) and it was such a joyous and pleasant experience. And it was certainly nice to have some wind blowing on me on this hot, muggy Oklahoma day!

I can't wait to get back out there later on today...but now I have to go help set up a dinosaur skeleton. Today is a day of adventures!
Hooked
Vespa 2010 GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 20 Mar 2010
Posts: 237
Location: Lodi, CA
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:12 am quote
Yay for you!! Congratulations and welcome! I remember when I rode my scooter for the very first time too, it was exhilirating!! I don't think I wiped the smile off my face for the rest of the day

Have fun out there, ride safe!

oh, and good luck with the dino skeleton
Ossessionato
2013 Honda NC700XD
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3401
Location: Columbia, MD
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:49 am quote
Congrats! The smiles while riding don't go away! I still grin like an idiot while riding my vespa!

Enjoy your scoot and keep the shiny side up!
Enthusiast
2010 LX150 & 2005 GTL 200
Joined: 21 Apr 2010
Posts: 77
Location: Memphis, TN
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:16 pm quote
That is great...I was terrified the day I bought my LX150. Within a few days I was hooked! I ride everyday to work, the cage (4 door sedan) never gets out of the carport anymore. poor thing ;(
I would love to see 50% of the commuters on 2 wheels in the next few years! Thanks for getting the percentage up there. Enjoy your ride!!!!
Member
LX 150, 300 super!!
Joined: 26 Dec 2008
Posts: 31
Location: Inland Empire, California
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:14 pm quote
Enjoy and stay safe out there! I don't know how it is out your way, but there are alot of crazy cage drivers out there! and yes it is LOTS of fun!
Hooked
2007 Dragon Red Vespa 250ie
Joined: 09 Jun 2010
Posts: 137
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:36 pm quote
I too am hooked. I put on just over 1300 miles in 21 days and I work at home...so they are all "fun" miles. Last time I took the car, I had to remove the spider webs.
Molto Verboso
2007 GT200L Graphite Black
Joined: 27 Jun 2009
Posts: 1869
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:39 pm quote
I still remember my first day of riding and I thought the same thing as you....it was so easy and fun!
Banned
GTS 250ie - SHINY YELLOW
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 3101
Location: Sunny Southern California
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:51 pm quote
Good for you
My first scooter was a et4 and it took me everywhere. Please buy a riding
jacket, boots about the ankles, gloves and a full face helmet to be safe,
most of all ride within your comfort zone. Welcome new rider*
Hooked
T5 and now a 2010 300 super
Joined: 17 Jan 2006
Posts: 157
Location: La Habra, Ca
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:49 pm quote
The first time is the best - wear protection
Banned
Joined: 08 Jul 2010
Posts: 2

Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:11 pm quote
My first time to ride one was not too easy!
Hooked
2007 Dragon Red Vespa 250ie
Joined: 09 Jun 2010
Posts: 137
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:26 am quote
rein08....Were their issues with your first ride?
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GTS 250ie - SHINY YELLOW
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 3101
Location: Sunny Southern California
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:47 am quote
rein08 wrote:
My first time to ride one was not too easy!
What size scooter do you ride?
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