Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:31 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8206
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8206
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:31 pm linkquote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
Sayre looks like a perfect location for some sort of zombie apocalypse film.
Looks like they've been through already!
Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:41 pm

Member
2018 Gts touring
Joined: 25 Oct 2021
Posts: 49
Location: Ohio
 
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2018 Gts touring
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Posts: 49
Location: Ohio
Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:41 pm linkquote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
Sayre looks like a perfect location for some sort of zombie apocalypse film.
Sadly most of the small towns I've been through are like that… I visited a thrift store and the woman who owns it explained to me most of the buildings are owned by the city and rent them cheaply to bring in tourists for revenue but the what's keeping these towns alive are Marijuana dispensaries.. they average 10 per town
Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:13 am

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2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4889
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
 
Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4889
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:13 am linkquote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
Sayre looks like a perfect location for some sort of zombie apocalypse film.
Small towns were built for a different era.

They were largely to serve the surrounding farming community as a place to buy feed, equipment and stuff for the family.

Now farms that used to have fifty employees can now get the same work done with two or three.

And everything can be purchased on line.

Or at a Walmart or a Dollar Store if the town is too small for a Walmart.

In Florida, most small towns that still have active downtowns either have a prison nearby or have a tourist trade.

Regardless, it is sad to see these vacant towns.

Bill
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:53 pm

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2018 Gts touring
Joined: 25 Oct 2021
Posts: 49
Location: Ohio
 
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2018 Gts touring
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Posts: 49
Location: Ohio
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:53 pm linkquote
This town Sedalia was a pleasant surprise… very clean lots bistros and retail shops..seems to be a thriving town









Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:02 am

Hooked
2019 Primavera 150, 2019 Honda Super Cub 125, 2017 Honda Metropolitan, 1965 Honda Super Cub 50 CA102
Joined: 15 Dec 2019
Posts: 357
Location: NE Ohio, USA
 
Hooked
2019 Primavera 150, 2019 Honda Super Cub 125, 2017 Honda Metropolitan, 1965 Honda Super Cub 50 CA102
Joined: 15 Dec 2019
Posts: 357
Location: NE Ohio, USA
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:02 am linkquote
I see the building with the tower is on the Ohio Street. A reminder of home?

Chris from CLE
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:31 am

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2018 Gts touring
Joined: 25 Oct 2021
Posts: 49
Location: Ohio
 
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2018 Gts touring
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Location: Ohio
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:31 am linkquote
ChrisFromCLE wrote:
I see the building with the tower is on the Ohio Street. A reminder of home?

Chris from CLE
Franklin castle?? Lol… I will be home today.., it's been a great trip
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:50 am

Enthusiast
300GTS Supertech & 300GTS Touring
Joined: 27 Jun 2020
Posts: 55
Location: Alabama
 
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300GTS Supertech & 300GTS Touring
Joined: 27 Jun 2020
Posts: 55
Location: Alabama
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:50 am linkquote
I like that penny-farthing cycle artwork near the mail box - pretty cool. I've never ridden on one but would like to some day.

As CAP'T GARY says - heat exhaustion will sneak up on you. When we moved from Michigan to Alabama, all the locals warned me about the heat. But I'm weird...I actually like it and don't really suffer when it's 100 degrees or more. I just go into "low power" mode where everything I do is slow and relaxed, and then it's just fine. Many years ago I worked in an iron foundry (pouring ramp and other areas), back before worker safety was a thing, and that job pretty much acclimated me to any heat intensive environment. But do keep in mind when heat exhaustion happens, it will take you down in a hurry.
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:57 am

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2018 Gts touring
Joined: 25 Oct 2021
Posts: 49
Location: Ohio
 
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2018 Gts touring
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Posts: 49
Location: Ohio
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:57 am linkquote
Day 11
Sadly the trip is over.as sore and tired as I am I wasn't home an hour and went for a short ride.I don't want to stop.Met lots of nice folks along the way and I can't wait to do it again. A good wash and detail and oil change is needed…them I'm gonna wash and service the Vespa… lol
Thanks everyone!!
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:15 pm

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Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2270
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
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Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2270
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:15 pm linkquote
I'm glad you found your Vespa in Phoenix, as it allowed us to meet you. Don't be a stranger!
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:46 pm

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2018 Gts touring
Joined: 25 Oct 2021
Posts: 49
Location: Ohio
 
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2018 Gts touring
Joined: 25 Oct 2021
Posts: 49
Location: Ohio
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:46 pm linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
I'm glad you found your Vespa in Phoenix, as it allowed us to meet you. Don't be a stranger!
I will be back!! It was great to meet you guys
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