Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:09 pm

Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Location: california
 
Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:09 pm linkquote




Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:56 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:56 am linkquote
charlieman22 wrote:
LOL! Good times!

That was also the day we determined that 6'1" and "riding in a sidecar" are two concepts that are really not meant to go together.

Luckily(?) we were only about 1/2 a mile from my house when that happened.
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:06 am

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3337
Location: Veria, Greece
 
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Posts: 3337
Location: Veria, Greece
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:06 am linkquote
It's so nice being acknowledged for your work. Our Special and my friend's 50s got 1st place at our Greek National Vespa meeting...
Our Special in the "Racing" category and my friend's 50s in the "Custom" category...

A very "Special" project

One more smallie in the works...











Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:07 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:07 am linkquote
If those bikes didn't take first place, I'd have been amazed. Y'all have to have raised the bar with those builds

Congratulations!
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:09 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
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Location: San Diego, CA
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:09 am linkquote
let's just say my bikes won't be placing ahead of yours in this lifetime...
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:12 am

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3337
Location: Veria, Greece
 
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Location: Veria, Greece
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:12 am linkquote
Thanks Gents!!! Competition was fierce, lots of nice Vespas, but we prevailed in our categories...



Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:25 am

Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Posts: 3284
Location: california
 
Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Location: california
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:25 am linkquote
Fantastic
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:51 am

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 3284
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
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Location: Florence, OR
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:51 am linkquote
Wow - congratulations!!
Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:05 am

Not So Moderator
VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Location: Hustletown, TX
 
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Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:05 am linkquote
Rad! Congrats
Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:45 am

Hooked
1979 P200, 1960 Lambretta s2, 1975 Rally 200
Joined: 08 Feb 2020
Posts: 337
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
 
Hooked
1979 P200, 1960 Lambretta s2, 1975 Rally 200
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Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:45 am linkquote
wow, great work



Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:51 am

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
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Location: seattle/athens
Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:51 am linkquote
Well deserved, you built them both so right! I bet the competition was tough too. You got any more pics?
Tue Aug 30, 2022 12:53 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
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Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Tega Cay, SC
Tue Aug 30, 2022 12:53 pm linkquote
Good man. And, yeah, more pics.....please
Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:14 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 12200
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:14 pm linkquote
charlieman22 wrote:
you came all the way out here and didn't even bother to call?

I'm crushed.

*sad face*
Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:15 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 12200
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:15 pm linkquote
SaFiS wrote:
Thanks Gents!!! Competition was fierce, lots of nice Vespas, but we prevailed in our categories...
top marks! gorgeous scoots! well deserved wins
Sun Sep 04, 2022 6:27 pm

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Sun Sep 04, 2022 6:27 pm linkquote
Fun ride over to Kyle's (Captcha's) place with Mark and his rescued V90.



Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:14 pm

Hooked
2005 Stellalossi 177 Fe
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Location: MA
 
Hooked
2005 Stellalossi 177 Fe
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Location: MA
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:14 pm linkquote
Have been dealing with some unexpectedly short lifespans on what I figured to be higher quality goods.

1. Polini box exhaust ruptured at bracket weld. This actually started in the spring, so only lasted about 1 1/2 seasons or about 3,000 miles. Leaning toward Malossi box as replacement. Mercato has them in stock and it should be a better match for my Malossi cylinder anyway (Polini was purchased before cylinder kits were even a gleam in my eye). Still somewhat intrigued by Malossi "Power Exhaust" budget expansion pipe, also in stock at Mercato. Can anyone here speak to how loud one of those would be?

2. Pirelli Scooter Angel down to the cords after only 2 seasons and about 3,000 miles. This was on the rear. Front is wearing fine. Spare one was mounted as a rear so easy enough to change. Probably will try something else when front wears down. In the meantime, will just get another one of these.





Mon Sep 05, 2022 3:25 pm

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3119
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
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Posts: 3119
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Mon Sep 05, 2022 3:25 pm linkquote
Kowalski wrote:
Have been dealing with some unexpectedly short lifespans on what I figured to be higher quality goods.

1. Polini box exhaust ruptured at bracket weld. This actually started in the spring, so only lasted about 1 1/2 seasons or about 3,000 miles. Leaning toward Malossi box as replacement. Mercato has them in stock and it should be a better match for my Malossi cylinder anyway (Polini was purchased before cylinder kits were even a gleam in my eye). Still somewhat intrigued by Malossi "Power Exhaust" budget expansion pipe, also in stock at Mercato. Can anyone here speak to how loud one of those would be?

2. Pirelli Scooter Angel down to the cords after only 2 seasons and about 3,000 miles. This was on the rear. Front is wearing fine. Spare one was mounted as a rear so easy enough to change. Probably will try something else when front wears down. In the meantime, will just get another one of these.
Looks like tires needed to be rotated at about 1500 miles.
Mon Sep 05, 2022 3:54 pm

Hooked
2005 Stellalossi 177 Fe
Joined: 14 Jun 2020
Posts: 304
Location: MA
 
Hooked
2005 Stellalossi 177 Fe
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Mon Sep 05, 2022 3:54 pm linkquote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
Looks like tires needed to be rotated at about 1500 miles.
These are directional, so rotating would mean removing and remounting the tires. More trouble than it's worth in my book. I'll just keep replacing the rear tire until the front one is worn out too.
Tue Sep 06, 2022 4:16 pm

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
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Posts: 3119
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
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Tue Sep 06, 2022 4:16 pm linkquote
Kowalski wrote:
These are directional, so rotating would mean removing and remounting the tires. More trouble than it's worth in my book. I'll just keep replacing the rear tire until the front one is worn out too.
That's what I do on my full size motorcycle, it's usually about 2 rear to one front.
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:26 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Lucky
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Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:26 pm linkquote
Not directly scooter related, but because I'd worn them in the workshop over the weekend and gotten all sorts of dirt n' oil n' stuff on them, I cleaned and polished my boots during a conference call.

I think I overachieved.



Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:09 pm

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:09 pm linkquote
A boring conference call, eh? Nice job irregardless!

(do you take in outside work?)
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:44 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 12200
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:44 pm linkquote
ah! a man after my own heart!

nothing makes you feel like a million bucks like some fresh shine. also, you can get away with wearing combat boots with a 60's suit if they're shiny enough!
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:16 pm

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3337
Location: Veria, Greece
 
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Posts: 3337
Location: Veria, Greece
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:16 pm linkquote
Oh man, you reminded me of my daily routine when I was in the army. If the boots weren't mirrors, you'd get 5 days in the brig (denial of exit, service extension)…

*We have a 12 month mandatory military service in our country cause of our "friendly" neighbors…
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:01 am

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3119
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:01 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Not directly scooter related, but because I'd worn them in the workshop over the weekend and gotten all sorts of dirt n' oil n' stuff on them, I cleaned and polished my boots during a conference call.

I think I overachieved.
My god what do you use those for? Also what did you use to polish them? Did you cheat and use instant black liquid? When I was in the Navy I had a pair that looked like that but only came out for inspections. I wear black boots at work but not that shiny. Well blackened and lightly buffed with black kiwi polish.
Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:25 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:25 am linkquote
I quit wearing dress shoes years ago and now just say screw it and wear Doc's with a suit or whatever I happen to have on.

I used to wear them with some sort of Tux-ish thing (I have an amazing collection of velvet jackets) to my company holiday party every year, which was the culmination of a two-day all-hands. Between presenting all day, then the Holiday Party, which was actually an external-facing event (so customers & suppliers), followed by the *real* party which usually involved shutting down a 4am bar afterwards, I was on my feet for about 24 hours straight. I could never have done it in proper dress shoes.

And I do love they way the look with a black suit, white shirt, and black tie. Definitely sends a different message that it would with regular shoes. Less "sorry for your loss" and more "reservoir dogs."

As to the actual polishing, nothing fancy involved. I cleaned them off with water and a wet towel, then I used that can of Kiwi you see in the background. I've had it for more years than I care to contemplate at this point.

I used an old rag (it's a pair of my dear, departed dad's tighty whities) to apply the polish, rubbed it in good, let it dry, then buffed them with a soft brush. Finally, I went over it all with a microfiber cloth. No liquid shine or any cheating involved.

The rubbing the polish in good is the real trick. Most people just smear it on and then buff it off. You have to work it in good, then let it dry a little.

I've only had them for a few months. I bought a pair of "Docs for Life," in I think 2017. It was a program where you bought a higher-quality pair of their boots and then could swap out the boots when they wear out and they send you another pair for the price of shipping...for life. The last pair finally wore out, so I swapped them and this is the current pair. I sent my daughter a picture when they new ones arrived, so you can see what the original texture and shine of the leather was.


New boots. Who dis?

Wed Sep 07, 2022 6:15 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6698
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
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Wed Sep 07, 2022 6:15 am linkquote
Yesterday: dammit these stupid fan bolts are m7x10. Another McMaster carr order.

Yesterday afternoon: package delivered

Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:29 am

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Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:29 am linkquote
Drive by posting from Lisbon:


Hotel view


Tidy sprint


Lotsa p goodness


Ape


These buggers seem well made. Had never seen one in person.


"When I was young I had one of these! oh, if I didn't have her sent to scrap"

Sat Sep 10, 2022 3:10 am

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Sat Sep 10, 2022 3:10 am linkquote
Hahhahahahhaa
Maybe deal of the day thread?
Only 300 euros.

Needs a kit…


Bodge?

Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:34 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
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Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
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Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:34 am linkquote
*deleted sniveling post* move along

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Sun Sep 11, 2022 2:57 am

Molto Verboso
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 1457
Location: S.Salem, NY
 
Molto Verboso
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
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Location: S.Salem, NY
Sun Sep 11, 2022 2:57 am linkquote
Yesterday, I was sitting in the right lane at a light when a car squeezed passed me on the shoulder to make a right turn. I hardly ever ride in traffic like this and I thought how stupid it would be to get hit standing still.
Next light I am sitting more to the left in the right lane when,just behind me, I hear a loud BANG! Someone tried the same thing, stopped, and got rear-ended. Knocked their car within 2' of the SS. I just left when the light turned and followed a guy talking to his phone. Fucking idiots.
I pity those who deal with this on a regular basis.
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:25 am

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3119
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:25 am linkquote
Moto64 wrote:
Yesterday, I was sitting in the right lane at a light when a car squeezed passed me on the shoulder to make a right turn. I hardly ever ride in traffic like this and I thought how stupid it would be to get hit standing still.
Next light I am sitting more to the left in the right lane when,just behind me, I hear a loud BANG! Someone tried the same thing, stopped, and got rear-ended. Knocked their car within 2' of the SS. I just left when the light turned and followed a guy talking to his phone. Fucking idiots.
I pity those who deal with this on a regular basis.
Happens in Minnesota also, I've seen some stupid things. I was going to turn right, but hadn't made it to the right turn lane yet. Someone drove down the gravel shoulder to passing me on the right, through a right turn lane, intersection of county road 19, and back onto to highway 42. Speed limit there is 60 mph. I've seen this several times, one day someone turning right isn't going to notice a person driving on shoulder, or someone is going to pull up to intersection and get killed when person driving on shoulder hits drivers door.



Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:33 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
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Lucky
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Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:33 am linkquote
Many moons ago when I still lived in Austin, TX, I had a Grand Wagoneer Jeep, one of the big faux-wood panel ones with the off-road suspension package and a 350 V8 which I absolutely loved everywhere but the gas pump. Put it in L4 and that thing could drive up the wall and across the ceiling.

One morning on the way to work, I was driving in the left lane and a guy in a pickup realized he was about to miss his left turn...from the center lane.

He turned across me and I hit him more-or-less just like you described, Christopher, at about 35 MPH. Lucky for him, I hit the bed and not the cab, because I knocked the bed OFF his full-sized pickup truck. If I'd hit his driver's side door, he'd have been dead and he'd have had no one to blame but himself.

He freely admitted he hadn't even looked before (illegally) turning.

The worst part was that it totaled my jeep, too.
Sun Sep 11, 2022 6:58 am

parallelogramerist
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Sun Sep 11, 2022 6:58 am linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
Hahhahahahhaa
Maybe deal of the day thread?
Only 300 euros.

Needs a kit…
Not a bodge, just a wicker ratt scooter
Sun Sep 11, 2022 2:19 pm

Banned
2:6
Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 8347
Location: San Francisco
 
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Sun Sep 11, 2022 2:19 pm linkquote
Got a leather bag to use as a tool roll, color is not a perfect match but close enough



Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:36 pm

Molto Verboso
Joined: 29 Nov 2020
Posts: 1127
Location: Los Angeles
 
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Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:36 pm linkquote
Moto64 wrote:
Fucking idiots.
I pity those who deal with this on a regular basis.
The stories I could tell!

LAPD has taken an extreme laissez-faire approach towards street traffic enforcement here. Nothing surprises me.
Then again, I did ride off forgetting my helmet a few weeks ago.
Rode past a cop going the other direction. Just blipped his headlights and continued on.
Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:43 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 12200
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Posts: 12200
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:43 pm linkquote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
Happens in Minnesota also, I've seen some stupid things. I was going to turn right, but hadn't made it to the right turn lane yet. Someone drove down the gravel shoulder to passing me on the right, through a right turn lane, intersection of county road 19, and back onto to highway 42. Speed limit there is 60 mph. I've seen this several times, one day someone turning right isn't going to notice a person driving on shoulder, or someone is going to pull up to intersection and get killed when person driving on shoulder hits drivers door.
I love how this appears to ostensibly be in BFE. like, where in TF are you going?!? it's not like you're trying to make the light and get ahead of the next traffic pattern.

people are morons.
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:10 pm

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 3119
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
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Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:10 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
I love how this appears to ostensibly be in BFE. like, where in TF are you going?!? it's not like you're trying to make the light and get ahead of the next traffic pattern.

people are morons.
Yes, it is in BFE, in 6 miles or so there's a roundabout. I have a 12 mile commute and you can do it in 13 minutes easily.
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:34 am

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Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:34 am linkquote
Tierney wrote:
*deleted sniveling post* move along
It wasn't at all sniveling!

Hang in there man.
Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:15 am

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Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:15 am linkquote
Wind therapy on the P…



Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:05 pm

Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
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Posts: 1214
Location: Philadelphia
 
Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
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Posts: 1214
Location: Philadelphia
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:05 pm linkquote
Glad to know the moron driver crap is nationwide. I don't feel so alone now.

Passing on shoulders, passing one 2 lane roads with double yellow lines. Bike lanes are parking spots. Etc etc. humans are the worst.
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