Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:17 am

Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:17 am linkquote
Harley has a promotion to encourage riders to get out and ride their bikes called "Million Mile Monday." They designate a Monday, and riders record their mileage with the HOG website.

I would like to steal a good idea, and propose Columbus Day, Monday, 8 October 2012, as the first annual MV Million Mile Monday.

I will open a thread on Monday night for mileage numbers ONLY. Thread title will be "MV Million Mile Distance." Record your ride stories, pictures etc. here in this thread.

Here are the "rules":
Monday, take your Vespa out for a spin. Group or individual rides are acceptable; the important thing is you ride. This may be the last ride of the season for some of our northern riders.

Record the mileage of your ride, and post the mileage in the "MV Million Mile Distance" thread (number only).

Record stories of the ride, pictures, etc. in this thread, I will pull out my calculator and figure the total mileage MV riders rode on the MV Million Mile Monday, and post the total in both threads.

Here's to Monday!
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:43 pm

Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:43 pm linkquote
From a PM to me about the ride concept and to clarify:

I will open a thread on Monday night for mileage numbers ONLY. Thread title will be "MV Million Mile Distance." No stories, etc.


Record your ride stories, pictures etc. here in this, MV Million Mile Monday Ride, thread.
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:10 pm

Hooked
vino 125 >> BV 500
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 182
Location: Upper Left Coast
 
Hooked
vino 125 >> BV 500
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 182
Location: Upper Left Coast
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:10 pm linkquote
Can me and my Piaggio BV play too?
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:35 pm

Molto Verboso
2010 Vespa Volcanic Black GTS 300 Super "Marta"
Joined: 05 Apr 2012
Posts: 1757
Location: Hatfield, Pennsylvania
 
Molto Verboso
2010 Vespa Volcanic Black GTS 300 Super "Marta"
Joined: 05 Apr 2012
Posts: 1757
Location: Hatfield, Pennsylvania
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:35 pm linkquote
Crap, I'm gonna be painting my GT 200 rack, Maybe I could ride without it while it's drying. I'll just have a gap under my seat.

Nice idea, but I doubt we'll put a dent in one million miles.
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:43 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
946
Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 6164
Location: Acworth, GA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
946
Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 6164
Location: Acworth, GA
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:43 pm linkquote
Heavyvino wrote:
Can me and my Piaggio BV play too?
Absolutely - it's for ModernVespa.com *members*, not just modern Vespa riders!
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:09 pm

Ossessionato
2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3452
Location: Columbia, MD
 
Ossessionato
2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3452
Location: Columbia, MD
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:09 pm linkquote
Masala wrote:
Heavyvino wrote:
Can me and my Piaggio BV play too?
Absolutely - it's for ModernVespa.com *members*, not just modern Vespa riders!
Thank you!
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:17 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Honda NC700D Integra
Joined: 04 Oct 2006
Posts: 5026
Location: London, UK
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Honda NC700D Integra
Joined: 04 Oct 2006
Posts: 5026
Location: London, UK
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:17 am linkquote
I'll be travelling home from my boyfriend's on Monday, so should clock up an easy hundred for ya!
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:40 am

Hooked
White Squall - 2009 GTS 250 Super
Joined: 25 Jan 2011
Posts: 320
Location: NOVA
 
Hooked
White Squall - 2009 GTS 250 Super
Joined: 25 Jan 2011
Posts: 320
Location: NOVA
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:40 am linkquote
Sounds like fun. I'll have to take the long way to work.
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:58 am

Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 2893
Location: Springboro, OH
 
Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 2893
Location: Springboro, OH
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:58 am linkquote
Danners wrote:
Sounds like fun. I'll have to take the long way to work.
And the longer way home.
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:33 pm

Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:33 pm linkquote
This was the genesis of why I thought we needed a million mile Monday!

Vespa abuse alert! Vespa abuse alert! Vespa abuse alert! Vespa abuse alert!



Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:57 pm

Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 2893
Location: Springboro, OH
 
Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 2893
Location: Springboro, OH
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:57 pm linkquote
Oh the Horror! That's unforgivable...you need to ship that to me immediately.

You know, if you love something...set it free.
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:48 pm

Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
Joined: 18 Oct 2009
Posts: 3183
Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
 
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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Posts: 3183
Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:48 pm linkquote
I'm in
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:32 am

Hooked
ET4 (several)
Joined: 23 Jun 2010
Posts: 372
Location: West London, UK
 
Hooked
ET4 (several)
Joined: 23 Jun 2010
Posts: 372
Location: West London, UK
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:32 am linkquote
I'll do my usual 4 miles each way on Monday

(And, if it's not raining, I might go out for a spin at lunchtime! )

Bob
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:19 am

Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
Joined: 18 Oct 2009
Posts: 3183
Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
 
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
Joined: 18 Oct 2009
Posts: 3183
Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:19 am linkquote
I was thinking of doing a timelapse of my commute, then it struck me. The reason I was so contented is that it's a long weekend! Thanksgiving! Turkey overdose! All the family's in town.

So I'll think of something more modest for the post, and there won't be that many miles to add to the total.
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:13 pm

Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:13 pm linkquote
Just got back from my morning ride. Heading out to lunch with some freinds, so will do a ride write up later today. Great day for a long ride here on Oahu, though!
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:14 pm

Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:14 pm linkquote
MV Million Mile Distance
Posted in the wrong the thread - moved to "MV Million Mile Distance" thread.
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:38 pm

Enthusiast
Vespa GT 125
Joined: 18 Jun 2012
Posts: 50
Location: Birmingham (uk)
 
Enthusiast
Vespa GT 125
Joined: 18 Jun 2012
Posts: 50
Location: Birmingham (uk)
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:38 pm linkquote
Terrible weather here today couldn't get out until dark and still a bit slippy then.
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:31 pm

Molto Verboso
'99 PX200 & GTS300 HPE SuperSport
Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 1362
Location: Cheshire, England, UK. Still European
 
Molto Verboso
'99 PX200 & GTS300 HPE SuperSport
Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 1362
Location: Cheshire, England, UK. Still European
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:31 pm linkquote
Lovely day here up north, been busy all day so could only nip out for a quick 10 mile blast.

A bit hazy, so that's the river Mersey you can't see in the distance, with Liverpool beyond. This was my only stop, hence the lack of variety in the snaps.





Time I had a new avatar

Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:22 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 5009
Location: Charlotte, NC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 5009
Location: Charlotte, NC
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:22 pm linkquote
Cold (50) and drizzle all day. I have to get used to riding in the cooler weather again. But the 70's are back from Wednesday on!
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:28 pm

Addicted
Vespa GT 200L
Joined: 23 Dec 2008
Posts: 615
Location: Vista, CA
 
Addicted
Vespa GT 200L
Joined: 23 Dec 2008
Posts: 615
Location: Vista, CA
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:28 pm linkquote
Great Ride today 68 miles. See my post: Great Fall Ride Today



Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:38 pm

Molto Verboso
lx150
Joined: 02 Oct 2011
Posts: 1237
Location: Adrian, Mi
 
Molto Verboso
lx150
Joined: 02 Oct 2011
Posts: 1237
Location: Adrian, Mi
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:38 pm linkquote
Just got back should have put the chaps on..... burrrr
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:36 pm

Addicted
MP3 500 - Black Sunshine
Joined: 08 Oct 2011
Posts: 859
Location: Shanghai or Ventura
 
Addicted
MP3 500 - Black Sunshine
Joined: 08 Oct 2011
Posts: 859
Location: Shanghai or Ventura
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:36 pm linkquote
A busy day - drove down to Irvine, and over to Riverside before heading back home. Racked up a few miles in the saddle:



That's 333.8 towards the goal!
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:14 pm

Member
2001 Vespa ET4
Joined: 22 Oct 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Delaware
 
Member
2001 Vespa ET4
Joined: 22 Oct 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Delaware
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:14 pm linkquote
I waited until it got warm, 58F, to take my ride. Actually got my second state and did 1/4 mile of milled roadway. That's a 1/4 mile of constaint fishtailing and sideways sliding. Wow! I just love my Vespa.
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:36 pm

Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
Joined: 18 Oct 2009
Posts: 3183
Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
 
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
Joined: 18 Oct 2009
Posts: 3183
Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:36 pm linkquote
Today was the Thanksgiving long weekend.

My ride was my usual weekend jaunt along the lakeshore.

More detail and photos are posted here.
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