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Head on over to 2strokebuzz for all the details!

http://2strokebuzz.com/2012/11/27/201213-cold-weather-challenge
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Hope to see a lot of nsm participation on this one, we actually have real prizes this time!
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Would love to but it's yet to actually be cold here, suppose to be 65 today, it's almost December, we should be digging out of 12 inches of snow by now.
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I remembered this post and thought I'd give it a try.

So I went for a ride in the snow, froze my thumbs off only to get back home and read the post all over again realizing the challenge is only for americans (and canadians..).

What a bummer.

Anyway.. Here's my proof:
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Not too cold, but quite cold (-13C should be around 8F, I think.):
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Magg! What a great shot of that Vespa,

Looks fantastic.
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cool knobbies! get it? cool? lol Laughing emoticon
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Magg that's a killer bike, great pic, great story you have! Always glad when you share!
Cheers and 8F is pretty darn cold!
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Sweet pictures! And even sweeter scoot! Shipping is what kills it for prizes but I'll give you an honorable mention!
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Magg,

Great picture!

Love the script on the panel: "Support your local fat-arsed Italian".
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nice pics Magg, the pics make me wanna ride with you in snow as well

have a nice showy day and cheer mate
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Magg,

What color is that?

Could you post some more pictures when convenient?
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What color is that?
That's the first owners rattle can (yellow) paint job from 1962 after he crashed it. It's a really bad paint job. Underneath the floor mat it's metallic blue like every other swedish 150 GL Touring (vgla)

The second owner sold it to me a couple of years ago. He'd kept the scoot in his barn since 1974 when it didn't pass the swedish road inspection because of bad brakes.


Here's another picture:
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Home made studded (slightly longer than legal, but super grip!) tyres:
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Damn, no sidecars. And Guiseppe (my VBA) does not go out in the snow. I guess I'll have to stay home in the warm house.
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another take....
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that looks like ALot! of fun.
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jamesjohn wrote:
that looks like ALot! of fun.
I thought so JJ. but it looks like it's kinda gonna break in 1/2! I want Maggs bike! I like everything about it.
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I like everything about it.
Agreed. Hey Magg, what gauges are you running there? CHT and EGT? Or something else?
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I think Magg wins the contest hands down!
......great scooter(and tires)



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another take....
Replace the skis with a couple of tyres, and you have a poor mans mp3..

Mp3's, by the way, seem to be a very popular all year scooter over here. During winter everyone but the MP3 riders and the police seem to put away their bikes.

Those guages are a tacho and an egt. Unfortunately they don't work any more after a junky tried to rip them off my bike.
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Seems to fit here. More: SAME THREAD, 2010 version
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Imagine the work involved putting all those studs into the tyre!

These are a lot more simple to mount.

1100 or 3000B work for scooter tyres. They're tipped with carbide. We did a burnout with those tyres on top of a manhole cover at our club's christmas party. Some of the rubber was burnt, but all of the 50 or so studs stayed in place and and dug a nice little hole in the manhole cover.
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-13c is cold. Today i went for a ride and it was 45f.
But a slight mist or light rain. So it felt nippy.
Years ago i used to ride my Vespa in the snow in Canada. People thought i was weird. Funny how some things don't change.
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Magg how is that light on the front powered? Great looking bike too!
I've ridden in the snow just once... not that there was enough to build up on the ground. And it only lasted half an hour... but I can say that I've done it. That was a few years ago and I think that was the last time we had snow here.
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The coldest I've ever ridden is was around 23F. I'll never do it again unless I'm running from something for my life.
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