Thu May 19, 2022 1:18 am

Addicted
2015 Vespa Primavera 50, 2021 Vespa Sprint 150
Joined: 05 May 2021
Posts: 506
Location: Naples Florida USA
 
Addicted
2015 Vespa Primavera 50, 2021 Vespa Sprint 150
Joined: 05 May 2021
Posts: 506
Location: Naples Florida USA
Thu May 19, 2022 1:18 am linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
Aye, and perfect timing for scooter weather.
New home projects can wait....

Congratulations! I love Madison,Wi! Visited there often. I love the Saturday Farmer's Market around the Capital. Fun and festive and lots of good food. Best ever! Fond memories.
Thu May 19, 2022 1:19 am

Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 1620
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 1620
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Thu May 19, 2022 1:19 am linkquote
Fixed my Supertech 🎉🛵♥️
Thu May 19, 2022 6:10 am

Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 1453
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
 
Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 1453
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Thu May 19, 2022 6:10 am linkquote
Battlestar Galactica.
Thu May 19, 2022 2:09 pm

Enthusiast
2005 GT200L: (-Jiffy5-) 2013 GTV300ie: (-RBBaron-) 2021 GTS 300 hpe
Joined: 10 Sep 2021
Posts: 87
Location: Canada
 
Enthusiast
2005 GT200L: (-Jiffy5-) 2013 GTV300ie: (-RBBaron-) 2021 GTS 300 hpe
Joined: 10 Sep 2021
Posts: 87
Location: Canada
Thu May 19, 2022 2:09 pm linkquote
Rain, wind and hail off and on again today, so some long awaited work in the garage got done. New front tire, new front shock, replaced a missing front fender bolt, and changed out the horn. Then mixed up a batch of fresh salsa for tacos tonight. All in all a pretty good day.


Onion, peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, salt&pepper.

Sun May 22, 2022 5:01 pm

Addicted
GTS (sold)
Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Posts: 926
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
 
Addicted
GTS (sold)
Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Posts: 926
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Sun May 22, 2022 5:01 pm linkquote
It was time for me to switch video streaming services (I only do 1-2 at a time), so I picked HBO to see this "Our Flag Means Death" I keep hearing marvelous things about.
Not only does it exceed expectations, but I found several movies that were on my "must catch up on" list, including Godzilla vs Kong, the latest Matrix, and a Riddick movie I didn't even know I missed.
Sun May 22, 2022 5:23 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6966
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6966
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Sun May 22, 2022 5:23 pm linkquote
Cheshire wrote:
It was time for me to switch video streaming services (I only do 1-2 at a time), so I picked HBO to see this "Our Flag Means Death" I keep hearing marvelous things about.
Not only does it exceed expectations, but I found several movies that were on my "must catch up on" list, including Godzilla vs Kong, the latest Matrix, and a Riddick movie I didn't even know I missed.

Riddick? Please tell me there are more than three....
Sun May 22, 2022 5:38 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8108
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8108
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Sun May 22, 2022 5:38 pm linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
Riddick? Please tell me there are more than three....
Chronicles is one of my favourite movies. The other two, not so much.
There are plans for Riddick 4: Furya
Sun May 22, 2022 5:42 pm

Addicted
GTS (sold)
Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Posts: 926
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
 
Addicted
GTS (sold)
Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Posts: 926
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Sun May 22, 2022 5:42 pm linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
Riddick? Please tell me there are more than three....
I didn't realize there was a third until yesterday!
Sun May 22, 2022 6:54 pm

Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 4240
Location: Tempe, AZ
 
Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 4240
Location: Tempe, AZ
Sun May 22, 2022 6:54 pm linkquote
There's a third?
Sun May 29, 2022 11:22 pm

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1803
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1803
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Sun May 29, 2022 11:22 pm linkquote
I was back in the saddle again yesterday after my 7 days isolation from Covid.

For two days I was man-down, mentally and physically exhausted. I slept 22/24!
From day 3 I felt an improvement and felt like just 'flu or a bad cold.
By day 5 I was getting in my wife's hair as usual. She got it too.

But I'm back and we had a great day at the Italian Club national day celebrations...



Mon May 30, 2022 10:35 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9690
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9690
Location: KS USA
Mon May 30, 2022 10:35 am linkquote
My darling sister in Portugal









Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:52 am

Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 1620
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 1620
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:52 am linkquote
I learnt a new word

Testiculating
Waving your arms about wildly while talking bollocks.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/submission/5599/Testiculating
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:43 pm

Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 1620
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 1620
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:43 pm linkquote
Love this pic that a friend took



Sat Jun 04, 2022 4:08 pm

Addicted
2009 GTS250, Ducati Monster M900
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 960
Location: Oceanside, CA
 
Addicted
2009 GTS250, Ducati Monster M900
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 960
Location: Oceanside, CA
Sat Jun 04, 2022 4:08 pm linkquote
Finally.

Popsicle labor.



Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:28 am

Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 673
Location: Irving, TX
 
Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 673
Location: Irving, TX
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:28 am linkquote
My boss' boss, the Executive Director of the department, acknowledged my presence this morning! He actually made eye contact and raised his coffee cup to me before he stepped on the elevator. I feel seen.
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:09 pm

Enthusiast
GTS300 Super
Joined: 07 Jun 2020
Posts: 61
Location: TN
 
Enthusiast
GTS300 Super
Joined: 07 Jun 2020
Posts: 61
Location: TN
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:09 pm linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
Riddick? Please tell me there are more than three....
There's an animated series too.
Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:21 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1803
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1803
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:21 am linkquote
It was yesterday. My Vespa guru buddy and I went to a HOG get together by invitation of a Vespisti who is also a HOG member.

When we arrived, every model and manner of H-D was in gleaming attendance, with riders proudly strutting about in their regalia.
We innocuously rode quietly past the premier personifications of American Iron and found a spot off to the side to park our GTS machines.

Standing by our Vespas, we hadn't even removed our helmets when two VERY hot young ladies in H-D gear came RUNNING up to us.
They greeted us with broad smiles on their faces and a faraway dreamy look in their eyes.

"These are the COOLEST bikes here today... by far!" they said.

Two overweight old farts over 50 on Vespas drew the attention of the prime of H-D pillions in an instant.

Sorry HOGs... VESPAS RULE !
Sun Jun 12, 2022 4:09 am

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2625
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2625
Location: Minneapolis USA
Sun Jun 12, 2022 4:09 am linkquote
Fud,

I think you drew that response from the ladies because
you are such a "Stud-Muffin". Classic look of Vespa just
rounded out the look.

Bob Copeland
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:53 pm

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1730
Location: Central New York
 
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1730
Location: Central New York
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:53 pm linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
Fud,

I think you drew that response from the ladies because
you are such a "Stud-Muffin". Classic look of Vespa just
rounded out the look.

Bob Copeland
Bob is that one "Stud-Muffin" talking about another "Stud-Muffin"?

I have actually seen similar reactions from attendees at some bike shows, all kinds of Harleys and other bike and who get stuck having to chat with people? My wife with the GTV300. And they almost seem to ignore my Sportster with the sidecar sitting next to it!
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:59 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8108
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8108
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:59 pm linkquote
I just googled "Do a barrel roll".
Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:04 pm

Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Posts: 1569
Location: Minneapolis MN
 
Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Posts: 1569
Location: Minneapolis MN
Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:04 pm linkquote
2 pair of Cortech Lolo Leggings shipped out today.

🤞🏻 that I can pour myself into them
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:42 pm

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1803
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1803
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:42 pm linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
Fud,

I think you drew that response from the ladies because
you are such a "Stud-Muffin". Classic look of Vespa just
rounded out the look.

...or else it was the "I love boobies" buff I was wearing.

(PS - iloveboobies.co.za is a non-profit that fund-raises to enable breast cancer screenings among rural and other disadvantaged communities.)
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:31 am

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41062
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41062
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:31 am linkquote
A few weeks ago, I found out the reason one of the head gaskets had given way in our 2005 Subaru Outback - a head bolt thread in the aluminum block had stripped. OK, that pissed me off, but what's cheering me up no end is that I managed to repair it with a Time-Sert. The kit costs $530, but I found the one place in the US that offers a 30-day hire for $129, postage included. Engine (and therefore old car) hopefully saved from the scrapyard - I've yet to button up the engine and re-install it, so fingers still crossed. The scary bit is done though!
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:16 pm

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1803
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1803
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:16 pm linkquote
In the bottom shelf of my cupboard is a little bag containing the saddest group ever...
The Single Sock Society.

Yesterday I found another few lost single socks that my wife had put away.
With care, I managed to reunite three pairs !
(Cue music: "Oh Happy Day..." )

I also darned another two to give them an extension of life.

When I was in basic training in the Navy in the early 70's, I was the only one in the bungalow who could actually sew. I never had to polish boots...

I kept myself busy by going on to make two pots of soup for the family.
A hearty Scotch Broth (my favourite) and my daughter's favourite - Potato, leek and celery.

Simple pleasures.



Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:36 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1803
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1803
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:36 am linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
Fud,

I think you drew that response from the ladies because
you are such a "Stud-Muffin". Classic look of Vespa just
rounded out the look.

Bob Copeland
In my case, I think SPUD-muffin is more appropriate!
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:01 pm

Addicted
1979 P200E, 2006 Piaggio Fly 150, 2010 GTS 300 Super
Joined: 03 Oct 2013
Posts: 622
Location: Atlanta
 
Addicted
1979 P200E, 2006 Piaggio Fly 150, 2010 GTS 300 Super
Joined: 03 Oct 2013
Posts: 622
Location: Atlanta
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:01 pm linkquote
I saw a Plum Crazy 150 today and thought about Judy. Though she is sorely missed, I remembered how lucky I was to have met her here and corresponded.
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:07 pm

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1730
Location: Central New York
 
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1730
Location: Central New York
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:07 pm linkquote
DucatiSS wrote:
I saw a Plum Crazy 150 today and thought about Judy. Though she is sorely missed, I remembered how lucky I was to have met her here and corresponded.
Often think of Judy when I see shows on TV about Hawaii. As I have often said spending a good part of a day with her was the highlight of a 28 day South Pacific Cruise.
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:17 am

Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 673
Location: Irving, TX
 
Addicted
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 673
Location: Irving, TX
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:17 am linkquote
Yet another reason I love my job:

Last night my wife and I went to pick out new glasses. I selected a frame, then went with progressive lenses & the usual coatings. I skipped the transitional lenses this time, because it's just not worth it to me. The total came to $295. I paid then my wife did hers. Another staff member and I were talking, and I mentioned I worked for the local school district. She said that usually the school district employees insurance covers most or all of the costs. So we checked. I was covered by insurance.

So we canceled the previous order and re-entered it under insurance. I only had to pay a $5 co-pay.
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