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I've been planning my scooter purchase a long time now -- starting back in 2011 when they started building the metro line extension out towards me in Reston VA. I had planned to wait until I could make my commute a scoot to the metro stop before buying my scooter (I can no longer remember why!!), but they delayed starting the line from Dec 1 to probably April 1, and I couldn't wait any longer. Just before Thanksgiving I purchased an LX150 brand new from Fredericksburg Motor Sports, and earlier today took a uhaul van down to pick her up. I just got back from my first ride, and I really can't fathom why I thought waiting until the metro opened was a good idea. I'm in love with scooting! Sadly we're due to get "wintry mix" of snow, sleet and freezing rain tomorrow, so this will be not only my first ride, but also my last ride for at least a week. I'll be praying for a return to clear weather -- cold I can take, up to a point.

Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone here, both for answering some of my questions I posted, but also for providing tons of information over the years that I turned up in searches on this site. You made me feel so much better prepared for this experience.

I know -- you want pictures! My husband took some as I scooted away, and as soon as I get from him, I will post.
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300GTS, 06 Honda Big Ruckus, 06/08 Morphesty and a 13 650 Burgman
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300GTS, 06 Honda Big Ruckus, 06/08 Morphesty and a 13 650 Burgman
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Welcome to scootin. We all knew you would be an addict as soon as you first took off on your first ride. Nice choice of scooters. enjoy
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2012 GTV 300 & LXV 150
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Welcome. I'll bet you've had trouble sleeping, unless you're dreaming about riding that new scoot.

The LX 150 is a very nice choice. Update your profile specifying your ride, and post some pics!

Be safe.
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LXV 150 GTV 250
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Your love will grow the longer you ride.

I ride an LXV 150 almost every day.
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2010 Vespa Volcanic Black GTS 300 Super "Marta"
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2010 Vespa Volcanic Black GTS 300 Super "Marta"
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Grats on your LX150! If you let your husband ride it, he'll want one of his own. Riding with a partner is twice as nice.

You didn't mention your riding experience, but a Motorcycle Safety course will benefit you enormously. Besides an insurance discount, it'll give you new skills and confidence to battle the mean streets.

And...
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Thank you -- I took an MSF course in October and got my license then. I'm taking an additional "seat time" class in January. Info about the training was one of the many pieces of good advice I got here

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2005 GT 200
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Congratulations Xine! That is a beautiful color.
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Welcome and congrats on your first ride!! That is a very nice color.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Welcome to MV, Xine. Nice scooter....sounds like love to me.

Hope you can get a bit of riding in before it all falls apart. It's about zero right now in the upper Midwest. Crying or Very sad emoticon
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2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E, 2010 ThunderFly 190 (SOLD) 2015 Yamaha SMax (SOLD)
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Congratulations on your new scoot. Enjoy it and stay safe.
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lx150
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lx150
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That color reminds me to pack a camera, a bottle of wine, some sandwiches ....have fun.

Remember its is an adventure!
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Yummy. I love the look of the aquamarine LX. Enjoy your new ride!
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2011 LX150ie two tone expresso
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congrats on your new 150, reat choice. i've had mine for three years and couldn't be happier. its been flawless. your color choice...beautiful. enjoy and be safe. caution: very addictive. merry christmas also.
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2012 GTV 300 & LXV 150
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Ahhh. Nice color. Your face must hurt from smiling.
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2001 ET4 150 Red, 2010 GTS 300 Volcano Black, 2013 BV 350 Silver/Black
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Welcome, that's a great choice of scooter and a sweet color too. Enjoy!

I hope it's a short winter so you won't have to wait long to be able to ride every day.
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Welcome to MV from the Great White North. Nice choice. The LX150 is a great bike.
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2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 2004 Vespa ET4, 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan, 2001 Kawasaki W650, 2023 Honda Trail 125.
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Welcome to the essential tool for every modern Vespa owner! I started with an LX150 and remember the giddy excitement of taking my first ride. Not much difference in excitement between the first one many years ago and the one I took today.

Ride safe!
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300 GTV i.e.
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Welcome and congrats. I was love struck only two months ago, so I completely understand.
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Shalom and welcome from Israel!
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Welcome to MV and double wow on the color. Clap emoticon
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2007 GTS 250ie 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 803 2005 Sportster 883XL 2010 GTS 300ie
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Welcome from the Mid-West where the snow and the cold has already rolled on in. Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down, have fun and be safe.



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Very nice color. The LX'S rock. Your going to have so much fun. I see a Blue Ridge PKWY ride in your future. Have fun and be careful out there. Glad you finally got one. 8)
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Welcome to the forum! Keep that smile going...
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Congrats, I know exactly what you are feeling. I adopted my GTS300 October 4th and constantly think about riding. Ride safely and continue to enjoy.
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Good lookin' scoot! Welcome!
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Welcome to another LX150 gal!!
Hey, there, Xine,

Sounds like we have some things in common. I bought my 2009 LX150 off Craigslist about a year ago. Does you husband ride, too? If so, you are for sure a lucky gal.

What winter gear do you have? I just ordered the Tucano Urbano Termoscud and handlebar muffs. I still need to make a decision about which jacket, gloves, pants to buy. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

Well, congratulations on your new Vespa!

Safe scooting,

Lynda
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Mia Dolce II 2017 GTV 300, Ragazzo Vespa 946, Il Pazzo BV 350, & Mia Dolce GTV 250 -sold-
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Welcome and congratulations! So Google DC Spin Doctors (a scooter Meetup group in NoVA/DC/MD) and you'll know about all the rides we organize. You just missed 110 miles through Fairfax County on Saturday, but we usually get together at least twice a month. You'll enjoy the crew and learn a lot.
+++ on you for the MSF course
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Lynda -- so far my winter gear is limited to very warm winter motorcycle gloves and a warm coat. I just ordered a neck gaiter so I don't have to mess with a scarf blowing in the wind (I almost lose them half the time while walking, no way I'm going to try to mess with a scarf while scooting). But I've been researching on this wonderful MV resource and am seriously thinking about the Termoscud and the mitts that affix to the handlebars -- let me know how you like yours. To be honest, my regular commute is short enough I'm not so worried about the cold other than my hands, but I will need something to keep my pants dry. I'm willing to skip riding on days that are snowy, icy, or otherwise seem unsafe, but there will be days when rain comes through, and I don't want to have to go to plan B commuting arrangements every time it rains.

By the way, I'm originally from Massachusetts, and I'll bet the Cape is a wonderful place to ride!

Daily -- thank you! I was wondering if there was any local scooter club -- none is listed in the MV list of scooter clubs (or maybe I only checked VA and not DC). Anyway, thanks for the tip! I am not quite up for a 100 mile ride yet, but by spring time I should be!

Xine
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Xine, I recommend the lap apron that you wear like a quilted skirt., I have the opposite, a Termoscud that fits airtight to my specific bike. You see where this is going. A lap robe is yours forever, a Termoscud gets sold with the scooter.
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2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
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Welcome to MV!
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Xine... not for the faint of heart but in Great Falls Seneca Road to Beach Mill back to Georgetown Pike is awesome. Then Katie Kelly's to calm down.
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LX 150
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LX 150
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LX 150
Nice choice of scooter and color! I have an 09 in silver and rode it almost every day this summer. It's true, the more you ride it, the more you will love it!
Enjoy!
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2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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BTW i have almost 25k on my LX ('07 Daring Plum). Nope i hate it. Laughing emoticon Their awesome
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LXV150ie
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LXV150ie
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Welcome! What a beautiful scoot. Enjoy.
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2006 GTS 250ie, Buddy 125
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Congratulations!!! I LOVE the color. Now if they made a GTS that color...
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sanogeo1 wrote:
Welcome to MV and double wow on the color. Clap emoticon
Make that a triple. Welcome to MVland from across the pond.
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