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Veni, Vidi, Posti
Honda CTX 700 DN Automatic Motorcycle
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Here comes another new year. A.M.F. 2013.

My inner child is looking forward to How to Train Your Dragon 2.

My scooter soul is looking forward to more riding next spring with more scooter friends.

My PTW brain is looking foward to the International Motorcycle Show to help get me through this long cold winter. And a few other projects.

What are you all looking forward to in the upcoming year?
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Ah, no concrete plans yet, though scooter-wise want to actually show up at some events rather than just read about them. Maybe I'll actually run into you in Lake Geneva or somewhere. Also want to take longer solo rides, which I haven't done much of.

Maybe finally get the trip in to Italy I've put off for several years.

And, get some backyard chickens! They're actually waiting for me at my mom's farm. I can have the pick of the litter, so to speak.

I almost pulled the trigger on a larger Vespa on Craigslist this year, but talked myself out of it as I couldn't find time to go check it out. Can't say I'll have the same restraint next year.
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eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
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list
My Birthday.

Ironbutt 3

Amerivepsa

Ironbutt 4

Pee Wee Hermans much awaited return.

Bill X
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
T5s
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Location: The West Of Yorkshire ... Gods Country
 
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T5s
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justin hawkins
summer if its like this year n getting me t5 back on the road
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saggezza di scala
2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
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Location: Israel
 
saggezza di scala
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2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
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Breathing.
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Grievance Farmer
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Grievance Farmer
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PX 150 in vintage red.
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If I could control my future as much as I'd like to:

I look forward to moving to the west coast or someplace exciting. Getting a dream job where I solve peoples' problems. Enjoying seeing my kids grow and learn new things. Getting my wife to OK another Vespa or maybe a nice Triumph Bonneville. Some small building projects in our new home. Making some good friends and celebrating milestones.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Arse in the sand, toes in the sea.
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Sir Frets-A-Lot
Vespa GT250ie/L, Honda Ruckus 50, Honda NT700V, Honda CB125
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Scoot - riding the GT more. I didn't ride it much this year, for a variety of reasons, and I think I need to fix that. I also am dreaming of a pipe I won't get, but whatever.

Family - my daughter and I will start exploring more. Our mobility will be higher with a car next year, that'll make a big difference.

Personal - Gonna push my photography business more. This is exciting to me. I also look forward to my day job developing, building out my team, doing stuff like that.
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2006 PX 150 & Malossi Kitted Malaguti Yesterday (Wife's)
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Treppenwitz wrote:
Breathing.
^^^^ At my age, this is top of the list.

Looking forward to the annual confab of the Vespa Club del Mediterraneo. Wonderful folks sharing wonderful fun.

Seeing all my friends and family enjoy good times and good health.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
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2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
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Getting my passport renewed after two years of limiting travel to the US.

Traveling through Western Canada while running the entire Scooter Cannonball Run 2014.

Traveling to Switzerland, Germany and Italy with my family.

A trip to Bermuda to show my daughter the place of her birth.

Taking a very long ride on the Honda.

I might not be able to do all of them in 2014, but it is all part of an effort to enjoy life more. A continuation of the what I started in 2013.
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World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Hoping that my health stays the same. Testing out my new knee on some good New England hikes. Welcoming my 60th b'day in a month. Both my parents died at 45 so i'm the first in my nuclear family to reach the big 60. Hanging out with my friends and maybe some more traveling. Riding my scooter as much as possible.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Re: list
Bill Dog wrote:
Pee Wee Hermans much awaited return.

Bill X
Pee Wee's back? Think I'll add that to my list too. Clown emoticon
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Ossessionato
2005 GT 200
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Location: Montgomery,Alabama
 
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2005 GT 200
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I am looking forward to riding my scooter and exploring more of my home state(Alabama). I aspire to get a photo of my scooter in front of the courthouses of each county seat in all 67 counties. It may seem crazy to some but I love adventure. Why do I want to do it? It would be fun and I would have a goal to achieve during the trip(s). I plan to spread it out over numerous weekends and maybe camp out some too. I would love to do all the state capitols too but don't think I'll be able to. I can however live vicariously through all of you.
Show us your state capitol(USA)
Show us your national capitol
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Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
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2009 GTS 250ie "Jigokuchou" 2001 ET2 "Luna"
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I'm looking forward to playing scooter tag with my sister.
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2005 GT 200
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2005 GT 200
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ravenlore, scooter tag is really fun. It gives you a reason(excuse) to get out, ride and take photos. Participate in the nationwide scooter tag if you feel so inclined -
NATIONWIDE Scooter Tag USA
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Molto Verboso
2016 Piaggio BV-350
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Health - have my bariatric surgery and improve my overall health

Family - enjoy my two kids as much as I can, inject some fun back into my life!

Travel - LA as always (family), I'd love to go back to Hong Kong or Japan next year too, also a trip to Sri Lanka

Personal - pass my part 1 and part 2 tests, move up to a bigger motorcycle. I've decided on retro - either a Bonnie, or Kawasaki W800. I'll keep my LX too.

That is how I hope 2014 shapes up for me.

We should visit this thread a year from now and see how close we all came to our goals and aspirations.
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Buddy 150
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Buddy 150
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Financial stability...and a PX150 in vintage red................
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GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
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Al Davis wrote:
Financial stability...and a PX150 in vintage red................
Aren't those two items mutually exclusive?
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Molto Verboso
2016 Piaggio BV-350
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Molto Verboso
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2016 Piaggio BV-350
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Al Davis wrote:
Financial stability...and a PX150 in vintage red................
very nice Al, very nice. I love those PX's.

Financial stability - that's pretty much the key for the rest of our wishes to fall in place, isn't it? It takes money to afford the things we want in life, things beyond love...

Best of luck for 2014 Al.
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Buddy 150
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Buddy 150
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Here is a less narcissistic wish. I wish the best of fortune to those I love and the dear friends I have met on this forum.
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next year
rounding out the new/old et4 i just got (2002 with only 88 miles),,,yay!! ,,,and since i live in california no shifty vespas ,,so a (gasp) stella 4t is in the cards for me next year
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Hooked
2012 Buddy 170i and blue Stella 4T
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Location: So.Cal
 
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What I want for next year: 1)A safe trip to and from Korea to LAX,
2)To quit drumming altogether (fat chance of that one, even though I'm bored of it.)
3)To learn to play the bamboo flute better (both bansuri and dizi.)
4)The Primavera.
And that's pretty much it.......
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Hooked
2012 Buddy 170i and blue Stella 4T
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Re: next year
cyborg wrote:
rounding out the new/old et4 i just got (2002 with only 88 miles),,,yay!! ,,,and since i live in california no shifty vespas ,,so a (gasp) stella 4t is in the cards for me next year
The Stella isn't that bad. Just the 08'-09' ones that had the most problems.
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Buddy 150
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Drum Pro wrote:
What I want for next year: 1) To quit drumming altogether (fat chance of that one, even though I'm bored of it.)
As a bassist myself, please don't quit. Find a new group to play with!
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Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS sold, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS sold, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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  • getting down to a decent weight
  • May in Tuscany
  • commuting on my GTS
  • moving to Toronto
  • meeting more MVers
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Hooked
300GTS, 06 Honda Big Ruckus, 06/08 Morphesty and a 13 650 Burgman
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Well my work closed after a 34 year career. I was hoping for a few more but ....
So for next year I think about a nice trip. China and surrounding asian countries. Bali or Australia. I will go for 3-4 months.
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Hooked
2009 Vespa GTS 250ie
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
 
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- Finding a full time house gig as a Chief Engineer or Technical Director: No more touring or seasonal venue work

- Getting the GTS250 fully- rebuilt to 100%

- *possibly* riding to AmeriVespa

- Getting back in shape now that I have the time and, for the first time in my living in the US, actual health insurance!!!!

- *possibly* looking into buying a small house if the first part of the list comes to be
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The new Godzilla movie.

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BV 350
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Location: Talmage, CA
 
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BV 350
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Having the "Bonneville Bee" live up to its true potential and runn a 155 right off the trailer, play more gigs with my band, JoJo Way, and of course, more scootin'!
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 GTS
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2007 GTS
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the scootercannonball.
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Hooked
1979 Vespa P200E
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1979 Vespa P200E
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I'm hoping to get my P200 back together and also buy a BMW i3 EV.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
63 GS160 MK1 / GT60 / Sean Wotherspoon
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Our Son Jordan taking control of VSO.

More time off.

3 months of radiation starting in January to make me completely cancer free.

Health and happiness for friends and family.

Peace on Earth.

Happy New Year!

Best,
SDG
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Grievance Farmer
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Al Davis wrote:
As a bassist myself, please don't quit. Find a new group to play with!
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Piaggio BV350
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More travelling with wife and travel trailer.
More mild weather scooter riding and more scooter commuting.
Hitting 65 next month.
Staying above ground and breathing. Sigh emoticon Sigh emoticon
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Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red,2020 Zero SR/S, Zeus, Electric Dragon
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2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red,2020 Zero SR/S, Zeus, Electric Dragon
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Riding both bikes, hanging out with scooter tribe in Greece, attending son's wedding, finish emptying nest, learning something new.
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Hooked
GTV250, PX150 & LX50
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Location: Virginia
 
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GTV250, PX150 & LX50
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Easter in Portugal with my family and four other families of friends from Spain.
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2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
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2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
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Meeting more MV members in person. The four members I have met so far have been a lot of fun and very friendly.
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1985 T5, 1978 50 Special, 1985 Honda Elite 150, 1965 Honda C100, 2007 Vino 125
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Location: Home of the Mayo Clinic
 
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Scootin'/commutin' on the new T5

More time camping and hiking with my lovely family

Get rid of my belly
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