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I'm 4 weeks into Vespa ownership, and today was the first time I've taken a single picture of my LX. That's very uncharacteristic of me when I get a new toy - usually it's all about washing it right away and then taking lots and lots of pictures to send to friends and family.

I guess with the Vespa, I really have just been too happy riding to want to actually *stop*, get off, and snap pictures! At any rate, I took a short ride out to a town near San Jose called Alviso. It's located right at the edge of the San Francisco Bay, and it's somewhat of a ghost town now. It used to be the main Port of San Jose (per my friend, a local), but some interesting geographical anomalies have left it below sea level and, for the most part, on its way down as a town. Lots of boarded up buildings and fences with "Keep Out" signs, but in my opinion, it only adds further to the charm of this interesting little town tucked right into the heart of Silicon Valley.

Without further adieu, here are a few pictures I took while out there of my new scoot:

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Gorgeous! I really like that green. Congrats on the great scooter, and thanks for posting pics!

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Great!
Wow great pictures! Oh, and since green is my favorite color....I need not say more. Oh, but I will any how. That is one good looking scoot....I know you're proud!

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Nice. You shoulda came by the diner in Los Gatos today for the brunch meetup. Coulda compared our scoots.


off topic: Have you been to the ghost town Drawbridge by following the train tracks in Alviso? went there 3 summers ago.
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Great pictures of your scooter! I think you chose your location very well. Congrats on your new ride, Beale.
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Very nice, thanks for posting them! The windscreen looks great on your scooter.
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now, GO RIDE!!!!

that countryside is almost as beautiful as the scooter!!
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Beautiful scoot. Almost got that color. I hear you on the pics. I still need to get some of mine and post them. Every time i think about it we have sprinkles and cloudy skies. Some tropical storm were getting the tail end of. Hurricane season is here
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My sincerest thanks to everyone for all the compliments! There really aren't words to express how much fun I've been having with this scooter. I absolutely love it!

Sarah - thanks for your compliments on the Piaggio Flyscreen. I had to have it. It was on another bike in the showroom at the same time mine was, and I had them take it off so I could have it. Interestingly enough, I believe "caligurl" bought the other Portofino Green LX150 they had, and her scooter got the Faco crash bars off the same scooter that mine got the flyscreen off of! We've really picked that scooter apart!

Caligurl - I almost made it to LG this morning. I have a car gathering that I usually attend on Saturdays at Santana Row, and afterward I went on a drive with a friend. When we were on our way back, he had a coolant hose start to spew in the engine bay, so we pulled over to let things cool down. Fortunately, we were in downtown San Jose at the time, and I was able to go inside a local restaurant to get some water for his coolant system. By the time we were all done, though, it was too late to make the brunch at the diner. Hopefully next time!
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Beautiful pictures, and what a lovely scoot (of course, I am also partial to that color)! Seems like these pictures were worth the wait. The windscreen is a very nice touch.
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It is absolutely gorgeous!
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Worth the wait. Congratulations.

As others said: now Ride On my son!
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seriously dude..thats a nice colour for LX,,to bad we dont have it here in indonesia..
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Great pictures, love the green.
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Man I love it! I'd get the P!green if they didn't make the LX in yellow.

See you at a ride sometime! 8)
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Thanks! See you on the road!
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dead sexy! that color... awesomeness!!!!!!!!!!!
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what a colour! GOKIL!! (it means AWESOME in english) hahahhahaha..

n about ghost town...

im really really excited about the story of ghost town etc..

in indonesia we only have GHOST PLACE, not GHOST TOWN hahahah

btw

nice pics dude!

gooooo ride ur scooter!!!!!!!
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That really is a great color. I'm not sure if I like that green or my Vintage Green better :? Either way, I like those two greens better than any other colors for the Vespa! Congrats Clap emoticon
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Unbelievable! You guys have been really generous with your compliments, and for that I thank you very much.

Surfan - it's okay if you like your vintage green better - I understand! I've not seen VG in person, but from your avatar, it looks as though it's a brighter green with more of a "lime"ish base coat. In the sun, it really looks like it pops, and that seat color is the PERFECT contrast. PG, on the other hand, I think is a touch lighter in base coat, and has more of a silverish/goldish shine in the sun. It's funny, because I think of my color as being more of a "classic look" (i.e., subdued), yet yours is called "Vintage"! Go figure. Either way, you're right - they're BOTH knock-out gorgeous colors, and I'm really glad I chose the one I did.

Since everyone has been so generous with the compliments, here are a few more pictures for your enjoyment!

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I totally agree Aaron, PG does look more vintage than the VG. A bit more subtle. It's a close call. If they had both colors available when i bought my GT, it's hard to say which one I would've picked :?
This I know, all those other different colored Vespas that claim to be the fastest, well that's fine........Green is the coolest 8) I rather be slower and let the masses see the Vespa than be fast and go by in a blur where no one see's it Razz emoticon
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LOVE the color..

alviso is a popular destination for us also. We live in sunnyvale..

Bring that gorgeous bike to the first sunday ride next month..10:00am- Los Gatos Coffee Roasting on E Main/University..

Man, these bikes keep getting better and better lookiing!!

Would love to see a yellow LX there also!!
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Super nice!
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nickandsusan wrote:
LOVE the color..

alviso is a popular destination for us also. We live in sunnyvale..

Bring that gorgeous bike to the first sunday ride next month..10:00am- Los Gatos Coffee Roasting on E Main/University..

Man, these bikes keep getting better and better lookiing!!

Would love to see a yellow LX there also!!
8) Called them today. They put my name on it but I don't pick it up till Aug 11th Crying or Very sad emoticon
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COOL!! That is SF CLASSIC rally weekend, and dont' forget SHINDIG in San Jose possibly sept 1-2..

congrats..only 18 more days to FUN!! is it at SJ VESPA? can you visit it?
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COOL!! That is SF CLASSIC rally weekend, and dont' forget SHINDIG in San Jose possibly sept 1-2..

congrats..only 18 more days to FUN!! is it at SJ VESPA? can you visit it?
It's there... I've seen it.

Oh *man* - don't make Shindig over Labor Day Wknd - I'm going to be in NYC!!! I swear, the ONE frigging rally in my own town, and I'll be out of town. Figures.
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Great Pic's
Great pic's. The only thing missing are the scoots of all the new freinds you are bound to make while riding. Post those and hopefully ours will be parked right next to yours...Enjoy the ride.
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Masala wrote:
nickandsusan wrote:
COOL!! That is SF CLASSIC rally weekend, and dont' forget SHINDIG in San Jose possibly sept 1-2..

congrats..only 18 more days to FUN!! is it at SJ VESPA? can you visit it?
It's there... I've seen it.

Yep, It should have my name on it now too.
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Beautifully turned out LX, veeery nice indeed, and great photography as well. I know I am repeating everyone else but....that green paint looks hot.
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Masala wrote:
nickandsusan wrote:
COOL!! That is SF CLASSIC rally weekend, and dont' forget SHINDIG in San Jose possibly sept 1-2..

congrats..only 18 more days to FUN!! is it at SJ VESPA? can you visit it?
It's there... I've seen it.

Oh *man* - don't make Shindig over Labor Day Wknd - I'm going to be in NYC!!! I swear, the ONE frigging rally in my own town, and I'll be out of town. Figures.
Actually, there are two rallies down in San Jose area yearly: Classico Moto Italia (May) and Shindig (Sept).

And don't forget the montly rides originating in Los Gatos on the first sunday of each month.

Lots of fun riding with groups to be had if you wanna hang out in your neighborhood..
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nickandsusan wrote:
Actually, there are two rallies down in San Jose area yearly: Classico Moto Italia (May) and Shindig (Sept).

And don't forget the montly rides originating in Los Gatos on the first sunday of each month.

Lots of fun riding with groups to be had if you wanna hang out in your neighborhood..
Absolutely - good point...
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We have a GREAT scooter community down here in the south bay..All different kinds of scoots and different kinds of people. And we all have the same love of riding, which brings us all toghether.

Also, east bay/sacto and SF/northbay are wonderful scoot communities also.

We are very lucky to live here in the bay area..
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can we all get together and stare down some guy riding a BMW touring bike that kept giving me dirty looks in my neighborhood?
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YEP.. we can all just stand there and wave at him as he rides by..I've noticed meanies really don't like friendly wavers.
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Seriously, I was pulling up to a stop sign, and he litterally just scoots by me and stares at me, stares at me at the stop sign before he pulls into his driveway on the other side. GRRR! So rude to stare and not wave. Alex is insulted!
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sounds like he couldn't get over how COOL you are..

happens quite often to me and my gang
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true. too cool to spend $$$ on a bmw.


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