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Bob Copeland wrote:
Sadragna,

Great photo. Those two Vespa's side by side just scream adventure. You are tough cookies riding in NYC. When returning from Europe, I picked up a new MG Midget that I had shipped to Queens. I decided to drive into New York. After almost bottoming out the MG on bridge expansion plates, I promptly turned around and got the heck out of there.

Ride safe.

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Yeah it's rough riding around here. Especially with all the illegal scooters zipping around.
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June 24, 2023 ride to meet the SCB riders, took a few photos along the way:
Sunrise
Sunrise
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Morning sun on a field
Lake Guntersville
Lake Guntersville
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Sadragna,

You are the man. Red GTS300, white helmet, smoking Fuente cigars. You are really going to freak me out if you also play the Banjo and were in the US Navy.

Nice photos.

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You are the man. Red GTS300, white helmet, smoking Fuente cigars. You are really going to freak me out if you also play the Banjo and were in the US Navy.

Nice photos.

Bob Copeland
Hahaha. No I don't play banjo and I never served. This was me through out the week. My neighbors are calling me arnold schwarzenegger bc of the amount of cigars I smoke and ride my Vespa
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Love a good cigar and bourbon. I've had the pleasure of meeting Carlos Fuentes (super friendly) several times and every time has presented me with gifts.
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Well if it's stogies we're discussing, here's me having a lovely RJ #2 in Sir's own personal smoking chair at JJ Fox.
....it's a whole thing.
....it's a whole thing.
Found an open window along St James and an AM Vanquish--late 20teens from the look of it, so normally-aspirated--tore past.  What a day.
Found an open window along St James and an AM Vanquish--late 20teens from the look of it, so normally-aspirated--tore past. What a day.
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Love a good cigar and bourbon. I've had the pleasure of meeting Carlos Fuentes (super friendly) several times and every time has presented me with gifts.
Nice opus x cigar.
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Well if it's stogies we're discussing, here's me having a lovely RJ #2 in Sir's own personal smoking chair at JJ Fox.
JJ fox was my go too for Cubans until they stop shipments to US.
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Sharkfetus/Sadragna

You guys smoke some quality cigars. It appears, like myself, you both enjoy maduro (for those not into cigars - maduro is a darker wrapper with what I call a richer slightly deeper taste).

Years ago, I got into dipping the mouth end of the cigar into brandy and have been hooked ever since. Of course, this limits smoking because I would have to constantly carry a shot glass around all day. So, I sit at home and enjoy a good cigar dipping it in brandy between extended puffs. Life is good with Vespa's and cigars.

Sadragna, remember Gov Arnold Swarzenegger had an executive tent set up on the lawn at the capital so he could smoke cigars while conducting business. You and Arnold are unique guys.

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Best to both of you.
Best to both of you.
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Couple pics of Cara on my fav road:
Fav Rd 1
Fav Rd 1
Fav Rd 2
Fav Rd 2
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Couple pics of Cara on my fav road:
I wish I had roads like that to ride through. By the way my wife is name cara
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Sharkfetus/Sadragna

You guys smoke some quality cigars. It appears, like myself, you both enjoy maduro (for those not into cigars - maduro is a darker wrapper with what I call a richer slightly deeper taste).

Years ago, I got into dipping the mouth end of the cigar into brandy and have been hooked ever since. Of course, this limits smoking because I would have to constantly carry a shot glass around all day. So, I sit at home and enjoy a good cigar dipping it in brandy between extended puffs. Life is good with Vespa's and cigars.

Sadragna, remember Gov Arnold Swarzenegger had an executive tent set up on the lawn at the capital so he could smoke cigars while conducting business. You and Arnold are unique guys.

Bob Copeland
I dip mine in cognac when ever I smoke at home or my parents
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I wish I had roads like that to ride through. By the way my wife is name cara
This is the road from my home. I ride it almost every day:
The thumbnail is kinda click bait though.
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Enjoyed your video - some good production going on there.

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The group ride - staggered formation - way to go. You did a nice job getting up on your subjects for the photo with a backlit mystery rider effect.

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Twenty plus scoots on a mural tour a few yeas ago.
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Prince watches over his admirers.
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Sunset makes for good picadoodles.
Got a link for those mirrors?
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Got a link for those mirrors?
sip-scootershop.com

it's the sip series pordoi mirrors. if you search "pordoi mirror" it should pop up. You may want/need their bar ends as well.

be advised that (at least on my '23 Super) it can create a small touch of drag on the throttle where it can be 'reluctant' to come off if you release your grip. i'm working on that friday--tomorrow's a GTI upgrade day after work.
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Jetting test ride on the sunset.

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Quick pre-sunset ride today...
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Down the road
Down the road
Tp1
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Driving up to Murphy's for some gas and saw these purdy thangs:
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Clampett,

Always enjoy your photos. Looking very nice in Bama. Also, I am jealous, you have a much longer riding period then we do up here in Frostbite Falls MN.

I wish I was in the land of cotton......

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Always enjoy your photos. Looking very nice in Bama. Also, I am jealous, you have a much longer riding period then we do up here in Frostbite Falls MN.

I wish I was in the land of cotton......

Bob Copeland
Thanky Bob,
Yep, I ride almost daily & year round. I enjoy vacationing in Lake Wobegon, MN
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A couple of shots from a ride out on Friday, Matariki Holiday in New Zealand. It's winter here and there was a threat of showers. Thankfully they only arrived while we were enjoying lunch and finished before we all headed home. We had a variety of scoots from a 1962 shifty to a couple of 2021 twist and goes. A great day out.
Long wait for coffee before we left for the ride. 9 participants, 7 scooters.
Long wait for coffee before we left for the ride. 9 participants, 7 scooters.
And arrived for lunch about an hour later.
And arrived for lunch about an hour later.
Same group, different angle.
Same group, different angle.
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Good looking riding group. Winter in New Zealand - how cold does it get?

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Took a great Sunday morning meander east of Portland OR to scope out a campground I've not been to. I'm dying to pack this thing up and head out, even for just one night. Recently installed the rear rack, so I've got a little bit of space for the tent, blanket and so on.
This was my second 100+ ride of the weekend. Trying to go easy during the break-in period, but it's summer and I can't help myself. I've only had the GTS for a little over a week and I just passed 400 miles.
Here's the new GTS on the way home, stopped for a look at Mount Hood. Lovely farm roads out this way.
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Good looking riding group. Winter in New Zealand - how cold does it get?

Bob Copeland
In Hamilton where I live we can get down to 0C, but days are around 10 - 15C. I ride any day that it's not raining when I am about to leave home. There's a saying around here because we are an agricultural centre that if it doesn't rain for 7 days the farmers think they are in drought! A bit harsh and we have beautiful summers in the 20s.
In the South Island snow to low levels is common in winter with single figure to negative temperatures common. In summer, Central Otago in the south end of the South Island can regularly get into the 30s.
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