Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:03 am

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:03 am linkquote
Lyttelton harbour Canterbury New Zealand this afternoon



Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:48 am

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2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
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Location: Central Pennsylvania
 
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Location: Central Pennsylvania
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:48 am linkquote
NZscoot wrote:
Lyttelton harbour Canterbury New Zealand this afternoon
What a beautiful landscape in which to ride.
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:51 am

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2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
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Location: Central Pennsylvania
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:51 am linkquote
I continue to find satisfaction in the familiar roads and landscapes in which I get to ride. Central Pennsylvania is strewn with dirt and gravel roads just crying out for me to visit on my GTS.


A pause during a ride in a local forest.

Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:22 pm

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2009 Vespa GTS300 S
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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
 
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:22 pm linkquote
Wow another great shot. I enjoy shots like that that just gives me the urge to go out and ride.

I might have to stop using my phone and drag the SLR around.
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:21 am

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Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:21 am linkquote
NZscoot wrote:
Wow another great shot. I enjoy shots like that that just gives me the urge to go out and ride.

I might have to stop using my phone and drag the SLR around.
I seldom take a DSLR with me while riding. Just too big and delicate. Almost everything I shoot is with a point-and-shoot camera. I'm currently using the Canon G15. It's perfect for what I do.

I've seen work done with the iPhone and it can be outstanding. But I like having a zoom lens to manipulate the composition more.
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:07 pm

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GTS 300 ABS, 2018
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Location: Finland
 
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Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:07 pm linkquote
Dayride to summer cabin for fishing, sauna and swimming.



Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:10 pm

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Location: Finland
 
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Location: Finland
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:10 pm linkquote
The famous midnight sun.



Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:33 am

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Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:33 am linkquote
Not a scooter but in the sticks anyway
My baby brother restored some of our teenage toys and brought one to our summer cabin. Do you remember these 70 - 80ies Honda Monkeys and the teenage thrill ? Been cruising around this lake the whole weekend. Unable to quit...



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Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:22 pm

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Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:22 pm linkquote
The summer heat has removed most of the fog potential from my rides. But as the fall approaches, I hope to find more magical light.


My Vespa GTS 250 coming over Mount Nittany near Blackhawk.

Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:16 am

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Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:16 am linkquote
Riding on foggy mornings is sublime. Even on gravel.


My Vespa GTS 250 wandering over a nearby mountain.

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Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:39 pm

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Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:39 pm linkquote
Autumn in the sticks. A fine time to ride.


My Vespa GTS 250ie not far from Linden Hall, Pennsylvania.

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Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:26 am

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Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:26 am linkquote
After two years of little snow, we've already had almost two feet of the white stuff. I still ride in the winter, in the cold, but don't intentionally go out anymore when it's snowing. At least I haven't this year. Yet.

So after the first big snow and the roads cleared I took a ride. Without the Termoscud apron or handlebar muffs installed it was cold. And I haven't put the snow tires on yet.

Didn't take much snow and cold (25F) to make things interesting.


My 2006 GTS 250ie still ticking into it's 14th winter.

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Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:13 pm

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Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:13 pm linkquote
Riding in the nearby mountains of central Pennsylvania. Trying to get my head back into the swing of things as the pandemic keeps the area in a high risk of infection.


My Vespa GTS 250ie in Rothrock State Forest.

Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:01 am

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Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:01 am linkquote
It's always nice to see your silver scooter in the gallery Steve. I hope the ride was invigorating and helped blow away the cerebral cobwebs. Here in Cyprus we are about to have a 2-week 'circuit-breaker' lock-down starting tomorrow to try to stem the rise in infections. Looks like my Silver Lady will have to have to remain in the garage a little longer.
Thu May 06, 2021 8:12 am

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Thu May 06, 2021 8:12 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
It's always nice to see your silver scooter in the gallery Steve. I hope the ride was invigorating and helped blow away the cerebral cobwebs. Here in Cyprus we are about to have a 2-week 'circuit-breaker' lock-down starting tomorrow to try to stem the rise in infections. Looks like my Silver Lady will have to have to remain in the garage a little longer.
Sorry to hear you are going back into lockdown. I hope things stabilize soon. Our infection rate is still high here but restrictions are being lifted. I'm not sure how decisions are being made so I still am careful.

The weather is continually improving so I am riding more. And making more pictures!
Thu May 06, 2021 8:14 am

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Thu May 06, 2021 8:14 am linkquote
A scene from a late day ride.


The Vespa GTS is out standing in the field.

Sat May 08, 2021 4:54 am

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Sat May 08, 2021 4:54 am linkquote
I'm a morning person. And ideally, I like to have my rides begin before sunrise. Especially if there's fog involved. But you can't always get what you want. This photo was made at the other end of the day. Still, it was a wonderful way to spend some time, on the Vespa, on the road...


My 2006 Vespa GTS 250ie waiting along the road on my way home from a ride.

Tue May 18, 2021 9:15 am

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Tue May 18, 2021 9:15 am linkquote
Rode to breakfast this morning with my friend Paul. Me on a modern Vespa and he on his 1965 Vespa. On the lazy back roads there was no issue of power differences. And the two stroke engine added to the fragrance of spring...

One thing to note -- I have a water bottle hanging from the purse hook. Paul has a chicken pot cupcake hanging from his that he bought at a little Amish shop we passed.


2006 GTS250ie, 1965 Vespa, and my friend Paul.

Mon May 24, 2021 5:41 am

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Mon May 24, 2021 5:41 am linkquote
Nothing like an early spring morning ride through the forest on my Vespa to get my spirit soaring.

This was made on a ride to a new Italian cafe for breakfast. If I weren't so hungry I probably would have stayed in the forest for a long time!


My 2006 Vespa GTS 250ie on Blackhawk Mountain Road.

Sat May 29, 2021 7:28 pm

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Sat May 29, 2021 7:28 pm linkquote
On a morning ride to no where in particular at this point. Eventually ended up at a cafe for breakfast.


My Vespa GTS 250ie.

Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:09 pm

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Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:09 pm linkquote
Stella in the sticks.





Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:05 pm

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Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:05 pm linkquote
Water's a little high.



Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:18 am

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Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:18 am linkquote
High water turns an ordinary ride into an adventure!
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:06 am

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Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:06 am linkquote
Funny story ...

A few years back, while I still had the P200E, I was riding the same area and it isn't uncommon for water to be over the road. I had already ridden up into the downtown area and had passed through an spot that was flooded. Not bad, maybe a couple of inches deep and 30 feet wide. Just enough to slow you down some.

As I was headed back in that direction from town I saw two guys on what appeared to be Harleys pull out way behind me. I know they saw me.

I also knew that they were going to try to catch up with me because ... well ... that's what happens when you ride a scooter. I didn't make it easy for them, but even through the bumps and twists in the road they gained on me until ...

we hit the water.

I didn't even slow down, knowing already what was there. When I looked back they had come to a full stopp and actually turned around. Apparently the threat of water spots on their freshly polished chrome was too much for them.

I don't think I ever loved that old P200 as much as I did that day.
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:46 am

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Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:46 am linkquote
Monday’s ride. There and back again. That stupid Chinese bike is running better than ever, I kid you not.







Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:15 pm

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Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:15 pm linkquote
Love bush tracks


It got worse



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Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:28 am

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2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
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Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:28 am linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
Love bush tracks
I'm with you -- I love wandering those little tracks through the woods on my Vespa.
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:49 am

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Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:49 am linkquote
I ride in cold and stop for a lot of photos, too.
I decided not to deal with cabled heated gloves, so used Gerbing's 7V battery glove liners for a few years...with leather gauntlets over. Worked well below 20°F....but wires break batteries get tired and Gerbing discontinued them!
So using Highway 21 battery gloves these days. Warm, but not as warm as my previous set-up.
Staying with the battery-in-the-cuff heated gloves.
O.S.
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:02 am

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2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
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Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:02 am linkquote
OldSchooot wrote:
I ride in cold and stop for a lot of photos, too.
I decided not to deal with cabled heated gloves, so used Gerbing's 7V battery glove liners for a few years...with leather gauntlets over. Worked well below 20°F....but wires break batteries get tired and Gerbing discontinued them!
So using Highway 21 battery gloves these days. Warm, but not as warm as my previous set-up.
Staying with the battery-in-the-cuff heated gloves.
O.S.
I may try some battery powered gloves when my current corded Gerbings die. With the Tucano Urbano muffs and heated grips I don't need anything but my summer gloves until the temperature gets to around 25F. Below that I don the Gerbings and I'm good to about 5 below zero. But as I get older other parts of my body don't do well with the cold. So 25F is about the lowest I ride in now.
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:03 am

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2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
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Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:03 am linkquote
Morning rides often have some lovely scenes. This one when the mist and fog started to burn off.


Vespa GTS 250ie and Mount Nittany.

Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:39 am

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Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:39 am linkquote
I love riding in the bush


Ferns and snow



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Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:34 am

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Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:34 am linkquote
Somewhere in Central Europe


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