Tue May 10, 2022 1:59 am

Molto Verboso
Vespa ET3 & Vespa PX150 & Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 05 Apr 2009
Posts: 1629
Location: Berlin
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa ET3 & Vespa PX150 & Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 05 Apr 2009
Posts: 1629
Location: Berlin
Tue May 10, 2022 1:59 am linkquote
You know, I grew up on the West Pole, because in every direction…
Tue May 10, 2022 5:58 am

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2582
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Posts: 2582
Location: Minneapolis USA
Tue May 10, 2022 5:58 am linkquote
OCArt,

That is good stuff. Broadened my horizons.

Bob Copeland
Tue May 10, 2022 8:51 am

Ossessionato
Looking for the next one, probably electric
Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Posts: 3519
Location: Babcock Ranch, Florida
 
Ossessionato
Looking for the next one, probably electric
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Posts: 3519
Location: Babcock Ranch, Florida
Tue May 10, 2022 8:51 am linkquote
Der Blechfahrer wrote:
You know, I grew up on the West Pole, because in every direction…
But then they took the East away. Now it's all West.
Tue May 10, 2022 4:23 pm

Molto Verboso
Modern Primavera (not pictured)
Joined: 19 Jan 2010
Posts: 1345
Location: Los Angeles, CA
 
Molto Verboso
Modern Primavera (not pictured)
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Posts: 1345
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Tue May 10, 2022 4:23 pm linkquote
znomit wrote:
Not so soon though, it wobbles around once every 25,000 years.

Of course there's this stuff going on too:
Even so, it's always wobbling...

And this probably belongs over in the "Pro Tips" thread but, if you are out riding your scooter and you start thinking about all that vortex and orbit and Sun zooming along stuff and it occurs to you that as the Sun is goes along it's way it's also following a curved path as it rotates around the center of the galaxy and that the galaxy itself is following a curved path as it dances around with the other galaxies in the Local Group and that the entire Universe is expanding and then you also start thinking about how countersteering works and you start pondering which direction your bike will actually go when you press on the right hand grip, be aware that your helmet is not designed to contain the resultant tremors in your head and an unsafe situation could result.
Wed May 11, 2022 6:47 pm

Molto Verboso
BV200, P200E (2),V90 and now a Big Ruckus
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Posts: 1640
Location: Mims, Florida USA
 
Molto Verboso
BV200, P200E (2),V90 and now a Big Ruckus
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Posts: 1640
Location: Mims, Florida USA
Wed May 11, 2022 6:47 pm linkquote
A frigate bird can sleep while flying
Wed May 11, 2022 10:06 pm

Ossessionato
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 2088
Location: Adelaide
 
Ossessionato
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 2088
Location: Adelaide
Wed May 11, 2022 10:06 pm linkquote
My wife can sleep while frying.
Wed May 11, 2022 11:15 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1471
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1471
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Wed May 11, 2022 11:15 pm linkquote
Sledge wrote:
My wife can sleep while frying.
eh? - Is that a typo error, frying/flying?
Wed May 11, 2022 11:17 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8012
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8012
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Wed May 11, 2022 11:17 pm linkquote
Sledge wrote:
My wife can sleep while frying.
You get 24/7 bacon? How it that useless?
Wed May 11, 2022 11:24 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1471
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
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Posts: 1471
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Wed May 11, 2022 11:24 pm linkquote
znomit wrote:
You get 24/7 bacon? How it that useless?
Yes, but can you sleep while frying it?
Thu May 12, 2022 7:06 am

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2582
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Posts: 2582
Location: Minneapolis USA
Thu May 12, 2022 7:06 am linkquote
I was leading a group scooter ride when one of our group fell asleep and
bounced into the ditch.

Bob Copeland
Thu May 12, 2022 12:11 pm

Hooked
2021 GTS 300 Supersport
Joined: 26 Sep 2021
Posts: 154
Location: Oxford, UK
 
Hooked
2021 GTS 300 Supersport
Joined: 26 Sep 2021
Posts: 154
Location: Oxford, UK
Thu May 12, 2022 12:11 pm linkquote
Sledge wrote:
My wife can sleep while frying.
We need more info, frying food, frying herself (getting sunburned) or worse still sleeping whilst piloting an aircraft?
Thu May 12, 2022 12:14 pm

Hooked
2021 GTS 300 Supersport
Joined: 26 Sep 2021
Posts: 154
Location: Oxford, UK
 
Hooked
2021 GTS 300 Supersport
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Posts: 154
Location: Oxford, UK
Thu May 12, 2022 12:14 pm linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
I was leading a group scooter ride when one of our group fell asleep and
bounced into the ditch.

Bob Copeland
Thats, worrying. Was said person ill or did they just have a bad night?
Thu May 12, 2022 12:18 pm

Hooked
2021 GTS 300 Supersport
Joined: 26 Sep 2021
Posts: 154
Location: Oxford, UK
 
Hooked
2021 GTS 300 Supersport
Joined: 26 Sep 2021
Posts: 154
Location: Oxford, UK
Thu May 12, 2022 12:18 pm linkquote
Thiepval memorial in Northern France is closed until July.

I know this fact because I rode there today and couldn't get in. 😞
Thu May 12, 2022 2:42 pm

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 40893
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Posts: 40893
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Thu May 12, 2022 2:42 pm linkquote
Coddy wrote:
Thiepval memorial in Northern France is closed until July.

I know this fact because I rode there today and couldn't get in. 😞
Bummer - and according to the website it's just the memorial building itself that's closed, not the whole site. At least there are plenty of other sites around there and in Belgium to visit and pay respects.

Still, good rideout.
Thu May 12, 2022 2:51 pm

Ossessionato
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 2088
Location: Adelaide
 
Ossessionato
Medley 150
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Location: Adelaide
Thu May 12, 2022 2:51 pm linkquote
Coddy wrote:
We need more info, frying food, frying herself (getting sunburned) or worse still sleeping whilst piloting an aircraft?
Its all in a dream.
https://www.femalefirst.co.uk/dreams/dream-interpretation-pan-1049420.html
Thu May 12, 2022 4:52 pm

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2582
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Posts: 2582
Location: Minneapolis USA
Thu May 12, 2022 4:52 pm linkquote
Coddy,

We did discuss this with the rider. He was on blood pressure medicine, did
not eat breakfast at the breakfast ride kick off location, and his blood pressure
must have been so low he fell asleep.

I can remember being sleepy diving a car on a long trip at night. I would
slap myself and drink soft drinks with caffeine to stay alert. Plus, we are
old farts in my riding group - not the same stamina when we were younger.

He luckily fell into tall mowed crass in the side ditch. He was fine, his
Burgman 650 was totaled. He had on a helmet with full armored riding
gear. He threw off the scoot into the tall high soft crass. His gear, saved him
but, the scoot got wrecked.

Bob Copeland
Thu May 12, 2022 7:23 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1471
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1471
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Thu May 12, 2022 7:23 pm linkquote
MV has reached 2000 pages of threads in 'General Discussion'
Thu May 12, 2022 10:37 pm

Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 4218
Location: Tempe, AZ
 
Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
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Posts: 4218
Location: Tempe, AZ
Thu May 12, 2022 10:37 pm linkquote
The two outside chickens sleeping in a row keep one eye open for predators, while the other eye is closed, and one half of each chicken's brain sleeps.
In the night they switch places to sleep the other half of their brains.
Thu May 12, 2022 10:45 pm

Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 4218
Location: Tempe, AZ
 
Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 4218
Location: Tempe, AZ
Thu May 12, 2022 10:45 pm linkquote
Speaking of chickens, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_the_Headless_Chicken
Thu May 19, 2022 5:19 pm

Ossessionato
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 2088
Location: Adelaide
 
Ossessionato
Medley 150
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Posts: 2088
Location: Adelaide
Thu May 19, 2022 5:19 pm linkquote
'Four' is the only word that contains the same number of letters that the word represents.
Thu May 19, 2022 5:34 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6935
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6935
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Thu May 19, 2022 5:34 pm linkquote
Sledge wrote:
'Four' is the only word that contains the same number of letters that the word represents.
Um, nope.
A, singular. As in, do you have a better idea?
Thu May 19, 2022 5:39 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8012
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8012
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Thu May 19, 2022 5:39 pm linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
Um, nope.
A, singular. As in, do you have a better idea?
Nice tri
Thu May 19, 2022 5:55 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6935
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6935
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Thu May 19, 2022 5:55 pm linkquote
znomit wrote:
Nice tri
If I try again does it make it a di-...?
Thu May 19, 2022 6:27 pm

Molto Verboso
Modern Primavera (not pictured)
Joined: 19 Jan 2010
Posts: 1345
Location: Los Angeles, CA
 
Molto Verboso
Modern Primavera (not pictured)
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Posts: 1345
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Thu May 19, 2022 6:27 pm linkquote
I've got a fiver for anyone who posts sextet.
Thu May 19, 2022 8:02 pm

Ossessionato
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 2088
Location: Adelaide
 
Ossessionato
Medley 150
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Posts: 2088
Location: Adelaide
Thu May 19, 2022 8:02 pm linkquote
Well done.
At least that was a bit of fun.....for a few seconds.
Thu May 19, 2022 8:06 pm

Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 1402
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
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Posts: 1402
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Thu May 19, 2022 8:06 pm linkquote
unless of course you ask a spanish speaker what 'cinco' means
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