Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:38 am

Member
250 GTS
Joined: 11 Mar 2017
Posts: 19
Location: Charlotte, NC
 
Member
250 GTS
Joined: 11 Mar 2017
Posts: 19
Location: Charlotte, NC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:38 am linkquote
Rode my annual Assault up Mt. Mitchell Yesterday.

263 Miles round Trip
6 Hours
4900' Elevation gain/drop
40 Degree Temperature Variance.
Start Time 0600

Routed out from Charlotte via Google Maps (avoid Highway option) to Marion NC. Then took Route 80 out of Marion , NC to Mt. Mitchell State Park.

Route 80 is what the designers dreamed about when they built the 250GTS. Easy to throw around with enough power to have some fun.

The summit was cold, 53, windy and fogged in. Thank god for heated grips! (Heated grips were the best tip I got from the other the other riders in the Scooter Cannonball run last year!) The entrance of the park was 65 and sunny.

Stopping in Little Switzerland, I got the look from some Sport Bike Types. We exchanged some small talk and one of them said he needed fuel badly. I pointed to the extra salon I take on trips. His blank stare said it all -" He was to cool for that."

I come off the Parkway via 226, another interesting road with some semi truck and sketchy pavement sections. There is still a lot of exploring for me to do in that area.

Arrived back in Charlotte for a late lunch.





Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:34 pm

Hooked
2007 Vespa 250 GTS
Joined: 15 Sep 2016
Posts: 252
Location: Nashville, Tn
 
Hooked
2007 Vespa 250 GTS
Joined: 15 Sep 2016
Posts: 252
Location: Nashville, Tn
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:34 pm linkquote
Great story! Next time you should consider letting us know a few days before. It would be so cool to have a Vespa cluster at the top or maybe meet somewhere in route.
Thanks
Tony 8)
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:29 am

Member
250 GTS
Joined: 11 Mar 2017
Posts: 19
Location: Charlotte, NC
 
Member
250 GTS
Joined: 11 Mar 2017
Posts: 19
Location: Charlotte, NC
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:29 am linkquote
Will do!
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:17 am

Molto Verboso
2016 Sprint S 150, 2016 Sprint 150, 2006 GTS 250, 2006 GTS 250, 2012 GTS 300, 1974 Vespa 150 Super
Joined: 21 Oct 2016
Posts: 1078
Location: Vermont
 
Molto Verboso
2016 Sprint S 150, 2016 Sprint 150, 2006 GTS 250, 2006 GTS 250, 2012 GTS 300, 1974 Vespa 150 Super
Joined: 21 Oct 2016
Posts: 1078
Location: Vermont
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:17 am linkquote
What is the stand underneath the fuel jug?
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:14 pm

Member
250 GTS
Joined: 11 Mar 2017
Posts: 19
Location: Charlotte, NC
 
Member
250 GTS
Joined: 11 Mar 2017
Posts: 19
Location: Charlotte, NC
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:14 pm linkquote
Its a floorboard rack that uses the same screw holes as the battery cover, its very handy. As you see, I use it to secure my extra fuel. Here is the link from where I bought it:

https://scooterpartsco.com/gts-250-gts-250-accessories-c-3637_3642_3777/floorboard-luggage-rack-for-gts-gtv-gt-chrome?zenid=6418978912c265ea3fb227b74cefe0fe
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:16 pm

Enthusiast
GTV 300 - GTS 300
Joined: 24 Jul 2018
Posts: 71
Location: Charlotte, NC USA
 
Enthusiast
GTV 300 - GTS 300
Joined: 24 Jul 2018
Posts: 71
Location: Charlotte, NC USA
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:16 pm linkquote
tonymarchman wrote:
Great story! Next time you should consider letting us know a few days before. It would be so cool to have a Vespa cluster at the top or maybe meet somewhere in route.
Thanks
Tony 8)
+1
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