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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.
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Hooked
2007 Vespa 250 GTS
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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)
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Will do!
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What is the stand underneath the fuel jug?
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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
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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)
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