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1972 Vespa GTR, 1963 Lambretta LI 125, Royal Alloy GP125
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And really enjoyed myself. I headed towards a small Yorkshire village called howarth. It's a lovely picturesque place with a steep cobbled hill with shops aligned either side. It's very touristy with many visitors. Any how I took a slow 1st gear ride down that hill and all the tourists stopped their site seeing and had a good old stare at me and the vespa. It was only when I got to the pub at the bottom of the hill I realised why. And here is why.
Bloody lovely ain't it.
Bloody lovely ain't it.
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So I had a beer, well it would be very rude not to.
Lovely
Lovely
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1960 Allstate VNA, 1962 VNB
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L4NFF wrote:
So I had a beer, well it would be very rude not to.
Cheers.
Looks like a nice scoot and good day for a ride.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2023 Arancia Impulsivo Vespa GTS300 HPE , 2022 BMW R1250GSA 40th Anniversary, 2019 Ural Gear Up
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FNG wrote:
L4NFF wrote:
So I had a beer, well it would be very rude not to.
Cheers.
Looks like a nice scoot and good day for a ride.
Cheers, indeed! Beautiful day and a beaut of a scoot! I'm jealous
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One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
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One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
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Love Howarth, love Yorkshire, love Vespas, love Timothy Taylor.

[Edit] zoomed in and realised.....that's not TT Landlord you're drinking
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'74 50s x3 '87 PK125XL '92 PK50XLS Plurimatic - & - '58 AllState '68 Sprint '66(?) Super125 and '72 DanMotor Super150
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Nothing better. You know it could be one of the LAST good days of the year and you are available & bike is up for it!

Rock ON! Clap emoticon & bye bye, I'm now going for a short ride myself & sun's out. 'Short' Crying or Very sad emoticon .
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Nice looking scoot, winter is coming fast here.
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Yeah not many warm days left here in the UK. I have a threshold at 10 degrees, today was 9 dregs so the chill was getting through. I'm a softy.

The beer was morretti, a nice Italian tipple.

I do a game with my mates on WhatsApp, where we go to boozers and take a selfie with an element of the pub in view, and then it's a guessing game to see who can recognise where we are. That pub was howarth old hall.
Lovely place, must be 3 to 400 years old.
Lovely place, must be 3 to 400 years old.
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Pretty cool place. We just got back home from travelling Northern Italy , been all over Italy 8 times now. So much to see up in Europe way.
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Lynnb wrote:
Pretty cool place. We just got back home from travelling Northern Italy , been all over Italy 8 times now. So much to see up in Europe way.
I would love to do Italy, on my scoot. Take a month out and just ride their and have an adventure. Good for you Lynnb.
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We rented a Vespa for a week and thats all we used in Sicily, loved every minute of it. On the weekends the mountain roads were over run with the big sport bikes, but that didn't slow us down. Went down to Toramina several times. My wife would like to do a trip to Scotland next time, we wore out Italy.
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I have been to Scotland many times but never been further up than Glasgow. I would like to do the West to north and down the east cost and then bob up the highlands. I need to pull my finger out and tell the family I'm off to enjoy myself with my scoot. And then find a B and B that will be my home after they boot me out.
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76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 79 P200E, 66 Lammy S3
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I did my honeymoon in Scotland after getting married outside Windsor (English in-laws).

Flew up to Edinburgh and rented the worlds crappiest Fiat Punto S: high mileage, stick shift, oxidized paint, a little bit of body damage. I asked the guy at Hertz if he needed to mark it down and he replied, "with what this thing's been through, I'm surprised we're renting it to you."

Anyways, we headed up the coast past Aberdeen, then headed west and cut a big loop around through the highlands. Absolutely gorgeous country. Stayed in old castles and manor houses every night. Even in late August, we had some days that were 50f and so drizzly it might as well have been fog.

I'd go back in an instant if the time & funds aligned.
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Yeah 50 deg F is 10 deg C. That is bridging warm from cold. I'm glad you liked it up there in the land of Scots. I may do it one day in a motor home but alas funds do cripple your dreams.

Glad you enjoyed it though in the British isles.
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Beautiful L4 - I would've stared too - and grinned - and gave you a thumbs up! What a gorgeous Vespa....
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a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86, a not so normal pts100 '82 and a yellow sunshine '74 sprint
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yorkshire in its finest day and with a nice vespa 8)
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