Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:21 am

Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Posts: 1352
Location: PNW from LBC
 
Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1352
Location: PNW from LBC
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:21 am linkquote
Any MV'ers attending the rally this weekend? I'll be there, and would love to put some faces to Names; while practicing social distancing of course

Unfortunately I wont be riding, but will be there for Sat-Sun events.
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:59 am

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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
 
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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:59 am linkquote
I'll be there! I'm going tonight and Saturday, and I'm riding. I'll be riding Ruby, the 79 P200 with the #12 plates. Please come find me and say hello!


Chris will also be riding - Scootnewb on the white P200

Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:44 pm

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1963 VBB2T
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Posts: 2522

 
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1963 VBB2T
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Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:44 pm linkquote
qascooter wrote:
I'll be there! I'm going tonight and Saturday, and I'm riding. I'll be riding Ruby, the 79 P200 with the #12 plates. Please come find me and say hello!
Just look for the poncho
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:07 pm

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Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 3539

 
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Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:07 pm linkquote
I'm trying to get motivated to ride the 130 miles down there. I'd probably just hop on the i-5 to get there.
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:51 pm

Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1352
Location: PNW from LBC
 
Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Posts: 1352
Location: PNW from LBC
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:51 pm linkquote
Awesome guys! Thanks for chiming in. I'll be there Sat and will def come over and say Hi
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:44 am

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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
 
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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:44 am linkquote
What a blast I had! I only went to the Friday and half of Saturdays ride, but a very fun, well organized ride with amazing roads, weather, twisties, sleepy towns, etc.

It was essentially an old school rally with a cue sheet that I taped to the headset. 50 miles as fast and safe as you could go with two checkpoints, then lunch, then the same back.

I didn't do the back half after lunch (prior commitments) but what I did do was phenomenal. Three lammys passed Chris and I and we hung on to these guys for an adrenaline filled, straightaway flying, corner knee dragging fun. Until we passed them at the gas fillup

And I met GeekLion (Jesse)! It is so nice to put a face to a name. Very cool dude. I should've got a picture with him.

I didn't take near the pictures I'd have liked, but I've got some good memories. One of the lammy dudes had this scull hanging from his legshield mirror and in the corners the scull was almost on the ground. And the smell of 2 stroke in a big group. Watching the bikes ahead dump into a corner - flippin awesome!!!




Me and Chris being Covid appropriate - or bandits - ha!


Friday night lineup


Saturday halfway point


Another pic of Friday night


Ruby and Feebs (the white P200) sporting their rally numbers...

Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:54 am

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1963 VBB2T
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Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:54 am linkquote
Wow that would have been amazing.
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:28 am

Molto Verboso
Vespa
Joined: 19 Jun 2007
Posts: 1411
Location: California
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa
Joined: 19 Jun 2007
Posts: 1411
Location: California
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:28 am linkquote
Outstanding qascooter thanks for the rallye report wanted to go.
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:35 pm

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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:35 pm linkquote
The adrenaline rush of winding it out in 3rd, then hitting both brakes and downshifting and pitch it over in the corner while you wind it up in 2nd and shoot out of the corner while shifting to 3rd, then line up the next corner, and over and over.

The dance of riding the Twisties fast. It was so bitchen...


My number and Sticker

Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:38 pm

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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
 
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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:38 pm linkquote
Cut sheet for the 1st half of the ride. I taped it to the headset.



Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:41 pm

Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6036
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
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VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Posts: 6036
Location: Hustletown, TX
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:41 pm linkquote
Good stuff! Thanks for posting,
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:07 am

Hooked
Stella, GTS 300, Vespa p200e
Joined: 17 Jul 2017
Posts: 139
Location: Portland usa
 
Hooked
Stella, GTS 300, Vespa p200e
Joined: 17 Jul 2017
Posts: 139
Location: Portland usa
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:07 am linkquote
Here are some photos I took Saturday. There were a wide range of scooters - even some modern Vespas. The ride went through some beautiful countryside.






















Number 5











Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:29 am

Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1352
Location: PNW from LBC
 
Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1352
Location: PNW from LBC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:29 am linkquote
This Rally was super fun! Although I didn't get get to ride, I was able to tag along for the Saturday and Sunday events. I even got to help a bit with the rollout and check point timing. Super fun!

One of the highlights was meeting gascooter-Scott and scootnewb-Chris. Definitley good to put faces to names, you guys are awesome. Thanks for being so nice, and inviting me to ride with you. Looking forward to meeting up for a ride on the Oregon coast.

The time trials seemed super fun, and I hope to be rolling through the curves next year. Everyone was talking Nonstop about the amazing route!

Joe and the Top Dead Center club hosted a fun, well thought out event. I am new to the area, and this was my first time attending an event in Oregon. All the people I met, and the hosts were extremely Welcoming. Looking forward to the next TDC event!

Btw- the red T5 is my friend from Seattle Gabriel. It is the #5 electric start T5 ever made. It won Best Vespa



Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:16 am

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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
 
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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
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Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:16 am linkquote
It was great to meet you Jesse! It'll be fun to run up the coast one of these days. And thanks for the pic! That T5 was awesome...

And wasn't it just a laid back, yet nicely organized event? Very cool group.
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:37 am

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1963 VBB2T
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Posts: 2522

 
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1963 VBB2T
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Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:37 am linkquote
Thanks for sharing the great pics , had to laugh at some of the Observes on the list, especially the Observe Don't Die Corner.
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:26 pm

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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
 
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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:26 pm linkquote
Lynnb wrote:
Thanks for sharing the great pics , had to laugh at some of the Observes on the list, especially the Observe Don't Die Corner.
There were a 1/2 dozen of those corners!
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:13 pm

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62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 3139
Location: california
 
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62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Posts: 3139
Location: california
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:13 pm linkquote
Sounds like a great day.
You must have been seeing corners in your mind still as you fell asleep.
Like the Covid hair do as well.
🙂
Well done to the lads that organized.
Looks like a great success.
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:18 pm

Enthusiast
P200
Joined: 12 Aug 2019
Posts: 62
Location: Springfield, Oregon
 
Enthusiast
P200
Joined: 12 Aug 2019
Posts: 62
Location: Springfield, Oregon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:18 pm linkquote
Nice meeting you Jesse.
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Sun May 08, 2022 4:46 pm

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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
 
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79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2964
Location: Florence, OR
Sun May 08, 2022 4:46 pm linkquote
Well, the 2022 rally was rained out and moved to June 3rd-5th.

The Top Dead Center SC still put on a ride for Saturday though, a garage ride to club members garages. This way if it did dump buckets of rain, at least we could huddle in someone's garage for a break in the storm.

Turns out there was very little rain which was perfect for the garage run.

I met the gang at Griff's Pub and had eggs, bacon, hash browns, and a pancake while BSing with Chris, Will, and Andrew. Will & Andrew came up from Humboldt.

First stop was English Dave's garage, and he builds some beautiful engines. He'll forget more than I'll ever know

Then it was Mike's garage, with five prestige scooters.

Then Joe's garage - Lambretta USA president and TDC organizer, and all around great guy.

After that, it was Geoff's pad, and I aired up my back tire and BSed with the Lammy guys about fuel taps.

Then to Pete's house for some fantastic chili and cornbread, and coffee.

I rode back to the van and loaded up and headed home after that. There were more festivities planned but time was finished for the day.

It was a blast of a day and great to see the garages and talk scooters. What a great bunch of guys!

https://www.relive.cc/view/vYvrLz5KBL6


I love this scooter transport vehicle...

Sun May 08, 2022 4:52 pm

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VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3744
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
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VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3744
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sun May 08, 2022 4:52 pm linkquote
Nice ride, and I like that little relive map animation!
Mon May 09, 2022 11:06 am

Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1352
Location: PNW from LBC
 
Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Posts: 1352
Location: PNW from LBC
Mon May 09, 2022 11:06 am linkquote
thanks for sharing! Looks like a fun day indeed
Mon May 09, 2022 10:44 pm

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62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 3139
Location: california
 
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62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 3139
Location: california
Mon May 09, 2022 10:44 pm linkquote
haha - don't think I've seen that before.
That is one fine customized Vespa Scooter Transport!
One of these days -I am gonna find the NW's for a ride.
On my bucket list.
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