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Mrs jimc, aka Ivana Tinkle on MV, has agreed that we're not going to do any more long distance touring
That will just not do!!!! One of my best rides ever was you and Jim on the Cannonball only to topped by riding up the coast to SFO with you. Lot of good memories! Being introduced to a vegan pastrami sandwich and consuming it in the shade with a bottle of Davy Crocket wine on the estate. Hopefully we can do Europe again soon together.

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One of the best trips of my life was with Jim and "Ivana" in Italy, when they had just met. Oh, and Patrick and Julie and Doug, too!

It just won't ever be the same.
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You guys took me on a ride from Spain through the Gorges of George across the Pyrenees into France and all the way to Carca├žonne. Then back on the same day. On a 125 cc scooter. Epic ride.
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Please say it isn't so!
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We'll still be doing European/African scooter tours with the VCdM etc - but touring travel in the US will be by VW campervan. On occasion with a Vespa strapped to the back.

One of the reasons is that staying in hotels/motels is infinitely more expensive than dry camping on BLM land in the Westy.
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jimc wrote:
We'll still be doing European/African scooter tours with the VCdM etc - but touring travel in the US will be by VW campervan. On occasion with a Vespa strapped to the back.

One of the reasons is that staying in hotels/motels is infinitely more expensive than dry camping on BLM land in the Westy.
Plus, no matter how nice the hotel/motel, it isn't your bed. We had a VW campervan several decades ago, and it was a great way to travel. We moved up to bigger RVs, to include our own kitchen, bathroom, dining area, satellite TV, etc. We no longer ride motorcycles cross country, but we sure do enjoy taking the motorhome to places where the scooter riding is fun.

Enjoy this next chapter!
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jess wrote:
One of the best trips of my life was with Jim and "Ivana" in Italy, when they had just met. Oh, and Patrick and Julie and Doug, too!

It just won't ever be the same.
Do you have photographic memories of that ride? Where have you been?
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Do you have photographic memories of that ride? Where have you been?
I do, somewhere. I will see if I can find them. Some of them are probably already here on MV.

On the 2010 trip, we started in Pontedera, at the museum, and then criss-crossed our way across Tuscany -- as far North and West as La Spezia, and as far East and South as Cortona. And a bunch of cities in between.
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jess wrote:
One of the best trips of my life was with Jim and "Ivana" in Italy, when they had just met. Oh, and Patrick and Julie and Doug, too!

It just won't ever be the same.
Do you have photographic memories of that ride? Where have you been?
Here's what I wrote in 2010, plenty of pics.
https://wotmeworry.org.uk/bisr/report.htm
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WOW!

Did you know I've never seen a picture of Jess?
If I found it in front of me I would not know how to recognize it, how is it done?
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Did you know I've never seen a picture of Jess?
What? You mean he doesn't look like the picture in his avatar? I'll be darned.
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Attila wrote:
Did you know I've never seen a picture of Jess?
What? You mean he doesn't look like the picture in his avatar? I'll be darned.
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Do you have photographic memories of that ride? Where have you been?
This is the link to the blog post for the day we headed north.
http://scootercannonball2012.blogspot.com/2012_05_02_archive.html

Other days are linked on the side of that post.
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Just a reminder, lostboater knew of this after reading the advert for Ivana's GTS300:
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If we don't get an offer from an MV member in the next few days it'll be off to Rockridge Two Wheels on consignment - so someone please grab it while you can! At 278cc it'd make an excellent Cannonball scooter (it's done it once already!) ...
http://scootercannonballrun.com/
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