Thu May 27, 2021 5:29 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1407
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1407
Location: Ohio
Thu May 27, 2021 5:29 am linkquote
Only the 2nd time I can remember aborting a morning scooter ride due to fog.
Here at the reservoir it was fine....but when heading though town out to my coffee village it was maybe 3 car lengths* of visibility. Not good in city traffic if you don't have a Buick wrapped around you. Turned around in the city and headed home.

I thought, "no, summer is just starting - I like riding in the fog - but this stuff is too much ....and there will be many other days."








O.S.
* the pup was surprised to see me. Barely foggy at our house.

A note on this photo: 'Parking brake' applied here-- the US market gets turn pods and three brake lights across the rear of the LIBERTY. Euro models have clear lenses either side of the center brake light with amber bulbs in them for turning - and no turn pods. I much prefer the American version with more brake lights!

Thu May 27, 2021 7:48 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1320
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1320
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Thu May 27, 2021 7:48 am linkquote
Thank you for reminding me how much I miss fog. I'm not much for riding in it, though.
Fri May 28, 2021 6:29 pm

Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 2035
Location: Central Pennsylvania
 
Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 2035
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Fri May 28, 2021 6:29 pm linkquote
I've been in fog a lot but our low traffic roads make it a bit easier to manage. Only twice have I seriously considered pulling over and waiting for it to thin. I didn't, but I should have.

This was a foggy morning but in a forest so I could hear things coming even if I couldn't see them.



Sat May 29, 2021 1:28 am

Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 882
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 882
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Sat May 29, 2021 1:28 am linkquote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
I've been in fog a lot but our low traffic roads make it a bit easier to manage. Only twice have I seriously considered pulling over and waiting for it to thin. I didn't, but I should have.

This was a foggy morning but in a forest so I could hear things coming even if I couldn't see them.
That's a great picture, Steve.
Sat May 29, 2021 4:48 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1407
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1407
Location: Ohio
Sat May 29, 2021 4:48 am linkquote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
I've been in fog a lot but our low traffic roads make it a bit easier to manage. Only twice have I seriously considered pulling over and waiting for it to thin. I didn't, but I should have.

This was a foggy morning but in a forest so I could hear things coming even if I couldn't see them.
I have a pinlock in the Nolan, but fog was misting the outside of face shield so quickly that I lifted it. Then was wiping my glasses with crooked index finger avery 10 seconds. Plus it was well below sunrise.....
I thought even with all my rear lights(admore LED bar), I'm risking a rear hit, or side hit from side streets in the city.
Even at less than 30mph I was out driving my vision.
I'm retired. ...so, plenty of riding chances remaining - unless I do something stupid.
O.S.
Sat May 29, 2021 7:32 pm

Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 2035
Location: Central Pennsylvania
 
Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 2035
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Sat May 29, 2021 7:32 pm linkquote
OldSchooot wrote:
I have a pinlock in the Nolan, but fog was misting the outside of face shield so quickly that I lifted it. Then was wiping my glasses with crooked index finger avery 10 seconds. Plus it was well below sunrise.....
I thought even with all my rear lights(admore LED bar), I'm risking a rear hit, or side hit from side streets in the city.
Even at less than 30mph I was out driving my vision.
I'm retired. ...so, plenty of riding chances remaining - unless I do something stupid.
O.S.
I understand. I tend to only risk fog when I can still see a bit and the traffic is little to none.
Sun May 30, 2021 4:14 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60ís, 2019 BMW K1600GT Sport, 2019 Ural Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 8200
Location: Toronto
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60ís, 2019 BMW K1600GT Sport, 2019 Ural Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 8200
Location: Toronto
Sun May 30, 2021 4:14 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
That's a great picture, Steve.
Agreed, it's a stunning photo.
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