Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:08 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8925
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 8925
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:08 pm linkquote
swiss1939 wrote:
You guys have provided an excellent destination free from the chaos of elsewhere. This is pretty much the only place i still go to online to interact with people i don't know personally.
look, buddy, your next parts shipment is 100% going to include vintage porn and beer. deal with it.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:10 pm

Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31029
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31029
Location: Bay Area, California
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:10 pm linkquote
Tor2ga wrote:
I have a confession, I sold my last scooter a couple of years ago. I am really on the search for an electric with promise. The Vespa is way to expensive. But I keep on sticking around here because of the community and people. I miss Al and Judy. I wonder about BillDog, and Trep. And I enjoy seeing new names come along. I’ve tried the other social media and hated them all. This is my online community.
This is a recurring theme, actually. There are a few other regulars in roughly the same boat.
Tor2ga wrote:
Thanks Jess for keeping it alive, and now for giving it dusting off and a coat of paint.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:15 pm

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3205
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3205
Location: Staten Island, NY
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:15 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
look, buddy, your next parts shipment is 100% going to include vintage porn and beer. deal with it.
Lol I'm still wracking my brain on what kinda care packages i can send back to you and the few other members who have sent me stuff to help when asked. Trying to save everyone's mailing addresses for the day when i can return those favors. Although I'm sure a few might not remember and be confused as to who they are getting a package from.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:50 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:50 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
look, buddy, your next parts shipment is 100% going to include vintage porn and beer. deal with it.
I love this place!
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:51 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:51 pm linkquote
And I'm not into beer or porn.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:19 pm

Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1839
Location: Adelaide
 
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1839
Location: Adelaide
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:19 pm linkquote
swiss1939 wrote:
. This is pretty much the only place i still go to online to interact with people i don't know personally.
We may not have met, but I think I know many MV members personally. Reading posts about a member's medical issues, oysters, beards, watches, bicycles et al and of course scooters brings me closer to that member. There's even a vague image of what each could look like, if there is no photo of you on MV. Until I saw Greasy's photo recently, I thought he looked like his avatar, side burns and all, how disillusioning .
I'm not game to describe what the rest of you look like in my brain, but most are riding scooters in your underwear.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:24 pm

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3205
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3205
Location: Staten Island, NY
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:24 pm linkquote
Sledge wrote:
I'm not game to describe what the rest of you look like in my brain, but most are riding scooters in your underwear.
Now every time I'm on my scooter this is all I'll be able to think about. Ha


It's a fun way to go through life!
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:02 pm

Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
 
Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:02 pm linkquote
swiss1939 wrote:
Funny though cause it seems the current ones going through growing pains with internet socialization are the members of society who ignored computers for the first few decades as it didn't relate to their lives, and now have found sudden usage of it.

Result.. they don't understand catfishing, nor that they are being catfished!
I've been a software engineer for over 30 years and don't give a rip about "internet socialization" because it isn't real. In the digital realm people put forth an alternate version of themselves, smarter than they are, prettier than they are, stronger than they are, richer than they are, happier than they are. Social media does nothing so much as make people feel like crap about themselves as they wonder, "Why isn't MY life as great as that of this one or that one?" It's so sad.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:23 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6470
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6470
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:23 pm linkquote
ScooterWoman9988 wrote:
I've been a software engineer for over 30 years and don't give a rip about "internet socialization" because it isn't real. In the digital realm people put forth an alternate version of themselves, smarter than they are, prettier than they are, stronger than they are, richer than they are, happier than they are. Social media does nothing so much as make people feel like crap about themselves as they wonder, "Why isn't MY life as great as that of this one or that one?" It's so sad.
I'll give you that.
I'm a hell of a lot more honest here on MV than I am on "social media".
Though, I don't suffer from that envy you mention.

Probably 'cuz I'm super (duper) smart, sorta handsome, less than paunchy, not-quite-yacht-wealthy, and totally lacking in anything to complain about.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:24 pm

MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
Joined: 04 May 2010
Posts: 4494
Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
 
MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
Joined: 04 May 2010
Posts: 4494
Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:24 pm linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
And I'm not into beer or porn.
You had to make sure you included that.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:37 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:37 pm linkquote
vintage red matthew wrote:
You had to make sure you included that.
Maybe. I don't want to give the impression I'm down for just any Vespa once the beer goggles go on.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:38 pm

Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 2916
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 2916
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:38 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
look, buddy, your next parts shipment is 100% going to include vintage porn and beer. deal with it.
Well…fine, I guess that beats porn and vintage beer...
jess wrote:
I understand why Facebook does it the way they do it -- it's an endorphin feedback loop that keeps users hooked, keeps them online for longer, and keeps them coming back. Not having a mechanism for thumbs-down eliminates what is surely the most common vector for abuse, but it also means that there's no disincentive to being a dick on Facebook. Or Twitter. Or anywhere else in the social media world, for that matter. And as a result, you get a different kind of abuse, one where people can harass other people with impunity.

So, yeah. I think I'm happy with the balance that MV has.
So am I, relative latecomer that I am here.

And…we all shine on.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:49 pm

Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1839
Location: Adelaide
 
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1839
Location: Adelaide
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:49 pm linkquote
There's no catfish on MV. Or if there are, it won't take long for them to be caught and made into fish and chips.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:58 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6470
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6470
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:58 pm linkquote
Sledge wrote:
There's no catfish on MV. Or if there are, it won't take long for them to be caught and made into fish and chips.
My wife makes excellent catfish.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:42 pm

Ossessionato
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 4908
Location: Santa Cruz California
 
Ossessionato
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 4908
Location: Santa Cruz California
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:42 pm linkquote
Tor2ga wrote:
I have a confession, I sold my last scooter a couple of years ago.
I'm in the same situation. My 2009 GTV got totaled about 20 months ago. But I still have an old BMW I ride regularly. And truth be known, I preferred riding the BMW to the GTV even tho its not nearly as agile. I also like the MV crowd and MV is about as close as I get to social media.

Thanks Jess
Miguel
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:24 pm

Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31029
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31029
Location: Bay Area, California
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:24 pm linkquote
ScooterWoman9988 wrote:
I've been a software engineer for over 30 years
At the end of this year, I will hit the 30 year mark as a Software Engineer at a Very Large Corporation. So cheers!
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:26 pm

Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 2916
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 2916
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:26 pm linkquote
jess wrote:
At the end of this year, I will hit the 30 year mark as a Software Engineer at a Very Large Corporation. So cheers!
You should get a friggin' Purple Heart for still being alive and sentient!
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:28 pm

Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31029
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31029
Location: Bay Area, California
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:28 pm linkquote
amateriat wrote:
You should get a friggin' Purple Heart for still being alive and sentient!
Who says I'm sentient!?!
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:32 pm

Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 3854
Location: Tempe, AZ
 
Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 3854
Location: Tempe, AZ
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:32 pm linkquote
And not outsourced. I managed nine years before the outsourcers came for me. Then they hired me! Made it easier to go when I decided to, That's for sure.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:36 pm

Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31029
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31029
Location: Bay Area, California
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:36 pm linkquote
Syd wrote:
And not outsourced.
Ah, yeah. That's something I haven't really had to worry about, thankfully. We don't outsource in any meaningful way, and there's never been a shortage of work. For that I thank my lucky stars.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:56 pm

Ossessionato
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 2121
Location: So Cal
 
Ossessionato
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 2121
Location: So Cal
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:56 pm linkquote
amateriat wrote:
[Jess] should get a friggin' Purple Heart for [everything he does to keep the doors of MV open]
ScooterWoman9988 wrote:
... In the digital realm people put forth an alternate version of themselves, smarter than they are, prettier than they are, stronger than they are, richer than they are, happier than they are...
I saw the HBO documentary "Fake Famous" that opened my eyes to this phenomenon. It might be generational. I don't find it to be true in my life or for most of my peers.

Fortunately, I haven't found it to be the case for most MVers that I've met in person. I met one MV participant who seems normal (for lack of a better term) but presents the alternate / enhanced version of themselves here that you describe. He's someone I'd avoid in real life.
I've met several MVers who've surprised me by being perfectly charming in person while their on-line persona leaves a lot to be desired.
The vast majority have been the same on-line as in person: warm, welcoming, helpful, happy to geek-out talking scooters (or craft-beers or gardening or any number of other subjects).
I miss those who are no longer here and am always happy to see familiar names /avatars posting. It's even better when I get to see them in person.
[/hijack]
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:36 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 6223
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 6223
Location: Latina (Italy)
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:36 am linkquote
Sledge wrote:
We may not have met, but I think I know many MV members personally. Reading posts about a member's medical issues, oysters, beards, watches, bicycles et al and of course scooters brings me closer to that member. There's even a vague image of what each could look like, if there is no photo of you on MV. Until I saw Greasy's photo recently, I thought he looked like his avatar, side burns and all, how disillusioning .
I'm not game to describe what the rest of you look like in my brain, but most are riding scooters in your underwear.
But he is more likeable, even less severe than what he wants others to believe ...
Not for that it has diminished in its importance, no really ...
Thanks to Greasy i am learning the American "slang" language (saved in a separate personal dictionary).
PS: I am as you see me in the picture



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Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:41 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 6223
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 6223
Location: Latina (Italy)
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:41 am linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
My wife makes excellent catfish.
In some parts of northern Italy they still eat the cat (only the cat without the fish); if you go there and you know where you will never order the rabbit or the hare, it could be a cat ... it's traditional to do so.
(Well ... better than eating the bat (ouch!), we know how the story would end ... )
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:51 am

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1409
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
 
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1409
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:51 am linkquote
Jess, I have SUCH respect for what you have set up here, and have come back to bring it into the 21st century whilst it retains it's own homely charm. I feel I know so many of these people but have only met one - in West Island (Australia) - when there to celebrate my 65th birthday. I look forward to the world returning to its former self and being able to travel and meet some more of you in person. Again, Jess, thank you so much for what must be an inordinate amount of work.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:45 am

Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
 
Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:45 am linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
I'll give you that.
I'm a hell of a lot more honest here on MV than I am on "social media".
I know. You actually admitted you like riding in the rain. If that's not letting your freak flag fly I don't know what is!
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:23 am

Enthusiast
LX50
Joined: 21 Feb 2021
Posts: 70
Location: Deep Doo Doo
 
Enthusiast
LX50
Joined: 21 Feb 2021
Posts: 70
Location: Deep Doo Doo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:23 am linkquote
I got the negative karma warning, which came as a surprise. Other forums don't use any system like this. Perhaps because they fail to see the usefulness of it? Methinks some petty individual is blowing their daily downvote on me every day LOL.

I'm amused and nonplussed by you whoever you are. I can downvote too you know. 1 downvote per day LOL

To the Forum Overlord: I can't imagine how you could create this system and not expect people to abuse it. Real motorcyclist forums wouldn't even bother.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:38 am

Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
 
Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:38 am linkquote
booger wrote:
To the Forum Overlord: I can't imagine how you could create this system and not expect people to abuse it. Real motorcyclist forums wouldn't even bother.
"Real" motorcyclist forums? And you wonder why people downvote you on MV.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:42 am

Enthusiast
LX50
Joined: 21 Feb 2021
Posts: 70
Location: Deep Doo Doo
 
Enthusiast
LX50
Joined: 21 Feb 2021
Posts: 70
Location: Deep Doo Doo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:42 am linkquote
ScooterWoman9988 wrote:
"Real" motorcyclist forums? And you wonder why people downvote you on MV.
Found ya!

I know why, I don't wonder. Sheer pettiness, as the OP stated. Runs rampant here. The hallmark of a certain age group. Today's downvote was used on you. Have a nice day!
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:46 am




 
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:46 am
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:51 am

Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
 
Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:51 am linkquote
booger wrote:
Found ya!

I know why, I don't wonder. Sheer pettiness, as the OP stated. Runs rampant here. The hallmark of a certain age group. Today's downvote was used on you. Have a nice day!
I have never used a downvote in my life on anyone.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:14 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 6223
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 6223
Location: Latina (Italy)
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:14 am linkquote
ScooterWoman9988 wrote:
I have never used a downvote in my life on anyone.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:18 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:18 am linkquote
I know several MV'ers IRL and I'm about to meet a few more in the coming week. So far, I've not been disappointed or surprised as they've been nifty folk.



Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:20 am

Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
 
Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:20 am linkquote
Attila wrote:

Thank you!
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:22 am

Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
 
Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:22 am linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
I know several MV'ers IRL and I'm about to meet a few more in the coming week. So far, I've not been disappointed or surprised as they've been nifty folk.
I don't think I'll ever meet any MV'ers IRL. Cold weather most of the year doesn't seem to be conducive to a thriving scooter culture!
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:37 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:37 am linkquote
ScooterWoman9988 wrote:
I don't think I'll ever meet any MV'ers IRL. Cold weather most of the year doesn't seem to be conducive to a thriving scooter culture!
If you ever decide to vacation in Phoenix (winter is best), come ride with us!
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:27 am

Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
 
Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:27 am linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
If you ever decide to vacation in Phoenix (winter is best), come ride with us!
That's really nice of you but I don't think I'll ever vacation in Phoenix. Might retire around there though.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:30 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T (totaled), GTS 250, S 150 (Missing at Large, Falcon 200, GT 200 (sold)
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9323
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T (totaled), GTS 250, S 150 (Missing at Large, Falcon 200, GT 200 (sold)
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9323
Location: KS USA
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:30 am linkquote
vintage red matthew wrote:
Have you changed anything about autoban?

I can't remember the last time I saw someone was autobaned?
Autoban is a misnomer. A more accurate term would be automatic ban.

The term autoban implies that the member/author voluntarily surrendered the membership such as what happened to Birreh. He was autobanned.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:50 pm

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4809
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4809
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:50 pm linkquote
Tor2ga wrote:
I have a confession, I sold my last scooter a couple of years ago. I am really on the search for an electric with promise. The Vespa is way to expensive. But I keep on sticking around here because of the community and people. I miss Al and Judy. I wonder about BillDog, and Trep. And I enjoy seeing new names come along. I’ve tried the other social media and hated them all. This is my online community.

I'm in the same boat. I haven't had a scooter for about 3 years now, but I continue to hang around because I like the community. I miss the ones who are no longer here, or have stopped checking in (but I get it, life moves on).

-Craig
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:01 pm

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4809
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4809
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:01 pm linkquote
jess wrote:
At the end of this year, I will hit the 30 year mark as a Software Engineer at a Very Large Corporation. So cheers!
That's unusual to work for the same company for 30 years! Congrats on that accomplishment.

I worked as a Software Engineer for a large Santa Clara based company for 21 years. I've spent another 15 years with a few other large tech companies along the way. Now retirement is approaching fast. Software engineering has been a great career, but I'm about ready to step aside.
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:11 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T (totaled), GTS 250, S 150 (Missing at Large, Falcon 200, GT 200 (sold)
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9323
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T (totaled), GTS 250, S 150 (Missing at Large, Falcon 200, GT 200 (sold)
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9323
Location: KS USA
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:11 pm linkquote
Attila wrote:
In some parts of northern Italy they still eat the cat (only the cat without the fish); if you go there and you know where you will never order the rabbit or the hare, it could be a cat ... it's traditional to do so.
(Well ... better than eating the bat (ouch!), we know how the story would end ... )
:

I'm still working up the nerve to try cicadas tacos.
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