Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:54 am

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2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
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2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4684
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:54 am linkquote
Lostboater had gotten rained out on his last big ride, returning home a couple of weeks early out of frustration.

So he rescheduled a ride in North Carolina, centering around the Wilson trailer near West Jefferson, NC. The place is two miles from an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway with many great roads within an easy ride.

With Hurricane Erma passing through, I delayed my start by a day and took Rocket in the bed of my truck. I usually prefer riding, but am getting old.

The first couple of days we followed Scott around the area. He has ridden there for years and knew of many great roads, mostly paved but some good gravel ones ran along the river.

We dined in the trailer mostly, but got coffee and breakfast in West Jefferson on two mornings. Tried the Mountain Aire one night and vowed to never go back. Beer was always available back at the trailer.

Ken had heard of Paint Bank, VA from friends so we decided to spend the night in the Depot Lodge there. We had a great ride up and back and enjoyed the fully restored tiny town. The lodge was great. We will probably try it again sometime.

Accommodations and rides were all great.

I am looking forward to visiting again.

Except for that tick bite.

Bill


Along on one of the early rides


Into the fog.


Beautiful places to ride.


Scooters parked for the night.


We drove over to Blowing Rock to hear our friend Shane play with his band.


At a stop on the Parkway.


Lansing NC. We got pizza at the restaurant and dined in the park across the street.


Ken leads us on some strange routes sometimes.


The Depot Lodge. Nice place.


Rocket


100,000 miles on the old scooter.

Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:11 pm

Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 1552
Location: Toronto
 
Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 1552
Location: Toronto
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:11 pm linkquote
Very nice report... thanks!
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:37 am

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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
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Location: Minneapolis USA
 
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
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Location: Minneapolis USA
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:37 am linkquote
Bill,

The great photos are always appreciated. Such great adventures on these
amazing scooters.

Bob Copeland
Frost Bite Falls MN
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:26 pm

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73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 Elite 80, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
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73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 Elite 80, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
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Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:26 pm linkquote
Nice pics Bill!
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