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It all started when I decided I wanted a sticker from the guys st Sip Scootershop up in Munchen, Germany.

It was not for sale, you have to go there on a scooter and they give you one for free. Like, a challenge.

But damn, Ancona-Monaco on my Lx150....it's more or less 20 hours....Is ANY sticker worth It?

But wait, my Vespa also needs new hand grips, the old ones are all sticky. And in Munich, well, I can book a flight on a Zeppelin, there's one of the only 2 airports in Europe from where these air dinosaurs take off.

Long story short, I'm going to Munich this September!

I live in central Italy so I will do Italy, the Alps, Austria, Germany, then I'll come back and head West to visit Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
And, if I'm on time with my holydays, I might try to reach Savoy and France, I have friends there.
Then back to my hometown.

My first serious trip on a motorcycle was after high school, I was 18, drove my Honda Joker 50cc through central Italy, sleeping in my tent, so so fun.
Traveled a lot after that, either by ship and by motorcycle.
But knowing that I'm going on my scooter is turning me 18 again. Where did I put my tent and my sleeping bag??

How lucky am I!!
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That sounds like a helluva cool trip. Can’t wait to see the pictures!

Yes, Lucky YOU!
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Awesome mate. It will be a great trip for sure.
I came to the U.S. in 1990 bought a 1987 Suzuki GSXR 750 which has 1100 miles on it and the fairing had cracked and the turn signal was broken. The guy sold it to me for $950 on installments as I was a grad student then. I toured Western Europe and the UK with 15 others with that bike and did a cross country of the U.S.. When I sold it in 1998 I had put 147,000 miles on it in all.
I love that you are doing this trip on your Vespa. I hope you can share pictures and stories from this trip & also take some pics/videos when you at S.i.P. like some MV members have taken vids visiting Robot at Scooterwest.
It should be fun for sure. Safe and happy travels.
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Awesome! Landsberg is a cool little town. Eat a Bavarian dumpling in the town square and admire the clock tower. SIP is like a pilgrimage site.

And of course the trip itself sounds epic!
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What an epic road trip!

Please, please, please start a post in Ride Reports detailing your preparations (w/photos) and regular updates once the trip begins. You don't have to write a lot just post pics with captions.

Enjoy!
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Sounds like a great trip. Wont some off the Alpine passes be snowed over in October?
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That will add to the fun anyway I'm going in September, not October, who knows what I was thinking......

Guzzi Gal, I will for sure!! But what's Ride reports? Is that a section of the forum?
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Oh nevermind, I found it! I suck at digital living.....
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If it's just to get a sticker come here to Latina ... it's closer.
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It's the challenge!
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Sounds wonderful! Pics if possible, prego
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Wonder what route you would be taking.I am guessing you can't take highways. Central italy means Bologna area and going to Munchen will be like 800km I gather. Should be a interesting ride for sure.
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Actually I can take highways, but wouldn't be fun.
I'll go from hometown North to Ravenna, Po river estuary, inland Venice and then the Alps, Bolzano etc etc

Should be a 20 hours ride, if it's more it doesn't matter, my objective is to start at dawn and reach the Alps, maybe even Austria, at sunset so I can sleep there and reach Munchen the next day.

Once I got my sticker, I will head south and then West to Switzerland and then God knows
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Hey, I've got some great news!

They will now post them out to you!



https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/pass-sticker-sip-landsberg_95153300
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What a great adventure! Safe travels to you.
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Well, you won't have Oktoberfest to go to, but then again you can save money for scooter bling!
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Mauro150LX wrote:
Actually I can take highways, but wouldn't be fun.
I'll go from hometown North to Ravenna, Po river estuary, inland Venice and then the Alps, Bolzano etc etc

Should be a 20 hours ride, if it's more it doesn't matter, my objective is to start at dawn and reach the Alps, maybe even Austria, at sunset so I can sleep there and reach Munchen the next day.

Once I got my sticker, I will head south and then West to Switzerland and then God knows
Just looked it up on the map & I am jealous that you get to enjoy gorgeous scenery, great roads, great food and get to S.i.P.. Will enjoy your reports as and when you share them . Happy travels mate
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Hey, I've got some great news!

They will now post them out to you!



https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/pass-sticker-sip-landsberg_95153300
Nooooo, they won't!!

External inline image provided by member with no explanatory text

Yes Yes I'm opening a post on Ride reports as Guzzi lady suggested above! Stay tuned!
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Nooooo, they won't!!


Well they might sell you one. Just hope that $998 is in dollars and not Euros.
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Guzzi Gal, I will for sure!! But what's Ride reports? Is that a section of the forum?
Yes, and here is the link. https://modernvespa.com/forum/forum20

Ride Reports is for MVers to show off their scooter rides so the rest of us can live vicariously. It doesn't matter if you're on a short day trip or an epic ride like yours.
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It's the challenge!
It’s the challenge!!!

***Some of you might be missing the point of this trip. Like those of you saying he can buy a sticker online.

And good for you Mauro150LX !! I like your plan which leads to great adventure!!!!!
Mauro150LX wrote:
Once I got my sticker, I will head south and then West to Switzerland and then God knows
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It’s the challenge!!!

***Some of you might be missing the point of this trip. Like those of you saying he can buy a sticker online.

And good for you Mauro150LX !! I like your plan which leads to great adventure!!!!!
The buying the sticker online might have been a bit tongue in cheek. Did you look at the price?!!
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The buying the sticker online might have been a bit tongue in cheek. Did you look at the price?!!
Aha okay then. I appreciate sass 😛
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Guys, girls, I love you (girls more)
Metaphorically I mean, I'm engaged
Thanks a lot for your enthusiastic support, you will all be with me on the road
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The ride report is open!

I'm going to Germany this September (ride report & the l
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Mauro150LX,

Buona Fortuna on the scooter trail of adventure. I drove somewhat the same
route by car (Venice - Salisburg - Munich - Innsbruck - Largo Gardia Italia)

Despite the beauty, your ride by scooter will be even better.

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Thanks a lot Bob!! did you have a good time here in Italy? what did you like most?
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Mauro150LX wrote:
Thanks a lot Bob!! did you have a good time here in Italy? what did you like most?
Don't ask!! Razz emoticon Laughing emoticon
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Mauro150LX,

Fledermaus is making fun because he knows I lived in Italia for four years and has had
to put up with me bloviating about how much I love everything Italian.

Here is some of the thinks I like about Italia.

Bob Copeland
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Cafe Bars with the smell of coffee and great pastries.
Cafe Bars with the smell of coffee and great pastries.
Feeding Pigeons in St Marks Square Venice
Feeding Pigeons in St Marks Square Venice
Great Historical stuff everywhere - Greek Temples in Southern Italy
Great Historical stuff everywhere - Greek Temples in Southern Italy
And of course, Italian Girls!
And of course, Italian Girls!
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Bob Copeland wrote:
And of course, Italian Girls!
Now you know what I was thinking, lol.
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Man that sounds like a wonderful trip! I can't wait to get my scooter. Hello early 2022?
Cant wait to se the pics
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Where you go and why you go is irrelevant.
It's all about the RIDE !

In 2006 I did my BMW Club's "Extreme Rider" challenge...
Ride to the 4 cardinal points of South Africa on your bike.
(Inspired by the USA 4 Corners ride.)

If you complete the ride on the same bike and within 21 days, you get a "Gold" class medal.
(It is actually brass, but who's complaining?"
If you do it over a longer period of time or on different bikes, you get a "Silver" medal.
(Which is actually a chromed brass badge but who's splitting hairs!?)

Four of us set off in a group to take on the ride, unsupported by back-up vehicle.
11 days and 6 708 kilometres later, we were back home again.
It was a bucket list ride of note.
Sitting waiting for our wives to meet us, if any of the other three had suggested that we set off and ride it again, I would have jumped onto the bike and set off again.

Perhaps I do need to ride it again... on a Vespa?
It will be just as far and take probably three times as long,
but what a trip that would be !
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epic.

though there's no Oktoberfest this year, munich is a wonderful and vibrant city with great cafes, walking tours and art museums!

be sure to have some weisswurst for me and visit a brewery (or, like, three)!

safe travels!
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Münchner like to say they live in the northern-most Italian city.
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Der Blechfahrer wrote:
Münchner like to say they live in the northern-most Italian city.
I've got to say, we had one of our best Italian meals near the Munich airport...after a week in Italy. Go figure.
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