Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:31 pm

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2001? 2002? Vespa ET4
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 134
Location: Austin, TX
 
Hooked
2001? 2002? Vespa ET4
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 134
Location: Austin, TX
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:31 pm linkquote
Hey y'all in Texas,

My new Vespa riding acquaintance, Scott C--he's a new acquaintance and he also rides a new Vespa!-- has planned and practiced what appears to be a spectacular scenic ride from Russell's Bakery in Austin to breakfast at the Blue Bonnet Cafe (yummy pye* too) in Marble Falls.

We're leaving early to enjoy California-ish weather instead of roasting in peak Texaseptember heat. This ride will be amazing, so YOU should join us!

8am Meet at Russell's Bakery and Coffee, 3339 Hancock Dr, Austin
8:20am Depart Russell's
~ 2 hr ride to Blue Bonnet Cafe, 211 N. U.S. Hwy 281, Marble Falls
(possible ride extension to Ink Lake State Park)
~ 2 hr return ride to Austin

Oh? You want to know the route so you'll know what to expect on this adventure? Fine. See map below...

P.S. Properly spelled "pye" is changed to "cupcake" on Modern Vespa?!



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Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:13 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),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4905
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
 
Ossessionato
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: 4905
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:13 am linkquote
Lauren,

I am quite certain that you guys did this ride a while ago, but the post didn't include a date.

It was surely a lot of fun.

I would have ridden with you but the schedule for me would have to include a 4 day ride to Austin, and 4 day ride back to Jacksonville.

Bill
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Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:05 am

Hooked
'14 Stella Automatic - !vespa
Joined: 25 Oct 2021
Posts: 102
Location: Austin TX
 
Hooked
'14 Stella Automatic - !vespa
Joined: 25 Oct 2021
Posts: 102
Location: Austin TX
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:05 am linkquote
Curious ... when you did this ride, did you find the 125-150cc scooters to be limited in speed? I have ridden the corridor here many times on my big motorcycles and seem to recall lots of wide open 70mph sections of 281 and 71 that would be a big challenge on our 45mph-ish scooters.
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