Sat Mar 05, 2022 10:08 pm

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1601
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
 
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1601
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
Sat Mar 05, 2022 10:08 pm linkquote
March in New Zealand usually presents pretty settled weather so we decided it was right to go of a local ride. We met at the local Classics Museum ( https://classicsmuseum.co.nz ) and found the local Vintage and Classic Car Club there with a wide range of vehicles. They meet there monthly to enjoy the food and admire each others' cars. An old friend chatted to me and suggested I join, even getting me the form.
A total of 5 scooters and riders turned up, me on my 150 Super, Bella, my wife Joss on her Primavera 70th Anniversary Mia, then Paul and Jeff on their PX200s and finally a new member Cameron on his modern Sprint. This was a first for us, all air cooled scooters. We chewed the fat for a while, no doubt in our minds solving the problems of the world.
We decided it was time to move so we headed north west towards an area called Rotokauri, then continuing further to a small settlement of Te Kowhai. That road continues north towards Ngaruawahia. We turned left off it and circled around behind Te Kowhai on good quality rural roads. We crossed the more busy road and carried on across country more or less headed back to Hamilton and eventually skirted the rear of Hamilton Zoo and back into the built up area. We avoided the major roads and made our way back to the Classics Museum where 4 of us (Jeff had to head home and take his kids out for an adventure this afternoon) ordered some lunch and a drink. We covered the gamut of food available from a bacon buttie, through an American Hot Dog, a big chicken burger with curly fries and a pancake stack with maple syrup and cream.
On our way home Joss and I decided a gelato made by a proper Italian was in order so we dropped in and again were not disappointed. A great day out on the scooters.


Before we left home.


At the Museum

Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:44 am

Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2407
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2407
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:44 am linkquote
What a good way to spend a day!
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:55 am

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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2816
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2816
Location: Minneapolis USA
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:55 am linkquote
Thanks for the photos. I would have loved to have been along for the ride.

Still frozen here in Frost Bite Falls Minnesota

Bob Copeland
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:48 am

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1601
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
 
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1601
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:48 am linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
What a good way to spend a day!
Sure beats working!
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:49 am

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1601
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
 
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1601
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:49 am linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
Thanks for the photos. I would have loved to have been along for the ride.

Still frozen here in Frost Bite Falls Minnesota

Bob Copeland
Fortunately, we never get to that here. From Hamilton we have to go looking for snow in the middle of the North Island in winter on mountains.
   

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