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BTW, David asked me about some random GT part yesterday (I forget what it was) and I said, "Is it for Gitta??" It's ALWAYS for Gitta!
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Love ya, Drew!
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BTW, David asked me about some random GT part yesterday (I forget what it was) and I said, "Is it for Gitta??" It's ALWAYS for Gitta!
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Love ya, Drew!
Pretty telling that you had this at the ready for use whenever called for.
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drewteague wrote:
BTW, David asked me about some random GT part yesterday (I forget what it was) and I said, "Is it for Gitta??" It's ALWAYS for Gitta!
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Love ya, Drew!
Pretty telling that you had this at the ready for use whenever called for.
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Damn Straight Gitta!

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Gitta, here's additional text to accompany your diagram.

Gitta - name meaning, origin

The girl's name Gitta \gi(t)-ta\. Diminutive of Brigitte (Irish, Gaelic) "strength, power".

In Short: "Gitta Power"!

You go with your bad self...
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To cover all of the bases:
NoHo Scooters rents and is nearby VSO (Buddys and I think they have a GTS or 2)
Route 66 Modern Classics in Marina del Ray (Buddy and Sym)
There are also several Eagle Rider locations in the LA area. Through Eagle Rider you can get an LX, GTS, Fly, or MP3.

I'm probably leaving somebody out, but that's who I'm familiar with.
Thanks for the info. It is much appreciated.

Looks like I may have to pass on this one. Call me a naive Canuck but I was hoping there would a be a shop that would at least rent out a shifty Vespa.
It's probably because new shifty Vespas (or even Stellas/LML Stars as you may know them) weren't sold in CA for over 2 decades. We didn't even get the millennium PXs. So all most of the shiftys are "vintage" and they're very much in demand-so much that dealers can sell them pretty easily. Also, renting shifters here is probably a recipe for crashed rental scooters.
Or seizures
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Gitta, here's additional text to accompany your diagram.

Gitta - name meaning, origin

The girl's name Gitta \gi(t)-ta\. Diminutive of Brigitte (Irish, Gaelic) "strength, power".

In Short: "Gitta Power"!

You go with your bad self...
Shes gonna have to buy new helmet soon. Clown emoticon
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Here is the tentative route. I don't believe I've taken this route from end to end before, but definitely all of its components. Most of you probably have too. I wouldn't say it's 50cc friendly, as Beverly Glen gets pretty steep on the ascent, but probably possible. If anyone has a reason it should be modified, (such as Nichols Cyn or Outpost on the way down the hill??) certainly let me know.

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Here is the tentative route. I don't believe I've taken this route from end to end before, but definitely all of its components. Most of you probably have too. I wouldn't say it's 50cc friendly, as Beverly Glen gets pretty steep on the ascent, but probably possible. If anyone has a reason it should be modified, (such as Nichols Cyn or Outpost on the way down the hill??) certainly let me know.

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I did Nichols Cyn last weekend. Good times, but narrow. I ride Beverly Glen regularly and it definitely would be tough on a 50cc, although I saw a guy on a Ruckus a few weeks ago...

I would vote for Nichols Cyn instead. Easier to regroup (if necessary) on Hollywood west of the tourist trap. Also with all the lights on Highland and the H&H intersection a straight shot down Hollywood Blvd might be better.
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Good point, Joe. I did try to avoid this in the Valley. The left onto Beverly Glen from Ventura isn't fun, and probably impossible with a group.

I checked Outpost on the map, and although it pops out onto La Brea, there is no left turn arrow onto Hollywood. Where Nichols drops out there should be MUCH less opposing traffic to sift through. I'll make up a new map and repost.
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Ok, here's a new route:

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And here is the detail of Mulholland to Nichols Cyn (right near Runyan Cyn)

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In the spirit of riding and charity this is looking like a "sweet" ride.

Lots of RSVP's, should be a really nice day. The weather will be perfect.

Best,
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SDG wrote:
In the spirit of riding and charity this is looking like a "sweet" ride.

Lots of RSVP's, should be a really nice day. The weather will be perfect.

Best,
David
Do my replies to the 17,000 times that either you, Lonnie, or Drew asking me if I'm coming on the ride count as an RSVP? Goofy emoticon
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New Sweet Street Rally Sponsorship
Just confirmed IZZE, www.izze.com, will be sponsoring the event and we'll have plenty of IZZE drinks for the end of our ride! Now we'll have sweet drinks to wash down the sweet desserts!
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Great news! I love their drinks!
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We will have special "sweet street" t-shirts for sale at both start and finish point of the ride! $15 a peice and the money goes to pablove foundation.
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We will have special "sweet street" t-shirts for sale at both start and finish point of the ride! $15 a peice and the money goes to pablove foundation.
Since I won't be able to attend, is there a way I can get one and just pick it up later? Want to show my support!
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JOE SCHMOE wrote:
We will have special "sweet street" t-shirts for sale at both start and finish point of the ride! $15 a peice and the money goes to pablove foundation.
Since I won't be able to attend, is there a way I can get one and just pick it up later? Want to show my support!
Eric-I'll get one for you!
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The above link to Izze has a comma in it so it will not work. This one will:
www.izze.com

Looking forward to this one. Sorry you can't make it Eric.
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JOE SCHMOE wrote:
We will have special "sweet street" t-shirts for sale at both start and finish point of the ride! $15 a peice and the money goes to pablove foundation.
Since I won't be able to attend, is there a way I can get one and just pick it up later? Want to show my support!
Eric-I'll get one for you!
Thanks! XL, please! I'll even come up the mountain to get it if necessary.
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JOE SCHMOE wrote:
We will have special "sweet street" t-shirts for sale at both start and finish point of the ride! $15 a peice and the money goes to pablove foundation.
Since I won't be able to attend, is there a way I can get one and just pick it up later? Want to show my support!
Eric-I'll get one for you!
Thanks! XL, please! I'll even come up the mountain to get it if necessary.
You got it!
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Of course you can my friend!! XL is being set aside!

P.S. Thanks for your support! I hope to have you at the next ride Eric!

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The shirts have arrived!
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Scoot's all washed and covered up. Ought to be a blast!
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Scoot's all washed and covered up. Ought to be a blast!
We're supposed to wash our scooters? Crap.
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Scoot's all washed and covered up. Ought to be a blast!
We're supposed to wash our scooters? Crap.
Especially those with rare paint colors!!
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crap I have to work
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How was today's ride, Jesse? I had to work today or I'd have joined you.
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Scoot's all washed and covered up. Ought to be a blast!
We're supposed to wash our scooters? Crap.
Especially those with rare paint colors!!
I wouldn't have bothered, but several birds decided to relieve themselves on my seat today.
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I wanna go! Oh wait i am going! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
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Desserts!
I just baked 16 dozen Green Tea, Cappuccino, and Vanilla Bean cupcakes, 5 dozen Cranberry Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip cookies, and 3 dozen Salted Caramel Pecan tartlets. They'll be for sale on the Sweets Truck with all proceeds benefiting the www.PABLOVE.org !
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I wanna go! Oh wait i am going! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
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How was today's ride, Jesse? I had to work today or I'd have joined you.
It was good, the canyon would make a good ralley spot if SDG is still working on it lots of small camps,. We'll do it again

I just wish I could hit up that sweet truck thats my weakness. I hope you all have fun today.
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More photos please
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More photos of the T5
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Made a tour out of it....
So, after a ride back to the shop Lorraine was concerned about her ride back. I knew a different route that was less taxing (and fewer miles) so we headed west towards... well, whatever is west. We parted ways in Camarillo and I'll put up our map when I get back.

So, now that I'm back I plotted the ride out using Drew's map as a jumping off point. We went back to the shop via Laurel Canyon and then west on Ventura out to Calabasas. From Calabasas we took Agoura Rd and then onward to Westlake Village. Hooked up with Portero Rd out to Camarillo. We gassed up in Camarillo and I headed home through Simi Valley.

Here's a link to the map. A to B is Drew's design. http://bit.ly/9wdIyR
http://bit.ly/cJJtS3 is the extended map.
A short ride made into a 120-something mile tour.
A short ride made into a 120-something mile tour.
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Fun day! Thanks VSO for the ride!

Hey guys....Pablove foundation seems like a wonderful group, doing some terrific things to fight childhood cancer. Please check them out!

http://www.pablove.org/
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Received an email from one of the riders. He gave me this link to some more photos.


www.barracudavisuals.com

It said go to the blog.
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Great ride! Thanks Linda and David for hosting the meetup and the table of goodies!!!
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