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* I'm a Mod

* I'm a 1%er

* I like the outlaw lifestyle

* I couldn't afford a BMW

* It looks like a Wasp
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I only count five, so I'm assuming you're looking for us to come up with more?

* I like retro classics.
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What's a 1%er?
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It is Classy.

It's an Italian thing "they don't understand"

It is just damn sexy.
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It's Classic!
It's reliable!
It's economic!
It's simply one of the best!

CHEERS!
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It's an opportunity to own the "best of"
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More reasons:

People talk to you.
It's not loud and obnoxious.
It doesn't feel like a mechanical beast.
It makes you smile like a kid while riding.
It limits the range of lethal riding risk.
It's so damn simple.


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one reason:

Just look at it!!!!!
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Quote:
It makes you smile like a kid while riding.
Ding ding ding.....we have a winner!!!!!
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never have to hunt for a parking space!

Bypass gas stations with a smile on my face

Scooter clubs a full of great people I probally would have never met

and finaly

It makes me feel SEXY Laughing emoticon
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It makes me feel SEXY
That's probably the best reason for doing anything. Well, at 25, that's usually my top reason for doing anything. To you gents who have never worn a suit on a scooter, go out and do it. You will feel cooler than Michael Caine and Jude Law rolled into one. You will get attention, what you do with it is at your discretion.
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Bryce Ludwig wrote:
coffedrink wrote:
It makes me feel SEXY
To you gents who have never worn a suit on a scooter, go out and do it..
never on a scooter??? You mean never wore a suit period...

I would have to shoot myself. My two lifelong rules related to career are:

No regular hours
No dress code

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why?
It's all about the SMILES!
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Not all suits are for well....suits. The Mods were not really regular average folk, and they wore suits. Their suits were not the type that their fathers wore. I've got a grey suit with salmon colored pin stripes, and a ticket pocket. Looks good with a wild shirt I've got and when I faux hawk my hair. Far from a regular dress code.
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It's Fun!! Fun!!! Fun!!!!

eh, and Cool!!!!! 8)
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the number one reason is:

[c'mon folks lookin' for the main reason]

for me:

It keeps me out of the bars.

oh wait...nevermind

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Harley People Almost Respect You
Not that I'm impressed by Harley people, but they don't seem to MIND Vespas as opposed to other brands of scooters. Eventually they get old and need their knees and hips replaced and start thinking about getting something smaller and easier to handle (especially when their wives forbid them from riding) and Vespa is an acceptable alternative.

Forgive me for sounding sexist but in the few experiences I've had with HD owners, most of them are male. I actually had a conversation with an older gentleman outside a store about the above experience he had with his wife. His big HD actually fell over on him.

I love scooters in general and try not to be a Vespa snob. I like all brands as long as they don't break down.

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I'm pretty much a Piaggio brand snob, or vintage bikes...

I like my lammies.

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I was thinking along the lines of David Letterman's Top 10 lists, when I started the thread. My entries were tongue-in-cheek. I like the non-humorous entries too. It's all good.

* I'm a Mod

* I'm a 1%er

* I like the outlaw lifestyle

* I couldn't afford a BMW

* It looks like a Wasp

and one more

* Boutiques

any other funny ones?
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It's "parkable" almost anywhere
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Bryce Ludwig wrote:
coffedrink wrote:
It makes me feel SEXY
That's probably the best reason for doing anything. Well, at 25, that's usually my top reason for doing anything. To you gents who have never worn a suit on a scooter, go out and do it. You will feel cooler than Michael Caine and Jude Law rolled into one. You will get attention, what you do with it is at your discretion.
i wear dickies and t-shirts 8-days a week.
on friday nights i throw down w/ a clean shave and a 60's suit.
sometimes i ride my lambretta, sometimes the et4.
then i ride thru hollywood, sometimes to pasadena, other times to santa monica. people freak out. people ask questions. people stare slack jawed. women swoon, guys get jealous, cars get out of your way, even the harley guys throw props.

there's two kinds of people: the kind that act like they own the joint, and the kind that actually do. when i walk into a bar in LA wearing a sharp 60's suit, big parka and holding a helmet guess which one i am.

why do i ride scooters?
because it's my way of rebelling against the norm; lashing out against complacency; making a stand against societal values. but mostly it's becasue i'm a big fat attention whore.

best,
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You Da' Man, Greasy! 8)
I think we all have our ways of expressing ourselves, when the mood strikes us.
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A Lambretta would be just the bike to have for 60's suit riding.
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Greasy, Well said.

I wear a suit most days to work. I usually leave the coat at the office and cover with my corazzo. But at lunchtime I ride down to the local deli with the jacket on and the tie flying. Lots of waves smiles and thumbs up.

Of course there was on day last summer I got caught in a torrential downpour on my way home without my rainsuit in the topcase. The sopping suit and Sunday go to Church shoes filled with water gets laughs and ridicule by the "insiders" riding by warm and dry. But, hey...

Always have the rainsuit on board now.
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Greasy is right (even though I hear he poops his pants), there is a bar in cleveland called "The Garage" On summer nights there can be up to 100 harleys in the lot and in front.

We know the people and harleys have actually been asked to move to make space for the scooters. and literally, you walk in dressed in your best sta-prest or regular levis fred perrys or bennies on and folks just move out of your way.

we ALWAYS get seats at the bar. every third round is complimentary,
its a way to be a rockstar without all of the pants poopin' and crackheads.
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Bryce Ludwig wrote:
A Lambretta would be just the bike to have for 60's suit riding.
i have plenty of pictures of me standing next to, laying under and walking amongst bikes but i can't find one of me in a suit on my lammy! grrr!
i'll put one up if i can find one...

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demonlarry wrote:
Greasy is right (even though I hear he poops his pants), there is a bar in cleveland called "The Garage" On summer nights there can be up to 100 harleys in the lot and in front.

We know the people and harleys have actually been asked to move to make space for the scooters. and literally, you walk in dressed in your best sta-prest or regular levis fred perrys or bennies on and folks just move out of your way.

we ALWAYS get seats at the bar. every third round is complimentary,
its a way to be a rockstar without all of the pants poopin' and crackheads.
dammn, you heard that too! jeeze... i wonder who is spreading that...
good thing i brought that extra pair of dickies to work today... <G>

best,
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p.s. we're goin' for a ride next time you're out here!
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You know, that's exactly how I remember Brookfield. Except for that guy in the red suit.
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