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Vespa Club of Los Gatos presents Classico Moto Italia XV
Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6 2012

Join the VCLG as we once again celebrate our passion for riding Vespas.

Schedule:

Friday May 4:
Meet and greet at Hyde Park Lounge. Starts at 7 p.m.
1070 N 4th Street, San Jose CA 95112

Saturday May 5:

9 a.m.: Meet up at Rose Donuts
1818 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga CA 95070

10 a.m.: The Giro is back! By popular demand, we're having our timed ride through the Santa Cruz Mountains again. There are two classes: Classic (25 years or older) and other (25 years or newer). All scooters of any vintage or brand welcome. Since this is a timed rally, not a speed contest, fast scooters have no advantage, and slower scooters have no penalty.

Motorcycles welcome on the Giro as well; however, no prizes awarded to motorcyclists.

This year, we've got an extra twist: We're ending the Giro with a ride through our Gymkhana at the Campbell Legion Hall (see below). This is a motorcycle-type gymkhana with traffic cones on a marked course. Any points incurred at the gymkhana will be added to the total for the Giro riders.

This follows Giro of California rules - checkpoints and time. Arrive on time and get 0 points. Arrive earlier or later and get more then 0 points. The rider with the least number of points wins. There is a good possibility of hidden checkpoints as well.

To register, check our web site http://www.classicomotoitalia.com/giro.html for details.

10 a.m.: We'll also have a non-Giro ride for those who just want a nice, relaxing ride via some of the most scenic and challenging roads in the world.

Noon: Meet up at the Campbell Legion Hall
1344 Dell Avenue, Campbell CA

After the Giro riders complete the gymkhana, we'll be opening it up to all riders who want to try their skill.

9 pm: Join us at the Blank Club for THE BANG. Doors open at 9pm, $8 at the door.
44 South Almaden Avenue, San Jose, CA

Sunday May 5:

9 a.m.: Meet at the Los Gatos Diner
235 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road, Los Gatos-Saratoga, 95030
Get some grub.

10 a.m.: Ride leaves the diner

When we get there (after the ride): Finish up the weekend at the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley
3915 Alpine Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028

For more information, check our web site:
vespaclublosgatos.com
www.classicomotoitalia.com

See you there!
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I get to go this year!
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paige wrote:
I get to go this year!
Considering.

If I do math, I think my Elite... Qualified nicely. Heheh.
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sweet! Will try to make it!
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May 5th will be soooooooo much fun, they decided to do May 5th the next day too!
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Also Sat. Night
Also, we'll be at the Blank Club Sat. night. Music by The Bang.
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sweet! Will try to make it!
you better make it, punk !
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I'm in -- and second on the list for the Giro!

-Dan
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I'm in -- and second on the list for the Giro!

-Dan
Good job! Folks, be sure to register online. We will need to assign everyone's numbers to track you accurately.
Thanks!
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Sounds like fun. I'll try to be there!
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I can't believe this is next weekend! I know Patrick has been busy scooting across the US (congrats, by the way!), so I'm hoping you guys will be able to pull it all together by next Saturday. Let us know if you need help!

-Dan
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I can't believe this is next weekend! I know Patrick has been busy scooting across the US (congrats, by the way!), so I'm hoping you guys will be able to pull it all together by next Saturday. Let us know if you need help!

-Dan
Thanks Dan, Patrick and the club completed most of the deets before Patrick left. We should be ready to roll!
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Bummer - cannot make it this year.

Pop a wheelie for me.
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Bummer - cannot make it this year.

Pop a wheelie for me.
Boo!
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Hey Gang! Yeah I rode in the race last year. Wasn't even close but had a great time. My MP3 500's in the shop so I'll be taking my classic 82 Honda 750 Nighthawk. See you all there! 8)
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To add:

Saturday night we will be at the Blank Club in downtown San Hose.

The Bang will play for us.

$8 at the door.

Come out and play...

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Hey Gang! Yeah I rode in the race last year. Wasn't even close but had a great time. My MP3 500's in the shop so I'll be taking my classic 82 Honda 750 Nighthawk. See you all there! 8)
Let's get ready to roll!
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Quick question -- didn't see it in the rules anywhere. Can I take a rider pillion with me on the Giro? And have her hop off for when I do the "agility test" at the end? I know the timed race part won't physically be a problem, but not sure I want to try a Gymkana with a rider...

Thanks.

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Quick question -- didn't see it in the rules anywhere. Can I take a rider pillion with me on the Giro? And have her hop off for when I do the "agility test" at the end? I know the timed race part won't physically be a problem, but not sure I want to try a Gymkana with a rider...

Thanks.

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A pillion is not a problem at a all and yes you can let them off before the gymkhana.

After the finish check, you will line up for the gymkhana.
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Friday night Meet N Greet
OK scooter derelicts and wannabees, let's get Classico Moto Italia rockin'! Meet n Greet at Hyde Park Lounge tonight.

1070 N 4th St
San Jose 95112

Good eats at the Smoking Pig BBQ next door and Hunan Taste just down the street if you're looking for dinner beforehand.

CU tonight!
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on my way!!
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She's here...SHE"S HERE!!!

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I wish I was still there. Have fun you guys!
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on my way!!
That's awesome. Were you able to ride up to the rally?
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No my scooter is done. I'm borrowing somebody else's P 200 for the weekend.
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No my scooter is done. I'm borrowing somebody else's P 200 for the weekend.
Hate your scooter is toast, but it's awesome you have a ride for the rally!
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I wish I was still there. Have fun you guys!
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the gymkhana circle

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Same circle, different style

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Scooter party at the Blank Club tonight!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as3Ct9nQwA8&feature=youtu.be
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thanks vclg. great ride, food and peeps.
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Thanks for a great weekend! See you all for Three Peaks!
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Moto Italia
Another great rally from VCLG. I was only able to stay for bits and pieces but the part I was able to attend were great. Really enjoyed the Sunday ride. The weather was perfect and the roads just technical enough to be fun. Without taxing the brain. Shout out to Redcat for making the check point work easier.
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I've updated the results from the Giro in Vespa

http://www.classicomotoitalia.com/giro.html
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Thanks VCLG for the great rally and fun weekend. Even though I didn't ride very much, I had a really good time hanging out with you guys.
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Acid_055 wrote:
Thanks VCLG for the great rally and fun weekend. Even though I didn't ride very much, I had a really good time hanging out with you guys.
Thanks for joining us. Gotta thank Patrick for doing all the deets of the MotoGiro before he left for Cannonball. We'll do it again next year, first weekend in May.

Ciao!
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