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Old 06-08-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Scooter Cannonball 2012 -Tiny Wheels to Terror

Here's my story, and sticking to it I will.

I joined this website way back in aught seven, when men were men and sheep were afraid. I posted away merrily.

Fast forward to early 2013. I got butt-hurt by one of the mods. I had done something sorta dumb, but it would have been pretty easy for the clown to help me out. He spent more time chewing my arse than it would have taken to approve my request.

So. I'm done. I nuked what I could. Turn the lights off when you leave.



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Old 06-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Congratulations on a great ride!!!
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Well done! Loved it.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Good on ya mate, that would have been really cool.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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I read the Cannonball reports on Modern Vespa and they are so full of sturm und drang with breakdowns and late night struggles in oily parking lots, it sounds awful. I enjoyed your drama free ride much more. Congratulations.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:12 PM   #6
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That was a great write up. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:02 AM   #7
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Thanks for the report... a lot of fun to read. I admire the amount of energy you all put into your fun!

Living in the land of the scooter (Vietnam) I own one, that never makes it out of the garage (125cc Yamaha Nouvo). You almost make me want to ride it... ok, not really... it is an annoying little thing.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:19 AM   #8
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What a fantastic trip and a great read!

Thanks for taking the time to share!
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:57 AM   #9
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Good times!
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:26 AM   #10
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Very nice ride report. This sounds like a challenge I'd be interested doing some day. Thanks
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #11
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Excellent RR!
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #12
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Fantastic - Enjoyed this report immensely!!!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #13
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I enjoyed your write up. I've been following along with the reports of the last two cannonballs and met up with the cannonballers in Abilene. Your observations go alng with something I've long thought - mods may bring higher preformance but are much less likely to finish. If I ever do a cannonball, and I'm serously considering it my scooter will be pretty close to bone stock, just better tires and I'll have to decide about what exhaust since on the Vespas that was the biggest point of failure. Of course I could do it on one of my 500cc scoots which have made 3,00+ mile journeys will little or no issues (one shredded tire) but I'm thinking my GTS would be more in the spirit of the cannonball.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:07 PM   #14
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Thanks for taking us along! Really enjoyed it and hope I can join in on the fun in 2014, if I ever get my Scarabeo running.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #15
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