Scootin My Way

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cdwise, May 24, 2019.

  1. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer Supporter

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    a day with sun and n snow so I took the green Vespa down to Boulder for service. After clearing the driveway. 4E41DFE2-BAAA-4929-B63D-B141D3D11390.jpeg
    Sadly I couldn’t take photos with my winter gloves on because the scenery was spectacular going from I70 to Boulder on Colorado 93.

    It was 25f when I was clearing the driveway with the snow blower but 73 in Boulder. While I’d have preferred not to have spent 65 miles on I70 it was good to be out and about. The alternative route through Rocky Mountain National Park isn’t open yet.
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    Love that color!
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    Wolfeboats Been here awhile

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    Brrrrrr
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  4. klaviator

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    Once upon a time, long ago, in a land far, far away I lived someplace where I had to wait for the snow to melt so I could ride. So I have some idea how you felt to get out and ride.

    Hopefully the good weather will continue for you!
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  5. cdwise

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    When we returned to Houston from Scotland it was rain, rain, rain until the last couple of days. Then we got to Breck where it was snow, snow, snow. Originally rain/snow was forecast for tomorrow but now it is showing sunshine until at least early afternoon so I may be able to get a tag tomorrow on Steve's Vespa since mine is down getting its service done.

    BTW, it made it 50f eventually in Breck a few hours after my husband took that photo. I really should have pulled over and taken a layer off once I got down to the front range but it just didn't seem worth the time as long as I was moving.
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    That is a beautiful color. Is that a bolt on or clamp on front rack? I have ridden in temperatures below 32 degrees F, but it's not much fun. You have to be so bundled up that you literally can't move.
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  7. cdwise

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    Yes, that is an FA Italia front rack that clips on the top and secured by a bolted on hook at the bottom. By the time I left it was 35. That scoot has heated grips and I knew that once I was on the other side of Eisenhower Tunnel it would be in the 50s and 70s by the time I got to Boulder. So it was a bit cool the first few miles but Vespa has good wind protection so I only had a long sleeve shirt, Columbia fleece with reflective lining, quilted jacket line on top, jeans under my riding pants so not really all that bundled up.

    I plan on heading out on the red Vespa for lunch soon as I finish transferring some photos and backing up my phone. My husband is heading back down to Denver to visit his mom in hospital again with the car. She isn't recovering as well as we'd like from her virus and bronchitis.
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  8. cdwise

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    Well it sure was loverly when I left.
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    Could you ask for prettier blue skies and the snow is where it belongs on the slopes.

    Headed over to one of my favorite roads.
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    The lake is much lower than normal this time of year but that’s because most of the water is still up on the sides of the mountains.
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    I grabbed a photo of the closest thing to a food truck we have here in Breckenridge after I discovered the Mountain Lion truck was not in its usual place, a 20 mile ride on twisty mountain roads only to find it not there. Oh well Crepes a la Carte is a Breckenridge tradition.
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    Next stop was to find a new tag so I figured a trail or trailhead parking would work.
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    Oh you all know how much I like dirt well this is what I rode to get there.
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    Not up to Klav standards but enough for me, especially since the clouds had rolled in and a few flakes of the white stuff started falling. So time to GT the road home.
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    Vespa is back in the garage and I discovered that I was bruced n the tag Oh well time for a late lunch since I didn’t want to waste the sunshine earlier.
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  9. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    That’s braver than me. I won’t ride in the cold anymore.
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    It wasn't really that cold, 50f 'most of the time. Sun is back out.
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    Good stuff Cheryl and I hope you share your adventures on this thread!

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    Well Eric it it's snowing again and depending on which weather forecast you look at may continue for most of this week. O there's forecast rain and frankly unless I have a good reason such as being on a trip riding in the rain when it is 50f isn't my idea of fun. When I took the green GTS in for service they asked when I needed it back. My reply was no real hurt since I snore is forecast for next week and I need a snow/rain free day to ride the red one down for it's service (and install of Admore light kit in the topcase, I don't mess with electrical) my plan will be to ride back through Golden and Clear Creek Canyon. A beautiful ride along the creek where you often see climbers and sometimes see mountain goats.

    Who knows by the time the red one has had it's service Mt Evans or Ricky Mountain National Park may even be open. Course RMNP makes it a 5.5 hour ride home instead of 2,25 hours but is a lot more fun than I70
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    I have to say your auto correct makes for some entertaining reading. How does the weather forecaster know you will snore next week?
    :jack

    I know the green Vespa is your new GTS. Is the red one an older GTS?
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    No the red one is actually newer. It is my husband's 2019 that's why the scooter tags from our time in Houston sometimes had me riding the Buddy.
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    A88EF69D-326C-457C-AC92-2AE25D05AB8A.jpeg Sure am glad I got out on the Vespa over the weekend. This is what it looks like outside right now. We wiki need at least one day off sunshine to melt it again.
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    We've been in the 90s here for over a week now.
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    Good night... What the heck?
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    Forecast for tomorrow is rain but I don't believe it.
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    We have had rain for the last month and Tuesday evening a tornado to make things interesting. The tornado didn't effect us other than we had to stop working and take cover for a while. This is the wettest May in Kansas City history.
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    At my house rain only one day in 2 weeks, highs upper 90 to 100. Fires starting to show up.
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