I'd like to ride with you guys but I'm north of Saint Cloud. I was this close >< to making the rally. Reason for not? Me new scoot was as yet not broken in and don't like the idea of trailering unless there's positively no away around it. Like hail.
Does anyone ever make it up this way? Thus far I've ridden county highway 75 to Monticello from here. Usually travel north though. A few weekends ago I rode from Sartell to Evansville. Nice ride.
Presently I have a '64 GL on a rebuild awaiting parts and an LX150.
I haven't lived here all that long but I think its still here.
If you led a ride up here that would be really great. Its so easy to get into the countryside from this little town (by comparison to the Twin Cities lol). Within minutes you can be riding broad sweeping curves through farmland and forest areas. Just awesome riding especially if a scooterist wouldn't mind staying in a particular gear for a while ;)
Big open spaces, low traffic, its great to just find a gear and roll through postcard image scenery all day long. Little towns with people who actually wave to you just because you happen to be passing by.
You know what's really neat? I have discovered that all these little towns have mom and pop restaraunts. So what(?) you might say. When you're out on the road for a while and you start to smell those corner grills as you're passing one, you almost have to stop. It doesn't matter if all they're serving is hot dogs and hamburgers, the food just tastes different when you've been riding that scoot for a an hour or more. I bet you already know what I'm talking about. Its part of the ritual of the ride. You're out there in the breeze just enjoying the meandering unsure direction the highway engineers imagined for this partcular ribbon of asphalt and suddenly you inhale the aroma off Grandma Greta's stoked grill.
Pick a town. Any town. They've all got those little family owned eateries. The ones that you walk into and if you've been there once before, chances are they remember your name.
Yeah, its time to ride for those places again. A really nice home friendly out of the way destination where you can appeciate why you came and enjoy the ride home with a happy stomach.
Yeah, cuz we don't have any burrito places in Minneapolis...
Oh man that was pretty good rofl
Seriously, this club is for classics an all I gots is the LX150 running. Your bikes won't, uh... like try to beat up my bike, will they? Or verbally lash out at it. I'm just concerned they might shun my bike and it'll limp home with a bruised variator.
You know how expensive Vespa psychotherapy treatments are nowadays.
Not all the bikes here are classic. I'd say that the majority of them arent even close. Not like it was back in the good ol' days.
Phew! I thought maybe I wasn't going to.. I mean, jeez, that stinks. Less and less classics around...
To be honest, I really had no intentions of getting into the "modern" scooters. I've had the GL for something like twelve years. I tore it down and every time I would unbox everything to get it back together and running again I would end up moving. This happened several times. This spring, I unboxed and unwrapped everything and began checking out the different scooter forums. I had just rebuilt a 1978 Honda Express my father in law had giving me (I can attest to the twenty three miles per hour thing but mine wound up to an astounding twenty seven and a screaming thirty down steep hills) and decided it was time to tackle the '64 GL.
Then I read about the emissions changes for next year. I really wanted to ride Vespas so I made a compromise. I bought the LX150 and told myself that when I finish this GL I'm going to sell it. Now I'm not so sure I want to do that.
It burns me that the laws have changed for purchase of new two strokes.
Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Location: St. Paul MN USA
You won't hear any derision (sp) from me. 30 years ago people were saying the same thing about today's classics. For me, if you like to ride a scooter and are cool sabout it, that's cool with me. If you ride a classic with me, and break down, I will prolly give ya a little ribbing, but I expect it back when it's my turn. :-)
why is it always "if you ride a classic and it breaks down"? A well maintained classic will outlast any indian bike on the road. It's just that most of us are lazy. Now I understand "if you ride a lambretta and it breaks down", that's just common sence. Besides even when we break down we look cooler than you.;-)
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