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nate
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:10 am  Reply with quote
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Hey, we waited.
The first time, I think we all waited as soon as we realized you we dropped you.


During one of the longer breakdowns, we waited for a decently sized parking lot before we pulled over. We sat in that parking lot for awhile and terrorized that little convenience store. And made fun of the billboard.


One breakdown we sat and waited by the lake or creek or something, and Derrick tore the rattly louver off his cowl and threw it into the water. I think he still regrets that.

And I think it was the next breakdown when we finally just loaded the Primavera into the van and went the rest of the way to the campsite.


Then the goldschlager made everything better.


Then you fixed it in the morning.


I forgot, my bike was giving me minor problems too- the fuel tap broke off, so I ended up with some weird floody issues which is why I left it running at the one stop where it decided to run over Bek of its own volition. Whoops.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:16 am  Reply with quote
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BTW, even taking the breakdowns and waiting into consideration, that was totally one of my favorite rides ever. That was a super fun weekend. So there probably is some merit to that whole "get a bunch of scooters and go for a long ride even if it is going to be breakdown city" thing.

I still think it's a good idea to pack a tent, though.
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My favorite scooter event evar!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:50 am  Reply with quote
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Must not forget the fire

Or hoisiting a few pints at the pub with me mates at the end. (ok it was the new brighton vfw)



and the best part one club member wasn't there, even though it was his idea to begin with. but on the plus side his mom was there..


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Derrick wrote:
My favorite scooter event evar!


This was fun too, you had the coolest scoot back then...


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Man oh man, I miss Chris Winters like a muthafucka....

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:04 pm  Reply with quote
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Nice bike, Derrick! Totally better than that garbage you ride now.
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Ah yes, now I remember. Thanks for posting those pics! That was a fun ride! We should do more of those. Maybe if I move back up.

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Well, the "clones" do a 400-mile ride to Duluth every September. It's fun.

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Tom Lindsay wrote:
Well, the "clones" do a 400-mile ride to Duluth every September. It's fun.


What no pictures? It's post pictures day.

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Matty wrote:
and the best part one club member wasn't there, even though it was his idea to begin with. but on the plus side his mom was there..


That was a hell of a rough ride. You know I'm not talking about the scooters.

Tom Lindsay wrote:
Well, the "clones" do a 400-mile ride to Duluth every September. It's fun.


Yeah, and you do it all without any under-warranty-anyways breakdowns. (If I recall, the breakdowns that happen tend to be of the "I screwed with my bike and now it's making me pay" variety.)

Vintage = We're saying we're cool for riding piece of crap bikes, because there's no other reason on god's green earth anybody would put up with this garbage.
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The only breakdowns we've had as of yet (knock on wood) were a flat tire and a broken clutch cable on Stellas, and an overheated "DirectHits" unit on a Bajaj. Even at that, we've been lucky - all our bikes are out of warranty now, and I'm pretty sure there's nothing magical preventing Stellas from all the same problems once they get some miles on them. And 10,000 is past for one and fast approaching for a few others.

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Wait till the plastic starts going on the rides!
Last Friday night, I saw this guy hanging out with the rest of the WRXs on University...

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Why buy a vintage vespa that you can realistically only ride for rally rides (if your allowed to join one) and are prone to breakdowns, even after you just replaced the part.

Is this why most people buy a cheap, new, all plastic Geely or Baron for $300 and has a better ride and disc brakes?
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Ok, now you're just talking stupid.
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