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Amerivespa 2017

Happy Monday Slow Kids!

While perusing the interwebs about scooter related business, I came across this fun announcement: Amerivespa 2017

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July 6-9th in Seattle, WA

Celebrating 25 years of Amerivespa in the picturesque Seattle, this rally will include multiple opportunities for riders to mingle, shop, showcase their scoot, and take in all that is the Pacific Northwest with coffee and culture. If you’re a VCOA member, registration is $60 on average, and a bit more if you’re not a member.

See the website for the schedule of rides and other events.

Anyone planning on going? Let us know what your plan is and where you’re traveling from if you’re planning to make the trip. We’d love to know who is out there representing.

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New Year, New Scooter Goals

Hello out there in cyberland!

While having a family and job can really take a toll on “free time”, the passion that is Scooter Culture is alive and well with our Gang.

My scooter-partner-in-crime has been exceedingly busy, as have I, with the usual time sucks. He’s got himself a snazzy Stella these days, and I’m still screwing with the Vespa that just will not live. I’ve got grand plans to take apart the motor to get that done right again. At the very least, she’s safe in my garage, awaiting some spare time to take out her heart for some surgery.  We’re getting there.

What’s cool is that a fellow from my day job is a scooter enthusiast as well. He’s the former owner of a little Honda Ruckus. Now that he’s got a scooter-enthusiast-buddy in me, he’s even more motivated to get riding again! SCORE!

So while we’re limping along through this lame excuse for a winter, we are making eversoslight progress around these parts.

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Keep your eyes on the road Slow Kids and see you on the flip side!

~wendE


Vespa Rally Euro Championship

Vespa World Club Post

   According to the above mentioned article, this year featured some of the most aggressive riders yet. I’m not sure if it means they were fighting or if they were just that hardcore. I’m going to assume that they were just really putting it out there and fighting for the top spots in their categories.

   Either way, not only was Stage V Vespa Rally European Championship 2011- Lecco-Garlate set in the beautiful Lake Como area, but it was also a reunion of sorts with Knight Giuseppe Cau, gold medal winner of the race “Six Days” in 1951 handing out awards and waving the flag to start the competition.

I personally want to congratulate all of the riders, but I also want to point out that there is a special women’s category. Shout out to all the lady riders. Way to go!

Once I figure out how to ride my V, it would be AWESOME to race one. I don’t think I’ll be racing the one I have now, just because it’s too pretty, but someday I’ll have a collection. 🙂

Until Next time!!!