This is the story of my '64 Vespa 150 - how it became mine and how it has given me a new vespatude.  I'll be recording the neat places I visit, the different things I do to make the Vespa my own, and - oh yeah - those reactions I get from both friends and strangers.

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Friday, May 05, 2006
Can of worms!
I went to because I knew that if I wanted to find a place where there are a bunch of scooterists hanging out, that was the place to go. I wanted to see if I might be able to get some folks to send along to me their photos and stories about their Vespas.

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It seems like I can't go to that board without it turning into a SE Asia scooter bashing session. Of course, as a purchaser of one of said bikes, it is somewhat annoying. Not that what they say isn't true - it pretty much is. The issue is that I have already heard it - and probably will again next time I post a thread at the board.

Even so, I ran across some pretty nice people. I also will in the next couple of days lay out clearly my thoughts on buying Vespas from Indonesia and Vietnam. I'd do it now, but I'm about to head out the door for a concert. Tomorrow is graduation in the morning, I take my son up to Caesar's Head to celebrate his birthday, and then tomorrow evening is the race in Richmond on TV. Won't be doing much scooter work or scooter posting until Sunday!

You are a very patient man! I would have been much less restrained in answering some of the arrogance you encountered on ScooterBBS....

You scooter looks great! Enjoy it! I once owned a brand new Vespa Originale 150cc. It worked perfectly. It was so boring to own and ride that I sold it within a year for something that was interesting and needed a bit of TLC!

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