Who would have thought? I started riding again with the purchase of a new Vespa GTV-300 and spent a few years adding some very unique equipment to it and then sold it for a real motorcycle. I have very satisfied with my BMW F-700GS and after a good 15,000 Km on it I would never get rid of it. But my old Vespa has suddenly become available because Veronica who had purchased it has also decided to get a “real motorcycle” that will suit her off and on road riding desires.
So this morning after weeks of considering the Vespa while Veronica was trying to sell it on Kijiji I woke up and Chantal and I said that this baby’s home is right here in Russell Ontario. It should replace the Italian Abarth that I just traded in. After all, the Vespa poster still remains high and proud in my garage and the paintings of the Vespa are in my office as always.
So I got on my computer and sent an e-mail transfer to Veronica followed by an e-mail that read as follows:
“I just sent you a deposit by e-mail. The answer to the security question is ….”
Veronica was very pleased to know that the Vespa will return home and be cared for in a manner suitable for such a fine engineered machine.
I expect to have her in our garage within a week. Can’t wait to change the oil, clean her inside and out and then just take her for a ride on these curvy country roads.
Here are some pictures from the past for those who may not have seen her before…
Ok David, what do you have to say?
I knew you would read to the bottom of this page (LOL)
Steve Williams said:
The experience on a modern Vespa gets into your body and spirit and does not fade easily. I’ve ridden a lot on the BMW F650 GS and the F800 GS and find them to be amazing machines. In fact, just yesterday I was telling my wife about a used GS at the local dealer and how much I loved that bike. (She didn’t take the bait).
But having ridden so many motorcycles, I’m still in love with the Vespa. For me, it’s nearly a perfect companion.
Congratulations on expanding the family. Look forward to news of the change…
Scooter in the Sticks
Peter Sanderson said:
Thank you 🙂 I guess we will have the best of both worlds now.
David Masse said:
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!
Vespa addiction is just no joke, no joke at all Peter!!
Now to see how well the Vespa will tolerate the Beemer. Which one will get more mileage… he he he he!