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Vespa on the way!

Last spring, kijjohnson got a 1965 Vespa VBC from eBay, and after going through many import issues, it finally arrived and has been living at woadwarrior and jeanineers's garage. She realized after a while that she wasn't going to ride any time soon - not in busy and dangerous Seattle, at least - so she decided to send it to me, because I'd partially financed it and because I'll love it and squeeze it and call it George (well, something like that).

So just a few minutes ago, she called from the shipper's to say it's on its way! Will be here the day after Christmas, and then all I need to do is set it up to run (mostly tuning it up and filling with fluids). Then, w00t, I have a Vespa again!

I had one when I lived here as a grad student, a decade ago, and it's the perfect transport for this town: Fast enough to do the speed limits on all the roads in Lawrence, but small enough to park wherever you can park a bike.

Thank you very much, kijjohnson, for passing it on to me, and thank you very much, woadwarrior, for getting it down to the shipper.

So: Yay! Scooter!

Chris

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weaselmom
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
Ciao, baby! I predict you will be the cause of many fender-benders as people take their eyes off the road and stare awe-struck at your scooter's magnificence.
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
It is so very pretty.
arian1
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
If you call it George...we're having a talk.
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Heh, heh heh.
orin2
Dec. 20th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
Do you have to have a motorcycle license to drive one of those?
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
For 50cc or less, no, but for something like this, yes. But you can get all manner of 50cc scoots at dealers for about a thousand bucks, and then save that money in a year or two by getting 80-100 mpg.
orin2
Dec. 20th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about getting something like that for here in Ames. I like the idea.
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mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
Um, we shan't talk about quantity here. Anyhow, at least one vehicle will be leaving my possession soon enough....
fireguarder
Dec. 21st, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
Don't forget about the cute little orange-and-duct-tape scooter already in residence. ;-) Soon to be retired?
(Anonymous)
Dec. 21st, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
The Vespa
What will you do with your other scooter? I have a notion you should move into the garage and store all your vehicles in your house! There will be much more room that way and much warmer inside to work on the Vespa, hearse, etal......

Just a thought...

Luv Mum
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