Every morning this woman on a Vespa passes me looking very stylish on her way to work. I can’t help but wonder- aren’t her legs bored?
Yes! They’re bored and probably feel like goo.
She probably has to wear long pants to hide the goo jiggle.
I always think about how they must have to stop riding in the winter cause they can’t warm up sitting still like that.
Thank you for another thing to add to my list of reasons why I shake my head at moped riders.
Lol! Goo jiggle. Love it. At the same time, I kinda would like to get my hands on an older Vespa to tinker with (b/c I just love fixing old things) and ride it around some with a long flowing scarf and huge sunglasses saying “ciao” to everyone. It would look totally out of place in hillbilly land. I guess that’s why I like the visual.
Vespas are so silly! I pass them on my bike frequently. Including going up the BU bridge. Score one for bikers!
Vespas are fine, cars are useful, bikes are neat, feet are sweet.
It’s all good.
As a Vespa owner and someone just getting into cycling, I can tell you that riding a Vespa isn’t boring at all. It’s fun and exhilarating and takes up a lot less space on the road, and is better for the environment than driving a car. It also can be surprisingly utilitarian. When I lived in a warmer climate and my car at the time was an unreliable pile of crap, I rode the Vespa daily, even doing my shopping on it. I moved back to the midwest and my Vespa has suffered for it, I don’t feel where I live now is as motorcycle friendly (it technically is a motorcycle, and can get up to 70-80 mph depending on the model). In fact within the first few months of riding up here, some moron rear ended me. I’m starting to bike more because I also enjoy that, but I don’t think either the bike or the Vespa could ever replace each other.
Cyclists and scooterists have similar issues and ideals – I think the two communities should embrace each other. In some respects, I find it easier to identify with cyclists than I do with motorcyclists. We tend to get treated with disdain by people with “real” motorcycles. Scooters, Vespas in particular, were designed to be people-friendly and a mode of transportation you could use in your work clothes. As I am more into cycling for its lifestyle benefits and to get around town, rather than aggressive road cycling, both methods of transportation are appealing to me.
I guess this is a rather long-winded way of me saying, “Hey, don’t diss the vespa riders out there, we are nice people too!”
YEAH FUCK OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORTATION WHAT KIND OF BASTARDS NEED TO WALK OR USE TRAINS I’M GONNA BIKE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
Mopeds, Motorcycles, Vespas, I don’t care what you are talking about. As long as it has 2 wheels and a motor, all they are to me is people who want to be cyclist but are too much of a wussy to actually work for their speed so they depend on a motor to doit for them.
I wonder why people are so in love with scooters? You gotta buy gas but a good meal keeps your bike going
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