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?

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  • Yes! They’re bored and probably feel like goo.

  • Marianna

    I always think about how they must have to stop riding in the winter cause they can’t warm up sitting still like that.

    • Ethan Fleming

      Thank you for another thing to add to my list of reasons why I shake my head at moped riders.

  • Amy

    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!

  • Jim

    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!” :)

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  • Ethan Fleming

    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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