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Filler Up

Saturday, 13 July 2013 by

This trip isn’t about pinching pennies, but a nice benefit of driving a Vespa is the fuel economy! I average 66 miles per gallon (and love that this is the number!) The winds across the SouthWest have been so brutal. The decrease down to 50 mpg tells that story all too well. Best tip I

A Classic 66 Day

Friday, 12 July 2013 by

The kind of day that has me in awe from the very start. Can’t believe it is only mid-day. THIS is what happens when you open yourself up to the extraordinary…     Packing up in the wee hours to catch first light, I was sent on my way with a pleasant “That is quite

Where We’ve Been: The Ride So Far

Thursday, 11 July 2013 by

An interesting thing about taking on a ride of this magnitude is that it is actually impossible to plan. Sure, there is a general outline, but the surest way to make sure your plans don’t happen is to make them! Weather, mechanical issues, meeting cool peeps whom I want to spend more time with, these

Day by Day: July 2

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 by

With a decent hotel breakfast to get me started, Purl and I were off to move West. The weather was still not looking great and I hoped to get a bunch of miles in. The Vespa was riding well, I had made my first adjustments in how things were packed and it was time to

Day by Day: July 1

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 by

I had done all the preparations I could manage, taken a shakedown ride and the only reason I was still in Brooklyn is that my apartment had no other guests. I was antsy and annoyed with the weather and just finally decided to get on the road. How does one “leave” a place where she

  The 2008 Vespa GTS was acquired in a trade in Connecticut, so I popped in to Scooter Centrale/ Vespa Hartford to get a front rack. I was greeted by Megan who is super knowledgeable about all things scooter related. One intended accessory purchase turned into kitting out the whole bike. I never expected to

And so it begins

Friday, 21 June 2013 by

I’m sure you’ve got questions, curiosities, comments about what I am up to. Let me explain just a bit. I am single. Happily so. My only daily responsibility to a being is to Purl. Many of you are not. But some of you are in the same position. This lifestyle is not for everyone, but