Saturday, February 28, 2015

The New Addition to the Fleet

My friend Mike called me last night.  I had been talking to him about buying his 2005 GT for the past six months or so, and got serious about it a couple of weeks ago.  I  had been looking at options for getting to North Carolina to pick it up, considered riding up with my friend Greg in his new to him Jeep Comanche Pick-up truck, or going with Sarah for a couple of nights at the Grove Park Inn, or riding one of Mike's scooters from here to NC, picking up the new one and riding it home.

But in this call, he said he had hooked a trailer up to his car and brought it to Jacksonville for me to collect.  I was thrilled.  Could hardly sleep last night.  

The reason is that it is literally perfect, looking like it just came off the showroom floor.  It comes with a Vespa top box, Faco mid sized windshield, side stand and the controversial rubber floor mat.

So I called him at 7:30 this morning and retrieved it at 8:00.

The intent is for this one to be my reliable, long ride scooter for a while.  This will include the 2016 Scooter Cannonball Run and rides to Virginia and North Carolina this spring.

It is my fifth scooter/motorcycle that I own, and with Leslie's Vanessa, the third GT in the garage.  

Almost exactly 60,000 miles behind Rocket.

It came perfect and equipped.

Bad lighting but it is so shiny, with not a scratch on it.

In the garage next to Rocket, currently my around town hot rod.


  1. Thank you, Dave. It is turning into a perfect scooter for me. It may be a little too perfect, as I fear damaging it through normal use, but I will do my best to use it while caring for it too. It was a perfect companion on the ride to Apalachicola. I have already added 10% to its mileage in less than one week.