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Solo to Adelaide @ Easter....tips?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Mackew Mar 20. 3 Replies

Hi all,I'm off to Adelaide for Easter (to visit family etc..) and was thinking of taking the GTS300 which I've clocked ~2500 klms since buying in Oct 2017.Was interested in hearing members advice on…Continue

Classic 1962 silver Vespa - VBB 150

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rolf Nov 29, 2017. 2 Replies

Saw this on Gumtree - worth a look and some summer fun fro $2500(No relation to the seller)…Continue

New Member Andrew

Started Oct 14, 2017 0 Replies

Hi all - just became a new member and had my GTS 300 SS for 20 hrs so far.. been looking at Vespas for years so thought go for it! Previous ride was an 1100cc BMW.... catch up soon at the next club…Continue

 

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Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 10 June at PERTUTTI - New riders welcome at Pertutti Cafe - opposite Argyle Square Carlton

June 10, 2018 from 8:30am to 10:30am
The second Sunday of every month is Melbourne's regular get together at Pertutti Cafe for a hearty breakfast and Vespa conversation from 8.30 - 10.30. This is an opportunity for regulars to catchup up and also allows any new interested Vespa riders to join in. Everyone is welcome.If you are riding a Vespa and looking for a great and active club to join please come along to the breakfast and introduce yourself.Location map: …See More
May 14

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Andrew Mackew commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 13 May at Pertutti - New riders welcome'
"Better rug up for this one!"
May 11

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Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 13 May at Pertutti - New riders welcome at Pertutti Cafe - opposite Argyle Square Carlton

May 13, 2018 from 8:30am to 10:30am
The second Sunday of every month is Melbourne's regular get together at Pertutti Cafe for a hearty breakfast and Vespa conversation from 8.30 - 10.30. This is an opportunity for regulars to catchup up and also allows any new interested Vespa riders to join in. Everyone is welcome.If you are riding a Vespa and looking for a great and active club to join please come along to the breakfast and introduce yourself.…See More
Apr 21

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The Loop - Eltham Flowerdale Broadford Kilmore Overdale - Sun 15 April at around and around

April 15, 2018 from 9:30am to 3pm
What a beautiful ride! Through some backroads to Yan Yean,stopping at Flowerdale, Strath Creek, the view over Murchisons Gap, Broadford, Kilmore. Found a nice back road with a short section of gravel - but recently graded - and some rural industrial rust too.This is a loop ride starting in Eltham visiting Yan Yean, Flowerdale via Kinglake (beautiful ride) Broadford for lunch,…See More
Apr 8

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Andrew Mackew replied to Tony's discussion Leather Jackets
"Tried second hand on Gumtree? Always people listing motorcycle gear and it's usually in good nick."
Mar 21

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Andrew Mackew replied to Andrew Mackew's discussion Solo to Adelaide @ Easter....tips?
"Thanks Julie & David for the input - though not put off I'll keep thinking about it as I need to get there in under 10 hrs and be fresh on arrival (hard to do on a Vespa me thinks). Weather, animals and concentration are all negative…"
Mar 20

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David Atkinson replied to Andrew Mackew's discussion Solo to Adelaide @ Easter....tips?
"Hi Andrew, the only other thing I would recommend is to take regular breaks every 1-2 hours, take off your helmet, stretch your legs and rub your bottom. Long rides on a motorcycle are far more fatiguing than in a car as our brain is working…"
Mar 19

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Julie Pond replied to Andrew Mackew's discussion Solo to Adelaide @ Easter....tips?
"Hi Andrew Greg and I have ridden up to Nhill a few times over Xmas hols and we have also aborted a ride due to shocking weather.  That will be the main thing you need to look out for as it is NOT fun riding in high cross winds which is usually…"
Mar 19

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Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 08 APR New riders welcome at Abbotsford Convent Bakery (park inside the gates)

April 8, 2018 from 8:30am to 10:30am
The second Sunday of every month is Melbourne's regular get together. Please join us at PERTUTTI Cafe in Lygon Street for a delicious breakfast and Vespa conversation from 8.30 - 10.30. This is an opportunity for regulars to catchup up and also allows any new interested Vespa riders to join in. Everyone is welcome.If you are riding a Vespa and looking for a great and active club to join please come along to the breakfast and introduce yourself.There is plenty of parking on the footpath or…See More
Mar 19

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Solo to Adelaide @ Easter....tips?

Hi all,I'm off to Adelaide for Easter (to visit family etc..) and was thinking of taking the GTS300 which I've clocked ~2500 klms since buying in Oct 2017.Was interested in hearing members advice on how to prepare / what to take / what to avoid from experience as it will be my longest ride to date...I'm confident the bike is up to it and I'm pretty fit too and had a motorcycle licence for 25+ years. Always cautious and alert on the road.. I'll be leaving 5:00am Good Friday and would like to be…See More
Mar 19

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Andrew Mackew replied to Greg_'s discussion Looks like the end of the Abbotsford Convent as venue
"That was my first Convent visit (sadly the last). Dr Morse is a pretty good alternative I reckon so perhaps a relocation?"
Feb 13

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Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 11 Mar - New riders welcome at Abbotsford Convent Bakery (park inside the gates)

March 11, 2018 from 8:30am to 10:30am
This breakfast is back at Dr Morse, 274 Johnston St Abbotsford. They love us being there: extra tables outside, table service, and present your member card for 10% discount.Dr Morse is at the entrance to Victoria Park Station - and we park under the rail bridge. The food is excellent and there's that industrial grunge ambience. See you there!New members are always very very welcome.See More
Feb 12

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Melb Breakfast 11.02.18

"Good morning! Rained but hey - chance to clean the bike!"
Feb 11

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Rolf replied to Andrew Mackew's discussion Classic 1962 silver Vespa - VBB 150
"there is this 1959 VBA project on ebay! https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Vespa-Project/302543622927"
Nov 29, 2017

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Andrew Mackew replied to Andrew Mackew's discussion Classic 1962 silver Vespa - VBB 150
"SOLD - someone was super quick!"
Nov 29, 2017

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Classic 1962 silver Vespa - VBB 150

Saw this on Gumtree - worth a look and some summer fun fro $2500(No relation to the seller)1962 VBB 150 Vespa!See More
Nov 29, 2017

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