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Old 05-14-2019, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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When building something and all else fails it would be my Fein MultiMaster. Lol!
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:17 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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are you sure that is what he was looking at ? lol
Haha, nobody is at home, trust me, they are all at work.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Favorite toy, my Roadtrek van:





Other than that, my mobile wireless router, which lets me connect anywhere it can see an AT&T cell tower. Really handy for use on the train, since Amtrak's wifi is laughable. 200 people all trying to use it at the same time...
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Favorite toy, my Roadtrek van:
Very, very nice!

My favorite toy is "Tinia", my Vespa. Tinia is the god of the sky in the Etruscan culture. Same as the Roman Jupiter or the Greek Zeus. The Vespa was manufactured in Etruria, (today we call the place, 'Tuscany'), so figure it is an appropriate name for him.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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My ukulele's! I sang in a lot of choirs when I was younger and always wanted to do something musical again when I retired.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Very, very nice!

My favorite toy is "Tinia", my Vespa. Tinia is the god of the sky in the Etruscan culture. Same as the Roman Jupiter or the Greek Zeus. The Vespa was manufactured in Etruria, (today we call the place, 'Tuscany'), so figure it is an appropriate name for him.

Very sporty! Love the red.

I've always wondered: Vespas are easy to ride, right?
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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Several at the moment, my trusty old Roomba, Alexa, solar fountain, and my Canon camera. They all give me joy, as what's-her-name says.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Very sporty! Love the red.

I've always wondered: Vespas are easy to ride, right?
Thanks. Dontcha know that red is the fastest color? Easy enough to ride, I guess. I'm a cyclist, so it is second nature to me. These "modern Vespa" bikes don't have gears. They are referred to as "twist and go". My friend did dump it one day when she made a very slow speed U-turn. She just didn't have any forward motion and cut the steering wheel too sharp. No damage, other than a bent brake lever which was simple to replace. It weight about 350 pounds. Light enough for the wind to blow me all over the road when at speed, but almost too heavy to pick up if it falls over.

This one is freeway legal and I've had it up to about 85 . . . going downhill with the wind behind me. At that point, the governor kicked in and wouldn't let me go any faster. It's a great 'run about' and I do a lot of shopping on it. You would be amazed what the thing can carry.

If you are contemplating getting one, be sure you have a well respected dealership near you to service the thing. Like all good Italians, they need to be caressed and nurtured with love. I've been warned off from the Portland and Seattle dealer, so will have to take it to Salt Lake City for service. Thankfully, my old dealer gave me a stash of oil and filters for the 3,000 mile oil services. Strongly consider a Honda scooter if you are looking. I was ready for another two-wheeled motorized bike/scooter and wanted to get the original. More expensive than most, but oh so classy! I'm not really a Harley type of guy.


Love the lack of graphics on your van. Makes stealth camping easy. Came very, very close to purchasing a used Mercedes camper, but it was owned by the old Cannondale Pro Cycling team and the back half was set up for transporting riders and bicycles to races and not really for overnight camping. Would have cost too much to make into a camper.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:23 PM
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I love our cars and my bike. My wife drives a six-year old Lexus that still looks great and my Macan, at four years old and 52,000 miles is still looking great.



I ride a recumbent. My best days in the past were 200-250 miles a day and as much as 750 miles in under 90 hours. I've given those up...too many distracted drivers on the road today.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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Ditto, gave us hours of fun!
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