Boston Scooter/Moped Rally kHz takes the Gold Cup!

We attended the Annual Vintage scooter / moped rally in Boston today!

Tim, Sondra, Amanda, Steve Sabat, Joe Ho. Susan and me set out with a huge group of Vintage Vespas and a Lambretta or two and rode out along the Emerald Necklace to a Rallying point at Larz Anderson Park... where after a break and a chance to socialize with the scooter peeps we headed over along the coast to Castle Island for food and relaxation! All the scooter dudes were super cool and friendly.. in fact most of them had stories of owning mopeds as kids...

We really hit it off with them and they asked me to lead the ride from the beach back into downtown.... which is a route we take regularly on our Wednesday rides... quite an honor for the kHz!

Sabat Joe and Amanda came back to my place for a spaghetti feast and decided that since they were giving out awards for different classes and one of them was for mopeds... that we would head over to the bar in Allston where the party was and give the moped category a shot!

I wheeled out the red Sachs G3 that i had just reassembled the day before... Sabat rode my Magnum... Amanda rode Sabat's Tomos with Joe riding the Vespa LX50 and Tim and Sondra met us there!

WELL... needless to say the scooter peeps loved the mopeds... and we were awarded the Gold cup in the Moped category!!!!!

In other words we brought home the Gold cup (a tall can of WD40 with a mini Gold Loving cup on the top} for the kHz!!!!

It was a totally awesome experience... and we made a lot of cool friends... and received invitations to rally with them and wrench on future rides.... it was like history in the making and we were all super glad to be a part of it!

Amanda took tons of great pics and she willbe posting them tothis thread when she gets home!

I can't wait till next year's rally when we can really put together a huge swarm and ride with our new friends again!

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too bad i didnt come but it was too hot to have to walk when i sieze up the minarelli that has a real bad crank bearing and the rod bearing is starting to go cause it vibrates so bad my hands go numb

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im glad to see you guys went and had fun and they gave you guys the gold cup and not to some dufas on a 50cc chinese scooter

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Hey jay....

There were no Chinese scooters there... just lots of cool Vintage Vespas... and lots of cool peeps!

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i should have gone i hate myself

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It was a perfect day for a ride... sunny and warm with a nice breeze coming off the ocean!

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alas and alack

Boston Scooter/Moped Rally kHz takes the Gold Cup!

I had a lot of fun today...even though I was riding bitch on a Vespa. Here are some pics!

(I also took a couple of videos but I have to figure out how to post them).

Scooters busting out:

Gassing up (ahem, Tim):

On the Jway:

Susan and Tim trading bikes (immediately before we got lost):

Castle Island

Rippinest Town Scooter Rally prize for the best moped:

Khz and friends:

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Wah... apparenlty I need to figure out how to post photos as well.

Peep out flickr.com/photos/amandaxp for pics.

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make sure you paste in the url for the photo itself, and not the url for the entire flickr page for that photo. to do this, click on "all sizes," then select the size you want, then copy that url from the box below the photo, then post it here with the exclamation points.

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i wanna come down and ride with youguys!

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just right click on the box and click view image to start the slideshow

Great pics Amanda!

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Oh that is irritating. Let's try this again:

Scooters busting out:

Gassing up (ahem, Tim):

On the Jway:

Susan and Tim trading bikes (immediately before we got lost):

Castle Island

Rippinest Town Scooter Rally prize for the best moped:

Khz and friends:

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VAN HALEN Rules!

period.

~SABAT!

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i accidentally locked myself in my basement until 130am last night. right when i was about to cut the door open with a circular saw, i finally got through to my ex girlfriend who still has keys to the place, and she came and let me out. it was so embarrassing that i couldnt go to sleep for hours after that and, as a result, i wasnt able to function in any normal way today, much less ride a moped. that is one of the main reasons i missed this.

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sabat! thanks for taking sandra on the back of your tomos to lighten the load on my super slow batavus so in an attempt to keep the grande running a few mph faster.

amanda, great pics!

i had a great time even though i was dead last and/or lost with susan miles from everyone else

scooter people are all right ... i had a good time ... congrats on the award ... i totally missed the award ceremony last year when i was the only moped on the ride. congrats on the WD40!!!!!

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Awesome.

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i accidentally locked myself in my basement until 130am last night. right when i was about to cut the door open with a circular saw, i finally got through to my ex girlfriend who still has keys to the place, and she came and let me out. it was so embarrassing that i couldnt go to sleep for hours after that and, as a result, i wasnt able to function in any normal way today, much less ride a moped. that is one of the main reasons i missed this.

if thats real , and not made up, its the best excusue ive ever heard.. Thats so rock and roll its amazing. You sure you got a banjo?

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super proud of the kHz!

i either had the wrong time or the wrong place, but i couldnt find large masses of small engine vehicles. glad to see some people made it

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hahahah!

thats the better exuse.

planned to go, tried to go, and just got lost.

bummer you couldint use a circular saw to find us.

~SABAT!

oh and scooter people arnt bad, but they are deffinettly different yet welcoming. i wish i had somthing that could keep up with them, manual transmissions i envy.

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and displacement!

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please tell me that was a true story....

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guys, youre talking to someone who got knocked off a speeding moped by a poodle, and had to spend the day in the emergency room. the story is 100% completely true. i was somehow locked in my own basement, which is impossible to do, and yet it happened. its sucked so, so bad, but was also hilarious.

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um.... Is it a basement or your personal dungeon?? :D

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ha. no, but it is a private workshop, and the only way in is through my apartment.

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Incidentally... MAJOR props to Tim for suggesting this ride! It was a great time!

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Tim is the social planner.

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super pricey batavus on craigslist mass

its 675, but look at it this way

its hundreds less then a 800 jawa with a gascan.

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im going to be selling my bat for a lot (hopefully), but ive also modded the hell out of it, and have crazy spare parts to go along with it. still, i fear that its probably just not worth selling.

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dude dont sell that, its beautiful.

There comes a time when you have put so much work and time and energy into a bike that its yours forever.

I imagine that was months ago or last year for ya.

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