Art, Lyn and Country Rode People.....
A Bob Pitkin Report
Thought I would report in with a brief description of my recent “Vespa Free Range Ride-About.”
For two weeks of glorious weather I was out of the Rochester area on my Dragon Red Vespa 300.
Had a great time, heading first to Olean, N.Y., then three quarters of the way through Allegheny National Forrest where I spent the night in my newly acquired Hennesy Hammock tent.
On day two I passed through the National Forrest and headed westerly to the quaint (ha ha) city of Youngstown Ohio, then south about 20 miles to a Circle 8 motel... Very comfortable.
On day three I headed south on Rt. 7 and followed the mighty Ohio River to the quaint
(no ha ha, really quaint) city/town of Marietta, Ohio, and from there across the big river to a very very quaint Williamstown, W. V.
I hankered down there for a week spending time with daughter, son-in-law and grand daughter, 3 Y.O.
Then, heading east, I crossed West Virginia and stayed for the first time at an AirBnB place.
Heading north I passed through western Maryland, beautiful country. There I passed through the little town of Accident, where the natives call themselves “Accidentals.”
A night at a Motel 8 in northern Pa.,then north on Rt. 36 where I stayed at a friends house about 7 miles west of Geneseo. In the morning we went to the crazy new little 50’s restaurant, and kinda a museum, in Caledonia for breakfast. I recommend a scooter trip there if the weather allows. After the meal, I completed the 30 minute last leg of the trip, getting the only rain (and not much) I experienced while traveling!
Total miles traveled: 1077
Animals approaching the Vespa while in motion: 1 chipmunk, 1 turkey vulture in flight! No dear or bears. 1.45 million insects.
It was a great trip through mountains and hills galore, chatted with a dozen or so “10 minute friends,” and averaged ( with me, 190 pounds, and 40 pounds of gear) 69.72 MPG!
Also, I was able to manage 5 Reddd Doggg volleyball teams at Hotshots on University Ave, through cell phone and internet via a Mac Air.
I didn’t say yet that the Vespa behaved perfectly. It did!
Hope to do something similar next year.
The photo is at the Glen Iris in Letchworth Park on day 1