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Amerivespa 2011: Day 1

June 16, 2011

Amerivespa 2011

Amerivespa 2011 kicked off Thursday, and (*sigh*) once again I am here, instead of there. But once again, our man on the scene Lorenzo offers the first of his daily reports:

It’s HOT! Riding from Beaumont Wednesday, I saw 105°F on my MP3’s dashboard, and it was almost as warm on today’s first group ride.

The riders left NOLA early for a long, fast ride to Moto Rouge in Baton Rouge, La. It was a technical route, with lots of curves… people rode well, but it was taxing in the heat and humidity. People were trying everything to stay cool, some sporting ice-filled vests and others wearing these sausage-like things soaked in cold water around their necks.

Following lunch and a mini-raffle at Moto Rouge, the group headed back to New Orleans. Some riders hopped onto I-10, which being a straight shot was an easier ride.

The meet & greet was held at The Transportation Revolution, NOLA’s dealer for Vespa, Piaggio, Triumph and Ducati. I saw lots of familiar faces, many from Amerivespa 2007 in Seattle. Friday will be a very busy day. _Lorenzo Favicon

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4 Comments
  1. June 17, 2011 9:45 am

    … and others wearing these sausage-like things soaked in cold water around their necks

    I ordered three of these from Amazon. Starting my own scooter-based business, and will need them, I suspect.

  2. June 17, 2011 12:08 pm

    Scooter-based business? A revival of Kozmo.com, perhaps? 😉

  3. June 17, 2011 10:54 pm

    Not far off, Orin.

  4. June 19, 2011 11:33 am

    In fact, one could say the cat is out of the bag.

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