There are numerous occasions when words are not needed in order to communicate and express great things. Watching a video of how a vintage Vespa scooter made it from the bin back to the street has, indeed, something almost magic to it.
We stumbled upon this Facebook video by mistake, and hit play just to verify whether there was something worth watching there. Since we discovered it, we played it three times already and shared it with buddies who are way more into restoration and vintage machines than we are.
Mark parked his Vespa beside three others outside Yasmin’s school, in Manchester, where it would be safe. Yasmin never bothered going to school on Fridays, so they had to meet elsewhere. The day was dull and drizzly, and Mark had got damp riding into town. He felt a little uncomfortable. His jeans were spotted with mud, but his fingers were warm in nice new gloves. He loved his Vespa. He locked his helmet under the seat and, led by a series of text messages, took the bus three stops to Elmsley Street, where Yasmin said they could make love in an empty house; there was a way in through the garden, she said. She had been there before.
Todo el mundo sabe que en las carreras de velocidad tienes un tiempo medio para recorrer cada kilómetro. Normalmente estas pruebas las hacíamos 48-50 km/h. El tiempo a invertir en cada Km era entre 1 minuto 10 segundos y 1 minuto 12 segundos. Si te ponían una velocidad rara, del tipo 47 ó 49 km/h, no había manera de que los segundos cuadrasen. Tenías que contar también las décimas de segundo… entonces la cosa se complicaba. Según la prueba esas décimas se despreciaban o se tenían en cuenta. Si se contaban las décimas, cada dos kilómetros teníamos que contar mentalmente un segundo más.
Avete una Vespa vecchia di vent’anni o trent’anni? Volete trasformarla con pochi soldi in un missile di 135cc per correre un campionato nazionale insieme a altri scooter elaborati di 70cc e 100cc? Ecco il gioco per giovani e adulti piloti, super appassionati di corse in pista in sella allo scooter più famoso al mondo. Tutto è nato alcuni anni nel Campionato Polini Italian Cup organizzato dal Moto Club Bergamo che ha inserito tra le varie classi in gara anche il Trofeo Vespa 135 Polini Classic, nel quale è possibile gareggiare sia utilizzando pezzi speciali Polini, come pure “kittare” la propria Vespa con prodotti di altri preparatori.
Italian police were gobsmacked on Thursday morning when they stopped an 80-year-old man riding a scooter, only to discover he had been driving without a licence for the last 45 years.
The 80-year-old man from Quiliano, near Savona in the coastal province of Luguria, was stopped in the saddle of his 50cc scooter while riding along the road to the nearby town of Vallegia, Il Secolo XIX reported.
At the age of twenty-six Matthew Fort first visited the Italian island of Sicily. He and his brother arrived in 1973 expecting sun, sea and good food, but they were totally unprepared for the lifelong effect of this most extraordinary of Mediterranean islands.
Thirty years later, older and a bit wiser - but no less greedy - Matthew finally returns. Travelling around the island on his scooter, Monica, he samples almond ice cream on the spectacular coast and intoxicating mouthfuls of sausage stew in olive groves, and goes fishing for anchovies beneath a star-scattered sky.
Matthew is drawn once again to the intensity of life in Sicily, its dramatic landscape and traditions, and discovers how the island's vibrant food culture is intertwined with its often turbulent past.
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