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The Solo Scooterist

Documenting my travels on a Vespa

Category: Preparation (page 1 of 2)

The art of packing

Weight cannot exceed 100kg’s including the bike modifications.

This is what it is looking like so far.

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GoPro or go home

So many mounting options.  Should it be on my helmet, front fender or side panel.  Looks like I will do them all.

 

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Structural modification

Working with engineers to build a practical means of carry 6 months worth of clobber.

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One month from today

Ahead of the big departure, the Vespa community are planning a show of support with a great send off.

Departure breakfast invite

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11 days and we are off

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Louw at Vespa about to start the major overhaul

Louw at Vespa about to start the major overhaul

Time has become a rare commodity of late and 24 hours in a day just is not enough. So much still to do , but damn exciting. The to- do list is a never ending reshuffle of priorities. Slowly but surely.  Since the last post much has happened , much has been achieved and much still has to happen.

A big thanks to Vespa. I have been spending time with  Louw  who has been prepping the scooter for me and instructing me on the mechanical workings of Victoria , as well as how to keep her on the road come what may. We have done a major service and are currently replacing all the wear and tear items so that by the time we hit the road she is almost new. New tyres , clutch , brake pads , filters ,oils and lubricants and so the list goes on and on. I am feeling really confident about the scooter and her current state of mechanical well being .

I have a very busy week ahead finalising things at the office and doing last minute administration like the Ethiopian visa and taking on the ever- elusive to do list . I am hoping that by the end of next week most of the outstanding things are done and I can focus on the bike and the trip in preparation for the first of May launch date.

 

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