Fall weather came FAST this year. One day I was riding my Vespa every day and then BOOM, a month had passed with no riding. Finally some nice, dry, sunny days came and I got in what I thought was my last hurrah for the season. I calculated my miles for the year . . . 961? That'd never do. Luckily I got another mild day and was able to break 1,000 and had a very lovely time doing it.
Now my riding season is really, truly over so I thought I'd share some highlights:
1. I checked some longer rides off my bucket list and even drove across the bridge into Pennsylvania a handful of times.
2. I sewed myself a new reversible seat cover--one side to protect from heat (black pleather seat gets HOT in the summer sun!) and one side is waterproof to protect from any drizzles when I'm parked.
|Waterproof cherry print side!
4. I really challenged just how much a Vespa can hold. The answer: way more than you think.
|Some days I even picked up our farm share on Giacomo! See that bright blue thing in the under seat compartment? That opens up into a nice-sized backpack which means I can carry even MORE!
5. I continued Giacomo's customization with the removal of one large and completely sun-faded sticker and the addition of six new ones from places I visited this year. Oh, also I got this one because it is 100% true.
|Want to see more of my riding adventures or pictures of some cool (& creepy) gravestones? Visit Giacomo & Gigi on Facebook, though not much new content will be added now until spring of 2023.