Ever since Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck roared through the streets of Rome on a Vespa in the 1953 film A Heart and a Crown, the dinky scooter has belonged in Italian iconography. The so-called ‘wasp’ was ridden by factory workers and film stars alike, the international Jet Set using Vespas to zoom from the villa to the port in the summer resort of Portofino. Early models are now seriously sought-after, with prices on the rise.
Yeah…it’s getting kind of ridiculous. Every ride this season has been plagued by rain and today is no different. We are presently looking kind of nice but it’s not looking good for the rest of the day. Latest forecasts predict 100% chance of precipitation. We will push out the ride one week to accommodate this but we do recognize it’s memorial day weekend. Fingers crossed!