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Old 10-14-04, 10:50 AM   #1
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Grounded, after only two weeks.

I tipped my Vespa yesterday while avoiding a squirrel (never again!) got a broken elbow. Now both of my sweet modes of transport are gathering dust while I heal. And I was just getting into the groove of commuting, endorphin-rush and all! 'Snot fair, I tell you.
The scooter sustained a small dent and some scratches. I need sympathy, and a rum drink.
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Why didnīt you just run the squirrel over? Itīs you or the squirrel and it looks like that the squirrel got the better deal I wouldnīt mind using your Vespa while you heal though What year is it?
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Old 10-14-04, 11:04 AM   #3
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http://magic.crms.uga.edu/tjordan/squirrel.htm -some comfort reading.

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Old 10-14-04, 11:12 AM   #4
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Why didnīt you just run the squirrel over?
Believe me, I won't be so squeamish after this!
I wouldnīt mind using your Vespa while you heal though
Oh, just stop on over, dear. It's a 2004.
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Old 10-14-04, 03:13 PM   #5
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Why didnīt you just run the squirrel over? Itīs you or the squirrel and it looks like that the squirrel got the better deal I wouldnīt mind using your Vespa while you heal though What year is it?
Have you seen the size of a vespa's tires? You'd flip if you hit a squirrel!
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Have you seen the size of a vespa's tires? You'd flip if you hit a squirrel!
Studded tires. Chew those critters up and spit 'em out. Get fenders.
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Old 10-14-04, 09:11 PM   #7
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I need sympathy, and a rum drink.
And some Brunswick Stew!
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