Pastor Douglas - Happy Owner of a Retro Vespa 150cc Scooter

by Pastor Douglas
(Bagdad, Arizona)

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Check out one of our newest members... he goes by the name of Pastor Douglas and he loves his new Retro Vespa 150cc scooter! Keep reading for Pastor Douglas' eScooter Club profile...

Location: Bagdad, Arizona. Arizona's best kept secret.

Scooter Owner: Three weeks and counting

Reasons for Wanting a Scooter: Bagdad is a small mining town and my scooter will be just right to make visits and go around town, and just have a lot of FUN on.

Longest Distance Ridden: About 4 miles so far.

Fastest Speed: Around 35 m.p.h.

Other Clubs: none

My Story: Years ago, about 30 now, I was the owner of an Harley Electraglide. However before that, I owned a Harley 125cc. The truth is I had more fun on that than I did on the "Hog". Every time I wanted to go somewhere, it would cloud up and rain. I could go almost anywhere on or off the road with the 125, within reason of course.

I am 55, and married for 34 years to my wonderful wife Pattie... she is one of the sweetest people in the whole world. Pattie has spoiled me rotten; that's why I have a new scooter now.

Together we have 5 kids, 3 boys & 2 girls. All grown and almost grown... that is, we still have our baby at home until she goes off to college next year. We also have 7 grandchildren and one on the way. I plan to give them all "cycle fever" by taking them for rides.

I have been a pastor for almost 8 years now. I also play the guitar and try to sing. I have about 200 songs in my song book, and will go over to sing at anybody's house who can stand me. That is if they have a coffee pot, and if there is a donut or a piece of cake involved I would sing almost forever.

Pattie and I are full time students online, through Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I will finish an Associates degree in the Bible this Spring and Pattie is working on her business degree.

The scooter will be a great way to get away from the books when they get to be too much, which is often.

Oh yeah, the scooter, she is a Retro Vespa 150cc 4 stroke, with an automatic transmission. She is blue, as the pictures show. I found her in Tacoma Washington, from a place called Hot Pocket Bikes.

So far I am a happy camper. The owner there really helped to get everything in order to get her titled and plated. I got her on the road yesterday for the first time. So far I love it. I will have a better review after I have had it a while, so keep watching.

That's about it for now, I would hate to wear out my welcome before any of you meet me!

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Oct 11, 2010
Great story...
by: Kathi

Hey, Pastor Douglas... That was a great story! I really enjoyed reading your tale of riding with your grandson, Ian, on your Sunny scooter. If you'd like me to send one of those pictures your daughter took, email it to kathi AT and I will add it to the story. I think it'd really bring the story to life!

Oct 09, 2010
Yesterday's Adventure
by: Pastor Douglas

October 7, 2010

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful. The heat of summer has passed now and the cooler season is here. I enjoy all of Arizona's seasons, but it's time for summer to rest a while.

I pulled the cover off my shiny new scooter and was off downtown. The air was crisp, a little chill, but not enough to bite. Everything looks different behind handlebars than behind a windshield.

I met a friend for coffee at the diner. There were some Harleys there from out of town. Our waitress told me she liked my ride, and that I should have parked by the "big" bikes.

I just smiled and replied that I was afraid I would make them feel a bit intimidated. We both laughed and she poured more coffee.

So far I have had many nice comments about the scooter. Seems that scooters, mine anyway, brings out the friendly in folks. That's okay by me.

Then we picked up Ian James, one of the grandsons. When he saw the scooter, he fell in love. His eyes got big as he beheld "Sunny"... that's what I have named her.

Right away he had to go for a ride. We called his mom for the official OK, put his helmet on and off we went. Ian is about 5 years old. I told him to hold on tight and not to move around, then we were off.

We took almost every road in town up town, downtown, up hill down hill we went almost everywhere. After about 5 miles, it was time to return Ian home. His mom took a few pictures, and she too fell for Sunny. I think she will be wanting her turn before long.

If you need a little something extra in your life, add a little scooter, and experience the wind in your face, and the liberty that cannot be be found behind a steering wheel.

Oct 06, 2010
by: Lara

Woah! I love your new scooter, Dad! I CANNOT wait to get home and ride it ^_^ These pictures are pretty awesome too!

See ya at Christmas! :D

Oct 04, 2010
Glad to Meet You...
by: Kathi

Hi Pastor Douglas... and welcome to our little online club. We're a friendly bunch here, so I think you'll find you're in good company.

I really enjoyed reading your submission profile. Lots of entertaining information there. Sounds like you have lots of fun ahead of you on your new scooter.

Please DO leave a review of it on our Vespa Reviews page when you're ready. (Don't leave it here, because others will have trouble finding it. Reserve this space for updates on the adventures you have with your scooter!)

Again, welcome!


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