I don’t know if anyone else has had any encounters with a scooterist, but I unfortunately have had quite a few. I’m pretty sure scooterist isn’t a word, but please bear with me. Lately, I’ve been doing a bit more traveling inside of residential areas for work. These neighborhoods include, Hollywood, Koreatown, Downtown, Silverlake, Echo
Speaking of leftover bikes, here’s a purchase that followed not too long after I picked up my 1988 Honda Hawk GT. Yet again, we’re going even further back into the years. Now do you believe me when I wrote that I was going “backwards” in my motorcycle ownership? But with this, it was one of
I learned to drive in San Diego back in the early 1970s. I learned to drive on a Sunbeam Alpine 4 speed stick, on Washington Street. You know that hill? Boy, I sure know it! I have noticed that today, traffic at 2:00 a.m. Is just about equal to rush hour back then. One drove
Growing up in Southern California with year round good weather, it is not surprising that people have a dream bike or scooter. For me it was the Vespa Scooter. While the Lambretta is a fine scooter and its engine can be tuned well beyond that of a Vespa, it was the look of the scooter
Scooter Rallies are hosted by home town clubs. The idea is to invite other scooterists and treat them to a good time. Ride outs are scheduled ahead of time and while scooters get good gas mileage with smaller tanks, two gas stops are usually included for good measure. There are BBQ’s on Saturday afternoon with
The term ‘Mod’ for a scooterist is associated with the understanding that the scooter being described is modern. That term came into use in the 1960’s. It is an oxymoron to use it now for some one that rides a vintage scooter. It really should be applied to someone that rides a current, modern scooter.
Scooters- Where do we go from here? By Devon In the never ending effort to look good, save some money on gas and keep on two wheels, what are the options? If you want to ride a street bike, your options seem endless. In America the motorcycle can be seen as a second vehicle and
Quadrophenia; originally an album by The Who and later a film of the same name. It is one of the ‘Rock Opera’s’ The Who have done, along with “Tommy”. For scooterists it has become an icon and for others even a template of scootering. In the film we follow the goings on of a young