It was 99 degrees here yesterday. In weather like that there’s not a lot you can do to be truly comfortable on the ride – hot is hot is hot, and even the best-ventilated safety gear is going to feel stifling, especially when stopped. I’m not riding in this heat,* but anything in the 80s..
I wrote a post awhile back about Vespa and Harley-Davidson cultures, so you can see why a couple of funny images I came across recently are sort of cracking me up. The first one was in a discussion thread on ModernVespa, the second I found on Pinterest. Obviously these are both Vespa-centric, but they bring..
My office just moved to a new building last month. Our old location had motorcycle parking in the garage, right by the building entrance – a pretty sweet deal. My new office comes with a window and a view of green space, but the motorcycle parking is at the far end of an exposed parking..
The stock rack of the GT200 is a matte silver plastic duckbill. It’s not cute. I don’t know what Piaggio was thinking, but plastic where we are used to seeing metal is not the Vespa aesthetic. People who have GT200s tend to love this scoot, but I’ve encountered mixed opinions about the rack. People either hate..
Lucrezia is back in the shop waiting on another new coolant hose this week. I asked my mechanic buddy to take off the Prima crash bars and throw them in the trash. Last week, I had a few times when the scoot wouldn’t start – but when it did start, it ran fine. Then on Wednesday,..
Well, this is just brilliant. Motorcycle.com sets out to educate “the unwashed and ignorant savage square-state big-bike rider” on scooters. And it is HILARIOUS. http://www.motorcycle.com/features/skidmarks-six-things-you-need-to-know-about-scooters.html A lot of good humor has its roots in truth. I am particularly glad the author called out point #4: Scooter riders don’t wear enough protective gear. “Why scooterists think..