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Perfect Shot

Stumbled across this shot on the internets recently and it just perfectly sums up what I love about scooters – the freedom on mobility and access to life that just seems to be bigger on a scooter. Somehow experiencing the world is just different than when I’m in my “cage” (aka...
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Pollen Season on the Scooter

Oh, friends, it’s that time of year when everything turns yellow. I literally walked outside the other day, sat down at a table with my phone on the table, and a minute later the phone was…yellow. The photo below made me think of this season of yellow! Surprisingly, though, it’s pretty great that on the scooter I seem to be pretty immune to allergies and other air quality stuff, at least as long as I’m...
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Battery Replacement (Motobatt)

I was oh-so-excited to pull out of my garage recently only to discover that wasn’t an option. I turned the key to the “on” position, but alas – a tiny bit of turnover, but not enough to get it going. I was a bit bummed at first, then started to see it like I see most everything else in the “it’s broken” category – an opportunity to get handy. So, I got online, did some research, and ordered a battery. It came in, I installed it, and voila – now she runs! While I can’t say what I did was hugely difficulty, it did...
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Fall Riding is Here!

Pretty excited that Fall is here, even if it really isn’t yet. Make no mistake – this photo is clearly not in my neighborhood, because none of the leaves are changed. However, the winter helmet is out and in use, so that means foliage is just around the corner. Looking forward to...
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Eye Protection

Picked up some new eyewear recently for the scooter. I had previously been using a pair of essentially shop glasses from a Harley dealership, but slowly (and surely) they got scratched and more scratched. These new glasses are pretty nice – block the wind a bit better, and still clear for night...
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Scooter Repair

A while ago while Phoenix, a man was having fun when he tipped over his parked scooter next to the parked scooter of one, Bobby Caples. What followed was not pretty, but I got lucky – the man’s wife felt bad and offered to pay, in full, the repairs. I hadn’t, until now, thought to link this site with pictures of the repair, so here you go! Bobby Caples is now happy again.
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Warm weather ridin’

It’s that time of year...
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Vespas – Italian or…Vietname...

Very interesting read – turns out they’re made in Vietnam. But the signage in Starbucks made me associate them with Italian Roast!   http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/vietnam-produces-500000th-vespa-scooter.htm