If you spend any time at all on Twitter, Facebook or other similar sites, you’ve surely noticed by now that links to external pages are often really short, and have some kind of condensed domain name, e.g., n.pr, kng5.tv, etc. Bit.ly and other similar services (the .ly domain belongs to Libya, BTW) have offered free domain shortening for many years, which can make ungainly links like those generated by Google Maps much more manageable. (I wish more people knew about this…)
Well, there’s now a domain shortening service for the scooter world: Andrew (Danger is my middle name) has launched Scoot.to (.to is Tonga), a free service. If your scooter event or scooter business has a long, unintuitive URL (e.g., a Facebook event page), you can plug it into Scoot.to and get something easy to remember. Think of how you get there.
I got scoot.to/oldskool for this here blog.
As you may recall, I was forced to miss the Seattle International Auto Show in October. Luckily, Portland’s show happens in February, which means at least a few Detroit debutantes make the scene. As always, if cages aren’t your thing you can hit the archives for seven years’ worth of Scootin’ Old Skool awesomeness. Read about the show after the jump.
Today, Scootin’ Old Skool welcomes a guest author: Dewayne Jasper, a resident of Walnut, Calif., enjoys reading and writing about sports, speed, fast cars and motorcycles, safety, and music. He works at Motorcycle House as a writer. Dewayne has been riding for over 6 years and currently rides a 2005 Honda 919. Read his story after the jump.
Hey, I’m still here. Lots of folks I know had a 2013 that, uh, sucked. So did I… I’m glad to see it go. Working on getting another scooter and getting back to my previous prolific posting schedule, along with some other things that, if they come to fruition, I know you’re gonna like. This old Vespa commercial, too, which you can see after the jump.
If you’re shopping for a scooter, you’ve probably noticed the term “pressed steel monocoque” in the specification sheet for modern Vespas. The picture above is of a Vespa LX’s monocoque, which is also referred to as a unibody or unit body.