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Book review: Proficient Scootering

September 17, 2014

When it comes to the subject of riding motorcycles and scooters, there’s an awful lot of bullshit out there.

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Bob Leong

September 15, 2014
Bob Leong

Bob Leong, aka bobskoot (Photo: Trobairitz’ Tablet)

Word comes of the passing of Bob Leong of Vancouver, B.C. He was known to friends and fans as bobskoot, though more recently he had been riding motorcycles.

Bobskoot passed in his sleep from an apparent heart attack while on vacation in Nashville, Tenn. He and his wife Yvonne had been traveling through the South in Bob’s Corvette, a trip which included a visit to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.

Bob’s blog Riding the Wet Coast began in 2008 and was noteworthy for prolific posting and Bob’s observations on his many long road trips, first on a scooter, then on a succession of motorcycles.

Bob was also famous for sporting pink Crocs, the molded plastic footwear from Boulder, Colo.

Arrangements for memorial services are pending. This post will be updated when that information becomes available. Favicon

Scooting About Seattle

September 14, 2014
View from inside

The view from Scoot About’s basement (Orin O’Neill photos)

Summer’s not over yet. Not until the 23rd, anyway.

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Ready for their close-up

September 3, 2014
Movie banner

Photo courtesy Scooter Cannonball Run: The Movie

The ease with which one can make a movie today is truly astounding. Where it once took tons of complicated equipment and armies of technicians, now all you need is a smartphone and a laptop with some software you can download for free.

It should therefore come as no surprise that someone wants to make a movie about an epic scooter road trip.

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Hey, I’m gonna get you, too

August 30, 2014


Just when it seemed the dust had settled, another longtime Seattle motorcycle dealer announces its closure.

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Go, Land Speed racer: Day 6

August 29, 2014
Hattori Hanzo

Hattori is ready to race! (Photos courtesy Jaylin Billig)

The sixth and final day of racing found Jaylin in line at the gate at the crack of dawn. Three hundred bikes and riders, give or take, were looking to get runs in before the 4:00 pm Thursday deadline.

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Go, Land Speed racer: Day 5

August 27, 2014
The Bonneville pit area

The salt was rather soggy on Wednesday (Photos courtesy Jaylin Billig)

No runs today. Jaylin tells this story so much better than I could, and she will do so after the jump.

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