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The blogosphere is full of fascinatng stuff. While by no means a comprehensive list, these are blogs I follow—you might find them interesting as well.

Friends

bobskoot: Riding the Wet Coast Riding in British Columbia. And beyond.

Charlotte Scooter Cult Don’t let the name scare you, it’s the Queen City’s biggest scooter club.

F**k Yeah Scooter Club A Tacoma, Wash. scooter club.

Firkin Scooter Club Another Tacoma scooter club.

Harold Hollingsworth A noted painter. And Lambretta owner/rider.

The Scoot Commute David Masse lives in Montreal and rides to work on his LX.

Scooter in the Sticks Steve Williams’ award winning scooter/photo blog. A classic must-read.

Scooter by the Sea Thomas Keene rides Maine’s 3,784 miles of coastline.

Troubadour on a Tiger A Triumph Tiger, that is.

Trobairitz’ Tablet A Trobairitz is a female Troubadour. Betcha didn’t know that.

Find Me on the Road SonjaM returns to riding after a lengthy break.

Twisted Roads by Jack Riepe Jack’s twisted humor, with a motorcycle theme.

Vespa Club of Seattle Scooting in the Emerald City since 1999.

Manufacturers and distributors

Genuine Scooter Company The folks who bring you the Buddy and the Stella.

Kymco USA This Taiwan-based company makes some fine machines.

Alliance Powersports U.S. Disributor for SYM scooters and motorcycles.

Vespa USA They started the whole scooter thing back in 1946. Part of the Piaggio group.

Ford Transit Connect The Ultimate Scooter Hauler.

Message boards (membership may be required)

Modern Buddy Genuine’s Buddy is the primary focus, but not the only one.

Modern Vespa The place to go with questions about your ET, LX or GT/GTS.

Scooter Diva By and for women scooterists.

Scooter Central Performance Scooter Tuning, Maintenance & Repair.

News and reviews

2strokebuzz The original scooter news source, on the Web since 2000.

Detroit Scooter Examiner Ron Arnold rides a Blur and a Bajaj, and LOVES DETROIT!

NYC Scootering Scooter news, views and reviews in the Big Apple.

Scooterfile Scooter news, opinion and reviews.

Scooter Station Le premier guide scooter du Net (It’s in French).

Resources

Endorse Your Sport Motorcycle endorsement and training info, for residents of Washington state.

How a 2-stroke engine works This animation shows how the magic happens.

How to read a spark plug Essential knowledge for performance tuning a 2-stroke engine.

Michael Padway & Associates MC Blog Riding tips from a law firm specializing in motorcycle issues.

Motorcycle laws by state An easy, interactive guide from the American Motorcyclist Association.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Learn to ride the right way, and enhance your riding skills.

Oregon Motorcyclist Resources for motorcyclists who live in Oregon, or want to visit.

PNW Doppler radar Don’t get rained on! From Intellicast.

Scoot Safely Exactly what it says on the tin—Alan Hearnshaw shows you how ride the right way.

ScooterAlert.com Scoot stolen? Post a description and pic here.

Scooter Help Got questions about scooter maintenance and repair? Right this way.

Scooter Lust Advice and news for the new scooterist, from the owner of a bike named Frankenstella.

Scooter Relief Financial aid and support for scooterists in need.

Sound Rider The Northwest’s motorcycle resource.

Stella Resources contains links to .pdf versions of Stella and Vespa PX manuals.

Vespa P-series maintenance and repair All the info you need, nicely organized.

Scooter enthusiast sites

Chinese Scooter Club, U.K. Well… someone had to do it!

Heinkel Tourist.com One of the better-known postwar German scooters.

Motor Scooter Guide Scooter news, reviews, forums and more.

Team Symba Fan site for the motorbike that put Southeast Asia on wheels.

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