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#AVINDY15: are you still going?

March 30, 2015

Amerivespa 2015

By now, you have surely heard about Indiana governor Mike Pence signing the extremely controversial “religious freedom” bill into law. In a nutshell, in Indiana (like several other states) it’s okay to discriminate against various groups of people if those people offend your religious sensibilities.

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Splitting hairs *updated

March 13, 2015

In our episode-before-last, you’ll recall the Washington State Legislature was considering an eminently sensible bill that would allow lane-splitting in a safe, reasonable manner on pretty much any road in the state.

Well, you’ve heard the old adage about how lovers of sausage and the law should never watch either being made, haven’t you?

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Baby, if you’ve ever wondered…

January 28, 2015

MOSC website

These days, an online presence is just about mandatory, for any kind of organization. Including scooter clubs.

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Marijuana, marriage equality… lane splitting?

January 22, 2015
Lane splitting in Bangkok

How lane-splitting works in Bangkok (Wikipedia)

Among the many bills under consideration by the Washington state Legislature in 2015 is one to allow lane-splitting by motorcycles and scooters.

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The price of everything

January 15, 2015
The $22K TV 175

Does this look like 22 grand worth to you? (Bonhams photo)

January has become Classic-car auction season in Arizona. While the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event is probably the best-known, other auctions are or have happened as well. One lot at Bonhams Scottsdale auction was particularly interesting.

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I was really, really hoping to ignore this

January 6, 2015
Gogoro electric scooter and battery kiosk

Gogoro scooter and battery kiosk (Gogoro photo)

A few years ago, smart (no caps, please) announced it would offer an electric scooter by 2014. Uh, that didn’t happen. However, another rather similar concept electric scooter recently debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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Sanity may yet prevail

December 17, 2014
Havana traffic

Cuba is famous for the old American cars on its streets (Photo copyright © 2014 Brenda Priddy & Co. Used by permission)

I honestly never thought I’d live to see this: on Wednesday President Obama announced plans to normalize relations with Cuba.

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