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Opinion: Deja vu all over again

November 25, 2015
Lambretta Web page

The website counts down the many (many) days until the introduction ( screen grab)

Guess what? Another Lambretta revival is in the offing.

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You know what they say about satire…

November 20, 2015

Screen grab

Have you noticed how many people are taking epic road trips on motorcycles or scooters these days?

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It’s EICMA time again

November 17, 2015
2016 Vespa PX 70th anniversary edition

2016 sees 70th Anniversary editions of all Vespa scooter models, including the PX (Piaggio Group photos)

Monday and Tuesday were media days at EICMA, the annual motorcycle industry show in Milan, Italy. There wasn’t much of significance on offer from the scooter biz, but what did debut follows the jump.

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Austin city limits, and beyond

November 9, 2015
Mural, 38th and Guadalupe

Keepin’ it weird (Orin O’Neill photos)

AUSTIN, TEX.—Time grows short… my visit will end when the Super Shuttle comes for me Tuesday afternoon. My first visit to Texas has been wonderful, and I look forward to returning soon. Highlights, none of which have anything to do with scooters, follow the jump.

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Animal style

November 8, 2015
In-n-Out Burger sign

In-n-Out Burger plans to expand in Austin (Orin O’Neill photos)

AUSTIN, TEX.—Every time I’d been to California, I’d meant to stop at an In-N-Out Burger, but always managed to forget. There’s one in Austin, however.

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How could I not?

November 7, 2015

Orin O’Neill photo

AUSTIN, TEX.—Since I’m here, it seemed pretty much mandatory that I stop by AF1 Racing.

Austin’s Vespa/Piaggio/Moto Guzzi/Aprilia/Zero Motocycles dealer moved to its new building about a month ago; you’ll now find them at 9900 Interstate 35 North (I love how Texas treats Interstate highways as just streets for the purpose of mailing addresses).

Find pictures after the jump.

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Like the Dalai Lama said…

November 6, 2015
Scoots parked in downtown Austin

In Austin this is perfectly legal (Orin O’Neill photos)

AUSTIN, TEX.—I’ve had this itch to go somewhere—anywhere—since I rejoined the human race. Being cooped up in medical facilities will do that to you. Being home didn’t really scratch the itch, so when the possibility of travel surfaced, I jumped on it.

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