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They’ll sell the body elettrica

October 8, 2018
Vespa Elettrica home page

The Vespa Elettrica website is now up and running. (Vespa Elettrica screenshot)

In a statement issued Monday, Piaggio Group announced availability of the production version of the Vespa Elettrica, claiming “mobility in general, and electric mobility in particular, will never be the same again.” Um, okay.

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Back in the saddle, yet again

October 8, 2018
America's new scoot

America got a screamin’ deal on this 2003 Piaggio LT150 (Orin O’Neill photos, except as noted)

America posted a Facebook Marketplace listing on the Sky Island Riders Facebook page. “I’m gonna go look at this little Piaggio after I get my endorsement on my license. I’m so excited!”

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Save money, scoot better..?

September 28, 2018
Walmart's Coleman 50cc

Walmart now sells this scooter, under the Coleman brand (Photo: Walmart)

Longtime readers of this here blog might remember that I posited a scenario in which Walmart might sell scooters. And no, I don’t mean personal assisted mobility devices.

Well, darn if they haven’t gone and done it.

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What’s new, you ask?

June 23, 2018
Saguaro forest

This is a forest. Not trees, Arizona’s signature saguaro cactus. (Photo: from the Internet)

I know, it’s been a while. Sorry about that, but there has been a major upheaval in my life. Details follow the jump.

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Give a man a fish…

April 22, 2018
Article screenshot

Low-income people in Memphis now have a sensible transportation alternative. (Commercial Appeal screenshot)

I don’t recall who, but a while ago, someone observed that it’s pretty darned expensive to be poor in America these days.

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Almost the square root of pie

March 11, 2018
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Riding 2-up in the Seattle sunshine!

When it’s sunny in Seattle, people wanna RIDE! (Photos: Brendan Shriane)

The winter of 2017-18 in the Pacific Northwest has been particularly hard to take. The cold and dark seemed colder and darker than usual. Needless to say, sunny skies and temperatures in the 60sF were welcomed by all. Especially scooter folk.

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You may recall…

March 10, 2018
Graphite exhaust union gasket

The carbon fiber exhaust union gasket fitted to early GTS 250s failed early and often (Steve Williams photo)

Props to Steve Williams. The author of Scooter in the Sticks has a Vespa GTS 250i.e., and he isn’t afraid to wrench on it. But in this case, you wouldn’t need to.

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