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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
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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The other shoe has dropped

March 8, 2018
Stella Automatic

Genuine Stella Automatic (Photo: Genuine Scooter Co.)

You’ll recall LML, the Indian company that manufactured the steel-bodied scooter sold in the U.S. as the Genuine Stella, went into the Indian equivalent of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in 2017. Resolution is at hand.

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Big scooter on campus

February 10, 2018
Wolf RX-50

Wolf Brand Scooters’ RX-50 tops College Magazine’s list of best scooters for Campus Cruisin’ (Photo: Wolf Brand Scooters)

I’ve often said a 50cc scooter is a good one to send to college with your kid. I am glad to see I’m not the only one thinking along those lines.

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Opinion: A dollar short

December 17, 2017
Scomadi scooter

Photo: Scomadi Ltd.

Happy Holidays! Hope this finds you well.

Apparently, the Lambretta-styled, Thailand-built Scomadi scooter is finally coming to the U.S. Maybe.

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