Scooter Rally Calendar

John Stafford’s put together a pretty comprehensive list of rallies at (no relation). If you’re looking for Galewood 2K2 info (it’s supposed to be here) it’s not really planned yet, I’ll post it ASAP. If you’re wondering why The Unforgiven are hosting a tribute to the Clash’s drummer on April 20, so am I. And yes, there will be a new Hodgehead list, sooner or later.

Bajaj Chetak pricing deadline

Matthew reminded us today that the first US-market Bajaj Chetaks are due to arrive in about two weeks. The MSRP is going up from $1800 to $2000 (equal price to the Bajaj Legends) on February 1st, but pre-orders will be accepted at $1800 until Thursday. Keep in mind that with added charges it’s a bit more than that, but I’m still excited and I can’t wait to crash-test Matthew’s.

Amerivespa 2002

The official site for VCOA’s national rally, Amerivespa 2002, is up. This year it’s in Portland, Oregon from May 29 to June 2, cosponsored by the Hell’s Belles and Twist’n’Play SC. They also have a nifty logo by Shag.

Eric Scott Murder Report

Denver scooterist and pot dealer Eric Scott was murdered in his home last May. Denver’s weekly Westworld just published a fascinating story about the murder, accusing the Denver police of dragging their heels, and portraying Eric Scott as a guy who did everything he could to change other people’s lives for the better.

More calendar girls

Randall from is selling some cool-looking calendars on ebay, featuring Vietnamese models on scooters. Randall says, “The days of the week and such are in Vietnamese, but it is easy to figure out. Sundays are marked in red. The pictures, on the other hand, are universally understood.”

2sb Milestone

2strokeBuzz is about to get its one hundred thousandth (100,000th) visitor. We’d give away a prize if we were one of those obsessive sites that monitor that kind of stuff, but I’m not, and I only noticed because I was checking the stats for something else. I don’t have any way to tell who the 100,000th visitor is anyway… Oh, what the heck, let’s say, since right now, We’re only eleven short, that the eleventh person to email us about how great we are gets a prize. Keep in mind that it might take me 6-8 years to mail said prize.