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Vespas join St. Louis police force.

July 31, 2003

Lu$ sent us this story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. So now there’s another bunch of scooters in St. Louis that can go faster than Joe Kokesh. Oh, Slam!

Go! Go! Vino Game

July 31, 2003

Ryan found a Vino game from 21Yamaha.com: “Play Go! Go! Vino and pretend you’re Deanna driving to work.” I’m holding out for the “pretend you’re Deanna and you have to sleep in the same bed with Ryan” game.

So you’re buying a scooter?

July 30, 2003

I get a lot of emails from people looking to buy their first scooter, usually people want to know specific answers to questions, or want to know which scooter they should buy, and I generally find myself telling them other things they hadn’t thought about, and they generally thank me for making them better-informed, rather than running away screaming. So I thought it might be a good idea to compile these thoughts into one post and share them with everyone, because what I say is so important. Ha!
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Waxon Seven Rocks us

July 29, 2003

ipodicon.gifChicago Scooterist Abe Villalobos’ band Waxon Seven has just recorded some new material, and it sounds pretty awesome, here’s an exclusive sample: Go Go Girl (mp3). Don’t miss them at Slaughterhouse 9 in Chicago.

Mind Yer Inner Thighs!

July 29, 2003

Good lord. We missed the nude biker rally in Tennessee.

ScootRS electronic ignition

July 27, 2003

Almost a year ago, I installed a ScootRS electronic ignition kit on my Vespa 150 (VBB), and promised a review. Well, it was a tightened-down clutch away from being finished for a year, but finally on Friday Mike Durso helped me finish the job and, well, it lives!
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Goodbye Sor-ton!

July 27, 2003

My old friend Kirsten Sorton is moving to NYC next month to go to design grad school at SVA. She’s djing ska with Chuck Wren on Thursday (July 31) at Delilah’s (2771 N. Lincoln). If you know and love Kirsten, stop by and say goodbye and wish her luck.

Scooter Movies on Zee Web!

July 25, 2003

I’m surprised at the things I find when doing research on the web for work. Here are a few scooter-related movies from STUFFONFIRE FILMS. They’re from 2002 and document King’s Classic, Scooter Rage 16, and Run, Vespa! Run! (Las Vegas). Oh, and you’ll need QuickTime to view them.

Defilers Rally

July 25, 2003

The Defilers of Antioch, Illinois are having a rally. They announced it only a week ago, the itinerary is vague and riddled with typos, and it starts three days after Slaughterhouse. Yet, chances are it will be the best rally ever. Be afraid.

DOT Certified Electric Scoot Debuts

July 24, 2003

Skokie-based Electric Vehicle Technologies is introducing the Equinox, “the first all electric, zero-emission DOT compliant motor scooter designed for public roads”. It’s available in 4 colors, and retails for $2799.

Los Corazones Negros rides

July 24, 2003

los corazones negros (the club formerly known as part of the JKSC) are keeping up their plan to do weekly rides. This weekend is back to the Voodoo King’s weekly vintage hot rod cruise at Woodfire Chicken, then next weekend is the Galewood Ladies BBQ, please RSVP to Deanna or Kristen

A Balding Dovovan and Rookie Superstars Don’t Mix

July 22, 2003

onenil.gifIt’s a new game in the U.S. MLS looks great this year, the U.S. National Team, while losing to Brazil in Europe earlier this year, is going strong in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Unfortunately, they have to face Brazil again this Wednesday to advance and all hopes lie on the balding frat boy, Landon Donovan.
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JKSC up for bids

July 22, 2003

Aw crap, the Chicago Jedi Knights are for sale on eBay. The new owner better have a good dental plan.

The Hold Steady rocks Us

July 22, 2003

ipodicon.gifToday’s song, recommended by Brookespeed: “My name’s Neil Schon but some people call me Nina Simone. Some people call me Andre Cymone.” The Swish (mp3) by the Hold Steady.

Hammerhed Biker Party

July 21, 2003

Ronn from the Hammerhed Lounge has invited us down to their party on August 9. They’re at 6715 W. Ogden in Berwyn, IL, could this be the Galewood-centric hangout we’ve been looking for?

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