State of the Buzz Address

June 12, 2015

Hey, 2SB readers! Bryan here…

As you know, 2strokeBuzz has been pretty dead for a while now, I got kinda disillusioned with scootering a few years ago and even with the addition of Matt and Brooke, we’ve only been posting sporadically. Ironically, in the meantime (with a lot of help from friends and mechanics) I’ve got two running vintage bikes and I’ve been riding more than ever. Turns out, for all I’ve spoken up on behalf of modern scooters and modern scooterists, I’ve realized over time that my true love is vintage scooters, and I miss talking about and riding vintage scooters just as much as I don’t miss arguing with clueless importers and feeling compelled to write about uninspiring new scooters.

So the point is, 2strokeBuzz is not dead, but we are taking it easy in our old age. The first issue of the ‘zine came out nearly TWENTY years ago, so you can be sure we’re going to celebrate that milestone in January 2016. In the meantime, I’m thinking about what we are, and where we want to be. This blog is maybe no longer the right format, not everyone’s on Facebook, I still don’t really ‘get’ Twitter, but I want to keep making 2SB happen. The focus will definitely be reverting to vintage scooters and silly fun, minus the pressure of keeping up with modern scooter/breaking industry news kinda stuff that was bringing me down. If you have suggestions or would like to contribute something, please let me know.

Your reward for reading so far into this blather? We’re going to PVSC next weekend and we’re going to have our first new print issue for sale there (only $2!). It’s going to be super-lame by the standards of the old days, but it’s our first step in getting things going again. If you’re coming to PVSC, track us down! We’re only printing 40 copies, it’ll include a special bonus item, and it’ll ONLY be available at the PVSC rally, so if nothing else, you can sell it on eBay and maybe make your two bucks back.

I’m setting aside 9 of the 40 copies to give away online to the first three commenters on this post here on the site (remember your login? me neither!), on our Facebook page, and on Twitter (if I remember to check Twitter). Remember to comment on this post, not just anywhere. If you win and you’re at PVSC I’ll give it to you there, otherwise I’ll track you down and mail it. Thanks for supporting 2strokebuzz for ALL. THESE. YEARS.


8 Responses to “State of the Buzz Address”

  1. theageofindustryNo Gravatar on June 12th, 2015 8:59am

    Man, I can’t believe I even found my login. I do still read 2SB though because it’s the muthafuckin shit! Brooke will hate the new format if it doesn’t solely revolve around smallframes. Matt? Well he can suck eggs.

  2. theageofindustryNo Gravatar on June 12th, 2015 9:00am

    And no, I won’t be at band camp this year. :( I spent all my money to go the Lambretta Jamboree in Pasadena.

  3. nateNo Gravatar on June 12th, 2015 9:08am

    Got it on my first shot! So much for password security.

  4. ravenloreNo Gravatar on June 12th, 2015 9:14am

    Hooray for remembering passwords!

  5. SydNo Gravatar on June 12th, 2015 12:24pm

    Nice to hear your voice again, I’ll read about silliness anytime Vintage or Modern!

  6. peter911scNo Gravatar on June 12th, 2015 6:44pm

    Holy cow! What a memory I have!!
    Remember, two-strokes are the only REAL Vespas!!

  7. jrsjrNo Gravatar on June 12th, 2015 11:19pm

    Hooray for 3×5 cards!

  8. boscoitaliaNo Gravatar on June 17th, 2015 2:32pm

    it took me 6 tries to remember my login.
    I still have my 2strokebuzz soccer jersey and it still fits.
    I to am done with scooters. I use my TV175 as a towel rack now.

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