- Colin Doyle: -13°F, 17.7 mi, 01/09/10, Collegeville, Minnesota, Honda Ruckus
“…#6 x 3/4″ self-tapping screws in the treads of both front and rear tires..”
- Alan Van Tol: 0°F, 17.05 mi, 01/14/10
Bridgton, ME, Yamaha Vino 125
- Luigi G.: 2.5° F, 10.1 mi, 01/30/10
Dover, MA, 1970 Vespa GTr
- Ryan Bastianelli: 5°F, 10.2 mi, 12/16/09
Chicago, IL, Piaggio BV250
- Jen Stich: 7°F, 10.3 mi, 1/30/10
Westerly, RI/Pawcatuck, CT, 1963 Vespa 150 VBB
As temperatures drop and roads are cleared throughout the midwest, CWC entries are starting to flurry in. The current leader is 2009 runner-up Colin Doyle, who sits an impressive 17° below previous leader (and CWC organizer) Ryan Bastianelli.
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz comes from From Phil T. from Chicago, IL: I have a scooter that I plan to keep in storage for this winter. My plan is to keep it in the basement of our 9-unit building, but I want to be sure that I do everything necessary to both 1, avoid […]
Video of a Rattler with a ski kit installed, on an actual mountain. Rumor has it one was on display at the sale over the weekend. CWC look out! Speaking of which, I’ll have the CWC entry page set up ASAP.
Following last Saturday’s ride/party, the 2009-10 is officially underway. Complete rules and entry information are coming soon, but you can look at last year’s CWC page to get the idea. Which reminds me, I still have Bob Hedstom’s Malört, haven’t been up to Minnesota for ages!
A reminder: Join 2strokebuzz tomorrow (Saturday 11/14) for the Cold Weather Challenge Kick-off. The ride (map) leaves from the Kat Klub at 5pm, we’ll stop for burgers and ice cream, and return to Kat Klub for Berryoke at 8pm.
Heather Parker came over last night to shoot some photos of Pudge. She’s so good. Actual scooter content is resuming soon, promise! If you didn’t notice the ad on the site, we’re kicking off the Cold Weather Challenge next Saturday (11/14) with a ride and Berryoke party at the Kat Klub, be there!
A scuffed-up Primavera too late (grrr leaves), here are some Fall and Winter riding tips via Scooterism via Scooterdiva, who also offers some good winterizing tips.
Hi everybody! Here are the details on the Galewood/Cold Weather Challenge ride and Karaoke party this Saturday (4-11) Dinner at 5pm Russell’s BBQ 1621 N Thatcher Ave Elmwood Park, IL 60607 I’ll be honest with you here, this is not the BBQ that made Galewood famous, but it’s a neat, old-school place with plenty of […]
The Cold Weather Challenge has ended for another year, even though it’s 18°F and snowing here in Chicago right now and Spring is nowhere in sight. Congratulations to the winners: First prize goes to Bob “Scootervillan” Hedstrom who rode over 10 miles on a 2007 Vectrix at -16°F in Minneapolis, MN on January 15. Bob’s […]
8694 It all started with an email from Ryan: “So the doctor from the Love Boat was on the radio this morning…” Somehow that same paragraph ended with “so who wants to go to the ice racing finals in the suburbs tonight?” I couldn’t think of a better way to end the Cold Weather Challenge.
Today’s the last day of the Cold Weather Challenge, and it’s getting pretty damn cold in some parts. Tell you what, you’ve got an extension, until midnight Sunday, to beat Scootervillan and his Vectrix. Also, ALL state-by-state leaders get a consolation prize, so if you’re in a state with no entries, a 10-mile ride this […]
Polinarchy (Poliana from Philadephia) is the winner of our “When will the Razz fall over?” contest. She guessed Friday, and both Ryan and I were out of town, so we’re not exactly sure when it fell, but we figure it was probably sometime Friday night or Saturday morning. After more than a month with snow […]
Scrambler17 asks “We had a bit of a warm spell over the weekend. Is the Razz still hanging in there?” It sure is. I went over last night and took this photo. I would have never believed on January 9 that the same snow would still be covering the floorboards of Ryan’s Razz, with a […]
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