0° is pretty darn cold for Lexington, KY, so Whit and Michael of Vespa Lexington decided to give the Cold Weather Challenge a shot. Despite exceptional video, photo, and text documentation, Michael only did 7 miles and Whit just rode around the block in shorts and a t-shirt like, in his own words, “an idiot.” […]
Lots of activity in the CWC over the past week, I’ll update later today, I promise, but you can scroll through the comments and do the math if you can’t wait.
Entries in the Cold Weather Challenge have been slow thanks to schloads of snow in the northern U.S., but don’t forget runners-up will be recognized by state, so wherever you live, you have a chance at everlasting glory. One notable recent entry is Clayton from South Korea, who holds third place after a fried-chicken-inspired ride […]
Colin’s got a 24° lead on his closest competitor, and he sent in this great video, thanks Colin! You’re looking good, will Minnesota’s 17-year CWC winning streak continue? We also love that Colin was riding a Honda Ruckus 50, you don’t need a Barcalounger to win this thing! UPDATE: Rye set up a flickr pool […]
The Ryetronics 2strokebuzz Cold Weather Challenge is underway! Enter early and get your name up on the winner board before the damned Minnesotans run away with it again. Right now, the only place it’s under 10°F is Yellowstone Park, so if you’re near there, you’ve got a lock.
WINNERS: Bob Hedstrom: -16°F, 10.1 mi1/15/09, Minneapolis, MN, 2007 Vectrix… I’d been riding a Vectrix a lot during the past summer and always trying to test its limits. I really wanted to see what extreme cold would do to battery performance. After checking the temperature at 10:45 am and it was still hanging in at […]
Tonight I planned to post the Cold Weather Challenge sign-up page and unveil some new stuff for sale at Scootmoto. Tonight I ended up botching a WordPress upgrade, then locked myself out of the 2SB admin page, completely destroyed the site, and took three hours to fix it. I think it’s almost back to normal […]
8205 Well, the 2008-09 Cold Weather Challenge is officially underway. We came, we saw, we ate kimchi, we froze. It actually snowed a little. Above, a picture of Ron checking out computerized toilets at Super H-Mart. More photos in the 2sb Gallery. Eric posted some photos on Flickr and a video on his site, featuring […]
Sunday in Chicago is looking like it’ll be an entirely appropriate day for the Cold Weather Challenge kickoff ride. See you at the Kat Klub at noon.
Ryetronics’ Cold Weather Challenge kicks off with a ride leaving the Kat Klub at noon on Sunday, November 16, 2008. Rules and more info will come soon when Ryan gets back from his mud bath in China. Here are three scoot.net galleries of CWC rides of years past: 2003 (Chad’s photos), 2004 (Chad’s photos), and […]
With colder weather on the way, Eazy wrote up a good review of the Corazzo Under-Hoody. On paper, it just sounds like an overpriced sweatshirt, but it’s a very good idea and very well-implemented, and Eazy does it justice. I know I’ve been promising a review of the Corazzo Shop Jacket for months now, and […]
Duluth’s old mayor bought some scooters for the city. Duluth’s new mayor is selling them at auction. (Thanks, M5.) UPDATE: Here’s a little more info.
A Vespa PX out on the ice racing track. Sweet! (Thanks Chad.)
It was just brought to my attention I never posted the Cold Weather Challenge info, oops! Ryan, who’s run the CWC for the past few years, just tied the knot and decided to take a break this year, so the Cold Weather Challenge is being run by his autonomous cyberspace doppelganger “The Real Rye”. Here […]
Ryetronics got hitched last week and abandoned the Cold Weather Challenge, so a couple other schlubs are taking it over. They promise some big rules changes and high-tech improvements, but while we wait for that, they’ve organized a CWC kickoff ride this Sunday, November 11, 2007. Meet at The Bagel (3107 N Broadway, Chicago) for […]