Here’s the “scooter rally” bit from “Scrubs”, posted last night on YouTube by “bazookamsb,” I assume there’s more, I’ll keep an eye out for it. (forgot to watch/Tivo last night). (Becky points out in comments that that was all of it. Short and sweet.)
According to girlbike.com, the episode of “Scrubs” airing tonight (5/16/06) will feature the “Scooter Rally” footage cut from an earlier episode.
2strokebuzz sources report that local Piaggio/Vespa dealer Vespa Chicago will soon close their Vespa Boutique on Diversey and their showroom in Maywood (within the Volkswagen dealership of parent company West Suburban Auto Group). The new Vespa dealer for Chicagoland is rumored to be Motoplex USA, a motorcycle/powersports dealership with showrooms in Worth and Joliet, IL, […]
Amerivespa 2006 is, happily, shaping up to be quite the pan-scooter event. Starting life as the national Vespa rally combined with Denver’s legendary Mile High Mayhem rally, it also now encompasses this year’s Lambretta Jamboree and Stellabration. Main sponsor Kymco is giving away vacation packages to the Rally to ten lucky winners.
Ryan has The Heck’s Angels Scooter Club has organized an impromptu CHIscooterList ride for Saturday (May 6). Meet at the Logan Square Dunlays (3137 W. Logan Blvd.) “for some chow and a spin around our fair city.”
If you spend any (most) of your time on Scoot.net Chat or the BBS, you’ve probably met Rob Downs III, AKA “D.C. Rob.” If that doesn’t ring a bell, you might remember him as “Rob who got hit by a semi on the Cannonball Run.” A few months ago, Rob’s father, Robert Downs Jr., was […]
The spring itch to ride manifests itself via two Chicago-area scooter rides happening next Saturday (April 22): The Heck’s Angels (warning: MySpace) are sponsoring a Benefit Ride for Kalaisha Watrous, and all are wecome to donate and participate. (Info about Kalaisha’s accident.) Also next Saturday is Scooterworks’ annual Spring Ride, (more info to come). I […]
In the greatest PR stunt in recent memory, Allstate Insurance is celebrating their 75th anniversary by paying for parking in the Chicago Loop next Monday.
Got Vina’s Honda CB350 running today just in time to hook up with the remnants of the Chicago Scootercycle ride. Goodtimes. Riding that makes me wonder why I bother with scooters. If you live in Illinois, don’t forget to update your license plate stickers (oops). Photo courtesy of silent-ron.kicks-ass.org
Looks like a good weekend for riding, 2sb might even show up for once: Saturday: Chicago Scooterist Motorcycle ride. Leaves from Pontiac (1531 N Damen Ave) at noon. For scooterists with motorcycles (or very fast, reliable scooters). Invite your motorcyclist friends. Route includes stop at Big Basin Saloon, a riverside biker/boater bar. (off I-55 so […]
Scooter Rider Magazine is celebrating their second anniversary, and its editor, BJ Strass, is taking his second transcontinental “Scoot Commute” to promote scooter travel and safety. The ride will include several stops to meet with media and scooterists.
“Gay. Straight. We’ve got it all!” Here’s the fairly-decent-for-major-news-media local story on the WKRP rally. I’ll post some photos and anecdotes tonight. We managed to miss most of it, but we had a great time Saturday night. Thanks Leslie, Casey, and all you other XYLs.
Last month, Progressive Insurance published a list of collision and theft statistics for 89 metropolitan areas. Chicago surprisingly placed slightly below the national average on both charts, 64th (of 89) “most likely” for collision, and 52nd (of 89) for theft. Just don’t let your bike out of your site in Honolulu, where theft is 4.28 […]
As any longtime 2strokebuzz reader can tell you, Waxon7 is pretty much the house band of Chicago scooter parties. Abe (the “singer”) leaves his desk at Scooterworks every night to become the Patrick Bateman of Rock and Roll, stripping it down like a Lincoln Park Trixie layered-up in JCrew for a Chicago winter. Guitarist Vee […]
Ah, the Jewel bags are stuck in trees, the melting snow is revealing fossilized dog poo, illnoise shaved his beard, it must be springtime in Chicago! And so even though the thermometer is showing a balmy 39Â° and we still have our annual May blizzard to look forward to, Chicago is gearing up for scooter […]