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[6 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,960 views]
My First Accident

Well, it finally happened. Yesterday afternoon, while on my way to, of all things, use my vintage Vespa in a photo shoot (where my scooter needed to look perfect), I got into my first accident.

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[23 Jun 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,764 views]
NYCS Review: EGV Milglia II Helmet

Scott moves from full-face to flip-up and gives his impressions on his new lid. Click on inside for the full review.

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[7 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 2,580 views]
The Heat Is On

It’s nice to be warm on your scooter. But too warm? That’s when it becomes difficult to focus on the task at hand – riding.

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[31 May 2011 | No Comment | 1,759 views]
Downshifting (Part II)

I posted the other day about my use of downshifting, explaining that it’s a technique I use to help me with braking. I use this technique because the functionality of my poor little drum brakes, on the 1962 Vespa, are less than stellar. I failed to point out a few things that are key, if deciding to go this route.

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[12 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,641 views]
The Vespas Emerge From The Winter…

This winter, and it’s toll on my scootering, has been well documented on these pages. I was afraid my Vintage Vespa might have given up the ghost. But after a few test kicks in the backyard, she turned over with ease.

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[7 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 1,096 views]
I Can’t Take It Anymore!

OK. I feel that I have been pretty patient with this dreaded, winter weather. I know, I know, I did a fair amount of bitching, but come on! I had to let off a little steam now and again. But now it’s back?

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[7 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,282 views]
Bang!!!

As I found out at the end of last week, that’s the noise you can hear when your spark plug works it’s way loose.

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[1 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,295 views]
It’s….ALIVE!

In preparation for my first winter, I read a few online tech articles about winterization, felt reasonably prepared, geared up for the procedure, and then did….absolutely NOTHING!.

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[28 Feb 2011 | 8 Comments | 6,143 views]
UPDATE: No title Vespa legal!!!

A while back, I posted an article about the trials and tribulations of getting legal paperwork for your scooter, if you happened to purchase it without a proper title. The scoot is now on the road – find out how…

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[26 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,246 views]
Following…by the golden rule

It has been discussed here several times, at least once by me, that some potholes in this city are nothing shy of craters. I have seen massive holes in the roads during fair weather seasons, but nothing compares to the damage done by a violent winter.