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[6 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments | 1,783 views]
An Ironic Death Is Still Death

So, this is beyond ironic, and really quite sad. At a helmet law protest rally in Central NY State, a motorcyclist riding with a group of like minded protestors (helmet-less), hit his brakes, fishtailed and flipped over the handle bars.

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[6 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,961 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.

New To Scooters?

[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.

Headline, Scootering In NYC

[24 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,502 views]
Know When To Walk Away

I believe it was Kenny Rogers that said, “you’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, and – central to my argument – know when to walk away.” When the weather turns south, that’s a lesson to be learned.

New To Scooters?

[26 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,247 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.

Headline, Scootering In NYC

[19 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 2,247 views]
DOT fixes, blogs 2011 potholes

It’s pothole season again, but this year amid Bloomberg budget concerns, the DOT is not just upping the ante, they’re joining the world of blogging. Facts and figures inside.

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[7 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 3,183 views]
NYC Motorcycle Deaths Up 34% Last Year

As the snow begins to thaw in New York City and we each begin to either commence or at least consider the 2011 scooter riding season, it’s worth a moment’s pause for some sobering statistics released today by NYC’s Department of Transportation.

New To Scooters?

[23 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,136 views]
Winter…for real this time!

When the weather first started to change, I was excited to notice how little I changed my riding habits. Sure, I put on more clothing, but I still had a blast hopping on the scooter and getting to those places I need to go, in style and with a bit of excitement

New To Scooters?

[6 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,212 views]
Taking care of your helmet

We spend a lot of time talking about scooters here at NYCS, but what about the most important piece of equipment on your ride? Click on inside to see what you should know about taking care of your helmet.

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[6 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,933 views]
Beware black ice

With temperatures hovering around freezing now, feeling cold while riding should be the least of your concerns. Read on inside to learn what you should know about black ice.