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The idea was to ride all over the Australian’s coasts, but not together, a solo trip. They would leave together form Adelaide, Jack to West direction, Cespu East way, and finally they would meet again after some months in the North of the Continent to celebrate their 30th birthday together.Seeing how Australia is one of my favorite places, I wish the pair good luck and will be following the progress on their web site.
When a hummer drives up to NoHo Scooters in North Hollywood, Calif., owner Mike Frankovich is no longer surprised. With big jumps in gas prices, sales are skyrocketing at scooter shops around the nation. After all, a small Vespa can get as much as 90 miles per gallon.Not really to fault NPR, but it seems that everybody and their brother is writing about high gas prices and scooters. Good thing I would never stoop to something as derisive as that.
There are two type of motorcycle [and scooter] riders out there. Those who have crashed and those who will crash.I don't dispute the fact that the more you ride, the more opportunites you have to get into an accident (the same can be said for driving a car, taking the train or crossing the street). Rather it is the fatalistic tone and the suggestion that safety is somehow outside of our control.
Four years later, Mr. Biek is still hooked. "Once you ride one, you have to have one," he says. "It's consumed my entire life, and I have no real explanation for it."Ok, so maybe the original quote from the Christian Science Monitor didn't mention The Angry Bees, still the story about how high gas prices 'propel moped madness is an interesting read.
The moped and its bigger, flashier cousin, the scooter, are swarming out of Jimmy Carter's America and into George W. Bush's republic - a movement propelled by soaring gasoline prices surpassing those of the late 1970s and by legions of Americans who take seriously the call for oil independence. If the serious intent is mixed with a little fun from "moped gangs" who call themselves the Heck's Angels [The Angry Bees] or the Hardly Davidsons, so much the merrier.
In the most recent case, drivers passing through the village of Luckington have found themselves landing in the River Avon, by following a GPS-recommended route that pointed to a bridge that has been closed for a week. Despite warning signs on both sides of the road, and nothing but water straight ahead, local villagers have found themselves pulling an average of two cars a day out of the river for the past week. "When you ask what happened, they say, ‘My sat-nav told me it was this way,'" one resident told The Times.
"It's only a matter of time before something happens - and it's a 100ft drop over the edge."
Here is a really cool custom installation of a Magellan RoadMate 760 on a spanking new fire-engine red 150cc Vespa. I am not sure if the RoadMate comes naturally in that color but the color match is great. - Navigadget.comThen I ran across this nifty install while browsing a gadget site. I'd love to have a similar install on Vinny. I'm not sure how useful it would be but it sure looks cool.