Category Archives: For the ladies

Vespa World Days and more!

Wrapping up just a couple weeks ago was the 12th Annual Vespa World Days. This year was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Thousands of riders and spectators attended the event from all over the world.

Here’s a link with some of the details and delightful photos.

Vespa Wrap up

And in other Vespa news, we are inching ever closer to a fully electric model.

The Vespa Elettrica is set to be released later this year, boasting 80-160 miles per charge, depending on which model you have. The Elettrica X has double the distance of the base model, says Piaggio designers. It is supposed to maintain brand design, but offer some of the bells and whistles you’d expect from such a hi-tech machine. This will be an interesting addition to the Vespa family.


Amerivespa 2017- Recap

Here’s s great blog from attendees of AV17. Check it out!

Amerivespa Seattle


Amerivespa 2017

Happy Monday Slow Kids!

While perusing the interwebs about scooter related business, I came across this fun announcement: Amerivespa 2017

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July 6-9th in Seattle, WA

Celebrating 25 years of Amerivespa in the picturesque Seattle, this rally will include multiple opportunities for riders to mingle, shop, showcase their scoot, and take in all that is the Pacific Northwest with coffee and culture. If you’re a VCOA member, registration is $60 on average, and a bit more if you’re not a member.

See the website for the schedule of rides and other events.

Anyone planning on going? Let us know what your plan is and where you’re traveling from if you’re planning to make the trip. We’d love to know who is out there representing.


New Year, New Scooter Goals

Hello out there in cyberland!

While having a family and job can really take a toll on “free time”, the passion that is Scooter Culture is alive and well with our Gang.

My scooter-partner-in-crime has been exceedingly busy, as have I, with the usual time sucks. He’s got himself a snazzy Stella these days, and I’m still screwing with the Vespa that just will not live. I’ve got grand plans to take apart the motor to get that done right again. At the very least, she’s safe in my garage, awaiting some spare time to take out her heart for some surgery.  We’re getting there.

What’s cool is that a fellow from my day job is a scooter enthusiast as well. He’s the former owner of a little Honda Ruckus. Now that he’s got a scooter-enthusiast-buddy in me, he’s even more motivated to get riding again! SCORE!

So while we’re limping along through this lame excuse for a winter, we are making eversoslight progress around these parts.

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Keep your eyes on the road Slow Kids and see you on the flip side!

~wendE


A little humor and updates

Happy Weekend Slow Kids!

I thought to myself that I should share this little comic a friend of mine sent me. It’s so great, especially for those of us that live in the Southwest United States.

Stay tuned for my engine rebuild series. I’ve got all the parts I need and I will be attempting to rebuild my LML 5-port engine over the coming weeks. With a little one and a full time job, there’s little time to devote to a new project, but I’m really itching to get the V running again. It’s going to be premier weather in no time.

Anyway, here’s the humor!

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Summer is winding down

At least here in Arizona, kids are going back to school and people aren’t traveling as much because of that. The roads are more congested, which sucks for commuters. However, we have had record heat and widespread flooding throughout the Phoenix area. It’s been a crazy summer. 

But I know that elsewhere in the country, you’re going to be heading into fall in just the next few weeks. Here, that’s like October. But the fall tends to be prime riding weather. I’m hoping to get my scooter up and running by October. I want to have that experience too! Plus, it’ll be a nice little commuter to and from work. The guys in the packaging plant where I work will tease me relentlessly, but I don’t mind. 

Anyway folks, here’s to your summer rides! Cheers!


Some winter thoughts 

Long time no post, I know. I’m sorry to the loyal Slow Kids out there. Life waits for no one. You either roll with it of get rolled over. 

Speaking of rolling, I like many Americans use scooting as a hobby, recreation as it were. While many people around the world simply don’t have ‘bad weather vehicles’ and often times the scoot is all they’ve got. So with that in mind, how do you roll in the winter time? Are you still a scooter commuter, or do you wait for better weather for that?

If you want to share your plans for this winter, since many parts of the United States is already under snow and very cold weather, that’s cool too. Show off some pictures of you riding or give us an idea of what you do when the weather sucks. 

Stay warm and dry out there Kids and have a great weekend!


This week is “Ride to Work Week”

Hey Slow Kids!

I know you’re all waking up from your winter slumbers and finally warming up in much of the Northern Hemisphere. What a better way to get out into the sun than to start your week off with riding to work? Apparently this week marks just that, the start of Ride to Work week. There are many places that are having some sort of events this week, so get out there and ride your scooter/ motorbike/ moped to work if at all possible. Show some love to the group and lets see those photos rolling in this week as well. If you’re not working, don’t have a bike, etc, send us pics of your dream bike! Enjoy the weather and stay safe out there!

For those in the UK, here’s a link to some info and events on that side of the pond this week: http://ridetoworkweek.co.uk/

Those in the USA, check this out: http://www.ridetowork.org/

Have a great week!!


A modern plug in electric scooter

http://inhabitat.com/genze-is-a-smart-scooter-that-helps-redefine-urban-mobility/

I came across this story and I think it’s a pretty good idea. Being able to charge your scooter battery in a standard outlet at home, school, or work would increase the usability and flexibility as well as the range of these little gems. The environmental and traffic congestion impacts could be huge as well from this type of technology being widely available and affordable. One person’s affordability is another person’s unattainable millions though. They would have to come down in price drastically for ‘everyone’ to have this type of transportation within reach. I’m just glad that things like this are being made. That’s the first step toward access for all. 

Have a great weekend Slow Kids! For many of you spring is just around the corner! Stay warm until the thaw. 


Thanksgiving (or Thursday, depending on where you live)

Happy day after Thanksgiving Slow Kids!

I know it’s been a little while since we’ve updated this blog, but by now, most of you know how it goes. Fits and starts. Since I have the day off from work, I decided that now was the perfect time to take care of the web presence of not only the scooter blog, but also my personal ones. So without further adieu:DC Snow Unfortunately, much of the country looks like this, and scooting is probably the furthest thing from someone’s mind. Honestly, I would be more concerned with freezing my butt of and making it places in one piece before I would even dream of scooting. However, I am fortunate enough (or cursed) to live in the Valley of the Sun (AKA Phoenix, AZ).

11-27-14-WEATHER-ROYALThis is what our Thanksgiving looked like. And I’m certainly not one to brag, but comparatively, up until Thanksgiving Eve, it’s been in the 30-60 range during the night and day. For people who do not own such things as “winter coats”, it’s actually pretty brutal. I was sporting several layers and a hoodie pretty much for two straight weeks. However, it’s been really unpredictable, the weather.

Even more unfortunate, we at the SKSG have not been able to enjoy the weather and riding. My counterpart’s scooter has completely died. I’m not sure all the nity-grity, but I’m 100% sure it’s been catastrophic to not only the bike. My bike, as was explained a long time ago, has never really been put together right and it’s been a very expensive, but pretty, paperweight. As soon as I have some idea of how to start fixing it, it will happen. But I have to survive the holidays first. Finances do not allow for “hunting and pecking” until I get it right, since parts are expensive.

Anyway, I hope that each of you find yourselves in a good place, that you’re happy and healthy. If I don’t get to wish you happy holidays (whichever, if any you celebrate) and a wonderful New Year, please consider this your well wishes. Thank you so much for sticking with us all this time. We appreciate you. ❤