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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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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. 


Electric and Hybrid Scooters

Meet the Hero Hybrid Electric “Leap”.

First, let me say this is a weird, slick commercial that brings me back to 1990s cologne ads on Western TV. Second, with features like “LED back and front lights” who wouldn’t be in love? Ok, I’m just poking fun there, but basically this appears to be a basic scooter that uses less fuel over time. It’s by no means the end all and be all to the pollution problem in India, where it appears to be coming from. Instead, it’s giving a longer range (about 325 miles) on an average scooter. Now outside of the water-scene ad for it, this thing doesn’t scream “scenester” but it does kind of go the way of the Prius in that it’s not cute and people who are still using fuel can feel better about themselves. Those in the developing world that can afford something such as this as their transportation, are not generally doing it for the fuel savings, I suspect. Instead, it’s going to be more of a status symbol until the prices come down. Nowhere was I able to find the actual cost of this bike, but I can imagine that, at least initially, they are going to be incredibly expensive.

Anyway, this is pretty new in the world of scooting around the world. Has anyone found anything else that’s interesting? If so, send us a message and we will write a post about it, if we can. Thanks for reading!