Thursday, December 16, 2010

RevMoto Open House


Top-Ten Reasons to Attend RevMoto's Open House

1. Noise-4-Toys (Sonoma County's only 9-12 y.o. jazz band) goes on stage at 4:00PM
2. Roy, Logan, Chris, Johnna, and Gordo will attempt a human pyramid
3. Russian River Brewing beer (thanks Natalie!)
4. Free set of Vespa Santa postcards for everyone
5. NO FRUITCAKE
6. Candy canes and peppermint bark
7. Amazing deals throughout the store
8. That annoying guy from your office won't be here
9. Coffee & hot cocoa from My Friend Joe
10.______________________ (fill in the blank)

SATURDAY, December 18th, 3-6
RevMoto
518 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Monday, November 29, 2010

Best Behavior Boys & Girls

This Tuesday, Santa Rosa's fine-ish, shall be conducting Operation Super-Safety-Sting. Okay, they didn't name it that, but they definitely should have. So, here's a list of things you should avoid doing:

No Hot-Dogging
No Stoppies
No Riding Backwards
No Talking on the Phone
No Jumping
No Stunts
No Riding Naked

and finally...

No crocheting, knitting, weaving, or applique (we all know this is when/how you get your Christmas crafts done) whilst scooting down the streets of Santa Rosa.

Singing is still okay, however. Just no Lady GaGa. Sorry Keith.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Go Ahead, Have Seconds



Well, this is good news! According to FitDay.com, the average person burns approximately 86 calories per hour while scootering about. Here's a breakdown, by Thanksgiving food item, of how many hours you need to ride your scooter to burn off what you (and by you, I mean me) stuck in your pie-hole.

Turkey: 3.25

Mashed potatoes: 2.2

Gravy: 4

That green-bean casserole thingy: 3.2

Yams with marshmallows: 3.5

Cranberry sauce: 4.9

Stuffing: 1.9

Pumpkin pie: 3.6

Pecan pie: 5.9


So, according to my own calculations, I will be mounting my scooter Friday morning and won't be dismounting until I'm halfway through Colorado. Care to join me? I didn't think so.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scooter Girl with Super Powers!



Michelle M: A Scooter Mistress with Tricks.

Alias: Cricket

Scoot: 2007 Hyosung Sense SD-50cc named "Scooty"

Annual Transportation Expenses: $4/Week Gasoline, $92/Year Insurance, $200/Year Maintenance

Talents: Radio Empress, Bento Queen, Scooter Mama, Nail-Art Aficionado, Palmist

Secret for Mastering Above Talents: No TV

Top Three Local Restaurants: Monti's, Bovolo, Cafe Europe

Go-To Polenta Recipe: Martha Stewart's Creamy Polenta

Play-List to Accompany the Polenta:
And finally, for your viewing pleasure, "Frog Hogs"





Friday, November 12, 2010

Check It, Don't Wreck It! (Tires, Tires, Tires)



Tire specials at RevMoto through December. Call for appointments 707.523.2371.

Thanks to Chris (our Master Tech) for the video production, Logan for directing, Roy for being generally awesome, and finally, YOU for watching a five-minute video about tire pressure and tread/wear. You should get a medal.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tom Hanks is Mine!

Scooter peeps across the nation can now claim celebrity Tom Hanks as one of our own. That's right, we've got George Clooney, P-Diddy, AND Tom Hanks. Suck it Segway!

Whilst he's not exactly rockin' one in real life, he is sporting one on screen. A Vespa that is, not the figurative wood. Here's the gist: Tom Hanks, your every-day big-box employee dude, gets canned and is left to return to college. Befriending him, aside from Ms. Julia Roberts, is some sort of collegial-bad-ass motor-scooter gang. I like it. I like it a lot.

Inquiries have been made to Vespa/Piaggio and Genuine (by yours truly) as to which brand of bikes will be scooting across our screen. No word yet.

Beep! Beep!
SG

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Scooter Singalong



It's only Wednesday and it's been a long week already. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this little diddy from Lambretta.

Beep! Beep!
Scooter Girl

Gas-Savers and Get-a-Way Vehicles



While we don't endorse volcanoes (clearly) we do endorse scooters as get-a-way vehicles. Downside, you can't pack-up your house and take it with you. Upside, all you really need is love.

Thank you Scooter Boy Eric M. for the photo.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Save the World, Write a Story



Do you know what this world needs right now? More stories about scooters. And, in honor of National Novel Writing Month, we'd like to formally (and quite casually, too) invite you to submit a story about your scooter.

Here are some guidelines:
  • A scooter should be the main star of your story
  • Story should be 5,000 words or less
  • Stories are due on Tuesday, November 30th
Ideal stories would produce one or more of the following results; laughter, hope, joy, bewilderment, sadness, enlightenment, or reckless abandon.

The final collection of stories will be published through Barnes & Noble PubIt! We will also make hard copies available at fine scooter shops everywhere.

Ready. Set. Scribe.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Double Your Pleasure

THIS JUST IN: Buy a Corazzo jacket, get a hoody or max jacket for FREE! Free? Yes, FREE!

But wait, there's more; If you come in to RevMoto during the month of November and buy your jacket, you'll also receive a free pair of Corazzo gloves with your order.

Now you get, not one, but two (technically three) items with the purchase of your Corazzo jacket.
That's a combined savings of $209.

Offer good whilst supplies last. Hurry (easy on the turns) in and get fitted for your winter jacket and gloves.

Operators are standing by.

The above post is intened to be read aloud, in the style of an infomercial announcer.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

You're the Breastes!



Huge thanks to Russian River Brewing for hosting our little Plan B-Cups. Scooters-4-Hooters was deprived of a group ride due to less-than-ideal riding conditions. Did we cry about it? A little. But then we had beer. And beer makes everything better.

A special shout-out to Oliver's Market for the exceptional specimen of the large breastesses cake.

And...the big news?

Wait for it...

Wait for it...

You've raised $926 for Sutter Breast Care Center. $926, people!!! We're hoping to break$1000 before Sunday night.

So thank you. For those who made it to the pub, we thank you for giving up an afternoon and hanging with us. For those who purchased raffle tickets, grazie mille! And for those who showed their support in other ways, props. Thanks for supporting a cause for which we feel so impassioned. It means a whole lot.

Signed,
Scooter Girl

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fine Rain, Have It Your Way



Scooters-4-Hooters has now moved from "rally" status to "party" status. So fine, we won't be riding through rain-soaked vineyards. We'll be drinking some kick-ass brew and kickin' it old school. In doors. So there.

This way the moisture won't ruin my pink hair, the mud and grime won't ruin your get-up, and the "scooter love" of my "scooter life" will finally stop shoving weather forecasts in my face.

Life shall return to normal in 3-2-1

Shout out to: Eric & LaVerne, Laneil, Logan, Natalie, my Scooter Boy, and all the other lovelies in my little world.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Rules (with apologies)

At Revolution Moto, we actually have no rules. Buy if we did, these would be the top 10.
Please Note: "New Rules" (with apologies) are the result of REAL events.

  1. Please don't saddle-up on one of our new shop bikes if you're 'going commando' under your pretty sun dress.
  2. Please refrain from walking your dog on top of our counter while we're doing your DMV paperwork.
  3. Please don't shove something in my face and say "smell this."
  4. Please remove all raw meat/eggs/dairy products from under your locked seat before dropping your bike off for 2-weeks. In the summer. While you're on vacation.
  5. Please don't drive your scooter into our show room and up to the counter just to ask us a question.
  6. Please don't go on a "test ride" and come back 2 hours later. With mud all over the bike.
  7. If you've been coming into my shop regularly, since we opened 7 years ago, and you're still asking me what it's like to ride a scooter, it might be time to just buy one and find out for yourself.
  8. If you're paying for a scooter with cash from of a wrinkled brown-paper bag, please remove the 'residue' from the bills prior to the transaction. We thank you in advance.
  9. If you've lugged your own motor oil back from Italy and then bring it in an unmarked bottle for us to use for your oil change, please make sure the bottle doesn't contain Italian anti-freeze instead.
  10. While we like to barter, we're unable to take the following on trade: farm equipment, trucks, cars, jet skis, pool tables, kidnapper vans, power tools, stereo equipment, wedding dresses, "favors," worm farms, or burial plots.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Flub Club



Aw man! I totally know how this feels. Been there more times than I care to admit. Granted, one can sustain injures, however, most times I'm laughing before I even hit the ground. But this is why we wear protective gear. And take a safety class. And remember not to wear wide-leg pants as one, they're so 2009, and two, they tend to get caught on the stand, causing the aforementioned flub.

We give the author of the above posting:
  • 1-Star for riding a scooter
  • 1-Star for posting about another scooter rider
  • 2-Stars for posting this on CraigsList so we could enjoy it too
And, I'd like to say, to the intended recipient of this post, welcome to the club...The Club of the Flub!

You rock it with yo' bad self, Mr. Silly Scooter Boy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Why Thank You, Kind Sir!

Shout out to Tom from Vespisti SF for donating this bitchin-ass Corazzo jacket to our upcoming Scooters-4-Hooters. Oh, and did I mention it's PINK? Muchas gracias mi amigo! Viva los boobies!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

SCOOTERS-4-HOOTERS



Date: Saturday, October 23rd @ 3:00
Location: Meet at RevMoto
Ride: We shall scoot through autumnal vineyards and enjoy a respite at the lovely Jimtown Store
After-Ride-Party: Russian River Brewing for a pint & more

What should you wear? PINK. Besides joining us on the ride, we would absolutely love you if you would contribute in (at least) one of the following ways:

--Purchase a raffle ticket for a Pink Vespa LX 150 ($10 each or 3 for $25)
--Purchase a "Beer for Breasts" t-shirt from Russian River Brewing
--Make a general donation
--Dye your hair PINK (we don't care which hair)

All monies collected will be added to Russian River's contributions and given to Sutter Breast Care Center of Santa Rosa. Last year's total was over $20,000, and we'd love to beat that.

In the meantime, get your scooter ready, get your hooters ready, and invite your friends/family to participate.

Cheers!
Scooter Girl

P.S. Shout out to Christine Tafoya for the most awesome Scooters-4-Hooters poster. Thanks Christine!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen, Gordon K.



Desert-Island food: Sea-tortoise and coconut pizza.

If you could have any super power: The power to fly. No more traffic!

If your scooter could talk, what would it say: Oh dear god why???

How many pedicures have you had: Zero, I'm not Metro enough.

Guilty TV show: Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim

If you could ride any celebrity on the back of your scooter, who would it be: Al Pacino. I'd let him yell at the other drivers. He's better at it.

Have you ever bought anything from an infomercial? If so, what: Nope, ashamed I never did. Guess that's going in my Bucket list.

Were you ever sent to the principal's office when you were in school: Yes, several times. Will not elaborate.

Skydiving or Bungee Jumping: Skydiving for sure. There is a spare chute, but no spare bungee cord.

What's your middle name: Henderson. I'm a Scots by heritage.

Reason for riding a scooter: Because so few do!

Favorite ice cream: Sherbet. Drove my dad nuts with that one. Probably that's why.

Pet peeve: Hypocrisy, slow drivers, and sailboats.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Make-this-Monday



A certain scooter-boy I know loves Stromboli. So I figured maybe you would like it too. It's easy to make, requires few ingredients, and feels like a big hug from your Italian grandmother. You know, if you had an Italian grandmother.

Dough
1 1/4 Cups warm water
1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
1 Teaspoon sugar
2 Tablespoons olive oil (I like DaVero)
2 Teaspoons salt
3 1/2 - 4 Cups flour

Combine 1/4 cup warm water with yeast and sugar. Stir to dissolve and let sit for 5 minutes until foamy. Add additional water, sugar and olive oil. Stir. Gradually combine flour until you have a smooth dough that comes away from the bowl. Flour surface and knead dough for 10 minutes. Place dough in oiled bowl, cover with towel, and let raise for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375.

After risen, punch down dough, divide in half, roll out into rectangle on lightly floured surface. Once you have desired size (about 8" x 12"), you may lay out the filling. Repeat if making two Stromboli, or wrap remaining dough thoroughly with Saran Wrap and place in freezer.

Filling
Provolone cheese (Sliced freshly from the deli)
Pepperoni (ditto)
Mozzarella (Buffalo is amazing)
Parmesan
Oregano
Olive oil
Finishing salt (Try an alder smoked salt for a textured flavor)

Roll Stromboli (as if you were making a giant ho-ho), tucking ends as you roll. Slice vents into the top of Stromboli and brush dough with beaten egg. Place Stromboli on greased sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Remove from oven, let stand 5-minutes, slice and serve.

For a more thorough recipe, go here: Fabulous Foods

For a grocery trip, go here: Oliver's Market

For a yoga class, go here: Three Dog Yoga

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Scooter Girl Goes Pink

Every year, Johnna from Revolution Moto and Natalie from Russian River Brewing join forces to bring awareness to breast cancer and to raise money for the Sutter Breast Care Center of Santa Rosa.

This October was kicked-off by twin-dye-jobs. Natalie's hair was done by fellow fundraiser, Melinda of La De Da Salon, and Johnna's was done by her dear friends Ty & Kernan (with the help of a Westwood Pinot, two Russian River Brewing pizzas, a pair of pink rubber gloves, and a 1970's Playboy magazine). Don't ask.

Here's a few ways to join our winning team:

1. Dye your hair pink.
3. Buy a raffle ticket (Pink Vespa LX 150--signed by Lyle Lovett)
4. Join the Scooters-for-Hooters ride on Saturday, October 23.
5. Participate in Sonoma County's Hair Harvest.
5. Come to the Halloween party at Russian River Brewing on Sunday, October 31.
6. Stop by RevMoto and make a donation.
7. Get a mammogram, for goodness sakes.



Saturday, October 2, 2010

Not Your Grandfather's Scooter...Oh Wait


Where: Harrow, London.
What: Mobility Scooter Rally
Why: International Day for Older People

I'd pay good money to see the photos from this rally. Seriously. Still intrigued? Read the article that ran in the Harrow Times.

We should definitely have a mobility scooter contingent for our next rally.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scooter Girl Glorious

A million-trillion-gazillion thanks to Krista "Steam-Punk-Scooter-Ninja-Intern" Butts for her mad HandCar Regatta skills. Especially when it came to dry ice and popcicles. Oh, and two bonus points for using the word; Sublimate. Who knew?

Did we mention Krista painted her Vespa for this fine event? Check out the photos on our new Flickr Photo Stream. That's right, we're going high-tech. Okay, maybe not HI-tech, perhaps more adequate-tech.

For those scooterists who made it for the Ride & Regatta, thank you for bringing the scooter-love to the event.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bad Apple, Bad!


The wise-guys over at Apple, have recently come under fire by the Italian government for developing an offensively, stereotypical app involving SCOOTERS, PIZZA, PASTA, and, wait for it, wait for it...MAFIA.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

These Riding Boots? NOT OK


Alright, they're barely related to scooters. Or riding. But either way, we say no-no to these puppies. Click on the photo above to see what our boy "D-Listed" had to say about them.

Gordo, your take?

The Regatta is Here!


There are only two possible reasons to miss tomorrow's Handcar Regatta:
  1. It's too warm to wear your Lady GaGa meat-dress.
  2. You can't convince your scooter to wear your Lady GaGa meat-dress either.
Both, fine excuses. But we say skip the meat-dress, throw on a pair of goggles, and join RevMoto in their hospitality booth (between Chevy's and Flying Goat Coffee).

Until then,
SG

Still need more info? Read this write-up from the PD

Friday, September 24, 2010

Scooter Superhero

Hey Scooterati!

Check out this story about a couple vigilantes on a Vespa. Personally, I can think of nothing better than replicating this fine, fine act. Wait, not the mugging. Well, you know what I mean. Let's do it, people!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you Scooter-Boy-Supreme

Keith D.

Why He Rides: Always guaranteed an excellent parking space. But more importantly, it's Sonoma-Chic.


Favorite Place to Scoot: Centro in Fountain Grove to sip a french-press Americano.

Helmet Hair Remedy: Take helmet off, flip hair and run fingers through. Repeat as necessary. It's oh so Charlie's Angels. Charlie's Angel.

Bike: Aprilia Scarabeo 150, Rotax engine. Purchased from the fine folks at Revolution Moto 6 years ago.

Stays Oh-So-Svelte by: Turbo-Boxing 6 times a week at 24-hour Fitness.

Favorite So Co Eatery: Rosso--The Mediterranean Piadini, specifically.

Last Vacation: This summer. Spain. France. Italy. Highlight: The David.

Poison: Loves any Zinfandel from Mazzocco, but the Maple is his favorite.

And the Customer-of-the-Day goes to:

No sir, the other kind of scooter. But, we do dig your safety flag.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mini Moto



Electric scooters are a nice thought. And so are threesomes. The problem? They never really work out the way one hopes...so I hear.

But that's not stopping Mini, the love-child of BMW. At this point, they're still bouncing the idea around. There is a chance though, that they might unveil something at the Paris auto show.

Ah, Paris; the city of lights. And love. And electric scooters, apparently.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Scooter Smells Like Roses




Crabtree & Evelyn, the leader of fancy-dancy soap products, has become inspired by a recent visit to Italy. As such, three lucky Cougars...er freshly powered women in their prime, will soon be scooting about town on their own lovely, lilac-hued Vespa LX 50.

Well, that's gonna make prowling a helluva lot easier. For me, anyway.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

An Iron-Butt Contender



This dude makes us all look like sissies. Sergei rode down here (on his Vespa GTS 250) from Calgary. Calgary, people! That's like really, really far.

He took some pretty awesome photos along the way too. Wanna see his photo blog? Click the photo above.

Hey Kid, Quiet Down Back There


Child seat made by Givi. Available everywhere except the U.S. My only question, where does one put the child's entertainment system?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Scooter Boy of the Day: Logan J.



Ride: Vespa LX 150, Midnight Blue with custom stripes
Miles: 8001
Favorite Backroad: Chalk Hill
Riding Mix: ELO, Earth Wind and Fire, Jay-Z, Huey Lewis and the News, Israel
Worst Day at RevMoto: When Johnna tried to be helpful by making him drink a triple-shot espresso from Peet's.
Favorite Junk Food: Lucky Charms
Worst traffic light in Sonoma County: Steel Lane & Hwy. 101
Reason for Riding: Makes him feel like a superstar!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ISO: Scooter Brigade



Open call for all scooterists to join us at the Handcar Regatta. The date is Sunday, September 26th, the time is 11:00 at RevMoto, the theme is India, and the dress is whatever you want it to be.


The Scooter Brigade gets reserved parking and exclusive use of RevMoto's hospitality tent. Please RSVP by sending an email to: revolutionmoto@yahoo.com

Monday, September 13, 2010

WOW!

I'm probably gonna regret (in the best way imaginable) dispersing this little Santa Rosa secret, but it's just too good not to share. THE place to scrunch (scooter/brunch), on Sunday mornings, is Worth Our Weight. Don't worry, it's not a diet center. Sinfully opposite, actually.

Bring: Your scooter, your appetite, and your checkbook.

Still not convinced? I’ve got two words for you: Bread Pudding. Yes. Oh, sweet heaven above, yes!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Kick




Welcome to ScooterShopTalk, a virtual shop where the scooters are sacred, the small-talk is huge, and the countertops won't get your shirtsleeves greasy.

Things you should expect:
  • Scooter Reviews
  • Gear Gossip
  • Service Information
  • Safety Tips
  • Events
  • And probably a bunch of other topics that may or may not be scooter related
Things you should NOT expect:
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Quantum Physics
We hope you'll find our information useful. And, if not useful, then entertaining. And, should you feel compelled to comment and add to our scooter community (we hope you will), there's only one rule: Be Nice.

Sincerely,
Scooter Girl