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,

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 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 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:

Monday, September 13, 2010


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.

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