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, 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!

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.