Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You! In Nashville! With The Scooter!

Get your fine, froggy ass to Cafe Coco tonight at 7:00 for our semi-monthly meet-up!

Jason is bringing some of the patches you see above ($3/ea., or 2/$5), and we're just gonna have a beer or a coffee and a chat or 19 about rides, plans for the spring, and general scooter geekiness. So, if you have a scooter, or you want a scooter, and want to pick the brains of those who live and breathe them, tonight is a very good opportunity for stop in and introduce yourself. If it's nice, we'll be outside, so look for the loud people and the helmets.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Yes, A Museum

The gang was hankerin' for a ride, as the weather is ass-kicking, the trees are blooming, etc. So last night, Ross made and executive decision, and we went to Lane Motor Museum, today.

Today was one of the rare event days, where they give out the "basement tour" (the museum only has enough space to display about half of the available collection at any one time), and they fire up some of the old cars, too. Lane tries to keep all the vehicles in running condition, which I think is pretty awesome.

UPDATE: Here's me, Steve (face obscured by rearview mirror) and Tara in the one "photo car" that you can touch and actually get inside, a Citroen 2CV of indeterminate vintage (probably 1970s):


Friday, March 11, 2011

Winning The Big Lotto

Yes, the big jackpot games are definitely a tax on the mathematically-innumerate, but it's still fun to dream (and throw an occasional $1 at). Two scooters I'd pretty much get right off the bat:
Kymco Downtown 300i. This would replace BRU for all intensive porpoises. The "get from A to B quickly" bike.

Honda PCX125. The everyday grocery-getter, errand-runner. Gets fantastic gas mileage, and I bet it's really fun to ride.

Monday, March 7, 2011

I Thought It'd Been A While

... since I had been on a date. Well, maybe, but...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mardi Gras Parade

Simultaneous posting on the cat blog and the scooter blog... unpossible? No! MAGIC.

It was a cold and miserable day, and I'm glad Ross was out of town, 'cause if he hadn't been, I likely would have kept my comfy ass indoors all day. 37°F all day, so not the ideal for a scooter ride. The kids loved the scooters, the beads (oh, the beads) and the horsies. I nearly fell over several times, trying to liberate beads from my mirrors and the bag I had tied to my curry hook.

If you get a minute, here's the full spread of photos I took, today.

This was the first time Alton had put together something like this, so we hope we're invited back next year. It was fun!


DAY AFTER UPDATE: Here's the only photo that appeared on The Tennessean's web site that showed some scooters during the parade action. I just happened to be in the foreground.