Look at this:
Likely to succeed, IMO
[Camera Left] That’s who I am, I’m a god-damned troubadour! (Well, maybe not yet, but that’s who I am inside – that’s the kind of person I am. Man, I gots to get me an axe as soon as I move to Frisco…)
[Camera Right] I’m a City Girl, here’s my Vespa – BEEP BEEP! I’m going to use it to buy a baguette every day, soon as I move to the 415.*
As seen at the horrible, man-made** disaster known as Octavia “Boulevard.”
*NO NO NO NO, I want 415! Area code 628?! WTF.
**Person-made? Is that a phrase? Octavia was supposed to spawn a “boulevard movement” across the country. It didn’t.
OTOH, where’s the battery if this rig is all-electric? I know not.
Compare all this with a legal all-electric bike rider ebikefan, whose mellow gets harshed by a mean-spirited hippie:
Success continues to elude the A2B electric bike people. I’ll tell you, most of the people in town you see on these e-bikes are somehow affiliated with the company itself, believe it or not. Something like $5000 is too too much for what these bikes are, but the other problem is that I wouldn’t want one if they gave me one for free.* I suppose if you’d paid me to ride one about and take charge of its safekeeping and lug it up and down stairs, well then I’d think about it. And if I accepted your deal, I’d be just like most of the other A2Ber’s in town, like, apparently, ebikefan, getting paid to operate an A2B…
*So don’t give me this oh, well, if you can’t afford a premium bike stuff. An A2B might be fun for Jay Leno to collect and have to gather dust in one of his garages (I’m seriously, I think he has one), but there’s a reason why they’re not popular…
Reader “C” saw how a Bro manspreaded his red scooter:
“No doubt there will be notes left on his scooter. That’s not very nice parking. Is he making a point or something?”
Men are pigs, right ladies? I’ll bet this San Francisco scooter jockey wouldn’t dream of parking in such a fashion…
I know not, Gentle Reader.
I guess they leave these scooters about and you find them with your cell phone and then drive away?
OK fine. I’ve just never seen a nest like this before.
Maybe next time I come through, there’ll be 30 parked in a row and there’ll be Hertz and Avis rental cars in there as well and the Western A will become a rental car haven.
One supposes SFGov is cool with this…
Forget about the high-heeled scooter riders of yesteryear. We have more important business now.
This one’s a little tough to spot at first, but if you click to expand this photo, you’ll see the telltale blue smoke of a gasoline-and-oil-burning two-stroke Peugeot moped on Valencia Street in the Sunny Mission district.
Depending on the state of tune, you can have something like half of the fuel and oil you put in spewed out the tailpipe unburned.
Tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk….
Such are the ways of aging two-stroke engines.
So fashion has a price, after all.