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Posts Tagged ‘scooters’
The Stand-Up, Motorized Scooter Gangs of the Western Addition – A Slow Speed Chase on Fell, Oak, Complete with SFPD Pursuit / EscortMonday, December 21st, 2015
What’s this, a bunch of Bros loudly two-stroking themselves down Oak Street? Sure – you’ll hear them first, from blocks away, and then smell them later, what with the old-fashioned (and these days, widely banned) two-stroke style engines, which literally burn motor oil, by design:
Here’s a wider view. These Bros hail from the East Bay and the Central Valley, one assumes, based upon their apparel:
And in the middle of this loud scrum, it’s two members of the SFPD Motor Patrol:
Were they chasing or escorting – I couldn’t tell.
Later on, this crew tried to regroup on Masonic:
Now heading west on the sidewalks of Oak:
Leaving you with this, the last Bro I saw, GoProing his way up Fell:
The CoolDads of the Inner Richmond – A Pied Piper Teaching Our New Generation About Electric Skateboards and Push ScootersFriday, October 30th, 2015
As seen above the 8400(!) block* of Geary
*So Geary ends on the 8300 block way out there in the West Bay, but some SFGov worker labeled the Geary Expressway underneath Masonic (aka the Geary Tunnel) the 8400 block? As per Wiki
Sighted: A Renault Twizy on Page Street – It’s the Smallest Car You’ll Ever See – It’s Part of the Scoot NetworkWednesday, May 27th, 2015
Here’s the latest:
“Renault has initiated an experiment in San Francisco with the scoot-sharing startup @http://www.scootnetworks.com/ to evaluate a potential fit for their fleet”
Le Twizy seen on Page – from Spain with love:
Yes, there’s room for two:
I know what you’re thinking – you’re thinking, “Will It Drift?”
Bon courage, Twizy. Bienvenue a San Francisco!
Is this kind of thing illegal?
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I don’t know.
Probably, if bikes and Segway scooters are illegal on most sidewalks in the 415, as they are.
And what’s a scooter these days?
I don’t know.
I think of something like this:
Gee, could this scene be any more Italiano?
Or this, of course:
As seen in Twin Peaks.
Anyway, the fold-up scooter fad (you know, the one that lasted a year or two in the 1990’s) is back, baby.
Check out just one of the handful of Italian-made three-wheel Piaggio MP3 scooters I’ve seen recently on the Streets of San Francisco. Is it one of them new gas-electric hybrid models? Non so, can’t tell them apart. But let’s imagine it’s a 125cc hybrid with electric boost. Kewl.
You’ll note that Piaggio did it the hard way, by having two wheels up front. These little putt putts stand up by themselves until you get the revs over 1400 RPM – at that point the front wheels unlock from each other so you can turn.
This fellow heading up Kearny had no complaints, anyway:
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And fashionable Italian women just seem to love these newfangled contraptions. See?
Don’t forget your helmet. Safety first:
Esaminilo, madre! Nessun mani!
The tragedy of helmet hair:
Let’s hear from the folks at Modern Vespa from just east of the bay area in Walnut Creek, way out in CoCo County:
And people start cross-country journey on these things in our little burg owing to the fact that the Lincoln Highway used to end here.
They start at just $7200 – order yours today!
You can see these water striders (Gerridae aka water bugs, magic bugs, pond skaters, skaters, skimmers, water scooters, water skaters, water skeeters, water skimmers or water skippers) in the ponds of Golden Gate Park. Like these two, for instance.
You can tell when they’re on the water by the dimples near their legs. Click to expand:
And you can tell when they’re jumping when you don’t see the dimples.
Jump on, little bugs.