Posts Tagged ‘scooters’

The Royal Tenenbaums, West Coast – McAllister Street

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Royal, Ari and Uzi:

 

The Wide, Wide Sidewalks of Market Street Invaded by an Army of Scooter-Riding Youth

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

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.

Are Motorcycles and Scooters Allowed in the Panhandle? Sure Seems That Way Sometimes

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

If the Panhandle is betwixt you and your destination, just drive your motorcycle or scooter straight through.

Why not?

As seen on Clayton:  

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San Francisco is Going Crazy for Piaggio Hybrid Tricycle Scooters

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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?

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Don’t forget your helmet. Safety first:

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Esaminilo, madre! Nessun mani!

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The tragedy of helmet hair:

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Let’s hear from the folks at Modern Vespa from just east of the bay area in Walnut Creek, way out in CoCo County:

WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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!

The Jumping Water Bugs of Golden Gate Park

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

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.

Will Beijing Olympics Security Forces Ride on Segway Scooters?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Look ma, the optional tummy paddle let’s me drive around hands-free! Photo of “Anti-Terror Assault Vehiclesvia knife tricks

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!