Two Years of Podcasting about Scooters – Episode 86

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Today’s show marks a milestone, my second full year of podcasting and blogging. I owe you a great deal of thanks for encouraging me to continue working at it. Those first couple of  shows sure sound dodgy.

The scooter forums are lighting up in anticipation of the spring riding season. As usual the High Rollers Weekend in Las Vegas is being pimped all over the net. If you haven’t seen the videos and pictures from last year, it definitely looks like one of the years best party rallies. On Saturday night there will be a performance by ska legend Dave Wakeling and The English Beat. For full details of all events, see the High Rollers Weekend website.

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I frequently end my day by surfing the net for new scooter blogs. I skip the chinsese scooter sales sites and look for people writing about their interest and scooter passion.

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This past week, StumbleUpon took me to a sight dedicated solely to 50cc scooters and mopeds, one of my current obsessions. The site is called 50ccs and is written by a Michigan member of the Moped army, Micheal Edelman. Recent posts have included a rare Lohman diesel moped , a Zundapp, a Bellini and even an electric. Another StumbleUpon discovery of the week is only partly about scooters. Retro Thing is about vintage gadgets and technology written by a team based in Calgary and Chicago. One recent post is all about the resurgence of pinball. For those of you who can’t get to the Pinball Expo or the UK Pinball Show, but you are going to make it to the High Rollers Weekend in Vegas, consider hitting The Pinball Hall of Fame. So there it is a scooter – pinball link. Who knew I could ever make such a connection.

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Music for this show is from the Pod safe Music Network and features Vel Omarr. Check out his influences, like Jackie Wilson, Ottis Redding and Sam Cooke.

6 comments

  1. Steve says:

    W00t! Happy Birthday SCTRCST!!!

  2. Congratulations of two years of podcasting! I know how much work that is to create those programs technically and coming up with the ideas and doing the content work is a huge job. I don’t know how you do it. I have all I can handle to just take a few pictures and write some words down.

    Good luck in the coming months and have fun at Word Camp! I wonder if Blogger has something like that…

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

  3. Dave says:

    Thanks Steve. It’s always getting feedback from someone who inspired me to begin blogging and podcasting. Word Camp is both technical and motivating. Like other conferences it is all about making connections. But there is much less competition and more encouragement. Watch the web form one coming to the Penn area. They are heald all over the world.

  4. Dave says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes Steve. It all, both blogging and podcasting, continues to be worth the effort. BTW Glad to see you ramping up your postings again.

  5. TPB says:

    Hey, thanks for mentioning our pinball show in the UK, appreciate it! Nick

  6. Dave says:

    Always glad to include a link to something so admirable, as classic pinball. It is a long time favorite subject of mine. I spent a good deal of my childhood in the bowling alley and love the smell a good greasy burger and the sound/sights of the classic wooden pinball machine. Any chance we could get you on one of my internet radio shows to talk about pinball in the UK?

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