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Mon, 11 May 2009

SHOW NOTES: Compared to last week, this week’s riding has been all about the rain. Even the Seven hills Club ride last Sunday was marked by sprinkles and a few down pours. But of course that didn’t stop the die-hard scooterists like myself who did turn out. I have an interview with musician Jason Reeves who has hooked up with Vespa for a westcoast ride and concert tour they are calling the Vespa Experiment and I have a few comments on last week’s live streaming of the PoliniUSA cup from Atwater, CA.
Direct download: sctrcst0094.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:23 PM

 

 

Sun, 26 April 2009
SHOW NOTES: The riding here in Richmond has been fantastic, warm weather reaching into the 80s. I hope to be riding to work most this coming week. I have a interview with Harold Smith. He and his friend Graham have put together an impressive live video streaming site for scooter and moped racing. They are planning to broadcast the 2009 PoliniUSA starting this coming weekend.
Direct download: sctrcst0093.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:57 PM

 

 

Wed, 15 April 2009
SHOW NOTES: I have been noticing that a lot of scooter clubs are starting to advertise their spring and summer rallies. Here in Richmond we are looking forward to the Dogwood Classic, a scooter weekend in May that usually includes lots of food and drink. Stick around, I talk more about some of the other up coming rallies and I have an interview from England with Nick Bennett, the organizer of the European pinball championship tournament.
Direct download: sctrcst0092.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:21 PM

 

 

Wed, 8 April 2009
SHOW NOTES: It’s been great riding weather here in the south and the 7 Hills Scooter Club ride this past Sunday was marked by a warm 70 degree day. I talk about that and play an interview with Jake Stept, who built an electric Vespa from scratch.
Direct download: sctrcst0091.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:13 PM

 

SHOW NOTES: It has been weeks since the last podcast and you may be wondering what happened. I was a little under the weather for a while, but other than that I have been vacillating back and forth thinking, “write damn it write!” I have been stock piling ideas and spent the past few weeks doing background work on a couple of shows coming up in the next month, but for the most part, it’s been spring cleaning, polishing the scooters and waiting for some spring time riding weather. It finally seems to have come.
Direct download: sctrcst0090.mp3
Category: podcdsts — posted at: 10:20 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: I have all of my scooters running again. With a little help from Scoot Richmond, I finally got my favorite scoot, a pristine little red 1965 Vespa 180ss, running and took along Richmond’s Riverside Drive. I also talk more about my upcoming return trip to Denver.
Direct download: sctrcst0089.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:55 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: I mentioned last week that I was making a quick trip out to Denver. It was a smooth trip for me, but I paused once again to reflect on how fateful life is when I woke on Friday morning and heard that a plane had crashed in New York. I talk more about that and share a few scooter stories from my short time in Denver.
Direct download: sctrcst0088.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:48 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: I mentioned last week that I have been pod casting for two years. Many of you wrote to say congratulation and how do you do it. It got me thinking and all I can say is that it’s persistence. Maybe that is one of my better qualities. Come to think of it, maybe it also describes a necessary quality for anyone who is into scooting or at least those of us who are into vintage scooters.
Direct download: sctrcst0087.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:55 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: This show is a bit of a milestone marking my second full year of pod casting and blogging. To some of you that may not seem like a big deal, but for someone like me who is easily distracted, it represents a big responsibility. I owe you a great deal of thanks for encouraging me to continue. Thanks
Direct download: sctrcst0086.mp3

SHOW NOTES: I really love January. It has to be one of the great months of the year for me, a time when everything at work comes together and culminates in a four week whirlwind of activity. It’s something akin to the world’s best double cheeseburger with a fudge Sunday chaser for dessert. I will give you a few more insights into my day job and of course throw in a few Internet scooter resources I have been checking out.
Direct download: sctrcst0085.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:31 PM

 


SHOW NOTES:  It’s a new year and January has rolled around again. That means cold weather riding. I dont mean riding in cool weather, I mean the kind of cold weather riding that required some warm riding gear and special consideration for the changing conditions.
Direct download: sctrcst0084.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:22 PM

SHOW NOTES: For those of you picking this podcast up weeks after it’s posting, it is Christmas week here in Richmond and Marcel is back from an extended tour of the heartland, Indiana that is and we headed up to Washington DC for a little R and R, including a holiday party. Sadly, we drove past Washington Vespa shop which closed this past year, another victim of economic tough times or maybe it was something else.
Direct download: sctrcst0083.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:24 PM

SHOW NOTES: Last weeks show brought in more comments about buying scooters on the web and it has gotten me thinking more about the pros and cons of buying local when our scooter community seems to have gone global. Italk about that and pass on a few scooter web picks for finding holiday bling.
Direct download: sctrcst0082.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 6:51 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: It has been another two week break since the last show and I have been out to Denver and back, along with spending hours trying to keep a handle on work. I was lucky enough to visit Erico motor sports in Denver and put up a Qik video you can find on the website.
Direct download: sctrcst0081.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:39 PM

Tue, 25 November 2008

Shownotes: Talk about rusted, my new project is bad, but not as bad as my moped was when I got it. Uship delivers direct to you from all over the US.
Direct download: sctrcst0080.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:06 AM

 


SHOW NOTES: Sorry about missing last week’s show. Lots of changes at work so I have had very little time to write or poke around the Internet. Instead, all my free time has been spent working on my restoration. Just to keep you updated, not only am I in the home stretch with the moped rebuild, I have my next restoration project in the pipeline.
Direct download: sctrcst0079.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:36 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: How about a little break from all the political barrage? I have enjoyed retreating to the basement and my homemade paint booth, along with spending more time on my moped restoration. I will tell you more about that as well as a few tips on how to approach a restoration, if you are brave enough to even be considering it.
Direct download: sctrcst0078.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:26 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: I found a new source for new old stock parts for my Ducati moped, I talk more about that and bring you the second part of my interview with Ed Reggi, from the St Louis Scooter Club.
Direct download: sctrcst0077.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:25 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: I finally made it to another Sunday ride with the 7hills scooter club. In addition to that, I was able to spend most of Saturday working on the freshly powder coated frame of my project moped. I’ll post some pictures of that on the scootercast website. This show includes the first part of a special interview with Ed Reggi, a St Louis scooter legend and renaissance man.
Direct download: sctrcst0076.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:11 PM

 


Show Notes: What a busy week this has been. In the past week we have had an automatic scooter workshop at scootrichmond, I spent time rebuilding the 50cc motor for my 1965 Ducati and on top of all that, I was trying to keep up with the Cannonball scooter run, which wrapped up this past Saturday.
Direct download: sctrcst0075.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:55 PM

 


Shownotes: Rob Taylor talks about the first five days of the Cannonball scooter run, which has included beautiful rides, crashes and tickets.
Direct download: sctrcst0074.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:53 PM

 


Interview with 2008 Cannonball Scooter riders Rob Taylor, Patrick Owens and Bobo
Direct download: sctrcst0073.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 6:28 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: We are just back from Italy, still trying to catch-up on sleep, and dreaming about the great time we had in Sicily and Florence. Although we were in Rome for a few days, it really was just a stop over between coming and going. Most of the time was spent relaxing with friends and scooting around Florence. If you had been following me on twitter, you would know that we did make it to the Piaggio museum. On this show I will be telling you more about the museum, but for those of you who would like a little more information, I am going to tell you more about the history of Piaggio and Vespa in Italy.
Direct download: sctrcst0072.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:10 PM

 


Show NOtes: This episode is coming from Florence Italy, we have just come from Ragusa which is in the southern part of the island of Sicily. It was a week of family dinners, celebration and of course lots and lots of conversation. Since I am at best, conversational in Italian, it means listening a lot and asking for things to slowly be repeated. But everyone is very patient and truly seem to be happy to see us.
Direct download: sctrcst0071.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 4:45 AM

 


SHOW NOTES: I have been packing, getting ready to leave for Italy in a few days. Everything is in place except some last minute decisions on what kind of equipment I am going to take for my mobile setup. There is another long distance ride coming called Scooter Quest, but it isn’t just the same old long distance riding story. These guys are going to use streaming technology to document the ride and give you a chance to participate while they are traveling.
Direct download: sctrcst0070.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:18 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: Almost everything in my life lately has had a scooter connection, even my dreams. Picture this, I am riding a vintage green Vespa GS thorough the Tuscan hillside with yellow fields and mountain top hill-towns all around. The sun is warm on my face and then I realize, this has to be a dream, the scooter is purring along with that smooth 2 stroke buzz and it isn’t missing a beat, popping or back firing like my real scooters. Well for me it was a dream, but not for long. In two weeks, Marcel and I head out for a two week Italian reunion in Sicily and Florence. This week I will tell you a little about the trip, but mostly about Alix from PEACE scooter ride and her return to Richmond after riding over 22,000 miles on her Buddy 125.
Direct download: sctrcst0069.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:56 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: This is a big week here in Richmond. Alix Bryan returns from her PEACE scooter ride and a big party is planned for Saturday, August 9th at ScootRichmond. I’ll tell you more about that and I also have a few comments about riding safer.
Direct download: sctrcst0068.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:17 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: Every week I sit down to plan the show and start by asking myself if I have anything to say. Some weeks are better than others and I would say that this week has been a pretty good one. I’ve gotten a few emails I am going to share with you and then I’ll tell you so much about Amerivespa, everyone’s going to think you were there, by the way, did I mention, I wasn’t there either
Direct download: sctrcst0067.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 1:38 AM

 


SHOW NOTES: Last Friday I dropped off the Ducati 50 frame to get it powder coated and today I sent off a bunch of parts to be chromed, and I didn’t blink and eye at the cost. I’ll tell you more about that, give you an update on Alix Bryan and fill the rest of the time talking about several new scooter websites.
Direct download: sctrcst0066.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 12:58 AM

 


SHOW NOTES: Glad you could tune in. On this episode I have a book report, just as promised last week. It’s Pete Davies newly published Lambretta Bible. In addition, I will catch you up on some automotive horse trading I have been doing and let you know more about why I am sitting here with an empty 3g Iphone case.
Direct download: sctrcst0065.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:14 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: Hope you all had a pleasant holiday, for those of you in the US it was the 4th of July, independence day and for our friends north of the boarder it was Canada Day, July 1st. It has been great weather for scooting in Virginia, in between the big rain storms, but the advantage is the heat has been moderated a bit by the clouds and rain. Last episode I talked about scooter shops in Denver and would like to apologize to ERICO motor sports. For some reason I keep referring to them as Enrico, maybe because that sounds so much more Italian. This week I am going to talk about a number different blog posts and introduce all you Lambretta fan boys to a newly released book from Veloce publishing.
Direct download: sctrcst0064.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:02 PM

SHOW NOTES: It has only been a few days since I returned from visiting Denver, possibly one of the best scooter towns in the US. Although it was a quick trip, I took part of the afternoon on Saturday to visit three of the city’s best scooter shops. Each has a distinctly different feel and it has prompted my to pen a few observations on the scooter scene
Direct download: sctrcst0063.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 3:31 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: I am back from the Pacific Northwest with my mother in tow and we have been enjoying the Richmond weather where it has creped easily into the 90s almost everyday this week. I have notice that every time I turn around there is another scooter on the road and many of them seem to be the Kymcos and Genuine Buddys. I am getting more emails from listeners who are newby scooterist looking to buy their first scooters. Alix from the Peace Scooter ride and I have been trying to connect. Over the past month she has made her way out to the west coast and I tracked her down in San Fransico where she was meeting up with friends and attending a local rally.
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Direct download: sctrcst0062.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:59 PM

 


Show notes: I have been wondering for the past week what to say about Vespadition. Knowing that there is sometimes it’s hard to draw the line between what is true and what is not, especially on the Internet, I have toyed with saying nothing or reporting on everything being said, but have decided that I’d rather than do neither, and instead talk about the scooter community. I have also decided that there are many other more interesting things going on so you will also hear about Steve Guzman, LS motor sports and several other tidbits from the scooter blogging world.
Direct download: sctrcst0061.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 12:22 AM

 


Show Notes:  If you have been following my blog you know I have had a few interruptions in my regular routine. The first included several out of town trips that took me to the Virginia Beach. The downside was that I got sick and it has taken another week for me to get back up to speed. In the mean time all your emails, comments and the scooter news has been backing up and backing up. So tonight, I’ll try to do some catch up and there is allot to catchup on. I tell you more about scooter news from the internet tubes and talk a little more about my plans for June which include a trip back home to Washington state and hopefully some new scooter shop adventures. Music this time is from Sean Costello
Direct download: sctrcst0060.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:46 AM

 


Show Notes: As usual, this has been a week of playing catch up having spent several days last week and the weekend in NYC. As I mentioned in the last show, it was well worth it. In addition, this truly is spring time here in Virginia and I have been out riding my scooters any chance I get. You may have noticed on 2 stroke buzz and other blog sites, that Alix left Richmond this past Friday to start her three month odyssey, scooting around the US. I did a short interview with her down at Scoot Richmond on Friday
Direct download: sctrcst0059.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:19 PM

 


Show Notes: I’m back from  New York where I went to my second Podcamp. Like last year, it was a great opportunity to meet podcasters that I have been listening to and get new ideas for keeping the show fresh. I thought it a bit prophetic, that on my first morning in NY, I walk out of the hotel and after grabbing a cup of coffee, I run into a beautiful black Vespa LX 150 along with several other smaller scooters. It made me think about how scooters are becoming more and more common and maybe this scooter podcast has some relevance.
Direct download: sctrcst0058.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:34 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: I’m back from after spending a few days in Key West, sun burned yet relaxed and refreshed. Marcel and I celebrated our aniversary and I had yet another birthday. But all is good, we spent the time sitting on the beach, sampling all the fresh seafood and of course scooting around the island. I’ll tell you a little more about the trip, but more interestingly I have an interview with Iggy Granger from England. Now you may say you don’t know Iggy, but if you read Scootering or any of the other scooter magazines, you have probably read one of his reviews. His new book is all about the Scooter Lifestyle in Europe.

Direct download: sctrcst0057.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:35 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Spring continues to blossom here in Richmond and that means both warm and cold days. I feel sorry for our friends up north who by this time must be praying for spring to come. Marcel and I will be heading farther south this week to spend a few days in Key West Florida taking in the sun and generally lounging around. On this show I’ll tell you more about the trip, about my plans for all the spare parts I have been collecting and we review a few of this week’s scooter blogs.
Direct download: sctrcst0056.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:49 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: It has been a beautiful week for scooting here in Richmond with 70 and 80 degree days. In addition, I finally got to a Seven Hills scooter club meeting and heard about the local Dogwood Delirium Rally. But the highlight of my week was speaking with Alix Bryan from Charlottesville who is planning to go out on the second half of her PEACE ride in just a few weeks. She will be covering 20,000 and has plenty to say about that, in addition to all kinds of other things ethereal and scooter related.
Direct download: sctrcst0055.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 12:34 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Last week when I put up the link to Vespadition, I noticed that several of the posts that included links to Peter Moore and Christian Bauer’s websites had fallen off the front page of the website. One way of fixing this is to increase the number of posts that appear, but then the page gets to be very long and who wants to have to scroll and scroll just to find a link. So I have been considering changing up the format of the site and plan to keep a picture link to my most recent guests right at the top of the page.
Another website issue that plagues podcasters is the question of monetization. For the common folk, this mean “how do you defray the cost of bandwidth.�? But before I head off in this or any other direction, I want to know what you think. Are you interested in this kind of this stuff, you know t-shirts, buttons and other good SCTRCST crap. I would hate to do anything to make you, my audience, feel like I was just pimping for pennies.
Direct download: sctrcst0054.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:00 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Peter “Matua” from Vespadition talkes about his iron butt ride plans. If you haven’t hear about the guy doing the 30,000 mile ride, listen to the podcast. In addition, I have had time to get out and ride my new Vespa GTS and still keep up with some of the blog world on Internet. I guess that means that my life has settled down a bit, work has become more manageable and I even have more time to spend at home, in the garage and in front of the computer.
Direct download: sctrcst0053.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:49 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: I have been thinking that the past two episodes have raised the bar for this show. How can I top speaking with Vespa travel author Peter Moore and follow-up by doing a conference call with Philippine Vespa bloggers Bimbo Isidro and John Rana. I have laid back a bit as my usual weekend ritual of reading, writing and recording has taken a back seat to lounging, watching the speed channel and tinkering out in the garage. I took time to install a new M7 air intake on the Mini Cooper S, which gives it more punch and a loud wining sound and even found time to hunt down a Craig’s list Vespa. Check out the New Scooter story on this episode.
Direct download: sctrcst0052.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:10 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: I hope you got a chance to listen to last week’s episode. Vespa travel author Peter Moore and I spoke about traveling, scooters and the process of writing, If you missed it I highly recommend that you go back and listen. Once again, this week I have some old friends back. I spoke with both Bimbo Isidro and John Rana, Vespa bloggers from the Philippines. The conference type call was a opportunity to catch up with both Bimbo and John and talk about what has been happening on a totally different front in the scooting world.
Direct download: sctrcst0051.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:45 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: This is episode 50. Yes, that is the famous Vespa travel author Peter Moore. Several weeks ago he talked with me from London. Although it seems unlikely, especially if you listen to the scooter podcast, you may have never heard of Peter. On his website you will find you have been missing one of the best literary travel experiences and you can also get a scooter fix. You have missed No Shitting in the Toilet, The Wrong Way Home, for those the Vespa fans Vroom with a View. Peter is an humorous Australian who has a great story to tell about growing up infatuated with the scooters and if you are at all like me, you will be fascinated with his how he was able to lived out his dream of riding about and around Italy for months on a Vespa.
Direct download: sctrcst0050.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 6:27 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: It is hard to believe, another milestone. It was just a few weeks ago I spoke about having started scootercast a year earlier. Now, I am on the verge of the 50th episode. In this show I am going to talk more about what is in store for that show, about some new riding gear and also about the developments with my blown Vespa Sprint.
Direct download: sctrcst0049.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:48 PM

 


Show notes: If you have been listening to the show for any length of time, you have heard me talk about my three Vespa beauties. My first is a 1981 P200e with a sidecar. It is still my main ride and is always a eye catcher because it has a California sidecar. Another is my classic 1965 Vespa 180ss, a Red Italian beauty that I pamper, that sleeps under a blanket, the one that gets a gentle soapy sponge bath, never the direct spray of the hose. An then there is my little ’67 150 Sprint, which I finally will say, I ride the piss out of her. I’m sure you know the riding technique, crank it wide open and see if you can get just a few more miles per hour out of her. Although I have mentioned it in passing a few times, I have tried not to bring too much attention to the fact that my Sprint is one of those…yes you know what I mean, dare I even say it? A Vietnamese import. She came to this country as a refugee almost 10 years ago, just when the first bikes were making their way from overseas. It wasn’t easy to get her through customs, but she made her way to Denver and lived for a time in Texas with me, until I brought her to the east coast. She is a long way from home.
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Direct download: sctrcst0048.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:34 PM

 


Shownotes: I don’t know what more I can ask for, it was almost seventy degrees here today. Having worked so much in January, I had a nice afternoon of riding planned. But as you might expect, work again, interfered with recreation and I spent the afternoon at the Virginia legislative building, listening to the big wigs argue about money. But then again, such is the business of the people and I did sign on to this gig.
What had really gotten me hyped up, was another beautiful Virginia weekend. It was in the sixties and just right for wrenching a bit on my scooters and spending part of Sunday riding out in the country. You may not remember, but I live in Richmond, a small city hoping to fool everyone else into thinking it is a big city. The true is, we operate like any other small town in America. Plenty of hopes and dreams mixed up with lots of southern tradition, small town political bickering and easy access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the United States.
Direct download: sctrcst0047.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:34 AM

 


SHOWNOTES: You may not know that this is year to the day that I launch the Scootercast web site and posted the first podcast. It is an amazing milestone given that I always wonder if I can keep it going beyond the next few months. Much of the shows success and my persistence has to do with you the audience who have given me lots of encouragement and direction. Along with “don’t do that�?, you have suggested everything from audio improvements to topics like long distance riding, purchasing a scooter, winter riding, rallies and of course music. It seems you either like the music or don’t, everyone has an opinion. So this is the point at which I must pause and thank a few supporters. First to thanks Chelsea over at ScootRichmond. Chelsea was the first person to submit to the rigor of my amateur questions along with my bumbling remote recording skills. She has continued to be a supporter of the show along with Dave Munn and all the folks at ScootRichmond. Second, thanks to Steve Williams from Scooter in the Sticks. Steve has also been on the show and has been for me and many other bloggers, a great literary and content inspiration. Over the past year I have spoke to or exchanged emails with dozens of scooter bloggers, who all point to Steve as an influencing factor in their own development. He is both a gracious individual and a talented writer.
Direct download: sctrcst0046.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:51 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Steve Guzman from the Scooter Scoop sounds over the moon about his new job with Italjet. It also seems that the rush of preparing for an upcoming Indianapolis Dealer Expo next month, making it tough to track him down for a full length interview. He has assured me that we will talk and at that point we’ll hear a whole lot more about what the LS Motorsports and Diamo. The month of January is always a non-stop marathon for me. Here in Virginia, it the time the legislature is in session and does it’s work. Like most of you, I have my own escapes and one of those rejuvenating activities is scooting. But since bragging last week about our balmy weather, the weather gods have struck back with a vengeance. Today it is cold, in the 20’s, so no riding for me. I have done a little investigating into the problems I am having with my Vespa Sprint and will need to deliver it to Scoot Richmond for some serious repair.
Direct download: sctrcst0045.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:49 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: There has been a big development in the scooter blogging world. Many of you may know that one of the best scooter blogs for news and information is Steve Guzman’s The Scooter Scoop. Always top quality blog posts, lots of outstanding pictures, done with a fantastic sense of humor, both about scooting and about those of us who sometimes take our selves to seriously. In a post on Thursday January 10th, 2008 Steve announced that as if that moment he was “the official point of contact for Italjet USA�? he went on to say that “LS Motorsports has brought me on board to manage all aspects of Italjet Sales and Marketing.�? which is probably a good things, in that when I looked at the LS site for news, the last post was September 8, 2007. Apparently Steve will be working closely Italjet Moto (Bologna, Italy) to bring the Italjet Dragster as well as the Torpedo, the IT50 back to the US market. We all congratulate Steve and wish him the best of luck.
Direct download: sctrcst0044.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:53 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: I guess that most of you have seen the Vespa that I use for my Podcast logo. It is a red 1967 Vespa 180ss that I got back in 1998, when I was relatively new to scooting. In the summer of 1998 I started looking for a new scoot and the 180ss or the GS kept coming up, but as I read more I was attracted to the style of the 180, the large frame and unusual trapezoid headlight. To make a long story short, a crate arrived twelve weeks later from Performance Scooters and the scooter was even more beautiful than I had expected. Now some of you who have been around for a while might be thinking, Performance Scooters, that sounds familiar, but isn’t there another story about them? Performance went into bankruptcy on November 8, 2000. I was just lucky with my web purchase, but honestly wouldn’t do it again. Think about it, I plunked down big money for a scooter unseen from someone I didn’t know. Why not just ask someone punch you in the face and take your money?
Direct download: sctrcst0043.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 6:30 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: For those of you who have been watching you can probably tell, I have been tinkering around with the format of the website this past week. That should explain why it has been changing, sometimes, minute to minute. I guess there is a way to do all this off line then update the site, but I haven’t figured out how to do it that way yet. When I first built the site I set it up to work best in a Firefox browser, the one that I migrated to several years ago. The site seemed to display fine in the Mac Safari browser, but did funny things in Internet Explorer, like throw the sidebar lists to the bottom of the page. Hopefully those of you using Explorer will find this has been fixed. One of the new features on the SCTRCST website is a new page that includes a photo album. I haven’t settled on everything I plan on including, but started by posting some of my pictures from Amerivespa 2007, photos of some of the scooter shops I have been to, photos from our trips to Italy and of course, I had to include a variety of my own family and scooter pictures. If you were listening last week, you know we didn’t have time to get to Chelsea, at ScootRichmond www.scootrichmond.com She has graciously volunteered to supplement my meager technical expertise and this week is going to answer a listener’s question about adding ground effects lighting to his classic scooter.
Direct download: sctrcst0042.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:47 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: It’s been another long work week which took me to Baltimore and Washington DC, but as usual, the best part was coming home and settling back into my routine. Marcel is away in Denver this weekend, so I have spent some extra time putting together a special show. I want to say thank you for all the email you have been sending and if I haven’t gotten back to you yet, please be patient, I will answer you. I have been emailing probably one of the best traveled scooterist here in the United States, after having met him here in Richmond at the Modern Vespa Workshop. Any of you who belong to the Modern Vespa Forum know him as Bobo. He is Mark Bobotek a veteran of the Cannonball scooter runs and frequent rally attendee. I spoke with him about a week ago, just as one of the first snow was making it’s way into the Washington Baltimore area. As you might expect, he had just returned from the west coast where he did a LA to Tucson to Nogales scooter ride and was settling back into being at home with his family. Check out some of the subjects we talk about, Bobos website, the Cannonball Run website and the Alaska Bike Run. Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing to win one Scooterist a way of life by Christian Bauer. I have eight consultation prizes in addition to the DVD and will be email all of you to get your shipping address so I can get those out this week. One of the DVDs goes to Melvin. The other DVD goes to Brian seven more lucky individuals will get a specially designed scootercast t-shirt, just right for wearing to any rally.
Direct download: sctrcst0041.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 4:00 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: I want to remind you that you only have a few days to get a 20% discount on Christian Bauer’s Scooterist DVD and make sure you email me for your chance to win one of two free DVDs I will be giving away on the December 16th show.. Mention you want me to through your name in the hat for the drawing. You can also call the voice mail line at 206-888-6174 On the last show I talked allot about the scooter groups and forums on the web. As a source of information they are fantastic and if you follow them with any regularity you start to get to know the people posting. I mentioned that they operate much like a social community and as a result, you hear about all kinds of things. This past week some of the posts referred to past scooter accidents and injuries and I began to think back to a post by Steve Williams that I had breezed over. Steve had made a reference to how pilots dont talk about crashes and I thought about how I have never really talked about scooters and risk and what I think about every time I take off out of the garage. So here it is.
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Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:35 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: I have been very busy I was at work, but more to the point I have had one of those weeks where I ask myself, do these people really think I am that smart? You know what I mean, that little nagging voice that you have in the back of your head that says, “if everyone knew how really stupid I was I would be fired on the spot. I do know that this is my own little nagging insecurities, but indulge me for a minute. After much heartache I have learned that this is a useful little quirk to have, because it keeps me honest, both with myself and with others and also has helped me from getting to far out on a limb numerous times. What the hell does this have to do with scooters? It is related to the idea of making more scooter connections so you don’t get out there and on the web it means getting into groups and forums.
Direct download: sctrcst0039.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:35 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: What a great week. Here in the US it is thanksgiving weekend. That means Marcel has been here in Richmond and I have had four days off from work. There has been plenty of time for hanging out, visiting friends and puttering around in the garage and I want to tell you about what I have been doing with my Vespa Sprint. Those of you who have been following my blog, know that I have been trying to become more social, not always one of my personal strengths. So I have joined Facebook and Myspace and have been shooting out invitations left and right to anyone who posts themselves with their scooter in their profile. In doing this I happen to stumble upon Christian Bauer at scooterfilm.com.
Direct download: sctrcst0038.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:27 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: I have to say that it was sad to leave Denver last week, but was relieved to finally get back to Richmond. The weather has turned cold here, well for those of you who live up north, you would probably say it has gotten cooler here. Despite this, I was so excited with the plug DB gave me on White Roof Radio, I pulled out the P200e and snaped a boat load of pictures of it with our Mini-Cooper S. When I looked at them later in preparing to pick one for posting I was impressed with what a natural pair they make. Both are small, efficient modes of transportation, with a built-in fun factor that is out of this world. The Mini gives you that wild adolescent feeling of driving your friend’s go-cart around the neighborhood at top speed, hoping your parents wouldn’t find out that you were driving in the street. It is unnerving how quickly a Cooper S, which is the supercharged Mini, can go from 35 mph to 75 mph before you know it. I have the same exciting experience riding my scooters. Although they top out well below 70, when I am riding the winding roads around the James river, 35 feels like 70 and with every turn the smile on my face gets bigger and bigger. For those of you who are fans of all things small and quick I will put a link to Mini’s latest creation. It is called the Mini Clubman, a longer, wagon type mini with the same built in fun factor. It’s not due out until next year, but the web has lots of leaked and official
Direct download: sctrcst0037.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:32 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: The biggest news of the week has been starting to look for another scooter. As you might expect I have gotten a lot of suggestions to look into maxi scooters as well as some of the new offerings by Genuine. I must say that I am trying to keep an open mind, although I am already drawn to the new Vespas and stopped in Charlottesville this past week to look at a used GTS. Several of you have suggested that I keep an eye out on Craig’s list, which around here means checking Richmond, C-ville and metro DC. So far there have been al lot of 50cc bikes. My guess is that this has to do with a phenomenon that is widely known, that many people get a scooter not realizing what is involved in riding, then decide to dump it 500 miles later, or they get something like a 50cc bike and realize it is too small and doesn’t fit their needs.
Direct download: sctrcst0036.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 12:18 AM

 


SHOWNOTES: I have been way over busy the past couple of weeks, but this also means that I have been traveling a bit and this translates into time in the car when I can catch up on listening to podcasts. I haven’t talked much about other podcasts I listen to, but I have gotten a few emails asking me about how I got into podcasting. My first podcast was an automotive podcast called Whiteroof Radio. It is a podcast where three guys talk about the new BMW Mini Coopers. I have tried a number of other automotive podcasts, but most don’t hold my interest, either because they are about things I am not interested in or to be honest, they are too technical for me.
Direct download: sctrcst0035.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:41 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: I spoke with Steve Williams again this week. It sounds like the weather is turning cold up in Pennsylvania. I don’t know what the weather has been like in your area. but up until the past few days it has been great riding weather here in Virginia, but then again, the fall is almost always nice here, with warm days and mild nights. It go me thinking about what it might be like in other parts of the northern untied States and Canada, so I decided to call our blogging friend Steve Williams. You may remember him from a number of months ago when we talked on this show about his blog, Scooter in the Sticks.
Direct download: sctrcst0034.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:35 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: This weekend I have spent most of my time at the East Coast Modern Vespa Workshop here in Richmond. I have made a few new scooter friends and developed a whole new perspective on the modern Vespa scooters. Have you ever heard of Curt, Lucky, Greasy or Vickie? Maybe not, but you probably have heard about the Modern Vespa Website, especially if you own one of the new Vespasian. I have been an occasional lurker on the site for the past few months, but have to admit that being a classic Vespa owner; I had a hard time finding many posts that I was interested in.
Direct download: sctrcst0033.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 12:52 AM

 


Shownotes What a week. I have been back and forth across Virginia, Up late, helping Marcel pack the car to leave for Denver and Sunday I hopped out of bed at 4 in the morning to catch an early flight to Colorado to meet Marcel and get our town home setup so she can work either from Denver or Richmond. This may all sound like a strange way to live but our lives and our work have been this way for quite a few years now. We have found ourselves reflecting on what an unconventional life we have had, living in Colorado Texas Virginia and Ohio. If not for this strange lifestyle I probably would have never started into scooting, which I picked up as a convenient transport when we were in San Antonio and we would never have had the opportunity to travel and meet so many of our relatives in Italy. On this show I would like to invite you to travel with me to southeast Asia and listen to another scooter enthusiast from around the world. This past week I had the privileged to speak to Bimbo Isidro of Manila. You may not know him by name, but you probably have heard for his website Vespinoy. We spent some time talking last week about scootering in his area his other websites and how he is helping to bring together the scooter community in that part of the world.
Direct download: sctrcst0032.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 1:31 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: If you have been following the shows you know that Marcel has moved back to Richmond from Cincinnati. My first crisis is figuring out how to make from for her Mini Cooper in the garage. Of course I still need to be able to get to my scooters, so I have decided to mothball one of the cars in the back of the garage and keep all the scoot paraphernalia out front. We have a couple of scooter events coming up in Richmond, one of them being the fall ride sponsored by Seven Hills Scooter club, so I dont want to start putting things away for the winter yet. Scoot Richmond is also sponsoring a mechanics workshop in November, so there is allot to look forward to in the next few months.
Direct download: sctrcst0031.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:18 AM

SHOWNOTES: We have been making plans for Marcel starting her new consulting job. this has meant getting ready to move everything back from Cincinnati to Richmond and figuring out how to cram two homes into one. For all of you geekaholics out there, I have gone from running everything through my old keyboard preamp to a Mackie Onyx firewire setup. Hopefully it will mean cleaner sound. Drop me a note and let me know if you think it makes a difference. We are both looking forward to this new adventure in her work, especially getting the opportunity to be in Denver more. I think Cincinnati has been a good layover for her, on her career track. Like one of my friends said, it’s good to know what your good at, but better to know what your not good at.
Direct download: sctrcst0030.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:15 PM

 


Show notes: It’s been another busy week, along with my regular job and all the meetings I go to, I have been spend most of my time at home setting up a myspace page. After a number of inquiries about “do you have a myspace page?” I caved and sat down to do some work on it. Look for it here. I guess I had this idea that myspace was about all these single (or maybe married acting single) people trying to hit on each other. But now I understand. In the few short days that my page has been up, I have gotten dozens of contacts from people asking about the show and maybe more important to me, I have had the biggest week of downloads ever.
Direct download: sctrcst0029.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:27 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: This show is chock full of information and news. I was fortunate to spend time yesterday speaking with Dave Dixon, in Vancouver, British Columbia about his blog Big Guy Small Scooter (he rides a Vespa LX50). In an email Errol from Toronto sent a link to the latest update on Hayden Neale of Jacksoul. After his scooter crash he is still in critical condition, but starting to respond to doctors and treatment, which sounds like good news. Most of this show is the interview I did yesterday with Dave Dixon from Big Guy Small Scooter another talented blogger.
Direct download: sctrcst0028.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 5:34 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Call the voice mail line at 206-888-6174 and tell me what you think of the show or let me know what kind of scooting activities are going on in your area. I have been looking to try to find out how Canadian Hayden Neale from Jacksoul is doing, but there hasn’t been much in the news about him and his website has not been updated. Anybody out there heard anything? Give me a call.
Direct download: sctrcst0027.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:14 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Just a quick reminder, I now have a voice mail number you can call from your phone 206-888-6174. It is listed at the top of the web page and should scroll in the podcast title for those of you using an ipod. The POR-15 product for reconditioning my 180ss tank came this week. Take my suggestion and just order it from the company website, it was here in three days. If you are planning this project, make sure you have time to complete the whole thing, that way there is less likelihood of any flash rusting, before you can get the tank coated. Just so you know, you will not find that everyone agrees with coating a tank. I think this comes from using inferior product and having the tank lining deteriorate over time.
Direct download: sctrcst0026.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:00 PM

 


Enjoy the music I have been playing on the first twenty-five podcasts without me talking over the great tunes. Here are some of my favorites from the Podsafe Music Network.
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Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:30 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: There have been some website hiccups this week, this time not my fault. Libsyn hosting went down for several days last week and took with them all the mp3 files. Looks like all is OK today. Crystal Water’s ride to Vermont. Was cut short last week about 150 mile past Scranton. The story is in the Times Argus newspaper from Montpelier, Vermont. Her boyfriend Dwayne McCullough drove from Maryland the other to pick her and her Vespa scooter up and get her to Randolph for the ride yesterday. I gave up on the website I ordered the POR-15 products for reconditioning my 180ss tank and went to the POR-15 website and reordered this past week. Every time I walk out to the garage I am reminded of the last tank I did, spilled a little coating on the floor and it’s never coming off.
Direct download: sctrcst0025.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:27 PM

SHOWNOTES: New voice mail number you can call from your phone 206-888-6174. Scoot Richmond had it’s grand reopening this weekend including a Friday night scoot-in movie Empire Records. and a Saturday open house. I took the opportunity to speak again with Chelsea and Dave Munn and found out that they are expanding and moving in the direction of becoming a full service scooter shop along with continuing their web-based mail order business. Follow up to last week’s note about Hayden Neale from Jacksoul. Seems that everyone has been quiet about his condition, but the Toronto Star reports that he is in a coma, is in critical, but stable condition and has not regained consciousness. Our thoughts go out to he and his family, hoping that he will be fine.
Category: podcasts — posted at: 5:08 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Scoot News, Here is the link to Haydain Neale article about his accident. Here is a link to Jacksoul’s website and music. Crystal Water continues to plan for her Vermont ride, leaves August 25. Visit her website and throw some support her way. Positano Italy is a paridise, but expensive
Direct download: sctrcst0023_copy_1.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:48 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Welcome back to all of you who are subscribers or who are returning. If this is your first visit thanks for joining us. I have been spending a lot of time this past week working on updating the website with a new design and a few new features. I have gotten some feedback that it would be better if I could make it easier to listen to the Podcast on the website. What is interesting is that many of you listen to the show right on your computer. So there are many more choices now, I hope it makes it easier.
Direct download: sctrcst0022.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 6:54 PM

 


SHOWNOTES – I have had allot going on this week and in this Podcast I talk about that and The Toronto Moto Scooter Clubs Twisted Wheel Scooter Rally. I have noticed that the Podcast pickle player on the site has not been working. I will watch this for a few days and if it doesn’t resolve, change players so you can get to the shows directly from the website. I added a few more blog sites and scooter clubs that I have talked about on the show and started to include links to a few shops and websites that I like either for repairs or for ordering part. Let me know what you think is missing and I will do my best to check them out.
Direct download: sctrcst0021.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:53 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Sorry to have missed putting out a show last week. I usually have everything ready to go by Sunday evening, but last week I was still in Seattle. As I sat in the airport, I couldn’t help but think about the day, which included a rally ride from downtown Seattle to Vashon Island, a beautiful ferry ride and an outdoor barbeque. Look for picture galleries of Amerivespa events as posted on 2strokebuzz.
Direct download: sctrcst0020.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:11 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Thanks for joining me. I invite you to send me email at sctrcst@gmail.com. I am leaving in the middle of the night on Tuesday to travel out to the west coast again. My mother went back in the hospital this past, but seems to be OK, so I will spend a few days with her at home and then on Saturday, head over to Seattle for Amerivespa. I hope to speak with all the bloggers who are planning to go, from blogs like Little Billys Scooter Tales, Scootin Old School, Big Guy Small Scooter, 2strokebuzz, Honky Tonk Dragon and any others who show up. Podcasters have a whole network of social links that connect us to each other.
Direct download: sctrcst0019.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:26 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Ciao, Its been a beautiful week here in Richmond. I have been out riding several times and even got to try out my new full-face helmet. My thought, why didnt I get one sooner? I am still waiting for the rest of my safety gear, but for now, I am definitely recommending the full-face helmet. This Podcast features the music of Bombskare with World Turned Upside Down from the Podsafe Music Network. One important news story you should know about is Vespa has issued a recall of certain 2006-2007 GTS scooters
Direct download: sctrcst0018.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:20 PM

 


SHOWNOTES – Ciao, come va? You too can be a part of the show. I invite you to send me email at sctrcst@gmail.com Think about subscribing for free through itunes to another podcatcher. I a have been spending more time surfing the web in search of riding gear. It started with all the blogging that has been going on about helmets and relating several horror stories of low speed crashes and my perusing the numerous pictures of bruised up legs and arms. The last straw was seeing pictures of the bruises and cuts, along with a beautiful white Vespa GT smashed when a car turned in front of a fellow scooterist and she was wearing gear.
Direct download: sctrcst0017.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:11 PM

 


SHOWNOTES – This week I have gone from Seattle to Denver to Richmond, which means that I am still blogging and producing SCTRCST on my laptop, with a radio shack mic held together with wire and chewing gum. Along with meeting Orin ONeil of Scootin Old Skool this past week, I have been scouting out the Denver scoot shops and have been amazed by the scooter growth in the this city. Denver is where I first got the scooter bug about 10 years ago.
Direct download: sctrcst0016.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 2:34 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Remember that you too can be a part of the show. I have ended up in my home town of Port Angeles, WA. I have had an opportunity to speak with several bloggers on this trip, one of which lives right here in Port Angeles, Bill Sommers, writer of Little Billys Scooter Tales.
Direct download: sctrcst00015.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 7:38 PM

SHOW NOTES: Ciao, come siete mi miei amici? Downloads have been skyrocketing the past two weeks, I must say thanks to everyone who has joined us. Maybe this podcasting thing will really catch on! Drop me an email and tell me how you found the show. I also invite your to go over and visit the website www.sctrcst.com and leave me a voice mail to play on the show. This week I have the rest of my interview with Orin ONeil of Scootin Old Skool He talks more about scooting in the Northwest and his PX.
Direct download: sctrcst0014.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:33 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: This show features an interview with Orin ONeil of Scootin Old Skool. He is in Seattle and talks about the scooter scene, The Vespa Club of Seattle and allot about the clubs plans for Amerivespa, News of the week is that Piaggio is going to Vietnam to produce scooters. Will they use the usual Asian techniques for building bikes? Check out the link here. Go to the Podsafe music network to hear the Buck Brothers with Girls, Skirts, Boots and Bikes and Katebite with Telling Lies Next time more details about my upcoming trip to Seattle and Port Angeles, Washington and finish hearing the interview with Orin who talks more about his long distance riding, the rally in Victoria BC, the Cool Hand Rally, sponsored by the Capital City Scooter Club.
Direct download: sctrcst0013.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:53 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: Welcome and thanks for joining me. Subscriber numbers continue to go up. I appreciate those of you who are sticking with me. If you are new I would be interested to know how you found the show. Drop me an email. Sorry about weeks show it was too much fluff not enough specific content. I realized that I said I would talk about rallies but then just referred you to the rally calendars. Hopefully this show makes up for that. Not only is there talk about a couple of specific rallies coming up, but I have a boat load of rally video links for you.
Direct download: sctrcst0012.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 8:30 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Welcome to episode 11 click the pickleplayer to listen to this or any other SCTRCST episode. On this episode more shameless promotion of Amerivespa 2007 as it looks more and more like I might get there and I also have a links below to preview of some of the spring and summer scooter rallies. From the IODA music network Love Dont Care by Tommy Castro Blind Pig Records . It is spring and everything is new again and her in Richmond it has been perfect for riding. Every time I go out it feels like the first time, part of that is wondering about the reliability of my classic ride. I take my small cadre of tools including my cellphone and optimistically take off.
Direct download: sctrcst0011.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:20 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: Welcome and thanks for joining me for episode 10, a SCTRCST milestone! Listen to individual shows on your computer just click the pickleplayer on the right hand side of the website. You are also invited to leave me voice from your computer, check out the recorder also on the right hand side of the site. From the Podsafe Music Network Sting Rays Get On It. Thanks to the listeners and special thanks to many of the bloggers that both inspired me and have supported me with shout-out in their blogs. Scooter Dave, Steve Williams of Scooter in the Sticks Steve Guzman at The Scooter Scoop, Dave Dixon at Big Guy Small Scooter, Orin ONeil at Scootin Old Skool, Bill at Little Billys Scooter Tales, Ben at Honky Tonk Dragon and of course my hometown friend Chelsea at Scomo. Here are the archived Vespa links that led me to Gianluca on our Italy trip in the spring of 2000. Airvespa Home page ,Bikes for sale, Price list, Shipping, and of course the current Vespa Club Roma site.
Direct download: sctrcst0010.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:41 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: Thanks to those of you returning, if you are new I hope you find something you like! This show features Bryan Bedell from 2StrokeBuzz. Make sure you check out his website for the latest in scooter news and look for his early zine publications on the website. From the Podsafe music network Truly, Madly, Deeply by Pama International, a soul-injected ska, rocksteady & dub sensation for the 21st century (sounds like a music A and R man wrote that). Make sure you visit their UK website. Check out the Blazing On A Sunday Afternoon Scooter Ride this coming Sunday May 6th. The ride consists of three scooter clubs that will meet at different locations around LA that morning and ride to Royal Claytons where there will be a DJs, food and prizes for the Best Lambretta and Best Vespa. See the clubs websites, they are Reflections Scooter Society, West Side Scooter Club and Southbay Scooter Club It is not too early to start talking about Amerivespa. Go to the Amerivaspa website and look at the agenda for the three days. Thanks to Michael for the voicemail and to Scott for the comments, See Scotts website, ScooterJar about his scooter obsession.
Direct download: sctrcst0009.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 6:57 AM

 


SHOWNOTES: Thanks for listening, this show has the second part of my interview with Steve Williams from Scooter in the Sticks blog. The only real news in Virginia this past week has been about Virginia Tech, thanks for the emails. This podcasts music comes from IODA the Independent Online Distribution Alliance it is John Nemeth singing Blue Broadway Steve mentions Little Billys Scooter Tales which is written in my home town and others as influences. Entertaining scooter videos on the web. HonkyTonk Dragon has guy riding a Vespa up the wall of an empty swimming pool, a tame version of the old motorcycle stunt called the Wall of Death. 2Strokebuzz links to three vintage Vespa commercials on utube, Thanks for the email Nick, check out a clever cartoon of his new ride at this link. Next week, Brian Bedall from 2Stroke Buzz.
Direct download: sctrcst0008.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:51 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: Ciao, welcome to SCTRCST. In this episode you will find my reflections on Podcamp NYC and New York. Many thanks to all the podcasters who gave me a renewed excitement about getting more in touch with you, the audience. Check out some of their podcasts (Jason VanOrden, Chris Penn , Chris Brogan, Adam Varga, Vergel Evans ) This Podcast wouldnt exist without you, I invite you to leave a voice message at the website. Check out Podsafe Audio or Uncle Seths Blog for more of their music. Listen to Part one of an interview with Steve Williams where he talks about beginning his blog, motor scooters and his relationship with his readers. Read Steves latest posts at Scooter in the Sticks. Check out the movie trailer for PJs 2006 RAMBLE on Honky Tonk Dragon a scooter ride from the Midwest through south and up the east coast.
Direct download: sctrcst0007.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 9:39 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: Ciao, come va? Thanks for returning hope you find something you like! Take a moment and visit the website http://SCTRCST.com I have made some changes in the look by using custom made headers with pictures for our trips to Italy and my Vespa motor scooters. You can now listen on the website to individual SCTRCST shows with one click. Reminder Dogwood Delirium sponsored by the Richmond and Charlottesville clubs April 28-30, contact email davemunn@scomo.net Something from the Podsafe music network Stingray. I am planning a trip to NY next weekend for PodcampNYC Sprtng time riding is all over the blogisphere DaveDixon of Big Guy Small Scooter rides his Vespa scooter into the mountains SteveWilliams of Scooter in the Sticks get catch in a snowstorm riding his Vespa Orin ONeil of Scootin old Skool takes off for a Spring Rally in Portland, Oregon – Twist and Play Scooter Clubs SpringScoot Some newer blogs SharonVespaGirl from Hobart, Tasmania, Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite A woman writes about riding in her youth. Get that Mod feeling, German site at Christian Spanring’s blog .Listen to some fantastic mod music from The Beautiful Kantine Band from Austria.
Direct download: sctrcst0006.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:50 PM

 


SHOW NOTES – Visit SCOMO. WKRP Scooter Rally March 30 and 31st in Cinicinati. ColinVintage collector in England – most unusual collection of scooters, cars and motorcycles Agrati Capri, Maicoletta, Cezeta, Peugeot and three wheeled Lambrettas. These few pages are dedicated to the Agrati Capri. Punks in Parkas Stu – what I like and more importantly what it was like growing up in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s. Steve Toy Scooter Collection. Visit Podsafe music website and Laura Lambert. Steve Williams blog award story over at Scooter In The Sticks or The Scooter Scoop Steve Guzman or 2strokebuzz. Dogwood Delirium Rally April 28 and 30 in between Richmond and Charlottesville in Ruckersville, VA
Direct download: sctrcst0005.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:09 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: Always a good resource ScooterDaves website. Check out BMW restorations plus new and used scooters at Autobahn Craftwerks Plan on attending the WKRP Scooter Rally in Cincinnati. Over 500 scooters expected. I attended a great charity event sponsored by the American Heart Association of Cincinnati. Vespa Cinicinnati bought by Ed Younginger and moved to Milford outside of Cini. High octane ska punk Non stare ad ascoltare by Redska from the Podsafe music network. Visit Chelsea on the internet or go to SCOMO in Richmond. Thanks to 2strokebuzz, LittleBillys Scooter Tales, Scooter in the Sticks and everyone who has link to or mentioned this Podcast Email me at sctrcst@gmail.com Look for part 2 of my interview with Chelsea next week
Direct download: sctrcst0004.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:06 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: Podsafe music network Beau Hall Super hot Lady Cop. Vulcan Scooter Sect in Cincinnati. Check out Vespa New Orleans. Check Fine Living cable channel for the New Orleans episode of Opening Soon by Design. Comments on Modern Vespa when the New Orleans Vespa episode first aired in June 2006. Check out the Daily Source Code by Adam Curry the father of podcasting. Podsafe music network Candy Butchers What to do with Michael. Dave Dixons blog at Big Guy Small Scooter. Fixing Charlotte, North Carolina’s mass transit problems one scooter at a time.
Direct download: sctrcst0003.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 10:26 PM

 


SHOW NOTES: New Intro from Family Groove Company. The Podsafe music networkLee Coulter – Photograph. Scooter Sidecars With much of the content provided by Sidecars By George. Check out Cincinnati Vespa. Here is Scooter Dave. The Podsafe music network Stingray Meet Me in the Middle. 2Strokebuzzactually sees the Piaggio MP3 in person, and has a short demonstration from a Piaggio representative ScooterScoop blogged that the Vespa LXS that may be landing here after all! Trusted sources at Vespa Seattle say to expect to see her in showrooms Q4 of THIS YEAR! Combatcommuter in Crawfordville, Florida blog about drive belt inspection for automatic scooters. Jeremy Sutton blogs about restoring a 1967 Vespa 180SS.
Direct download: sctrcst0002.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:11 PM

 


SHOWNOTES: First motorcycle was a 1965 Ducati Falcon 50. The Motorcycle Shop in San Antonio, TX. 2004 San Antonio scooter ride by Joe Vanwyk. My first scoot was a Vespa P200E. Vespa 100,000 for 2006 on 2Stroke buzz.com. Vespas reentry to US market in 2003 in Wikipedia. Piaggio MP3, three wheeled scooter review on motoring.co.za. Top Speed video of the Piaggio MP3. Steve Guzmans Scooter Scoop link to Modern Vespa where there is a ride review of the Piaggio MP3 10. Topspeed.com review of 2006 Vespa GTS 250cc four-stroke. Steve Williams of Scooter in the Sticks writes about his new GTS250.
Direct download: sctrcst0001.mp3
Category: podcasts — posted at: 11:18 AM

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  1. Andrew Pelt says:

    Heyy, Found your blog on Yahoo and I am so glad I did! Keep it up! =)

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