How I Broke My Leg

Over 5 weeks ago (12 August 2010) I was in an accident on my way to work. It was a little different to the usual ride because in a weird stroke of fate Pauline was actually with me on her scooter to meet a friend and go shopping. I took my usual route to work… Continue reading How I Broke My Leg

Don’t be sick and scoot

Well it finally happened as much as I fought against it. I’ve had my first accident on my scooter that involved someone else. Let me set the scene… I’d been sick for 5 days and this was my first day back at work. I was on my way home and had been stalked by a… Continue reading Don’t be sick and scoot

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Pimped my Vespa

Watching Pimp my Ride and American Chopper has put bad thoughts in my head and subscribing to Vespaway only encourages me to continue my wicked ways. I don’t think I’ve ever seen spinners on the streets of Brisbane and now my pimped out Puppa lx 150 is chroming the eyes off all pedestrians. In fact… Continue reading Pimped my Vespa

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Vespastential

As a fanatical Vespa owner I often spend my spare time reading websites dedicated to the finest scooter on two wheels. So you can imagine the incredible thrill I had when I discovered that I had been quoted on the Vespaquest blog (thrill being me yelling out at Pauline that I was “internet famous”). I… Continue reading Vespastential

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SMS a car

Recently I was riding my scooter near the Fairfield train station and noticed a car with it’s lights on. First off I laughed and thought "someone’s not getting home tonight" then I thought that the nice thing to do would be to contact them. But how? All I knew was their car and number plate.… Continue reading SMS a car

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Car sharing

As a sort of innercity dweller most of my transport needs are serviced by public transport or riding my scooter. Only for long drives on the weekends or rainy days do I need to consider cocoon transport such as a car. If I was stuck solely with the scooter I would be a little concerned… Continue reading Car sharing

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The commute begins

I know this blog is starting to sound like the Vespaway site, but I’m just going through scooter ecstacy at the moment and will get it out of my system eventually. Puppa and I have begun our daily commute to work and it is cutting off 25 minutes of my trip each way. The 20… Continue reading The commute begins

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Q-Ride course at Toombul

In most cases getting up at 6.40am on a saturday morning in winter is a sin, but for my q-ride course I didn’t mind making an exception. If I passed this course it would mean that I could ride solo on Puppa wherever I wanted. Pauline and I left the house at around 7.40am (no… Continue reading Q-Ride course at Toombul

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Then there were two

Pauline’s faster, sportier, plasticer Sportcity 200 scooter arrived last night and I got my first look at it when she picked me at the train station. As a pillion rider it is a lot more comfortable than my vespa. It’s probably due to it’s large 15″ tyres, higher seat level and foot rests that are… Continue reading Then there were two

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