LAS VEGAS — Gas prices are creeping higher and higher. This week alone, AAA reports that prices have jumped up 14 cents. So, some drivers around the valley are trading their vehicles for scooters.
Lou-Ann Humble, who refers to herself as “Moped Mama,” leads the pack of the Nevada Scooter Brigade. The group started in 2009 with 23 members. Now, their group has swelled to 95.
Humble traces the growth back to a one very costly reason — the gas. The scooters her group rides come in all different shapes, sizes and power levels, but they all share a common fuel-sipping trait.
“Usually when I am at a gas station the guy at the pump next to me is putting $60 or $70 in, he looks over at mine and he sees like $6.95,” said fellow rider, Vinnie Scocozzo. “He just kind of smiles at me and walks away.”
Full story at: 8NewsNow.com
Today, I’m going to get just a little bit technical, and talk about a formal system which we can use to guide every aspect of our riding. It is a system that is flexible, and can be used continually to cover everything we do while out on the road.
Although this may seem a little complicated at first, please bear with me, and you should see how a little study and application of this system will be extremely worth the effort.
Of course, what system worth its salt doesn’t come along with a mnemonic or two, right? Never wishing to disappoint, here are a couple for you: Continue reading A System for Safe Scooter Riding – IPSA and TUG
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Today, I’m going to continue on with part two of the series about positioning.
In Positioning – Part 1, I mostly talked about positioning where it affects our view, visibility, and therefore safety, when travelling in a straight line. I purposely avoided talking about cornering because it is deserved a whole post of its own. This is the post! Continue reading Positioning – Part 2
Doesn’t that sound like a great title for a kids’ cartoon series?
I’m seeing SMIDSY as a dim-witted, but lovable bunny, while SAM is his solemn and stern friend (a beaver) – ever ready to get SMIDSY out of the endless scrapes he gets himself into.
I know, I know, I need to get out more…
Anyway, before I get too carried away (which I did in making that image), I had better bring us back to reality with the explanation that SMIDSY and SAM are abbreviations which describe a situation us scooter riders find ourselves in quite often – and offers a technique you may consider, if it seems appropriate to you. Continue reading SMIDSY and SAM
I came across this article by Yi Chen about a new and interesting electric scooter:
“Simply dubbed the Boxx, this electric vehicle rethinks the traditional design of motorbikes with a minimalistic and stylish approach. The square bike is built using light-weight aluminum and is strong enough to support 300 pounds of weight. It can travel up to 35 miles per hour and can go 80 miles with a single charge.”
You think you get some funny looks now?
Full article here.