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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: 9:53pm EST

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. Music on this show is from the Podsafe music network. Jonny Kaplan And The Lazy Stars with Ride Free Another wonderful week in Richmond Virginia, Lots of sunshine and more time to get out in the yard and do some weekend riding, Look for the sctrcst logo to appear on the Amerivespa sponsors page of the site. The Lake Erie Loop ride is the weekend of June 8-10 2007. The ride originates in Wellington, Ohio, heads west through Detroit, Mich. and Windsor, Ont. into Canada, east through Fort Erie and Buffalo, NY, then back to Wellington, Ohio. 650 miles in a day! Great video on the ride is here. Another upcoming ride is here on the east coast is Scootergate 3, in Washington DC rally, June 1-3rd. It is sponsored by top shelf shops in the DC area like Vespa Washington and Moto Strada. Click here for pictures from last years DC rally. The Lake Erie video started me thinking about other rally videos I had seen on the net. The first SCTRCST show included one from the shop in San Antonio where I got my first Vespa. Here are some more recent rally videos with music to check out. Look at the South Bay Vespa Club LosGatos Rally this past May 4-6 2007 and Demons Run which was at Narrowsburg NY in Sept 2005 sponsored by the Checkered Demons SC and the Vintage Vespa Lambretta Scooter Rally in Colorado Springs. Moving On Up #5 from June 2004 music by Fanny Pack. (abrupt ending) Also look at the NY Scooter Club 2006 Block Party wait out the guy doing the intro for some great b-3 sounds and the Vespa Lambretta Scooter Rally Segovia 2005 Segovia is a city in Spain, It is about an hour north of Madrid (there are ton of rally videos on the net from Madrid SC) Vegas Scooter Rally 2007 300 or more Vespas were in Vegas at the Gold Coast (SKA music). Pharaohs Scooter Cult:sposored the King Tut Putt 2007 Rally in SanDiego. Jump over to see Europe 2007 National Scooter Rally, in Mt Gambier, Australia and then a rally sponsored by the Rode Mate Scooter Club in Bergamo Italy Run to the Hills 3 video, it is a ride through the hill towns. Bergamo is a walled city in Italys Lombardy region, lies along the route for those visiting Italys northern lake country, just off the A4 between Milan and Verona close to Crosio and Solbiate Arno north of Milan where my family came from. ore) Another selection from the Podsafe music network. Katy Pfaffl with This Ride. Next week come back for more details about my plans for a June trip to Seattle and Port Angeles. Hope to speak with Orin Oneil of Scootin Old Skool. He should be just getting back from the rally in Victoria BC, the Cool Hand Rally, sponsored by the Capital City Scooter Club and we will try to check back in with Bryan Bedell on new developments over at 2strokebuzz.
Direct download: sctrcst0012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

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. Trips this past week were to Carytown for shopping, eating and general people watching and then to the river, a peaceful sanctuary and oasis in the city. Get curious about other rallies coming up and check out one of the best calendar lists which is on Scooterbbs. It has been around since the late 1996 one of the first places I went trying to find out about scooters Bryan at 2stokebuzz has a mirror of the calendar on his site and SCOMOs calendar is always a good resource. Look for regional scooter calendars on Yahoo Groups like the one around here for DC, VA area we have Your best source may be your local scooter club. Switch gears and check out Jeremy Sutton blog on his Vespa 180ss restoration . From the Podsafe music network. Jonathan Coultor and Code Monkey. If you are a real tech geek or you get around on the net you have probable heard this. I first heard it several months ago on net at nite, Leo Laporte and Amber McArther. Youtube videos you can checkout World of Warcraft or Sims 2 or somthing from a bunch of students.
Direct download: sctrcst0011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

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: 11:41pm EST