Category Archives: rides

description of rides. routes, mileage, photos. tips for others.

SAQ is almost here!

Happy Dance!!
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Here are for more upclose views.

The Cutters SAQ page states that pre-registration is closed, so register for $16 onsite.  This is the official schedule with map, but in my mind Saturday is not to be missed.  Why?  Breakfast (included free with your registration) at the North Market from 9 – 12. I missed this last year and I refuse to miss it again!  Then the big ride, this time out to Delaware.  Dinner after the ride is back in the Short North, at the store The Kickstart.  Sweeeeeet!


SAQ 11 starts this Friday

Kicks off this Friday… If you are a scooterist, then you should go. (Registration is $14 and includes a T-shirt, all sorts of free food, etc.) If you just wanna watch, I’d recommend you go down to North Market this Saturday. Around noon the big ride heads out. It’s awesome to see literally hundreds of scooters leaving North Market. If you are interested in seeing a wide variety of scooters, talking to real riders (not just sales people), and being part of the biggest scooter event held in Columbus (even just as a spectator), you should go.

For more information go to the Cutters page.This is the 11th year for SAQ, and from what I hear the Cutters always put on a good show. (My first was last year, but it was a blast!)

If you are wondering what to expect, you can read my thoughts about last year on my SAQ page.

Getting parking and going to camp

1. Columbus needs scooter parking.  (I know, that’s not news.)  The news is that a group of people have met and we’re working towards getting scooter parking.  (Technically scooter and motorcycle parking.)  I will post more news about this, including the new website that we’ll be using to coordinate our efforts and share information.  Details at 11.  Ha ha.  No, details tomorrow.

2. If you are interested in blogs/using the web/video/podcasting/ “social media tools” then you should attend the Pod Camp Ohio.  This event is free, and it’s in Hilliard.  True it’s held the Saturday of Comfest, but you can always go another day or after the Pod Camp is over.  (It’s basically 9 AM – 6 PM.)  I will be attending.  Now I can tell everyone that I’m “going to camp.”  Camp is always fun, right?  Beginners are welcome.

3. Modern Vespa ride this Sunday.  North Market 12 noon.  Non-vespas are welcome.

Editorial comment: For various reasons, I am in a flipping good mood.  *happy dance*  Yay!!

Ride safe this weekend!

Easy Peasey Scooter Club site

Easy Peasey is a scooter club with the slogan “No Dues, No Meetings, No Crybabies.”  They have a “chapter” if you could call it that, here in Columbus.  Many of the regular Modern Vespa posters are Easy Peasey members.  So please check their site for updates on rides.  Looks like they are meeting at noon this Sunday at North Market.  If it’s crummy weather maybe they will just do a short ride.

(And EZPZ people, sorry I haven’t started posting on the EZPZ board, just haven’t had the time.)

Events this weekend!

EuroBike Night. Saturday.  4 – 9 PM.  All types of scooters and motorcycles welcome.

From the Modern Vespa board, there will a group ride leaving North Market at 12 noon on Sunday.  All are welcome.

That is all.

WKRP 2008

Early, but I wanted to pub the Cincy crew’s rally.  It is Mar 28th-30th in Cincinnati.  WKRP 2008.  Register at

I’m eyeing the “making sleep” hotel.  This rally is good for us Columbus people, because it’s so close.  Driving in a car takes about 1.5 hours.  Seems like taking backroads it would still only take you at most 4 hours, with stops.  Not for a newbie, but if you do some rest stops it seems totally doable.  Hopefully the late March weather (almost April) will be good.

Travel the world via scooter

Want to see the world on your scooter?  Looking for inspiration?  Monday you can check out a book for free (online) about a round-the-world scooter trip, on a Honda 250 no less.  Tom Smith did it in the late 1980’s, and his nearly 600 page book on it is free for your reading Monday, January 7th.

(hat tip to Crystal at

Sorry for the lack of posting lately, I was out of town for the holidays and it’s slow getting caught up.