Harley-Davidson realizes that women buy motorcycles and ride them and not always on the back! They have targeted women riders and potential buyers, which is nice to see. While I won’t ever get a motorcycle (don’t need the bigger engine) and I won’t ever get a Harley, I do like to support this video contest Harley is running. The fun of riding is basically the same, whether you are riding 70 on a country road on a Harley, or if you’re riding a Kymco 150 at 30 on High Street.
The poll closes Wed the 12th, so vote now if you are interested! The prize is a trip to Bike Week, held in Daytona Beach, Florida. 3 winners will be chosen, and if the polls closed today the winners would be The “Winning” Road, Teresa Weston, and my personal favorite “No Fear”.
I did not win. (In fact, I did not have time to prepare an entry.) But other people won, and bravo for them! I have not seen all the entries (see the winners at http://gogreenchallenge.vespausa.com/) but I am including 1st place below. (Honestly I didn’t really like the 2nd place winner video.) 1st place video was very good!
Since it’s Wed. I thought I would pub next Thursday’s DJ Benassi show. Here is the safe-for-work original version of the Satisfaction video. (Not with all the power tools.) The show is November 15th. More info here: http://www.columbusunderground.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9534
Two events for ya:
Next Tuesday (10/30) is the last EuroBike Night of the year, in Grandview. 6 PM at the Bank Block, Grandview Ave and West 2nd Ave. Despite the name, it is open to all, even scooters, and non-Euro scooters.
And this Saturday DJ Irene will be in town. More info here: http://www.columbusunderground.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9200&highlight=dj+irene Good electronic music. In her honor, here is a video of her. (Safe for work)
This Sunday at 10 AM there is a group of scooterists (and at least 1 motorcycle) going on a trip to Hocking Hills. It’s famous for its twisty turns. “Sunday, October 21st, is our first annual Hocking Hills ride. We will be meeting at the White Castle on High Street and Arcadia at ten o’clock in the morning. As always, all scooters are welcome. We plan to ride slower than usual but there will be places where we hit 55 mph. Expect the ride to take most of the day, I imagine we will be back [to Columbus] not later than four o’clock.”
Let them know you’re going by posting on the board: http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14492&start=200
And since it’s Wednesday, here’s a completely unrelated video. I tried to find a good one of motorcycles in Hocking Hills, but the ones I found were boring. This song is called Magalenha and is by Sergio Mendes. Definitely not boring.
For kicks I’m moving the usual “Friday fun video” post to Wednesday.
There’s a connection between scooters and ska. I don’t know all the details, but if you are surprised, just trust me. (Something about the time frames in England, I bet, but I’m not getting into the whole Mod vs. Rocker thing. I don’t even know about all that!)
Here’s a great video (totally SFW) comparing the commute to work on an electric bike vs. a car. This really makes a great case for bikes. Continue reading
Unfortunately scooters are motor vehicles, so we have to follow the same rules (and roads) as cars. No scootering on the bike path!