WHO ARE YOU

IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS A WORLD WITHOUT UBER, A WORLD WITHOUT LYFT AND WORLD WITHOUT PARKING!... THESE WHERE DARK TIMES.

YOU HAD BUT ONE CHOICE AS MY GOOD FRIEND ONCE TOLD ME, 

"TAKE THE B.M.W."

THATS BART, MUNI,OR WALK!

THIS DID NOT SIT WELL WITH YOUR HERO! 

UNTIL THE FAITHFUL DAY WHILE STARING OUT A BUS WINDOW ON MY WAY TO WORK A RUSTY, DENTED VESPA FLEW BY ME AND DISAPPEARED OUT OF SIGHT. AH HA! I SAID TO MYSELF...THERE IS ANOTHER WAY!

A QUICK TRIP DOWN TOWN TO THE LOCAL SCOOTER SHOP AND $1500 BUCKS LATER I HAD MY FIRST SCOOTER. A 1980 VESPA P200E, IT WAS SMASHED..IT WAS RUSTY..IT WAS DENTED...IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! 

OUR FIRST SCOOTER A 1979 P200E 6/11/01

THIS WAS THE START OF SOMETHING GRAND, THE CITY WAS MINE! THE STREETS, THE ALLEYS, THE SIDEWALKS WERE MINE FOR THE TAKING!

SOON I WAS SEARCHING AT ALL TIMES FOR PARTS, ACCESSORIES, PROJECTS. EVERYTHING SCOOTER! WHICH LEAD TO MY ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT DOUBLING AS A MAKE SHIFT SCOOTER SHOP 

THIS IS KNOWN AS THE SMALL FRAME PERIOD 

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THE LOCAL SCOOTER SHOPS AND THE LOVE OF VERY VERY! UNDERSTANDING WIFE I WAS SOON KNOWN AS

"THE DUDE IN THE SUNSET THAT WORKS ON OLD SCOOTS" AT THIS POINT I  BEGAN FIXING ALL MY FRIENDS BIKES FOR BEER AND LITE CONVERSATION...

KITCHEN TABLE OUT!... SCOOTER IN

MY GIRL, ME & A SCOOTER MADE THREE

FAST FORWARD YEARS LATER, SEVERAL COFFEE TABLE TOP RESTORATIONS AND A HANDFUL OF  THOSE YEARS AS A PARTNER IN A VINTAGE SCOOTER  SHOP. UNTIL THE TIME HAD COME  FOR A CHANGE, A NEW CHAPTER IN LIFE. A TIME WHERE THE NEEDS OF THE MANY OUT WEIGHED THE DEMANDS OF THE FEW!  BACK TO BASICS, BACK TO JAMMING AROUND ON A SPRAY PAINTED FLAT BLACK P200!, BACK TO BUILDING A SOLID RELIABLE SCOOTER JUST BECAUSE IF YOU DIDN'T THEN WHO WOULD!, BACK TO GETTING ALL THOSE UNLOVED VESPA SUPER 150'S WITH 8" WHEELS AND TENNIS BALL TURN SIGNALS ON THE ROAD AGAIN!, BACK TO NOT HAVING TO TELL SOMEBODY THAT THERE 1964 SEAR'S ALLSTATE ISN'T WORTH THE COST OF FIXING BECAUSE IT DIDN'T SAY "VESPA" ON THE LEG SHEILD! BUT A BETTER TIME!... IT WAS TIME THAT SOMEBODY WAS WILLING TO GIVE ANY AND ALL OLD SCOOTS A SECOND CHANCE!

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