Contrary to popular belief…Scooters ain’t just for hipsters

Sat, Jun 25, 2005


(A rare breed of “Smiling” hipsters caught in the wild)

Metroactive Features | Summer 2005 | Vespas: “Scooters ain’t just for hipsters”

Just a little article from a non-hipster vespa rider. Says something like:

The GT was a cinch to ride, and zippy– easily fast enough to feel safe merging into moving traffic. It’s compact and maneuverable, making splitting lanes a breeze, and with a top speed of 80 mph (you have to sort of duck down out of the wind and lean forward), I felt perfectly comfortable passing cars on Highway 1.

Up at the Bonny Doon tasting room I discovered the Vespa (Italian for “wasp”) is a veritable chick magnet–one of the perky “pour sluts” jumped on the back and made me motor her around the parking lot. Indeed, it truly looked adorable parked out front as I enjoyed some Italian-style wines inside. Fortunately, the storage bucket is big enough to carry multiple bottles of wine and plenty of ice.

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