Mods

Recap Bubblegum 7 rally in Tumbulgum New South Wales, Australia

Scooterists are the best people. Out of a terrible tragedy and uncertainty of the Tumbulgum Rally comes a example of the show must go on, and must go on for a good cause. Our best to the folks affected by the recent flood and especially to Matt and Chloe Kabealo. Our hearts are truly with you.

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Gear Test: RoadID

When I started riding scooters and motorcycles, I made a promise to my family. I said that I would take due care and wear my safety gear when riding. Now that I’m venturing further, the need for a simple, non-invasive way to identify me and provide contact and basic health information at a glance is even more important. The RoadID provides that, and is an inexpensive and unobtrusive way to help EMS providers do their job.

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Photos: London Mods in 1979

For most scooter fans, even if they don’t ride a vintage Vespa or Lambretta, there’s still a romantic attachment to the Mods of the ’60s and ’70s in Great Britain. As much a fashion movement as a vehicle preference, the Mods remain forever etched on the psyche of the scooter community. The site Voices of East Anglia has a great post up featuring vintage photos of Mods out for a scooter gathering in 1979

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Photo: Mod Mirrors

Photo: Mod Mirrors

I’ve never heard a great explanation as to why the Mods of the ’60s covered their scooters in lights and mirrors. Yet they’re so essential to the style that it’s easy to just take them as a given.

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