Mods

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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