Thanks For Stopping By
OK, so you've pulled over, killed the engine, tugged off your helmet and
gloves, sat down at your computer, and that big grin is still on your
face. That's why we're here.
JustGottaScoot.com is dedicated to the fun of scootering. We think it's very
cool that something so practical and easy can be such a good time! The NEWS
section of this site has recent and upcoming happenings and is where we will
post website changes. The STUFF page will
take you to our store where you can purchase COOL
SCOOTER STUFF and will include links to places that we recommend. We ONLY
post links to vendors we have ACTUALLY USED and believe offer a
good value to their customers. In other words, no "paid
advertisements" here. BLAH (as in
blah, blah, blah) is the place to go if you are so into scooters that you
don't mind the blathering of a confirmed scooter loony (me) and will
include bios, stories, rides, pictures and other mindless ramblings. LINKS
is our page of "connections" to other sites. SEARCH
allows you to (you guessed it) search our site.
Thanks again for visiting, see you on the road.
of the Kymco K-Pipe 125
OK, it's not really a scooter, but the Kymco K-Pipe 125 is a wonderful
fun little light-weight, small displacement motorcycle with a new-rider
friendly shifter. On top of that, it's an outstanding value at just
under $2,000. CLICK HERE to read the review.
of the Genuine Venture 50
Whew! It's been almost a year since we climbed aboard a new scooter to
review. This time we have a look at the new big-wheeled moped-legal
liquid-cooled 4-stroke 50cc Venture from Genuine Scooters.
CLICK HERE to
read the review.
for Minnesota Rally
The Twin Cities Scooter Collective has got a website up and running
for the upcoming scooter rally. There is, of course, a
FaceBook page for the event, but the wise leaders at the
aforementioned Scooter Collective have realized that NOT every
single person on the planet utilizes FaceBook. The last time I
checked, the events schedule was starting to fill out and there's a
local hotel with a block of rooms set aside.
to visit the site.
Zealand Classic Scooter Club Rally 2016
A big "Thank You" to Doug Coutts who did a fun podcast at this
year's New Zealand Classic Scooter Club rally which took place in
February at Tatum Park, Manakau New Zealand which is not too terribly
far from Auckland on the North Island. Several riders (and repairers and
restorers) of classic scooters chat about their obsession. It's well
worth a listen.
of 10,000 Scoots Rally
The Twin Cities Scooter Collective has announced that they will be
putting on a scooter rally in Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota in 2016.
After a LONG hiatus (Five years? Six years?) the big Twin Cities
scooter rally is back! The Land of 10,000 Scoots rally is scheduled for
Friday August12th through Sunday August 14th, 2016.
CLICK HERE to visit the Facebook event page.
Scooter Should I Buy? - UPDATED
Our "most commonly asked question" gets an update
in the "my favourites" section. Remember, these are MY choices in each
classification. This year we see the Kymco People GTi 300 fall from the
top spot as the best do-everything scooter. The King is dead, long live
the King. CLICK HERE to see the
new monarch and other updates.
Thinking About a
Low-End Chinese Scooter?
While there are certainly some decent Chinese brands (CFMoto
comes to mind), there are a
great many that are low-price, low-quality, and even
low-safety. Click on the image above to hear how a British
entrepreneur found out about the challenges of manufacturing in China.
Looking for a better way to
haul your stuff with you when you're on two wheels?
Check out Better Bags. They feature messenger bags and
backpacks designed and made by Banjo Brothers (well-known in the
pedal bicycle business). With outstanding function, great value
and rider-based features these are the bags you've been searching for.
My wife and I recently decided to get down to one
car. We have scooters (more than any sane person would have)
and just weren't using the second car very much. Getting our insurance
renewal probably had a lot to do with this decision. We are lucky to
live in a metro area with a very good public transit system and I ride
a scooter to work as often as I can in any event. Click on the image
above to open a spreadsheet to help you see if this might work out for
Yes, another cool site devoted to scooters, motorcycles,
mopeds, just about anything with two wheels and a motor. Several Twin
Cities locals have gotten together and started with some podcasts to
spread the word: It doesn't matter WHAT you ride as long as you ride.
often hear people talk about fuel savings making their scooter "free"
to own. Can it be true? Click on the graphic to open or download a
Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Fill in the light blue boxes and the
spreadsheet does the rest!
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