As Rod has consistently pointed out, I actually don't know that much about scooters. I have tried to get along, but when a guy publicly calls you out on you calling a spare wheel pouch a round leather bag, you’ve got to fess up.
In fairness to me I never have claimed to know that much, I just know they are intimately connected with Mod and I love looking at pics of them. The older vintage ones with plenty of chrome and bold colours fit right in with the sixties style.
In my defence, I did once have a Mini, which I feel slightly makes up for this as it mimics that same style. But I know nothing technical about them. I'm all about the clothes. And even that I'm still learning.
However, the Mini is long gone. The main reason for this is because the life I live now in London simply does not call for any vehicle activity. I have to either walk to work or to get the tube.
Fun story: I once hinted to my mum that I might buy myself a scooter a few summers ago just for the sheer fact that I think they look so beaut. Predictably, she kicked off and said that it’d be like riding a death trap. I can definitely see this being the case in London, what with the innumerable cyclist deaths each year.
I fully expect some of you other blokes (Rod?!) to come out with some remark about how the youth of today are soft as shite or something.
But in all seriousness, if someone did want to write a post for us with something a bit more technical on scooters and scootering, I’d welcome it and I’m sure my readers would too... perhaps a top ten?
Get in the comments below.