Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lambretta Mod

Lambretta Mod

October 15, 2011. Lambretta Mod.

A Quadrophenia inspired Mod style Lambretta scooter at the 2011 Orlando Scooter Society Rally.

I switched to commuting almost exclusively by scooter about a year ago. It's very therapeutic, and it is great for getting a feel for neighborhoods that you just don't get in a car.

It sounds strange, but you smell more on a scooter. As you go down the road, you can smell bread baking, chicken frying, burgers on the grill, and which flowers are in season and blooming behind some unseen fence.

My daily ride is this 2007 Vespa GTV 250 purchased used from Vespa of Orlando. As I was purchasing it, a lady whose scooter was in for service said, "It'll put a smile on your face." And it does. More importantly, it puts a smile on other people's faces as you go by and as you pull up next to them at our omnipresent traffic lights.

Leica X1. 24.0 mm. 1/250. f/4.0. ISO 400. LR 2.

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