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Just Gotta Scooter - Silly Scooter GrinOK, 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 mindlessCLICK HERE to jump to our calendar of scooter-related events 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. 

David Harrington

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Review of the Genuine Venture 50 Moped ScooterReview of the Genuine Venture 50
May, 2016
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.


Land of 10000 Scoots Rally Twin Cities 2016Website for Minnesota Rally
April, 2016
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. CLICK HERE to visit the site.


New Zealand Classic Scooter Club Rally 2016New Zealand Classic Scooter Club Rally 2016
March, 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. CLICK HERE


Land of 10000Scoots Rally Twin Cities 2016Land of 10,000 Scoots Rally
February, 2016
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. 


Lambretta Jamboree Duluth Minnesota 2016Lambretta Jamboree 2016 in Duluth Minnesota
January, 2016
Another rally coup for the upper midwest! We had Amerivespa in Lake Geneva Wisconsin and now we're getting the Lambretta Club in Duluth Minnesota. Running from Thursday July 14th through Sunday July 17th, 2016. On the North Shore of Minnesota by Lake Superior! Rides on the scenic shore drive and skyline parkway! Events in the historic city of Duluth, Minnesota! This premier event is for vintage Lambrettas only.


Which Scooter Should I Buy Updated May 2012Which Scooter Should I Buy? - UPDATED
March, 2015

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.


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CLICK HERE For Scooter ReviewsWhich Scooter Should I Buy?


Thinking About a Low-End Chinese Scooter?

Horror story of building scooters in China

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. 


Messenger Bags and Backpacks for Scooter Motorcycle and Moped Riders
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. 


CLICK HERE to go to the Just Gotta Scoot Podcast Archive Scooterfile.com with Nathaniel Salzmen GPS and Tires for Scooters with Bob Hedstrom of Scooterville


Second Car or Scooter?

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 you.


Two-Wheels-And-A-Motor Website
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.

CLICK HERE to visit the Two Wheels and a Motor website


CLICK HERE For a Scooter Fuel Savings SpreadsheetWe 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!

 

 


David Harrington on his Stella ScooterContact Information

David Harrington

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