Whether you’re new to scootering or an old gearhead, I hope everyone feels comfortable here. I’m especially interested in fostering a “can do” attitude among the ladies out there. Learning how to work on my own scooter has been fascinating and empowering. (Plus guys love a chick with a wrench.) Let’s create a place where we can get our hands dirty and be girly if we want. Hell – lets break a few nails while we’re at it.
Scootering is about the experience of riding and being part of a community. It’s not about labels, cc’s, brands, who’s cooler than who, or which lifestyle you subscribe to. I believe in one love – regardless of race, creed, gender, engine size or country of manufacture.
About MeMy name is Kristin and I bought my first scooter, a little white Honda Elite 80, in 1998. I’ve had several scooters since then, including a taxicab yellow Honda Elite 250 I called The Beast, and a Vespa GTS 250 named “Aphrodite.”
I presently ride a custom 2003 Stella scooter known affectionately as the “Frankenstella,” a Limited Edition Atomic Fireball Stella, and a Vespa GTS Super 300.
I ride year-round. For a long time, scooters were my sole mode of transportation. I’ve scooted in Boston and New Haven, and I presently scoot in Seattle.
I have a degree in journalism with a concentration in photography so I thought I’d put it to good use and create a site about my biggest passion. I hope you get something out of this project, even if it’s just a hearty chuckle at my epic misfortunes in the saga of the Frankenstella.
I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment or drop me a line via the contact page.
Scoot happy and keep the rubber side down!
Above photo of Aphrodite, my Vespa GTS.
Stella Hugger and Stella Fixing photos courtesy of Vu.