Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.


March 18, 2009

Scooter Season 2009 is officially on!

Yesterday I un-mothballed both my Vespa GT 200L and the Mrs’ Buddy 125 for a kickoff run after petrol and compressed air. Glorious! The weather was just the cool side of perfect and surprisingly the roads are virtually free of sand and grit here in our part of the Twin Cities. I was apprehensive at – Read More –

October 20, 2008

The scooter is dead. Long live the scooter!

I bought my first scooter not quite a year ago. It was a 1979 Vespa P200E. I loved that scooter, at least until I started riding it regularly. After a winter of working on it, looking at it, falling in love with the lines and its aircraft heritage and italian sensibility, I finally rode the – Read More –