Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.


November 26, 2008

NS first ride: ’08 Vespa Grantourismo 200L

This is hardly timely, but I wanted to capture my thoughts on riding my Vespa GT-200 for the first time. It’s a strange thing how for a lot of scooters and motorcycles, the first time you ride it isn’t unitl after you buy it. I get it. Motorbikes require a minimum amount of riding experience – 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 –