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 –

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 –