Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.


December 8, 2009

Scooter Season 2009

Today we get our first real snowstorm of winter. What that means, among other things, is that the 2009 riding season is officially over. I winterized my Vespa several weeks ago, but this makes it official. 2009 is done.

November 3, 2009

Ride log: Make up your damn mind!

I’m talking to you, Winter. Show up or shut up. October 31, 2009 — With The Mrs out of town visiting friends, the nearly 60º weather today meant I simply had to get on my Vespa while I still could. Weather lately has been gloomy at best. With the wettest October in the history of – Read More –

September 28, 2009

Ride log: The start of autumn / new tires

September 26th, 2009 — I love autumn in Minnesota. I started riding scooters in November two years ago and this time of year re-energizes my love for riding. Perfectly on cue, the leaves started changing right on labor day this year and though a lot of green remains, this weekend was the first time the – Read More –

September 23, 2009

Los Vesparados photography featured

Special thanks to the folks over at Los Vesparados for featuring my Flickr set of their site. Los Vesparados: The Art of the Scooter Ride Log: Los Vesparados

August 26, 2009

Ride Log: Then the dipstick fell off

August 23, 2009 — So this morning I had only one thing on my agenda: attend the Wheels of Italy car and bike show over at Lake Calhoun. This seemed a simple enough photo mission and I was already imagining the kinds of groovy Ferrari and Lambo photos I would be posting to Flickr before – Read More –

August 23, 2009

Ride log: Rattle My Bones 2009

August 14, 2009 — For each scooter season here in the Twin Cities, there is one event that defines the year: Rattle My Bones. This year was no exception. The last three years have really — at least in my opinion — been extremely good events. The first year of RMB was also my first – Read More –

August 10, 2009

Ride Log: RMB Check Ride #3

August 9, 2009 — The big ride is less than a week away! I, for one, am stoked. This will be my third year attending Rattle My Bones and this year I’m that much more involved. Back in 2007, I didn’t even own a scooter yet, but I payed my $25 for the opportunity to – Read More –

August 4, 2009

Ride Log: Home Safe

August 4, 2009 — Tonight a Jeep Cherokee pulled an oblivious left turn right in front of me. Thankfully I was still far enough away that he only managed to pull out in front of me. Had I been a few yards further along, he might have hit me instead. It was still close though. – Read More –

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