Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.


August 3, 2009

Ride Log: RMB Check Ride #2

August 1, 2009 — When I set off for the Square Peg Diner this morning, I had to check the date. Although the calendar said it was the first of August, the temperature seemed more like the first of October. The partially overcast skies with their patches of sunlight and lightly gusting winds felt all – Read More –

July 20, 2009

I want a collection

The contest for collecting cars and motorcycles is over. Jay Leno wins. Which yeah, if I had a bajillion dollars I’d have a two-warehouse collection of cars and bikes too. Jay does it classy though. His shop is a museum-quality display of so many rare and fantastic cars and motorcycles.

June 27, 2009

Ride Log: RMB Check Ride #1

June 20, 2009 — Today The Mrs and I got together with a handful of other scooterists for a fresh installment of what was the highlight of last riding season. We met Joe — aka “Kennylibido” — at the Square Peg Diner in Minneapolis for the first of many test rides of the route for the – Read More –

June 18, 2009

Ride Log: Los Vesparados

June 13, 2009 — Today I rode the same road four times. I’m not complaining, it’s just the way it went down.

May 13, 2009

Vespa GT Rear Rack Delete

Even on my commute, I don’t really have need for a topcase or rear trunk. The Vespa GT comes with a rather sturdy rack mount on the rear, which is all good, but I certainly don’t need it. What’s more, that rack mount covers up the glorious sloping rear end on the GT. So I – Read More –

May 9, 2009

Ride Log: Sunset Parkway

May 9, 2009 — On a lazy and otherwise cloudy and cozy Sabbath, The Mrs and I needed to just get the heck out of the house. With a couple of hours daylight left, we shot across the Mendota bridge and up the Mississippi River Parkway. I just love the Grand Rounds.

May 7, 2009

Ride Log: Commute!

May 7, 2009 — Today was the first day this week with a scoot-worthy weather forecast. I’d been relegated to my cage since my first day at the new job on Monday, but used the car commute to scout out the best route for the 17 miles from Eagan to Eden Prairie. Riding my scooter adds – Read More –

May 2, 2009

Ride Log: Pilot Knob

May 2, 2009 — Today’s ride made for a long trip, but a pretty short story. The Mrs and I tooled around Eagan today, essentially riding the length of Pilot Knob Rd. It was a nice, lazy cruise on great road surfaces and just a fun amount of traffic.

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