Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Congratulations Scooter in the Sticks!

Honky-Tonk's Hombre Steve Williams over at Scooter in the Sticks has won best blog from MBI (Motorcycle Bloggers International) this year. That's quite an achievement, but it is most deserved. You could interpret this as sign that scooterists are gaining more acceptance in the larger motorcycling community, but I interpret more as recognition of Steve's accomplishments as a blogger. He really does have a damn fine blog, and his essays are worth reading whether you brave the world on two wheels or not.
I've stated a few times in the past, how the face of scootering is changing in the 21st century, it's no longer the exclusive domain of college students, mods, and ska-obsessed punk kids. Some bemoan the loss of subculture comraderie which they see coming hand-in-hand with this mainstreaming of American scooter culture. Nuts to that, says I. It still takes a special kind of person to hop on a scoot in our car-obsessed culture, and whether that scoot is a classic Lambretta, a top of the line fresh off the showroom floor limited edition Vespa, or a no name Twist-and-Go from China.
Congrats again Steve, and you look out for that black-ice, ya hear?

1 comment:

Combatscoot said...

Unlike the mainstreaming of cruiser motorcycles, we are a bit more varied crowd, without the standard uniform.