Summer is here but going to Europe for a Roman holiday is out of question. The rising cost of fuel, air line prices and the Euro/US dollar……staying local but thinking global is hip.

Like many of you, I get a pain in my stomach when pumping $50.00 of gas into my four door luxury car. A year ago I downsized from my Volvo SUV to a smaller four door….and now it’s scooter time for me! Just like Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jITw1fREQtQ I’m going to get about town affordably at 75 millions to the gallon on my new Vespa. There’s lots of choices http://www.vespausa.com/ depending on the need for speed and color too.

I’m not retiring four wells entirely but considering I’m solo most of the time a scooter is a good idea. Europeans and Asians have been sporting them for years. Not only can I pretend that I’m on holiday going around town, I’m saving gas and looking rather cool too. Even Max Well Smart is sporting a scooter in the upcoming movie.

This rage for scooters is gaining popularity in San Jose too. San Jose Mercury News has featured the craze today at http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_9609771. Yep, that’s my family with my new red scooter. It was a family decision…that was prompted by my husband purchasing an Aprilia scooter which is highway approved and http://uk.aprilia.com/njb_dettaglio.asp?id=310
Summer is here but going to Europe for a Roman holiday is out of question. The rising cost of fuel, air line prices and the Euro/US dollar……staying local but thinking global is hip.

Like many of you, I get a pain in my stomach when pumping $50.00 of gas into my four door luxury car. A year ago I downsized from my Volvo SUV to a smaller four door….and now it’s scooter time for me! Just like Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman holiday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jITw1fREQtQ. I’m going to get about town affordably at 75 miles to the gallon on my new Vespa. There are lots of choices to at http://www.vespausa.com/ depending on the need for speed and color too.

I’m not retiring my four wells entirely but considering my family is only with me part of the time. A scooter is a good idea. Europeans and Asians have been sporting them for years. Not only can I pretend that I’m on holiday going around town, I’m saving gas and looking rather cool too. Even Max Well Smart is sporting a scooter in the upcoming movie.

This rage for scooters is gaining popularity in San Jose too. San Jose Mercury News has featured the craze today at http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_9609771. Yep, that’s my family with my new red scooter. It was a family decision…that was prompted by my husband purchasing an Aprilia scooter which is highway approved and http://uk.aprilia.com/njb_dettaglio.asp?id=310

It’s not every day you get a cover story…but it’s certainly one thing us PR folks live for. My local paper, the San Jose Mercury News, has been generous to give me another one….this time on the rising cost of petrol and the alternative transportation. There are about 131,000 scooter drivers in the USA according to the Motorcycle Industry Council, Scooter Manufacturers. I bought mine at http://www.sjvespa.com/. They have about 6 left so you better hurry.

Now, I need to take a quick flash back to 1966 and had to the San Jose Airport. They offered free commercial flights from “Land of Hearts Desireā€ (the name we used to call the Valley before going techie) to promote the airport. My father won one of the free demo flights from San Jose to the San Francisco. I was hardly old enough to rid a tricycle but my father was determined to be one of the first to ride the super jets well before the information super highways existed. We made the cover of the San Jose Mercury News then too. Times have changed but everything old is new again!

More information on scooters can be found at :

http://www.scooterridermag.com/links.html

http://www.scootercommunity.com.au/

http://scooterpress.rubbermag.com/0602/gt60.html