LD Hot Rod

Badass modified LD… Somehow somebody has managed to shoehorn a 450cc, race tuned Banshee lump into a Lambretta LD frame. And then ride it. On the road. In the rain. Hope the brakes have been uprated! Loving the twin pipes… and the noise it makes!

Thanks to my Twitter buddy and fellow Series 2 rider Stuart @stuartbumford for the heads up.




Twitter? Here’s some scooter people you may want to follow

Instead of a regular #FF (Follow Friday – where you post links of other Twitterers you may think of interest to others), I thought I’d complile the ultimate scooter related list. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, UK, US, Europe, Worldwide, Shops, Clubs, Blogs, Forums and Individual Scooterists; I should probably sort it into some categories, but that’s for another day.

If you’re not on it, you probably don’t follow me on Twitter (@CrocodileJock – if you want to follow me I’ll add you to the list). If you don’t want to be on list, let me know, I’ll take you off. 

@ScootSafely, @NScutt, @bostonlambretta, @Stellin0, @BMGscooters, @littlerascal356, @silviabes, @PhxScooterClub, @RetroScooterG, @anjieto, @cf31bloobird, @TgSoul82, @Lambretta_Store, @ScooterGeek, @TurdyBoyScooter, @LondonMod, @JacquesCockin, @LambrettaImages, @lambretta_man @PXVespaRider, @scooter italia, @scooterandstyle, @vespabretta, @Vespa_King, @oilyblog, @meekmeister, @lambrettagp205, @luvmylambretta, @joker_79, @indoscootermagz, @DaveSexton7, @lambretta_sx200, @PhilwArcher, @JahSeagrove, @lambrettaparts, @scooture, @ScooterNews, @LambrettaSuits, @lionssc, @ZenosScooters, @love2sc00t, @ScooterBritain, @viajandoenvespa, @Scooter_TShirts, @Scooter125net, @LambrettaClubID, @Mod_Generation, @VespaScooter1, @petethemod66, @MonkeyPicks, @vespasurrey, @LambrettaColin, @SportiqueScoots, @scooternation, @KCScooterRiders, @Vespablog, @vespaexperiment, @nohoscooters, @ celesteisella, @rapidoscooters, @vespagal746, @scooter_boi, @fanaticscooters, @vespa online, @ StoneheadsSC, @SportiqueDenver, @ModWorldGallery, @VespaDetroit, @Marishka, @vespalexington, @SurreyScooterSv, @Novox_e_scooter, @VespaVita, @Bumpstart, @scootrev, @cooperdmev, @daveVespa, @southbayscoots, @LaVidaVespa, @a1zeno, @scootrva, @vespa_org_uk, @NEScooterClub, @scooterclubbog, @VespaofLA, @zenx13, @barnsleysime, @wadotone, @MalossiUSA, @th_capn, @uvscooters, @GVVR, @Michael_Stirra, @VespaClubBern, @scootarded, @Mod_Shack, @scooterjenn, @vescooterspares, @heru_hw, @lambretta60, @2StrokeSmoke, @lambrettaspain, @LamMag, @ScooterLounge, @ScooterWrecker, @scooterchrome, @scootnashville, @SpiParts, @scootnz, @scooterpinups, @Doug_Turner, @RVDMScootPDX, @dtc54, @joneoz, @GazParry66, @ukscooterclub, @ThePilgrimsSC, @RBSCScooterClub, @TitansScooterC, @ScooterCrowd, @topmod63, @scootsuitsboots, @scootercenter, @LincolnMOD, @Retrovespa, @ClassicScoots, @SeattleVCOS, @dougmcp, @ThatVespaGuy, @MRTScooters, @bluerichard67, @Dj_IMOD, @The_Robster_, @SCOOTERATTITUDE, @ scooterclasico, @VespaLand, @Ciaoparis, @ZootScoot, @brayscooters, @innocenti42, @ScooterMercato, @LambrettaRev, @eastsidescooter, @BluevsGreyRally, @vespaloversclub, @redstickscoot, @sipscootershop, @Amerivespa, @vespabk, @scootcats, @ScooterForumUK, @ScootPhilly, @scoottheroute, @ScooterCenter, @Scootr_magazine, @SShipstone, @Salford_Knights, @MalcolmLong, @scootermod, @lollkieran, @scooter_andy, @jgrightnow, @Modtheaceface, @Paella_Pete, @LambrettaClubUS, @mapcy, @TheRealDealSC, @trojan_sc, @trojan_sc, @BhamScooterSynd, @ScootervilleMN, @POCscooters, @ScootClubUSA, @scooterlandusa, @iamascooterist, @Scooterspot, @Scooter_Maniac, @fatcatscooter, @Scootabaker, @stuartbumford, @scootertech, @LambrettaClubCh, @LambrettaStore, @casalambrettauk, @Lambrettaman, @scootrally, @lambretta, @ScooterDiva, @ScooterAlert, @scoot3r, @ScooterCult, @nyscooterclub, @scooterguy09, @scootinoldskool, @deadbunnysc, @ScooterGrooveUK, @PhillyScooters, @scrmovie, @ScooterLust, @jet200lambretta, @metromoto, @JoDaines, @VivoScooters, @Corazzo, @SittKnightsSC, @ChiDistrict_SC, @scootmagapril, @VespaUSA, @vespafans, @SCOOTERIASP, @nycscootering, @Chicago_SC, @mainroller, @ScootRS, @ScooterworksUSA, @old_scoot, @thescooterspace, @scooterism, @davesx200, @rockersvsmods, @stacie_stewart, @lambrettaowners, @DaveModculture, @CrocodileJock, @ScooterLife150

Flippin’ cold this morning


Minus 3. Both my throttle and gears were frozen solid on the handlebars… juducious use of teh old WD40 and a towel heated in the microwave did the trick. Mind you by the time I got to work my fingertips were like ice – despite my winter gloves. Anyway, reminded me of the Cold Weather Challenge run by the guys over at 2StrokeBuzz… Check it out, and if you’re one of my readers in ‘the colonies’, why not give it a go? But if you do… stay warm, scoot safe. 

Btw… the blogs not dead… got lots to post, it’s just getting round to it between work and family. 
Interesting post to come about the ‘new’ (when does it stop being the new Lambretta??) Lambretta LN, from someone who’s actually got one… and has had a long correspondence with the Lambretta Consortium over ‘brand Lambretta”. Which I’ll stick up when I get my arse in gear. Which is even trickier than getting my scooter in gear when it’s minus three. (see what I did there?).