Chuck Pefley, photographer and author of the blog One A Day - Mostly Seattle is famous around the blogosphere for his advocacy of Vespa scooters. As it happened, Chuck's post today, Dancing Chickens, was in part about the All City Community Scooter Event in Seattle. There must have been a similar event today in San Francisco. "Louis" was out on Divisidero searching for caffeine for himself and gasoline for his Vachemobile, oops, ahem, Volvo - when a huge group of Vespas went buzzing by! "Louis" grabbed his toy Olympus, giving chase in the Vachemobile, snapping shots through the dirty windshield. Alas, "Louis" couldn't get ahead of the pack of Vespas to get a better shot - and they left him in the dust at a stop sign, so "Louis" couldn't learn what was going on. Be all of that as it may, "Louis" dedicates this SPECIAL EDITION OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY DAILY PHOTO to CHUCK PEFLEY and his VESPAS!
Zipping up Fell Street past the DMV, "Louis" was surprised none of the 'scootists' gave the DMV the single-finger salute as they buzzed by. Perhaps it was because it was Sunday and the DMV was closed.
"Drat", said "Louis" as the 'scootists' opened up the distance!
"Oh, good", said "Louis" - he had managed to close the gap and get closer!
Then they open the gap up again and they turn left at the top of the hill. "Louis", delayed by traffic at a 4-way stop sign lost them..... Oh! The humiliation of having the Vachemobile out run by a herd of Vespas!