Do You Need Iron Ass to Ride Scooter With Wooden Seat?
|Was this scooter's seat suggested by John Yoo?|
Our ignorance of the subject notwithstanding, we still can't figure out the thought process behind this scooter photographed in the Lower Haight. In place of an actual seat, this vehicle has a hardwood board bolted to it. And we do mean hardwood -- knocking on the board rewards one with a rich and resonant sound; this is not IKEA particleboard crap here.
Still, even people who know from scooters couldn't figure out what's going on here. "What if you go over a bump?" asked one. "Maybe he's got an iron ass," posited another. Incidentally, when it comes to wooden scooters, Portuguese craftsman Carlos Alberto -- who created an entire Vespa out of laminated hardwood -- saw fit to include an actual seat with shocks on his wooden creation.
|Ach! My tailbone!|