I got invited to borrow a scooter and ride in the San Francisco Scooter Rally this weekend. I'd never ridden a scooter before. It took a bit of practice to get that whole twist shift thing down, but otherwise, no problems. My '62 Vespa had 8" wheels, which is not the most comfortable thing at highway speed. I found myself in a highspeed death wobble on the bridge that had me clenching my butt cheeks. It was a fun a day being a Mod... but in the end, I'll always be a Rocker.