The Dot Com Scooter Gang

After our adventure in Langley with the Segway, we decided that we should get a bunch of scooters and terrorize Vancouver. I’m sure the sight of seeing five guys on 50cc scooters is enough to put the fear of God into anyone! :mrgreen:

We showed up at Cycle BC at 10AM in the morning. It was a great day to go Scooter riding. Normally, I wouldn’t ride a scooter on a road shared with cars because the car always win in a head to head. However, since the Dot Com lifestyle allows us to ride while most are locked up in an office working, we practically had the roads all to ourselves.

We spent an entire day riding the scooters all over Vancouver. We hit Stanley Park, UBC, Spanish Bank, Robson Street, Gas Town, China Town, Coal Habour, etc. We had a great time beeping the horn at everybody and waving to them.

The full day of riding only consumed about 1 gallon of gas from the 150MPG two wheelers. The day went by with only one incident. Like he did on the Segway, Michael Kwan crashed his scooter. It’s a wonder he can balance on his two legs.


33 thoughts on “The Dot Com Scooter Gang”

  1. Thats the way to pass a west coast summer day! Maybe an ‘underpowered but efficient transportation’ blog is called for. If it became trendy it could be a successful blog plus do the world a favor. Great video!

  2. That is too funny. We have real bikes (Harley Fatboy) and 13 of of us terrorized Austin. It was great. A lot louder than scooters. lol

    1. Stephen says:

      You should go do that with Kwan. You would be at least twice as scary 😆

  3. Tyler Ingram says:

    hah you guy terrorizing the west end on your scooters! next time I’m downtown at my 2nd place I’ll have to walk out in front of the scooters to cause real havoc!

  4. soares says:

    Go on John and gang show us more 😈 😈

  5. Stephen says:

    There were actually multiple incidents. We only captured one 😆

    1. Stephen says:

      Oh, and I have pictures posted now so enjoy how goofy we look 😛

  6. Man, riding scooters on a sunny day is so much fun. It was an awesome day!

    1. Yes – I should do it with all my blogger friend from chandigarh here back home in INDIA. 🙂

      1. Stephen says:

        You mean you’d want to rent a scooter and ride in this?

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7oBBBAAS9o

        Dot Com Scooter Gang would all be in the Hospital if we rode in India.

  7. Stephen says:

    Check out the High Quality Version. It’s way better:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh7rotFBAHg#

  8. dcr says:

    You should keep Michael Kwan off the two-wheeled vehicles. What if something happens to him? Who will write the reviews for JohnChow.com?

    1. He has lots of Michael Kwan in his pockets. Don’t bother. (sorry Michael)

  9. Sounds like fun John, the dot com lifestyle definitely is for you 😆

  10. browie says:

    Hey John, That’s funny that you made this post. I’m researching right now to buy a scooter to work. My timeline is within 2 months I’ll have my 50cc.

    1. Stephen says:

      I think in two months, it will be Fall, and cold, and if you’re not riding now, you’ll find it harder to get into the groove. I do plan to ride my Yamaha C3 through the Fall and maybe Winter if it doesn’t snow.

      I rode my own Scooter for Dot Com Scooter Gang 😉

  11. j. noronha says:

    I think I need another year before enjoying the dot com life style on its full potential. Today I still spend most of the day in front of the computer, fortunately making money for myself.

    The idea of working my whole life on a 9 to 5 job just to retire and die always scared the hell out of me.

  12. Jamie Harrop says:

    I can’t believe you can just go ahead and hire scooters over in Vancouver. To ride one here (UK) there are all sorts of lessons and tests you have to do.

    Fantastic video though. There’s something about scooters that are just very relaxing and chilled. Very free spirit. 🙂

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  14. Now its “Vancouver Gang” version.

  15. Doug says:

    Outstanding video. Looked like a lot of fun. Makes me want to get on my Suzuki Burgman and go for a spin near the beach where I live. Not sure about that food though.

  16. Das Brain says:

    Isn’t riding on two wheels so much fun. Even though it’s a scooter and not a motorycle it is still a blast. It sounded like your scooter gang had a great time terrorizing Vancouver. 🙂

  17. Ah the dotcom lifestyle! I was locked in one of those buildings from 9 to 5 while you guys were scootering around Vancity.

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      It’s funny how I’ve met you a couple times, yet I still don’t know what your day job is. Heck, I don’t even know your last name!

  18. TheMoneyac says:

    Oh my god ! Kwan has branded himself quite good. John, keep an eye on that guy, will ya ? Next time give him something less dangerous.

    1. John Chow says:

      I think Kwan should stick to walking and stay away from anything with a motor.

      1. Michael Zhao says:

        Maybe cause he can’t balance it…he should have gotten a ATV

        Michael Zhao’s last blog post: End of Second Week.

      2. Michael Zhao says:

        Maybe cause he can’t balance it…he should have gotten an ATV

        Michael Zhao’s last blog post: End of Second Week.

    2. Stephen says:

      We tried. It was called a Segway. A guy on crutches was driving one. We thought it’d be safe for him. We were so wrong 😆

  19. fas says:

    Next time let Micheal site behind you :p

  20. Dave Evans says:

    You guys had way too much fun!
    If gas keeps going up I might end up trying this out for size here in Florida, only problem is it’s like 90 degrees plus all summer.
    I’ll keep dreaming of a dot com lifestyle for now!

  21. Michael Kwan seems to be as clumsy as my sister! haha!

  22. Michael Zhao says:

    Cool~! We did this in Hawaii though. Cruising the city at 35 MPH…Haa! One thing great about Hawaii is there is no law for helmets!

    Michael Zhao’s last blog post: End of Second Week.

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