Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.

Ride Log

winterize
November 3, 2009

Ride log: Make up your damn mind!

I’m talking to you, Winter. Show up or shut up. October 31, 2009 — With The Mrs out of town visiting friends, the nearly 60º weather today meant I simply had to get on my Vespa while I still could. Weather lately has been gloomy at best. With the wettest October in the history of - Read More -

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October 27, 2009

NS Recommends: Shop Class as Soulcraft

“A lot of people are widely read. Not me. I’m thinly read.” — Eddie Izzard My wife rolls her eyes at me when I say this, but it’s a perfect description of my reading habits. I love literature, but I have never really been a reader. I love audiobooks and tear through many over the - Read More -

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October 21, 2009

Ride log: Epic autumn meandering

October 17, 2009 — Autumn is here in full force in the Twin Cities. Trees are multicolored, and leaves are falling along with the temperature. Evening lows are starting to flirt with freezing. This is my favorite time of year for riding my Vespa. I bought my first scooter in November of 2007, so when - Read More -

Trike
October 6, 2009

Ride log: Ingenious contraption

October 4, 2009 — Today I went for the best ride I’ve had all season. It wasn’t a long ride, only about an hour. What made it such a great ride was two things: I met someone interesting, and I rediscovered a great stretch of scenic road.

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September 28, 2009

Ride log: The start of autumn / new tires

September 26th, 2009 — I love autumn in Minnesota. I started riding scooters in November two years ago and this time of year re-energizes my love for riding. Perfectly on cue, the leaves started changing right on labor day this year and though a lot of green remains, this weekend was the first time the - Read More -

Los Vesparados: The Art of the Scooter
September 23, 2009

Los Vesparados photography featured

Special thanks to the folks over at Los Vesparados for featuring my Flickr set of their site. Los Vesparados: The Art of the Scooter Ride Log: Los Vesparados

Vespa Tow
August 26, 2009

Ride Log: Then the dipstick fell off

August 23, 2009 — So this morning I had only one thing on my agenda: attend the Wheels of Italy car and bike show over at Lake Calhoun. This seemed a simple enough photo mission and I was already imagining the kinds of groovy Ferrari and Lambo photos I would be posting to Flickr before - Read More -

Vespa in Field
August 25, 2009

Ride log: Tiny planes

August 22, 2009 — When I was a teenager, my dad and I did a lot radio controlled airplane building and flying. I haven’t flown in a few years, but I recently discovered some of the local r/c flying community. With gorgeous weather and one long week in my wake, I was up for a - Read More -

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