Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Based on one-on-one discussion with a number of members, I've put together a much-simplified version that basically consists solely of voting procedures, drunk driving regs, riding dirty regs, and how-to-become-a-member. Maybe this version is less intimidating?

Sunday, September 11, 2011


After the break are proposed bylaws for the San Diego Skunks MPC. Please vote for approval or discuss revisions in the comments. I reworked them from a successful motorcycle gang's bylaws.

It looks like a lot of stuff, but in a nutshell, the only thing it asks us to do that we aren't doing already is have a monthly meeting. Mostly it clarifies questions about how one becomes a member, how decisions are made, expectations of behavior (most of which we already do), etc. The big selling point is that it democratizes the gang - it formalizes the principles that day-to-day decisions are made collaboratively by a group of elected representatives, and contested decisions are decided by popular vote. This prevents the emergence of a dictator, and prevents conflicts between members from pulling the group apart: if you disagree with someone, vote that way, instead of not hanging out or whatever.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monthly Ride

Every sloppy second Saturday of the month, we meet at Ruby Room (1271 University Ave) at 1:00pm in the Hillcrest neighborhood for our monthly open ride. Obviously, we're into mopeds, but all 2-wheeled combustion-engined vehicles are invited. We've met a few decent scooterfolk, so we know you're not all bad. :)

You & your sweet moped
A backpack or fanny pack
A bottle of water
A spare spark plug
A 3oz container of 2-stroke oil
A solid lock/chain
A hoodie or light jacket if you intend on riding into the night with us

We've got a steadily growing group of all ages, and we like to ride and party into the night. So we encourage you to keep your evening open, and your Sunday plans hangover-friendly.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tell your girlfriend California passed a new law requiring 'em.

You need saddlebags. If you're riding around without tools, you're an idiot. If you're riding around with a backpack, your back is killing you. If you're riding around with a basket on your handlebars, you might as well get an orange flag and tassels for your grips.

Good price, great workmanship, all custom. Local. Gold Leather Company.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bureaucracy, hey!

No more getting nervous when there are cops around!

1. Make an appointment at the HILLCREST DMV office: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/foa/clear.do?goTo=officeVisit&localeName=en
2. Print out and fill out this form.
3. Bring that form, along with $19 to your appointment.

The Hillcrest DMV has moped license plates IN STOCK. That means you will spend less than an hour at the DMV and walk out with your plates in hand, 100% legal and no worries about pigs.

You DO have your M2 endorsement, right?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Reno Rally

I don't know if anyone actually reads this, but if you do, we need a car with a tow hitch if we hope to go to Reno on the weekend of the 10th. Please please please make this happen.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Ja, habe ich ein Biturbo auf sie und changen den Bars. Es geht 50 mit leicht."
Hast du upjet?"
"Habe ich was?
Nichts, mein F├╝hrer. Es ist ein cooles Bike."