When people see me on my moped, they feel like they need to ask questions: What year is that? 1978. How many MPG does it get? About 100… kind of. Where is it from? Austria. If they ask enough questions, they’ll eventually discover that for many of us, mopeds are more than convenient transportation around the city, but instead are the center of a narrow subculture of riders who ride and party together at annual rallies around the country.
In June, some friends and I packed up in my truck and headed to Come Out to Play Too, a moped rally in Brooklyn, NYC hosted by Mission 23, a branch of the greater Moped Army. I mounted a friend’s GoPro camera on my gas tank and tail light, and this is what I saw:
That ride was a ton of fun, but the best ride was yet to come: the midnight ride through Time Square. Unfortunately, I had already used up my camera battery capturing the above footage, so I have to rely on my memory. But it was the coolest thing I have ever done on a moped. Actually, maybe it was the coolest thing I have ever done.
Awesome rally, see you next year, Mission 23.