Flickr Find: Rides of March

Originally uploaded by astrovine

Camera: Leica M2

This picture encapsulates everything I remember about Mods while growing up in the 80s. My older brother was a 3rd wave Mod revivalist and a part of San Diego's Jett Set Scooter Club. There always seemed to be 3 or 4 Vespas or Lambrettas parked in our driveway, adorned with a disproportionate amount of chrome, lights and mirrors. His crew would do rallies up and down California and would always come back with tales of riding on acid, and catching the power-pop,ska and soul bands of the time such as The Key, The Untouchables, Infantry, and Sons of Liberty. At the time I had no idea how much direct and in-direct influence his lifestyle would have on me. Long live two-stroke smoke...and always keep the faith.

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