My love for mopeds goes back to my days in college of trying to beat the Parking Services cops. I wanted free parking, but the fine folks at Colorado State University strongly disagreed. After about $300 in parking fines, I read the university's policies. At the time there were only requirements for Cars, Motorcycles, Scooters, and Bicycles to have a formal parking pass on campus. So, the fall of my Sophomore year I found a Puch Maxi Sport MKII at a garage sale and parked it right in front of the Clark building. I left class 90 minutes later and found a CSU PD cop hovering around it, and he wrote me a ticket. So, I appealed on the grounds that it was a formal moped and not a vehicle as outlined in their policies. Long story short, I won the appeal and parked free for the rest of my tenure as a cheap, college student career while on my moped. My love of mopeds never subdued.
Since then I turned a hobby into passion, and a passion into a hustle. I've enjoyed riding, restoring, and researching these vintage machines at each opportunity. Over the course of 12 years, Ive had the pleasure of owning many mopeds of all brands... Motobecane, Baretta, Garelli, Motori, and my favorite Puch. Having broke and repaired just about all of them. Now that my university parking days are over, I mostly ride my kids around the neighborhood or take a quick jaunt to the liquor store.