This page comes under the heading of "Don't Get Me Started" which (unfortunately
for you) you have done by viewing this page. In all fairness, the "blah
blah blah" contained here is not necessarily just mine. I am hoping to
convince my wife and our friends to contribute and you may find your own
ramblings here. Just email
your stories, tall tales, and so forth to me and it is entirely possible that I
will post them (by submitting your material, you agree to allow it to be
posted on this site).
Much of the material here is nothing more than my opinion and I would like to
apologize in advance if any of it offends you. Oh, I'm not saying I'm sorry I
offended you, I'm sorry you take things too seriously when they are not intended
Why Did I Start This Site?
You know, I often ask myself questions like the one above. Frankly, I'm not
all that clear on "why" I do a lot of things. In this particular
instance, I think I can identify the "why" with reasonable clarity. As
you may (or may not) have figured out from reading the ABOUT
US material, I have recently refocused my riding activities on scooters.
I believe this is because of "why" I ride (at this point in my life).
Motorcycles and scooters have always provided me with a thrill. From the first
fat-tire Honda to a number of crotch rockets, I find it exciting to
ride. There's the thrill of speed, the thrill of risk, and the thrill of
competition. Beyond that, there is the enjoyment of travel, the social fun of
gathering in a group that shares an interest, and the whole man-machine
I ride for fun, economy, and relaxation. I used to ride for image
as well. In a way, I still do. The difference is that I used to seek to express
an image by virtue of my choice to ride and the machine that I chose to ride on.
Now I enjoy the image that comes along with my riding choice through no effort
on my part. Scooters, and people who ride them, are generally non-threatening,
fun-loving and (dare I say it) cute. I freely admit that the
"heroic" image of the sport-bike rider or the "tough" image
of the cruiser had appeal for me, but people change. In the process of getting
older (notice I did not say "growing up" or
"maturing" which are things I'm sure I'm not
doing) our priorities shift. I used to enjoy working on my motorcycles (and
scooters), and I still do, just to a lesser extent. I want to ride more
than I want to tinker.
I still ride my motorcycles because I enjoy it. I just can't get all that
worked up about any specific style of motorcycle or riding any more. If it's
fun, great. I am thrilled by the wonderful economy of operating my scooters. I
thoroughly enjoy the smiles, waves and honks. Perhaps most importantly, it
doesn't matter how "bad" my day was at the office, if I ride my
scooter home, I'll have a big grin on my face when I walk in the door.
This site was started because I want to share the "just-gotta-scoot"
feeling with like-minded people (you know who you are). I also hope to
sell a few scooter-themed items, so visit our STUFF
TO BUY page. If none of our designs appeal to you, let
me know what you'd like to see. If it's at all possible, we'll create
something for you.
The links below will take you to various and sundry blatherings
Beverly - Wife of a Crazed Scooter Nut
The Story of Larry
The Story of Camille
The Story of Jordana
The Story of Julie
The Story of Chris
The Story of Jeremy
The Story of Jeanne
The Story of Arturo
The Story of Marty
The Story of Jack & Beverly
The Story of Jim
The Story of John Y.
The Story of Kristof
The Story of Ginnie
The Story of Peter
The Story of Don The Story of
Dan The Story of Angie
The Story of Chuck
Were You There? - Past Events & Gatherings