The Scooter Cannonball Run is a coast to coast endurance event for scooters. It is a time/distance/regularity rally where points are awarded based on miles completed and the ability to maintain the standard pace. This year it will begin in Savannah, GA and end eight days later in San Diego, CA covering 2633 miles. There are over 50 entrants riding all types of scooters. From a 1946 Salibury to a modern 3 wheel Piaggo MP3. I have decided join the fun this year. We will leave Savannah on April 22 and head west. I will be riding to raise money for KIDS and LEMUR'S charities. Please help us by purchasing some miles for one of these charities. Don't worry, I will be covering close to 6,000 miles out to California and back to Florida, so there are plenty of miles to go around. ALL monies go directly to the charity.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


OK, now which scooter to take, Scoot or Big Red?  Scoot is my favorite of the two scooters and with it's smaller engine, due to the points system, I would have a better chance of winning. Points are awarded based on time, size of engine, and age of scooter.  Since both of mine are late models, there is no realistic chance of winning. The older scooters, the 1946 Salisbury or 1961 Sears Compact (whatever that is) have a better chance of winning. So, I will take Big Red with the 250CC engine.  I still plan to compete and finish well, but do it with a little more comfort.  Eight days on Red at 8 to 10 hours a day as opposed to 10 to 12 hours a day, after day, after day on Scoot.

 The pink barbie scooter does not go with my new red jacket

The scoring handicap on this one would be great, but I think my butt would not make it

Which one?

Sorry Scoot.  He looks a little sad being left behind. but do not fear, Scoot is the daily rider at home

Besides, Scoot gets to take my riding coach Jill around behind me.  Jill has a brand new Vespa but it does not run and Vespa is not helping much to get it fixed under warranty.

Here is the team from Escuela Bilingue los Algarrobos in Canoa headed home after school.