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.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


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Everyone was up way before the crack of dawn.  

The Pit Crew was not very enthusiastic about it. The start of the Cannonball was from the River St. next to water so there was a long line of scooters and vehicles snaking their way through the dark to the start point.

The starters meeting consisted of "don't crash, drive nice in the small towns, don't crash" and we were off.  You start when you want and everyone was just standing around so I loaded up and took off.  There was a little short cut that they discouraged you from taking, but I did and wound up leading the pack out of town. However, it was not long before a few people passed me. The day went from light rain to nice blue skies.

I rolled into Troy about 12:00 central time completing a very respectable ride. I think I was number 6 into the hotel.

 A  little champagne toast for Big Red

 And one for me

 Don't crash

 "Don't crash"  Mr Happy went down right out of the start. Got caught in a railroad track and the cobble stone street.  Luckily Mr. Happy was ok.

The Richland pit crew....

....they brought fuel and monkey butt powder. 

That was too much excitement.  I need to rest a minute