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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Thank you all who have pushed our donations to over $4,000.  It is very kind of you and every dollar goes to a great cause.  There is still an opportunity to buy miles as I turn Big Red east and head back across America.


Well, what a great ride!!  I not sure I will do it again, but I am sure glad I did this one.  But, you hear that same statement out of the veterans and they always seem to come back.

So, where did I end up?  Looks like #20.  Not bad for a first time guy without an aux tank and a catheter.  The stopping is what cost me the most position.  The modern machines in the top places all had large aux tanks and some never stopped in the 300+ mile days.  The vintage scooters that finished in the top were just damn tenacious, determined to finish and never give up.

Somewhere along the line they changed the rules.  About day 4 I think.  Mainly because Lee B was going to win no matter what because of his scooter's age handicap. I think it was a good idea as it put competition back into the race.  This was a whole new format and it had some glitches. How they come up with the scoring beats me.  These guys are rocket scientists and talk Delta and minimum points and other stuff I did not get.  I just rode Big Red hard and he loved it. 

Updated 2012-04-30 00:26:25 +0000
PlaceNameScooterDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8TotalDelta*
1Lee B1946 Salsbury 8549245645051948954653148939720
2mrmoi20001960 Sears Allstate31030328128932628635027724221550
3OopsClunkThud2006 SYM HD2002732912292712803123282202204218
4glassaye2006 Vespa GTS 250ie2442612492682733152732122095109
5feb31st2008 Vespa GTS 250ie281269226245247273300207204847
6RockBass142009 SYM HD200251260219216240275300204196583
7Classic Rider1975 Vespa Rally 200242251208239230287280191192837
8Ashrat1977 Vespa P200234244237259233245258195190523
9Jess2008 Vespa GTS 250223251213260253284230180189411
10JimT2005 Honda Big Ruckus220234201247215242276184181975
11bagel2007 Vespa GTS 250ie241256179173227260255172176356
12mapsail132001 Vespa ET4210217212208202215266219174914
134n6iscool2008 Vespa GT200189218181215220247249190170940
14shokenmaster2007 Vespa GTS 250ie191224178217194218220186162881
15Radix1980 Vespa P200E184213191222194199243163160919
16JimC2010 Vespa GTS 30018721317618916522524220916063
17absurd ruse2005 PX177200234196194171200219178159214
18Bill Dog2010 Vespa GTS 300176200182194182235211199157913
19Scutrbrau2010 Vespa GTS 300 Super17620018119718322821019915745
20Lostboater2009 Vespa GTS 250ie218189170245176205178179156014
21K-word2009 Piaggio MP3 400181186160206208212198167151842
22pozo2011 Honda PCX 125191189193189174184219169150810
23That Scooter Guy2009 Genuine Buddy 125222184168193172182202174149711
24capt. Gary2004 Vespa 200L166183161187184199205165145047
25Ivana Tinkle2010 Vespa GTS 300 Super173180160178178191197182143911
26scooray2006 Honda Reflex16417015017317026417716814363
27TheDandee2003 Genuine Stella136154166209189186197172140927
28cochid2008 Yamaha C3192191204183182251182138524
29maroy2007 Piaggio MP3183168155173163182177173137411
30Georgiagirl2009 Piaggio MP3 500164156150191163182180163134925
31toigo1980 Vespa P2001831821751861741822105613481
32Scootertrax2006 Suzuki Burgman 400S16416715017316318218516313471
33svhess2006 Vespa GT20016417015417316318217716313461
34ScootChef2010 Vespa GTS 300 Super17015715017316318217716813406
35Uncle Ben2007 Suzuki Burgman 400164152150178163182177163132911
36ChiliP2010 Yamaha Majesty16415215017316318217716313245
37EvelOtto2007 Kymco Xciting164152150173163182177163132486
38spiff7172009 Suzuki Burgman1641521501731631821771631324692
39BSFF2009 Genuine Buddy 125184150202172182189163124282
40hojo16901980 Vespa P20017021615019220926034123111
41ScooterRaton1967 Vespa GT2372562092051591066165
42Stu2009 SYM RV250168200172222181943123
43nustar11983 Honda Passport236200192177805138
44GBanks661966 Sears Bluebadge17919315919472580
45Mike Smith1996 Honda Helix164166120450275
46Frank Tabor2009 Genuine Stella20516837377
47stellastella2009 Genuine Stella49182231142
48Godzilla Bobber2005 Suzuki Burgman 40016416467
49Kraken Master1979 Vespa P200E1631631
50Bill Murar1958 Puch/Allstate757588

So, almost everyone packed up and headed out today.  There are a few of us left and only one other rider is riding his scooter back across America.

By noon the lot was empty.

What next?  I will be riding north to Oakland, part of the way with JimC and Krista, where I will leave Big Red for two weeks and head to Seattle to spend time with Vicki who is flying out.  I owe her a nice vacation for letting me do all this riding.  After that trip I will return to Oakland and head Big Red east at the leisurely pace that we love.

I will blog here occasionally over the 2 week break and start back full blogging on the return trip May 21.