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 29, 2012


May 29

Several people have mentioned that I did not seem to be doing my usual ride and they are correct. I have not been "smelling the roses" because my father is in the hospital and I have been pressing hard in his direction.  Sunday night Vicki said she could tell that I was not having the usual fun ride and that I should store or ship Big Red and fly to NC. I told her I had come to the same decision already and arranged for a U-haul truck in Wichita. Yesterday she told me to forget the truck and fly and I agreed.

So Big Red is going back in the barn today and I will fly to NC. I don't when I will be back, but you will see it here.


May 28

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Got up. Rode all day. It was hot. Stopped in Wichita.

 In WW II we rounded up all people of Japanese descent and put them in camps in remote parts of the country just because they did not look like us.  Sadly, we have not gotten any better in 60 years.

There were lots of deer today


May 27

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The lobby bikers last night sent me a text picture of them downing Marguaritas last night.  Sure wish I could have joined them.

Last time I came through here on Scoot ( scoot 2010)    we did not make it to Monument Valley because of snow.  Today it was just cold. We paid Clyde $5 and pressed on.  I had forgotten this road was not maintained, so Big Red got to do some off road work.

Traffic outside of Cortez got pretty cowed up.

I hate it when I am above the snow line

 I had hoped the wind was over but by afternoon it was back up to 25 mph gusting to 39 mph.

I said this in 2010 and I will repeat it here.  Arizona has the highest  percentage of jackass drivers I have encountered on any of my rides.  I guess it goes with their jackass politics.

We rolled into Walsenburg, CO after a very long day and was very disappointed that the hotel was a mile from the nearest Margarita.

Today's slide show.