Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A week in the making

On Tuesday, May 15th, a regular group of scooterists gathered for the usual Tuesday Night Ride.  Little did we know how delightful the evening would be.

It was a gorgeous evening, weather hovering right around 70 and mostly sunny.  Robert and Tom had a 'northern' route planned but we were waiting on Tom because, according to Robert, "I know the route, but Tom really knows the route".  Lora and William even came to kick-off the event.  Tom finally pulled in a bit after 7pm.

We had 11 scooters to start, at least 3 Stellas, a handfull of modern Piaggio (Vespas and MP3), and a Honda of some sorts.  At 7:10pm the ride commenced north out of the Summit monument area.  I personally am a 'follower', so I couldn't even begin to tell you any of the roads we traveled, but I do know that we wound through the city and into New Brighton (I think), around a couple of lakes on some beautiful free-flowing roads.  It was a glorious night.  At one point Robert took a little detour (he’ll call it creative filming), but caught up to the group quickly.

The route ended up at Pracna on Main, not without incident however.  As we pulled onto the cobblestones, a very impatient man was in his car and started yelling at the group because we all went through the stop sign together.  Rar, rar, rar he shouted.  The parking spaces were a bit tricky and the group soon realized it would be better to turn around and park on the other side of the street.  This infuriated the aforementioned gentleman and as we turned and he drove past, shouts of “you’re worse than bikers” rang through Main Street. 

It’s a phrase I’m going to embrace.  “You’re worse than bikers.”  It has a great ring to it.  :)


*edited to add photo, youtube video as well as route info:

Watch the ride
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