Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dar: Mistress Scooterpie

Well, the cat's out of the bag. I can't fool anyone but the day nearly didn't happen . . .

It was an early morning Ferry ride to Victoria for the start of a long holiday weekend. It was a build up of months of anticipation and a chance to meet old friends. Dar has already posted her comprehesive recap of our day HERE *****

For years, scooterists from Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham, Edmonton, Calgary & Vancouver converge on the tourist city of Victoria for the Capital City Scooter Rally, one of the longest running scooter rallies in the Country. I have been attending for many years having previously belonged to the Vespa Club of Canada & the Worst Scooter Club Ever. There is usually in excess of 150 scooters, predominately Vespas of all generations, some restored and some not.

We travelled over as a group from VancouverScootering.com We had 20 scooters in our contingent but there are several group rides heading in different directions but 14 of our members were excited that I had brought in my local, resident expert of local twisties for our own personalized group ride. Enter Dar on Mr Motorcycle's Cruiser and myself in the rear on my V-strom with the maxi-scoots sandwiched in the middle.

It was a great day with great people and I can honestly say that the guys from VancouverScootering.com absolutely loved her and were hoping the day would just continue . . . (<-- don't forget to click the link if you don't believe me)

I wished that we could do "Saturday" again, and again, and again . . .





21 comments:

  1. Now THAT was fun! I felt like I was riding along with all of you and really, I was! Almost fell out of my recliner!

    SO COOL! Glad you guys had a blast!

    Thanks!

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    1. Deb:

      we had a great time. If I could have mounted my GoProHD in the middle of the windshield it would have given you more of a rider's view, but I haven't figure out how to make it float in mid-air, unless I had the chest mount, but it's not good to show the speedometer

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    1. Sam:

      you're welcome, more tidbits to come . . .

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  3. You guys are the greatest! You're fun to ride with & hang out! Bob it was a wonderful day, thank you!

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    1. Dar:

      you were great too ! I just can't imagine that a year ago you were just starting out on your Vino 49cc. Now you know why we are called the RTE: Ride To Eat scooter club, it's all Sam's fault

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  4. Great to see you guys getting together, always like seeing fellow bloggers get it together.

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    1. Roger:

      If only you lived closer . . . Meeting others is like meeting old friends. But you already know that

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  5. Hooray for sunshine and riding with good people.

    Mistress Scooterpie - aaaaah Dar - you know that is going to stick right?

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    1. Trobairitz - yup I know, I roared with laughter!

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    2. Inquiring minds want to know...does Bob ride barefoot?! LOL

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    3. Trobairitz:

      Princess or Mistress, all is good. We had a great time and Dar knows the good roads in Victoria. While we were waiting for Dar to arrive, there were other group rides leaving in different directions but all the the guys wanted to "stick" with DAR.

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    4. Deb:

      I have tried it and I think it is this one:

      http://youtu.be/tc1pLZKfEWA

      don't believe everything you see. It was a fun project

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    5. Is that like saying, "I toe-d you so!"? LOL

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    6. Deb:

      we need to see your Croc© collection. While I have a pair of Pink Crocs© I prefer minimalist sandals, paired with shorts & tank top

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  6. All that traffic would be stressful for me. I like the couple of cars per hour type of road...

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    1. Richard:

      as compared to Vancouver, it was easy peezy. Wait until you get to California. Freeways, on and off ramps in every direction, and most of the exits split into two and some exits are on the left. It's very confusing down there. I suggest you get a GPS and program your destination.

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  7. Bob, great video. The ferry deck although dry looking still scares the heck out of me. Looking forward to more tidbits from the weekend.

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    1. Sonja:

      I also fear for the metal decks, esp when raining as it gets slippery as ice and it was sprinkling on our return. You just have to remember, minimum throttle and use rear brake only. You would have had a great time over there. You will notice immediately how less aggressive the traffic is, as compared to Vancouver.

      did you know that the cars stop for you to cross the street even before you are even thinking about it.

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  9. Great video. That ferry deck scared me, too. But it was sure cool seeing all the bikes pile out of the ferry! Looks like a fabulous riding day.

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