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August 11 - 13, 2006
Twin Cities Scooter Rally
a local scooter club, put on a terrific scooter rally in the
Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota.
It started Friday evening with registration, music and socializing. On
Saturday morning, there was more registration and breakfast at
in St. Paul. At 11:00AM, the ride began. I would guess that something near
100 scooters rode around the Twin Cities, stopping for lunch at Psycho
Suzi's in Minneapolis. The ride ended at
for Gymkhana, a slow race, and general fun. Saturday evening there was
bowling, lots of prize drawings and socializing at Elsie's in
Sunday morning started with breakfast at the Square Peg in
Minneapolis.... and clouds, then rain, then more rain, then clouds, then
more rain. A few of us did a bit of (very wet) riding, but there
were (understandably) few scooterists wanting to be out in the bad
Magers and Quinn Booksellers hosted Eric and Michael Dregni (scooter
authors extrodinaire) on Sunday afternoon and the rally ended at the
There were lots of visitors from outside of Minnesota, including B.J.
B.J. visited Scooterville and Bob was kind enough to loan him a Kymco
Xciting 250 to use during the rally. The new Kymco Xciting 500 was (at
long last) in stock and we were there when the first one was delivered
to a customer. I am hoping to get some time on a 500 in the near future
and will update my review of the Xciting.
The Gymkhana was a blast, challenging for the riders and a great deal
of fun for the observers.
One of the components involved picking up a beverage from one stool,
taking a drink, and passing it to the other hand to be set down on a
second stool. In the case pictured above we see an alternate approach -
throwing the beer at Jeremy. Take a good look at the second image,
EVERYONE is smiling, especially the rider.
Bob from Scooterville also gave the gymkhana a run. Notice the
"correct" completion of the beverage transfer.
Here are a few more pictures from the rally:
There are more pictures at Scoot.net, most of them much better than
mine. Be sure and go through the gallery from "Moses" as he took some
great pictures. Click on the Scoot.net image or the link below.
The rally was blast and I'd like to thank all of "The Regulars" who
worked so hard to make it happen. Special thanks go out to Lisa and Jeremy
who went above and beyond to pull everything together and to Bob from
Scooterville for his extreme generosity in letting us trash his parking
lot and loading bay and...
I can't wait for net year!