I knew I was in trouble when she mentioned her wanting to buy some sort of communication device so she could talk to me when riding. How Christmas was coming up, and my birthday a few short months after that. In other words, I should expect a communications headset.
Sometimes I catch a look at myself in my gear and it's odd to think about everything that is now in my closet that is biking related. We now have four helmets, four sets of gloves, three sets of jackets, two pairs of boots, two sets of rain gear and a partridge in a pear tree. We have come a long, long way from a canary yellow pullover and a shiny half helmet Well it may not be the best gear it does serve a purpose, and hopefully we will never have to test our gear.
Now that fall is coming, we should be riding more as a couple. It was incredibly hot and humid this summer, we didn't ride nearly as much as we could have. The heat also effected my participation in the Equinox to Equinox rally. I finished a very respectable 13th at of 202 participants and met my goal of a top 25 finish. I managed a total of 291 points. If I had continued to play I have no doubt I could have finished in the top ten, maybe even the top five. You can see my various photo's here: I was # 096. Well I enjoyed it, I have to admit that I am not if I would participate again. It just seemed it to long. While the guys at the Pace Podcast do a great job, I just feel they just bit off more then they could chew. It would have been nice to have had updates, either on the podcast or the website, regularly. We will see what they have planned for next year.
Finally, I love a love a good adventure story. I love travel stories and - at the risk of being called a "wimp" or worse - romance stories. So when I came across this story on Scooterfile I had to follow up on it. It seems that a young man fell in love with an idea. To ride from Canada to Peru on a 150cc Lambretta. Now that would be crazy today...but in the late 50's? Perfectly insane.
|Thanks to the Kickstarter website|
His son is trying to put together the money to tell his parents story. From what I understand it's just a question of getting the money for the printing. You can read more about the Bowman's adventure on their Kickstarter page. The official website is at The Scooter Diaries and goes into much more detail about the project. Of course, their is a Facebook page as well. It's an interesting story and worth looking into.