I've been following David Masse's Life on Two Wheels blog for a while and David has put a lot of miles under his wheels as he traveled and toured. Bill Leuthold is a legend in some circles as he done several Iron Butt challenges, and has been in at least two Scooter Cannonballs. Ken Wilson has been keeping a blog for years and is another serious rider with various accomplishments to his name. The man helped build a school for God's sake. Jim Mandel I'm afraid I didn't know but I did know that if was riding with this group then he must be very accomplished indeed.
Sadly however I would not be able to ride with them. I had some prior commitments (See the Great Kitchen Remodel) and would be working later in the day.
Me? I'm famous for trying to add a blender to the back of my bike and sell smoothies.
|Myself, Scooter Bob, Bill and Venessa|
I had thought about where I wanted to take Scooter Bob before, but a lot of other riders have taken him to places I can only dream of. My world seems very small right now, but let us shake those negative thoughts from my head.
In no particular order I was thinking of showing him the following:
- The largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright's work in the south.
- A big bell tower
- City roads
- Big Lizards
- A city of Ghosts
- A city of Freaks
- A UFO
- The best beach in America
- Bea and my favorite bee's.
- A castle in a swamp
It really just depends on the weather, the time I have and a few other things. I'm a big fan of a local program that takes "Trips on a tankful" in and around Florida as well as an avid reader of Florida Backroads e-zine. What I'm hoping is something odd and unusual will catch my eye. I also had every intention to reaching out to my local scooting community for their suggestions as well.
This is going to be fun. This, I think, is what I needed. To get out and explore again. Hopefully have Scooter Bob around will rekindle my desire to ride again, much like the Equinox to Equinox rally did a few years ago (and where I finished a very respectable 13th).