Saturday, June 02, 2007

When It All Comes Together

This picture could not have happened were it not for the vision of one man. The leader of our pack of two wheeled gypsies, St Cloud Scoots. Even though its out of order chronologically, it just seems to belong at the beginning.

Lucky (Jeramiah Pearce) was looking for ways to get involved in the community through the club. He had the idea that we could do something to benefit those in need. I believe this thought had been fomenting in his mind for a while before he commented that he and Chauncy (Tom Fritz) had been tossing ideas of benefit scooter runs around.

Some time last year the three of us were talking about directions the club might go. We knew we could grow, even in this little college town. The price of gas could almost insure people buying scooters. And looking for reasons to ride with other scooterists is why Lucky started the club in the first place.

I think we really started bantering about charity rides sometime in the fall. We were planning our Double Dog Dare Ya ride for the the first weekend in January and naturally the ride plans for the summer season came up. Were we going to set up in town and countryside rides or have a bigger vision for the club.

I'll be honest with you, I thought the basic idea of riding with other scooterists would be a pretty big deal in itself. Especially as an actual club. But Lucky, bless 'im, had bigger and better ideas.

Before long Chauncy was talking with Lucky. Then Lucky was talking to me. Quite often our schedules meant we were relating earlier conversations with one or the other, with the third. Lucky pushed us along to get things accomplished and before long things started taking shape.

Everyone getting ready to ride.

It all came together today. An ad in the local paper and support from Scooterville of Minneapolis, Corazzo scooter clothiers, St Cloud Suzuki and The Meeting Grounds coffee shop and all around scooter trash hangout joint. You are the folks who made our club and guests feel welcome by the gifts you gave us that we passed on to them. If you coulda seen the smiles at the raffle...

Oh wait! Yes you can! haha

The ride was about forty five miles. Through some beautiful hilly and just lush with shades of green, midwestern countryside. A few came on 50's so we kept the pace at about thirty two mph. Boy did people stare as our scooter caravan went by. Some waved, some smiled and other did the obligatory double take.

We couldn't thank people enough for the donations to the food shelf. The ride, well, icing on the cake. Scoot for a cause, eh?

The Roadbum


CodyandMichelle said...

good on ya all RB!

Steve Williams said...

Congratulations on your scooter benefit event!

Seeing a pack of scooters on the road is always a head turner. Around here we usually only see big groups of V twin riders. So when the scooters gather the world stops!

Steve Williams
Scooter in the Sticks

t.s.graham said...

Wish I had been there. I just sold the BMW MC and bought a Kymco S200. I'm having the time of my life. I'll watch your blog for other events in the near future. There are about four or five scooter riders out here in the Cold Spring area and I'll see if I can drag some along.

T. Graham
Hecks Angel

American Scooterist Blog said...

Cody, many thanks. Its feels good to give something back.

Steve: Per the reply beow yours I think this little group is growing. The looks we got were priceless.

T.S.: The '200 is a great bike from what I've heard. Durable. Our home club is St. Cloud Scoots. The first link in the list. On left colum of the site there is a link to this site. We'll be meeting soon I think!

Thanks all,

Natalie said...

Good post.