Most of you have seen my previous post regarding the rally. The Capital City Scooter Rally is very diverse and spans the generations of scooters and even the occasional 'shifter' as I was referred to on Saturday night due to riding a cruiser motorcycle. There was everything from beautifully restored vintage Vespas and Lambrettas to more 'earthy' needing lots of TLC kind of scooters to modern day Vespa, Piaggio, Yamaha, Honda, and Kymco to name a few.
I am an equal opportunity rider, I love them all and could care less whether it was a motorcycle or scooter, as long as it has two wheels I am in love. My roots in two wheeling came from riding pillion for 29 years, but my own two wheeling history started with the little 50cc Yammy Scooter which I rode in my first rally last year. My adventure has changed so much in a year and I have grown by leaps and bounds. Last year I was trying to get lost in the pack and keep up and not being a poser. This year I had the pleasure and honor of leading two group rides. On the evening ride when I looked in my mirrors it was a breathtaking site to see 14 maxi scoots behind me and my dear friend Bob was riding sweep. It was a blast! I think scootering will always be in my blood and after riding with the Vancouver Scootering Crew on their maxi scoots, I am pondering my two wheel future and wondering if there is room for a larger cc scoot or even a vintage Vespa. Hmmm. While I ponder this have a look at some of the vintage scoots and other lovely little scoots I came across. PS: I also earned the nickname 'Grand Mistress Dar' - lol - that makes me smile.
I wonder if the driver ever gets sea sick looking in all those mirrors?
You definitely have every angle covered thats for sure.
They are all beautiful whether they are rusty or perfectly restored.
Can't you just see the potential lurking under the surface?
Dinner meet-up at Ross Bay Pub, but my scooter crew wanted Chinese food.
I am so glad I went with them, dinner was delicious!
I love this particular scooter with the fighter jet on the front fender.
I was admiring it last year and was happy to see it again.
Loving this scoot's license plate mount.
This little Ruckus picture is for my friend Deb of Ruckus Scooter Love.
I saw this and had a chuckle and thought she would appreciate the picture. Love the horns!
It was an excellent weekend and so much fun. I think I am going to be saving up for a bigger cc scoot or even a vintage one. There is something romantic about scootering and just a little quirky. Until you've ridden one you don't truly understand the mystique and cache of everything scooter. So go on, I know you want to try one, but beware once you do, you'll be hooked!