The 2007 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally is now done and dusted! Fifty-seven participants signed up, fifty-four showed up, and of those two failed to get to the starting line-up, with another three breaking down on the way and four not finishing within the allotted time.
Welcome to the First Person account of the 2005 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally. In this second (and final) piece we hand it over to some of the participants to give their viewpoint of how riding a scooter around Lake Ontario worked for them.
After last year’s inaugural ride of 4 scooters around Lake Ontario, this year’s event promised to be an altogether more populated affair. Interest had been high once people had read about the madness of 2004, but we failed to get the numbers we had hoped for when we finally opened up the registration gates for 2005.
After a week that can only be described as fooking hectic, we were finally ready on the Friday of the Rally weekend.
It’s now Thursday morning – four days after the 2005 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally wrapped-up and I’m still finding it hard to get through the day without crawling into the big soft accommodating bed that is just a few rooms away from my home office.
So, all the prep-work is done. We’re at Motoretta Scooters with very little sleep but lots of anticipation. The following step-by-step breakdown (with timing and distance estimations) hopefully describes the day’s grinding pace …
Alcohol is a dangerous thing. I’m not talking about the obvious here – drunken behaviour, drowning in your own vomit, etc. No it’s its ability to make a bad idea seem good that has caused the most grief for me in the past.