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.