Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Middle of Nowhere Scooter Rally

    One of the early scooter rallies for the year is put on by the Middle of Nowhere scooter club. The event is lovingly known as Whiskey Dick.
        The ride up this year was going to be a bit wet, as rain had been in the forecast. We rode one scooter from home in the morning in rain and 39 degrees; not the best start to a weekend. The shop was opened as we waited for a morning delivery of two new bikes. Once the Sym Fiddle III was safely tucked into the shop it was time to hit the road. It was still raining, but the temperature had warmed to a balmy 51 degrees. The ride up was stretched over several hours as we had an additional 130 miles to go, but of course, there was time for snacks.
 We managed to miss the rain for about 100 miles, but the last 30 or so it found us with a vengeance. However, we knew the pool in the hotel would be warm and inviting. A quick meal with 50 of our close friends ( the clams were great) at Pub 447 and we were headed back to the hotel for some pool time.

    Saturday morning greeted us with some warmer weather and dry patches of pavement for the rides out with the club. The is a long ride as well as a "vintage" ride of shorter distance for the older bikes and folks who may have been just a little bleary-eyed from the night before. We all ended back at Barley Creek Brewing company for a nice meal and a ride back for afternoon shenanigans.We even had our own parking area.


     Once back at the Quality Inn it was time for some parking lot games and shenanigans.No one was really sure what was going on here, but it sure was fun.

    The Mario theme was awesome and I am sure we will be seeing some of this layout again. For some video and more pics of the field events, try the discussion section Here. The field events over it was time for dinner and good music from The Hub City Stompers. The raffle was held at 10:00 PM with many good prizes handed out. We even took home a few trophies this year. The handmade trophies are THE BEST and Cody's first one already has a special spot in his room.

     This is our fourth time at this rally put on by the MON crew, and it won't be our last. If a "hotel rally" doesn't seem to be your thing I advise you to try it once. We have been pleasantly surprised.  It is a good time with good people.
     As all good times, Sunday came along and it was time to head home. The weather was not being too pleasant with steady rain and 40 degree temps. There were many folks who had trailered bikes to the event (nothing wrong with that), but we came to ride. The ride home had its long moments, but still a good time on two wheels. There were breaks for hot coffee, pie and even burgers. It was nice knowing people were thinking about us on the wet ride home as several folks asked us to let them know we arrived safe. That warms our hearts more than you know.
     We WILL see you again next year. Take some time and check out this scooter rally. Next year, give it a try. Hopefully, we will remember to take better pictures next year.

1 comment:

  1. the ride, although wet was still awesome. i agree, hotel, pub, pool,bar, shenanigans, did i mention bar? much fun. maybe next year i will be awake for the field events.