New Continent, Who Dis. Landing in Barcelona. August 14, 2019.

A too short, cold sleep later and the Pyrenees appeared as a ripped seam in the distance. An hour before landing, an inflight entertainment program in the “Spirit of Canada” category piqued my interest: The Frozen Road. Although the cyclist and director, Ben Page, was traveling the Arctic in...

Toronto Multiple Nexus Achievement Unlocked! August 11–13, 2019.

I went back and forth on whether I wanted to truck to Toronto or make the most out of Serenity’s last miles in North America. In the end, I wasn’t so hungover I couldn’t load a scoot onto a truck bed with Fred, and trucking meant I could eke...

Trailer Queen to Who Dat? Fat Two-Stroke Weekend. August 9–11, 2019.

My last scooter rally with Serenity in North America, and she’s on a truck already?! To be fair, this is the only time I’ve ever trailered her to a rally. This is special treatment. Unfortunately, with so many blackout dates coming up in Europe I couldn’t justify taking an...

Boston Send-Off. August 6–8, 2019.

Tuesday before launch, Boston area scooterists got together for one last dinner hurray before Fred and I drove to Toronto and I was off to Europe for a few months. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, almost fine enough to change my opinion of the city. Just kidding, it...

Sob Scooterist Story. Spring 2019, Cambridge, MA.

When I landed in Boston in April, spring was stubborn to arrive. Today, New England is finally on the other end of yet another 100F/38C heat wave. Summer descended on the northeast in a furious stream of grill-outs, beach days, motorcycle rides, shop nights, and scooter rallies. My plate...

Steph Y. on That Scooter Thing!

I’m a little behind on updating, but back at Whiskey Dick in Pennsylvania I met Lee Lux of the podcast That Scooter Thing! We must have both been drunk because he invited me in for an interview. You can hear me prattling on for about an hour below. It...

Thailand Motorcycle Episodes with Anita. Jan 8 – Feb 4, 2019.

While I’m making plans for Serenity’s next adventures, Anita edited together a couple of videos of our rides together in northern Thailand! I generally reserve the blog for Vespa travels, but since Serenity was hibernating in Boston over the winter here’s a peek at what I got up to...

5 Year Road Anniversary

Significant dates in one’s life are often dictated by tradition, taking such forms as birthdays, weddings, graduations, and holidays. My special date is less conventional – and frankly I’m terrible at remembering dates at all – but when it creeps up on me I’ll always do a little something...