Category: photojournal

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...

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...

Serenity: Ready for Season 2

As you may have already gathered, Old Blue is up and running again! I want to say thank you again to everyone who chipped in for her rescue, but a few special thanks to: Sean at Philadelphia Scooters, for being Sean. Pete formerly of Vespa Brooklyn but now of Revolution Moto, for being Pete....

Convalescence in Ballard. May 30 – June 28, 2017.

Home was always a conundrum for me. Is it the place you’re born, or the place where most of your stuff is kept? Is it a feeling, a state of mind, or certain people? Where does someone without a physical home go, when they need to recover from more...

On Top of the World and back on American Soil. May 24 – 26, 2017.

From the Midnight Dome Viewpoint, if you looked on the other side of the Yukon River you could see a pale line etched into the green hills. It climbed in a straight line up the river-facing side of the mountain, then turned in a squiggle that wrapped the crumpled...

Sourtoes and Shipwrecks. Dawson City, YT. May 22 – 23, 2017.

Dawson City is a destination in its own right, though the usual attractions – Klondike gold rush history, gold panning, cabaret, and other old mining town and frontier sales pitches – were not what drew me there. I wanted to ride the Top of the World Highway, which started at...

The Indoor Life in Whitehorse, YT. May 19 – 21, 2017.

Nothing in Whitehorse is more than 10 minutes away, because if you’ve gone any farther you’re pretty much in the wild. The town was just big enough to have what I sought: a large grocery store where I availed myself to some produce (and gasped at the prices), and...