Monthly Archive for May, 2004

Niagara 2004

My Niagara 2004 picturesLast week­end, we trav­eled to South­ern Ontario for the Nia­gara Scoot­er Ral­ly. And, the Cana­di­ans sure know how to throw a par­ty. Check out our pics, and here are some highlights:

  • Our first camp­ing trip in years
  • My grade 9 Eng­lish teacher’s son was there with his crew
  • Anoth­er two-up ride on Presley’s Lam­bret­ta—and we still couldn’t keep up with the pack
  • First tit­ty-bar expe­ri­ence with Pres­ley
  • Don’t buy gas in Canada—it’s pricey and will make your scoot sputter
  • Vino Girl(!) got muddy—which was just not right
  • I caught one of these at the raffle—now I can car­ry a six-pack on my leg shield

Jason post­ed in a more time­ly fash­ion, though I severe­ly ques­tion his asser­tion that “the weath­er was fair­ly nice”… I can only imag­ine what pre­vi­ous years were like. We had a light­en­ing show all Sat­ur­day night, and I still have wet boots sit­ting in my car trunk.

Any­way, we’ve got 1 city ral­ly and 1 camp­ing ral­ly under our belts…

Free to Marry

At 12 midnight, same-sex marriages were given to couples at Cambridge City HallThe Bay State is now the first-in-the-nation to grant same-sex mar­riage licens­es to cou­ples, and I am proud to say that Our Fair City was the first – Cam­bridge City Hall at 12 mid­night, May 18, 2004.

A cou­ple of thou­sand peo­ple, joined togeth­er on the front lawn of City Hall, singing songs, hold­ing sup­port­ive signs (My favorite was “yay!”), and clap­ping as each cou­ple made their way up the stairs, and into the building…

It was real­ly mov­ing. Cheers everybody!

Gotham ’04

Jason and his Red BullWell, we sur­vived the Gotham ral­ly this past week­end. We met a lot of cool scooter­ists, and enjoyed rid­ing around Man­hat­tan and Brooklyn.

I think we put brought joy and curios­i­ty (and maybe envy?) to the peo­ple of New York—seeing a hun­dred scoot­ers com­ing through your neigh­bor­hood in a giant pack is not some­thing peo­ple see every day. Those kids down in NYC know how to throw a good time. Too bad I didn’t win the bike raf­fle.

I post­ed my pics at—check out Jason above. Tonight, I buy my first scoot­er: a Ves­pa P‑200.