Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Definitely Worth Our Weight

As all y'all know, this year's ScooterRosa benefited Worth Our Weight, a local culinary apprenticeship program. We are proud to have provided $3220 to W.O.W. to assist in their continued support and development of our Sonoma County youth. Below is a kind little note sent by W.O.W. director, Evelyn Cheatham to thank all of you for your support:

Dear Roy and Johnna;

I am grateful and overwhelmed by the generosity you've shown in presenting Worth Our Weight with a donation of $3,2220.00 on behalf of the riders and participants of ScooterRosa 2011.

Thank you for your unflagging support of our apprenticeship program. As you well know, young people need a place to learn, develop and grow, especially if they have faced major challenges in their lives such as, foster care placement, probation, learning disabilities and, severe economic disadvantages.

Your support helps Worth our Weight to continue to provide an environment that will help to ensure their success in life.

You rock!

With Sincere Thanks,

Evelyn Cheatham
Executive Director
Worth Our Weight

Many thanks to those of you who came to ScooterRosa and supported this program. We couldn't do it without you (clearly)!

Beep! Beep!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Handcar Regatta 2011

What are you doing on September 25? Coming to the Handcar Regatta, of course!

Should you choose the patron of the arts package (VIP ticket), you will be expertly cared for by Nurse Haught, Nurse Whett, and Nurse Wilde, in the tent of the Ascended Masters (that would be you).

Some of the benefits:
  • Around the clock care
  • Lunch service
  • Entertainment of the musical variety
  • Your very own portrait
  • Cures for boredom, hysteria, and toxicity
  • Healing tonics
General admission tickets are also available for a low, low price (suggested donation) of $8.

Rumor has it, all three nurses are scooter-girls in future lives. Can you guess who they are?

Tune back in for more info. Or...go here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

That's right, we're not from Texas...

But Lexy & Casey are, and they came to scoot about the wine country with us this past weekend. Can I just say, I absolutely love my pals from Texas?! It was our pleasure to introduce Lexy and Casey to some of our gems in West County.

After saddling up on a light blue LX 150 (Lexy) and a red GTS 250 (Casey), we took off through West Santa Rosa, connected up with Willowside and wound out through Sebastopol, for our first stop, Iron Horse. Lisa from Iron Horse (who possesses a charm and hospitality all her own) treated us like scooter royalty and presented us with a special bubbly from Commander's Palace. Oh...then there was the secret trip down into the disgorging room to check out some of the rose vintages that are making their way through maturation. And, as if all that wasn't enough, Lisa served up some fresh, estate-made Greek salads with heirloom tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and ripe olives.

Our next stop wasn't too far down the road. After passing through the dot-sized town of Graton, we hit up one of our new favorites, Marimar. Holy monkey balls! How is it possible, that I've lived here *this* many years (no, I'm not going to say exactly how many), and I've managed to ride (zoom) right passed this charming winery that perfectly pairs Spanish tapas with their estate vintages. Tucked away on a little hill, one could loose themselves all too easily and become instantly too comfortable--as I did when I shared an extremely inappropriate story involving a first date, bull semen, and donuts. I'm pretty sure a Texas lady (such as Lexy) would never, ever be so crass, but what the hell, it's Wine Country. Bull semen happens--we're farmers.

Maybe it was the talk of donuts, but, after a shady scoot through refreshing forests, we came upon Wild Flour, a favorite among local scooterists, such as the McHenry's, as well as a long list of others who make the short trek, sometimes weekly. Before heading back to base camp, we enjoyed a late afternoon with one sticky bun, one loaf of Fougasse, a couple cups of coffee, an indulging table mate and one of the most enlightening financial/psychological discussions I've experienced. Thank you, Casey, it certainly topped the former conversation--not that it would take much.

Thank you, Lexy and Casey, for a wonderful day. We were so glad to scoot you around our back yard, and do hope that all y'all will come back and see us again soon. Oh, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Much scooter love,

Scooter Girl

You can have this, but not if you're in California...

Up for auction, is this 2009 Sym 200cc--starting at only $900. Why so low?

  • Can't be the mileage, it has only 700.

  • Can't be the condition, it has only (count it) ONE scratch.

  • Can't be the engine--just broken in.

  • Can't be the style, c'mon.

This orphan scooter was originally purchased in Iowa, making it non-California compliant with our emissions standards. Sad, I know. So here it sits, all lonely and stuff. Just waiting, waiting, waiting, for a non-California resident to take it home and make it theirs.

Please tell you friends. Or, just...