Saturday, August 20, 2016

ScooterBob at Red Rocks

It's become my turn to play host and tour guide for ScooterBob, a wooden scooter that's been making its way around both the moto-blogger world and the real world.

Done as a way to remember BobScoot, aka Bob Leong, one of the original moto-bloggers, who passed away back August of 2014 while traveling with his lovely wife Yvonne; we pass along ScooterBob, documenting the travels that we'd like to have ridden with Bob had he made it out our way.

Link to the start of this story:  ScooterBob hits the road, Jack!

ScooterBob, and Bob's memory, have covered a lot of the globe.  Starting from Vancouver, Canada (Bob's home town), its gone from Key, West, FL to the Black Forest in Germany, Austria and France.  From there it was a long plane ride all the way to Australia for ScooterBob where he'd finish out 2014.

2015 would be spent partly in the Pacific region.  After seeing quite a bit of the Sydney, Australia area and its surroundings, ScooterBob then made the short hop over to New Zealand for more explorations of these islands while hosted by two separate moto-bloggers.

By May, ScooterBob had returned to Europe and the care of  UK moto-bloggers, visiting folks in England and Wales.

The start of 2016 found ScooterBob back in Florida, exploring the sights of  near Jacksonville, Florida and even a side trip into Georgia.  Staying in Florida, Scooterbob was then hosted by a moto-blogger in Tampa during March and April and saw the sights there.

End of April found ScooterBob now in Virginia and undergoing some repairs to some damages sustained during his world travels.  After exploring Virginia, it was then time to go to New England to visit with yet another moto-blogger.

July 2016 found ScooterBob starting in New Hampshire and ending up several states away in Minnesota!

After ScooterBob finished exploring Minnesota and the surrounding area, he would be sent to me, here in the great State of Colorado.

ScooterBob meets Stewie, Martha's scooter.

Today, I thought I'd show ScooterBob the sights of Red Rocks Park, the same place I took BobSkoot to in Valencia, my 2011 Ural Sidecar Rig back in August of 2013.  Link to that visit by Bob.

From the above link posting, here's Bob at Creation Valley.

Creation Valley, Red Rocks Park

Bob and Valencia in front of the Amphitheater at Red Rocks



ScooterBob of the West!



As you saw, I was riding Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol with a Beemer Engine.  I'm still "breaking in" the rebuilt gearbox on her so she's limited to speeds below 40 mph.  Explorations of Colorado destinations further than Red Rocks will require the use of either Scarlett, my 2014 Ural Patrol or Brigitta, my '87 R80 Beemer Airhead.

Stay tuned!


10 comments:

RichardM said...

Nice touch to have the before and after photos. I like the writeup.

Kathy Kirkpatrick said...

Very nice! Bittersweet seeing the then and now pics.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks RichardM, glad you liked the format and writeup.

Kathy Kirpatrick, thanks, thought folks would like to see them.

SonjaM said...

Bittersweet indeed. Even the weather seems exactly the same. Well done, Dom.

I also like the meet and greet pic with Stewie. Nicely put in scene.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks SonjaM, this ride brought back some good memories for me.

Trobairitz said...

A perfect place to take ScooterBob. I like that you included a picture of Bob as well.

Thanks Dom.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Trobairitz, glad you liked the posting.

CCjon said...

The Never-ending Ride....... Great story!

Thanks for posting it.

Dar said...

What a journey this little scooter has been on. Its nice to see pics of Bob.

Charlie6 said...

Dar....glad you liked them.