Saturday, June 6, 2009

D-Day on the road, with scooters and jam

A day to remember, for sure.

Today was "D-Day" - the Normandy invasion in WWII. A BIG deal that most of us have mainly forgotten about. So in honor of that, and the fact that it was going to be a beautiful Saturday, the scooters went for a ride.

This was my first ride in a group, and it was really enjoyable. We put about 125 miles (scooter miles aren't always 'exactly' true to actual miles... but they're close) and it took the better part of the day. The two destinations were the closest Veterans Cemetary as well as the Smucker's headquarters and store in Orrville, Ohio.

Its hard to imagine spending a similar amount of time on a seemingly insurmountable battlefield, amidst the bodies of your friends...

But boy oh boy, I sure appreciate the fact that; because of these guys (and gals) we can do things like go on scooter rides and buy jam and/or jelly whenever we'd like. (Maybe that seems trivial, but its part of the whole "freedom" package.)

Here's my favorite pictures from the day...


Pastor Dave said...

That's too cool! I had no idea there was even such thing as scooter group rides. What is a "scooter mile" anyway?

Matt said...

Scooters often have their spedometers (and thereby, their odometers) set a little 'generous'... i.e. - the crazy beastie claims you're rolling along at 50 mph, but the gps will tell you that you're doing 44 - so there's a little fudge-factor when it comes to measuring the exact mileage.
So most of the time you just stick to "scooter mph" and "scooter mileage" when you talk in order to avoid technicalities... unless people REALLY care.

The White Pigeon Hope - Seeking to "Normalize" the work of the Holy Spirit since 2008.