Category Archives: Travel

POEM: nighttime at the Candlewood Suites

nighttime at the Candlewood Suites here in this bounded collection of beige halls where the men with salt-&-pepper mustaches walk slowly in their Steelers jackets toward numbered metal doors like monastic cells stuccoed walls & half-used bulletin boards with notices … Continue reading

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POEM: travelogue

travelogue for Irene Delaware: looking through the fake plastic clock with its fake plastic workings ooohing & aaahing at the insides of books Bellefonte: crammed in the back of a distillery new & old friends still stuffed from a fabulous … Continue reading

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Closed On Sunday (Martinsburg & Huntingdon)

I took a hundred-mile ride today in the company of my pal Wiggus, who rides a sweet Triumph motorcycle with a much bigger engine than Zaphod’s. I didn’t ask him, when it was all said and done, how much slower … Continue reading

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Riding to Big Hollow

Perusing Steve Williams’ Scooter In The Sticks blog, I came across this line from Lao Tzu: “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” This is similar to the idea of “pashal,” which I’ve explored … Continue reading

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Scooter trip: PA to Rochester and the Finger Lakes

Last week I took my longest scooter ride so far: 500 miles from State College, PA, to Rochester, NY, and then on to Canandaigua, a small town in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. I took this ride … Continue reading

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Scooter cruising with a friend

Today my friend Gina became the owner of my previous scooter, Vroomfondel, a Bintelli Sprint 50cc. As you can see, she’s quite happy with her decision. We picked him up from Campus Skooters, where he was having a headlight replaced. … Continue reading

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