Category Archives: Travel

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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Scooter ride to the pharcyde, er, Lewisburg

My original plan was to ride to Rochester, NY, and back today. But the weather forecast convinced me otherwise, showing big storms along the route and flash flood warnings on my return. Instead, after a quiet morning drinking miso soup … Continue reading

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POEM: midway, Allegheny Mountains

midway, Allegheny Mountains midway, Allegheny Mountains parked at a gas station for iced tea and chips I check my email read your unexpected message it snows for the rest of the trip but I don’t mind; in fact I smile … Continue reading

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POEM: anywhere

anywhere (for Bernie and John) who wouldn’t want to get into the police box tie your fate to the whims of a mad explorer touch down everywhere and everywhen never quite knowing what lies beyond the door my older son … Continue reading

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