2017 Keizer Parade of Lights
December 9, 2017
Now I have a beautiful motorcycle, I want to do something with
it - specifically find other like-minded individuals and show it
off. I'm having trouble finding other small motorcycle riders, but
I did find the Salem
Scooter Club, and did the 2017 Keizer Parade of Lights
All parade entries had to have lights. I ordered Fairy
Lights off Amazon, and they are GREAT. I got four 16-foot long
strings of lights for $15, then spent $16 on AA batteries.
I used safety pins to attach them to my jacket and pants.
For the helmet and bike, I used this Tac n Stick stuff. It worked
I was using an old boat building jacket and pair of insulated pants,
so I looked like a Fairy Hobo - with a helmet.
Staging for the parade started before dark, and it was going to
take 30 minutes for me to get there - but I was looking sharp.
There's Rocinante all lit up.
And me. Damn, it was cold in the mid 30s.
This is the group photo - 10 scooters - two Buddy, two Ruckus',
two Z125s, a Metropolitan, and a couple others. The Z125s are right
at the cross point between scooters and motorcycles.
It was really fun - like the most fun I've had in a while. It didn't
take long for the Z125 riders did what Z125/Grom/Razkull riders
do: Start popping wheelies. The crowd LOVED it - they even made
it into the local paper. Little kids kept asking me to do wheelies.
I would just smile and shake head.