Scooter Adventures

Scooter Cannonball Run: Day 6

It’s 9:30 am on a chilly Sunday morning and I’m riding down a red dirt road just south of the Wyoming/Colorado border. I haven’t seen another vehicle in almost an hour. A smattering of raindrops lands on my windshield, so I’m riding fast as possible on the Helix, hoping to make it through all 22 miles of dirt before the rain comes and turns it to mud. My fuel gauge is in the red; no idea where the next gas station might be. I tear down a slope and corner hard into a narrow canyon where winds seem to come from every direction, battering me and the scooter. And I think, “This is it. this is the Cannonball I signed up for.”

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Video: A Baja Vespa Surf Adventure

These days, when people think about adventure touring on two wheels, they think of big enduro bikes like the BMW R1200GS. Yet big adventures can be had on a much smaller scale. Take this surfing tour through Mexico taken by Motoworks Chicago owner Johnny Scheff:

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