Photo: Winter Scarab

With snow covering the ground in most of the midwestern USA, most of us still have our scooters tucked away warm in our garages. Yet there are still those intrepid scooterists who venture out into the winter slush. They’re fools, heroes and ambassadors. My own longing for warmer weather and riding season to come back around are why this photo hit me so hard. The bright red against the muted palette of white and gray — the juxtaposition of an object of warm weather joy — these themes play against the cold and help dull the sting of a winter not yet over.

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