Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
And, 'Secret Story', this is Scoot's favorite album! ( I recommend watching all video selections on YT)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
This made an incredibly lasting impression on me when I saw it with my family in 1958....The images carried us to to our sailing on the Cape, of our Lightning in Marblehead, (and maybe, even, influenced SD to try and find the same experience in the most unlikely of placesLOL)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Scooterdude's faith in the project reaffirmed. "Hey, when are you going to patent that?!"
("psst, any help in this would be welcome.")
This is not due to the addition of the sail itself, nor of the improved skills of Scooterdude in handling the more formal and professional wind-sport equipme
He was just getting used to the stronger breeze at Castle Island and developing the skill required to maneuver the scooter with this huge and brightly colored sail. And, it seemed that there was a positive interest and approval by most of the other visitors of this new recreation to appear along the water.
But, as could be predicted, the park rangers quickly moved in. Seems that Scooterdude, or this kind of sport, is prohibited at the best location available in Boston.
It kinda went like this,
Rangers pull up in a large white van.
"Hey! YOU CAN'T DO THAT HERE!" Ranger One says.
"Okay, do you have any suggestions where?" Scooterdude asks.
"THERE'S NONE OF THAT HERE. YOU CAN SKATEBOARD (dubious!) on the walk or sail out there on the water, but you can't do both. We just sent two to the hospital for doing this and another one we caught and sent him away." (dubious, even more so! These types of fabrications in the comments tend to reveal a total unfamiliarity of how unique my craft and skill is. They're usually speaking out of real ignorance of what I've been doing for over five years and much more out of their own fear.)
Scooterdude has learned that there's no discussion to be had in these kinds of situations, so he moved on, much resigned to this latest display of poor imagination and limited understanding.
There's so much to write about this, and I'll eventually post more on this huge subject.
Suffice it to say here and now, there appears no possibility in Boston for the advancement of a more serious Wind Scooter culture....... (This is no Santa Monica CA!)
I'll still hunt out some other locations but given the size and imposing frame of the sail, it's not likely I'll find any other more accommodating locations.
I guess the bright side of all of this is that, after spending the several hundred $ on the sail, I'm forced back to my own unique design for 'urban-surfing' wind-scootering and even more inspired to proceed with a patent and then production. It has all confirmed Scooterdude's niche!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
(photos courtesy - http://windskate.com/)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
And, then, at the evening of the day with Piccolo-Pup in tow, we thrilled to the acrobatics of the wind-surfers at Castle Island.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Piccolo Pup just barked but Scooterdude thought it best to contact the proper authorities, like the CIA (Castle Island Association!)
Monday, June 7, 2010
There was just enough time to pick one's self up, see the solid sheet of water approaching, and race to the shelter of the T stop.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
(PhysOrg.com) -- A wind-powered car has been clocked in the US traveling down wind faster than the wind. In a recent run at New Jerusalem in Tracy, California, the car reached a top speed of more than 2.85 times faster than the wind blowing at the time (13.5 mph) powered by the wind itself. The run should now settle the DWFTTW (down wind faster than the wind) debate that has been raging for some time on the Internet about whether or not such a feat was possible.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Of course, Mother's Day proved to be the best day of the year, with the superlative conditions of strong, sustained wind-gusts, bright sunny yet cool temperature, less pedestrian and automobile traffic, and clean streets.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Winds were strong, gusting up to 25mph and a lively crowd was on hand to watch the race.
The trials were held in the early afternoon. "Apart from one protest, the first few runs were uneventful." Scooterdude reported.
Press was on hand, pictures and details will be forthcoming shortly to this blog.
Commodore and Race Committee certified the race-finish and awarded the Trifecta Trophy to Scooterdude for the second time.
The awards ceremony and dinner was held again in South Boston, with special appearance by Piccolo Pup who is rumored to be preparing for his own debut of performing while on the K2 Scooter.
(Again pictures and details will be posted as they become available. Stay tuned.)
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
(Details will be posted in the next few weeks. Held on the last weekend of March, this year it will be determined whether or not conditions are favorable for either 3/27 or 3/28.)
And, of course, the link is: http://www.dudeism.com/
Monday, February 15, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
As the Wind-Scootering Season commences and preparations for the Second Annual Wind-Scooter Regatta get underway, the conditions yesterday were formidable yet ideal.
Because, the wind gusts were sustained well above 20 mph, the roads were wet but remarkably smooth to navigate, and the direction was in that perfect clock-wise pattern around the church, down Boylston and then back up Stuart. Ol Scoot could make at least half to three-quarters of the circuit, if not the entire circuit on a ‘run’.
For a seasoned Wind-Scooter-Sailor, the heavy rain and spray made the course feel identical to the open seas, with crashing of waves against the bow!
“Avast, me hearties!”
“There be a wild one!”
Scooterdude may have even spotted the White Whale off the starboard-bow through the dense spray and sheets of water!
He was hailed by the passing Coast Guard near the Hancock Tower (the BPD in passing ‘cruisers’ ) and checked in for any needs and provisions. “I’m okay! Thanks!” he yelled back and pressed on through the violent wind and surf!
Epic sport indeed!