Sunday, November 27, 2011

Copley Sq. January 1967



Nice picture of kid who'll one day become Mr. Scooterdude himself!

Keeping Up in Copley Sq.

http://backbaysun.com/2011/11/08/shaping-copley-square/


Copley Square is always changing, appearing modern and trendy sometimes or historic and preserved at others.

Scooterdude is always eager to discover what might be planned for the space. As usual, some plans are for the better while other plans may seem ill-conceived. In any case, it will remain a special space, a familiar place, and a sacred vacinity for the Ol Scoot.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Spotting a Goal!

Great way to start the day!
(From I Love Simplicity photo album on Facebook.)

Monday, November 7, 2011

"Wind-Scooter-Mind"

Bright sun,
       Smile on each face, wonder!

Wonder!
       Wind-ride,
"Why is there a hole in your sail?"
                  
           "It keeps the sail full!"

(Wonderful day yesterday, and glad to see all of my scooterdudecopleysquare friends!)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

AmericasCup's Channel - YouTube

AmericasCup's Channel - YouTube
Reasonable seasonable wind conditions. The ride was smooth on a SW breeze (would have preferred the strong W or S wind though)  20mph is OK, not impressive however. Hope to be out there more this coming week (vacation for Scooterdude from his day-job YEAH!)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Super 'Waves' - Attempting THE RIDE

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Hurricane Irene's w...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
According to the current weather forecast concerning Hurricane Irene, the rain fall may end in the early afternoon but strong winds will continue. Optimum conditions (gusts of 40mph! perfect for the wind-scooter!)
Scoot' will be checking again at around 2pm. Perhaps, this could be THE RIDE of the century for wind-scooting. See you out there if it's dry enough.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Attending 'Mass Appeal' Forum

Mass Appeal: Life Beyond the Job
Monday, August 8 at the Institute of Contemporary Art


4 pm - 5:30 pm | Brainstorming & Conversations
5:30 pm – 7 pm | Cocktail & Networking Reception

You're invited to attend this FREE event exploring how arts and entertainment impact whether or not people choose to live in Massachusetts. This is your chance to be part of the conversation!









Play a role in this lively and interactive event exploring the most appealing
aspects of life in Massachusetts. You can help define a new path for the
Commonwealth by lending your voice to one of two discussions:


 · Dining, Nightlife & Recreation
 · Arts & Culture
Get ready for an uncommon evening of dynamic discussion sparked by live Twitter
feeds and real-time polling projections. Drawing inspiration from our multimedia
surroundings and the ICA’s stunning waterfront location, panels will generate ideas
and determine the best ways to showcase all that Massachusetts has to offer.
Register today to be eligible for 10 drawings a week featuring pairs of tickets
to some of the coolest events and activities around. Don’t miss out on this
exciting networking opportunity!

“Mass Appeal” is part of Building a Better Commonwealth’s “Talent: The Foundation
of our Future” series. Find ongoing updates and featured speakers by visiting our
website at boston.com/better.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

International Wind-Scoot Day

Observed globally with festivals, dances, exotic wind-scooter cuisine and special competitions!

This year - Wind-Scooter Poetry Contest
Entries for best poem account of the Wind-Scooter experience.
Prizes include a special interview with the Best Urban Wind-Surfer, an invitation to stand with your face to the wind and think of nothing else, and a Wind-Scooter fan.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Scooterdude will return soon

copley plazaImage by Werner Kunz via Flickr
Been taking a break
Hope to back 'hittin the waves' soon!

See you all in Copley Sq. when the wind kicks up next!
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Super Ride along Boylston, St. James, and Stuart Sts.

Boston - Back Bay: Trinity Church and Copley S...Image by wallyg via Flickr
The perfect combination of strong gusts, traffic re-direction and closed streets, and the cheering of the pre-Marathon crowd made for perhaps the best rides Scooterdude has ever experienced.....Ha Ha Ha and Awayyyyyy!

Copley Square Boston
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New Date for International Wind-Scooter Regatta?!

Reflections of Copley SquareImage by wili_hybrid via Flickr
There's a nice wind forecast for today. With the streets around Copley Sq. closed for the Marathon on Monday, and with thousands of visiting tourists and athletes roaming the area in anticipation of the race, could it be that the Saturday before the Marathon offers the best opportunity for a Wind-Scooter race? This could be the chance ol 'Scoot's been waiting for!
Look for him this afternoon in Copley Sq. along Boylston Street or wherever the wind is best.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Email

scooterdudeboston@earthlink.net

Monday, March 28, 2011

Busted axle

Great on Saturday except
Broke the 'main mast'
Came right off

Is OK though
Repairs forthcoming this week .
C U all soon

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Regatta - "Wind-Heaven! 2011" Cancelled

Due to lack of funding and the removal of some corporate sponsors, we sadly announce the cancellation of this year's Wind-Scooter Regatta. We learned that a few of the registered athletes have tested positive for enhancement drugs  and have been disqualified. Also, Scooterdude is in hiatus as Piccolo Pup is requiring more attention at home. We apologize in this advance notice that this is a loss for the city. We look forward to the possibility of a 2012 Regatta.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Wind-Heaven! - 2011"

Strong Winds for First Preliminary Trials - "Wind-Heaven! 20011"

The incredibly bitter cold added to the challenge of getting back onto the urban-surf.
"Thrilling!"

"Ecstatic!"

"Fantastic Ride!" were a few of the comments. It amazed everyone that despite the dirt white residue of months' snow with some gravel sand and salt there were excellent conditions for practice before next month's big event.

Surveying possible routes for the Regatta was Scooterdude and a few supporters. Depending on wind direction, the preferred routes include either Stuart Street (from Dartmouth St. to Berkeley St.) or Boylston Street (from Clarendon St. to Arlington St.). Cross-streets and direction would also be determined upon weather conditions.

Corporate sponsors to date:
      Poof-Puff Wind-breakers
      Oggle Goggles
      Jet-Stream Xtreme Sports (apparel, nutrition, attitude!)
      DF Magazine

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Today's Practice Runs - 2pm CANCELLED

Due to necessary repair

Preparation - Warm-Up

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3rd Annual International Wind-Scooter Regatta Date Set

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Preliminary Eliminations commence 3 weeks prior
Corporate Sponsors
Entrants due February 19, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Can Still Dream......

While SnowSeason continues....

During this season of excessive road-cover (whether snow, sand, or salt ) Scooterdude has taken a long break.
In the meantime, he's been working on a few other 'inventions' and creative projects in his writing, graphics, and music....

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Winter Season of Wind-Scootering Commences

Due to heavy demands personally and crowded schedule, it was an entirely thrilling opportunity for Scooterdude to out again riding the waves yesterday.

Cold?
Yes.

Tight afternoon schedule again?
Yes.

Wind?
Fantastic! It was a reminder that some of the best rides are in the worst Winter months, with a steady wind and relatively clear streets. (The real problem this time of year is the sand and salt which collects in the plaza in front of Trinity Church and around some areas of the streets. It forces me to route around these dangerous patches.)