Some of you may know I'm a "scooterist" (as defined in the following article). Starting today, a group of approx. 30 riders are making a cross-country trek from Portland, OR to NJ on scooters ranging from 80cc to 250 cc. I know the two guys portrayed in the article from the DC scooter scene. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/04/AR2006090401039.html?nav=E8 The first SCR was done two years ago, and as the article points out, Rob Downs was nearly killed by an eighteen-wheeler somewhere in the Nevada desert. This was - by far - the worst incident on the entire run. The group going this year is much larger (there were only a dozen or so in '04), so the potential for mayhem is increased. Say a prayer for these folks!