Worshiping The Beast
Keep Tahoe Burgundy -By DJJC
Matt, Teresa, and I went to the "Worshiping The Beast"
scooter rally the weekend of October, 4th 2003. The rally was
put on by the Burgundy Topz from Sacramento. We were all a bit
hesitant wondering if we would be accepted with our twist n' goes.
This fear was totally unfounded. The Topz Rock. They welcomed
us with open arms. We made quite a few new friends and enjoyed
scooting in one of the most spectacular places Lake Tahoe, California.
The rally was quite different from other scooter rallies in that
it was a game comprised of three parts.
How to Score
All the stops are mixed to together through out the ride. Each stop
has a set of total amount of points, however these points were weighted
so that those that chose to do tasks that required more distance
traveled received more points. In other words, there are more tasks
closer to the start of the ride but they are worth less points that
the tasks at the far end of the lake.
We decided to do entire ride around the lake with some members of
the Bomb Squad Scooter Crew from Reno, Nevada. Some of the tasks
included how to assemble a clutch, remove and check a spark plug.
Trivia including questions such as what is the mythical monster
in Lake Tahoe and the size and depth of the lake. Scavenger items
included pinecones, food condiments and the best souvenir under
We competed the ride in just over 6 hours. With almost 100 miles
traveled. Matt did the entire run on 1 gallon of gas. The other
thing to note was that Matt and Teresa were the only people to complete
the ride on 50cc scoots. This was a feat in itself. Climbing hills
at bone chilling 15 mph.
After the ride we had a meet up at a local bar by the name of "Hoss
Hogs", where a wonderful surf band played and awards were given.
As it turned out Teresa was the big game winner
Kudos to her and all the other award winners including farthest
traveled on scooter to the rally, Best Scooter and poorest performance
at a task. Yes Soupcan that was you… "my time" my
All and all this was the best rally we have ever attended. We will
definitely make this one again. Click here
for the pictures.