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Day three in the land of flashing green traffic signals

September 6, 2010
At the giant sparrow

The ride began in the former Olympic Village (Orin O'Neill photos)

In case you haven’t guessed, there’s a Vancouver Olympic theme to this year’s Labour Day scooter rally. The scooter games were declared open on Saturday prior to the scooter hockey game, and got going in earnest this day.

The rally packs contained a magnetic button with a national flag. The flag you got determined the team you were on. I represented the Soviet Union (the flag button was red with a hammer & sickle and a yellow-outline star). Ireland apparently didn’t make the cut.

Shot put

We went to Jericho Park for the shot put, er, cylinder barrel throw. Mine was not the shortest throw, but luckily the Soviet team had a strong thrower.

Honda Helix from Calgary

From there it was off to the University of British Columbia campus for the obligatory slow race and 2-Man Scooter Luge. Somewhere there’s a video of a Lambretta on its side and two guys laying on the ground next to it. That should tell you all you need to know.

Super G, on scooters

The games wrapped up with Super G and Biathlon at a park near Burnaby.

Of course, Canada won big in the medal count. Favicon

  1. Keith permalink
    September 7, 2010 3:59 am

    The rally looks like great fun. That said, I think I’d enjoy the ride up and back more, but that’s the introvert in my talking.


  2. September 7, 2010 10:57 am

    Speaking of the ride back, check the next post…

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