Big Easy Weekender 5
I really wanted to go to Big Easy Weekender 5 last weekend in New Orleans. But once again, poverty intervened, so I had to be content with looking at pictures taken by OS contributor Lorenzo, representing Scooter Club Golden Triangle. See ’em after the jump.
People come to BEW from all over the country.
Some load their scooters and drive.
Others, like Lorenzo, live close enough to the Crescent City to make riding there possible. I understand there are multiple possibilities for rentals in NOLA, so that might be something to consider as well.
You’ll recall Amerivespa was held in New Orleans in 2011. In June. While a NOLA native friend says July and August are when New Orleans’ subtropical climate will “kill ya,” temps during Amerivespa hit the high 90sF, and the humidity was not much less. Late March, OTOH, can be much easier for those not used to heat and humidity to deal with.
I understand there was a good turnout. Big Easy Weekender is gaining a reputation as one of the premiere scooter rallies in the U.S. It’s in New Orleans, after all.
Which among other things is known for really great food. That’s alligator sausage gumbo. I’ve eaten fried alligator. It tastes like fried chicken. Really, it does.
Ohhh, this roast beef po’boy is to die for. If I had a printer, I’d print the picture and eat it. Seriously.
Not one, not two, but THREE scooters got raffled off during the weekend. The 1964 Vespa V90 in the picture caused the most drooling on the Scootin’ Old Skool Facebook page. It was painted a rather nice key lime pie color. Had I won it, I’d have ridden it home.
Of course, the usual scooter rally antics were on offer. The gymkhana is taking place in a… RiteAid parking lot? I suppose it saves a lot grief, doing it that way. What RiteAid doesn’t know won’t hurt it.
The weekend was a busy one… you had to take a rest when and where you could.
I really do need to go to this. Next year, for sure.