Floating to a meltdown
The weekend saw scooter camping rallies on opposite sides of the continent: the Firkin SC’s T-Town Flotilla in Tacoma, and Three Mile Island SC’s Meltdown 2016 in Pennsylvania. Pics follow the jump.
Time sure flies — this is the Firkins’ sixth Flotilla. The group converged on Dash Point State Park, this time spending the whole weekend at the campsite.
As is the case with pretty much all scooter rallies in Tacoma, the Friday night meetup happened at the Parkway Tavern.
After an evening ride, it was time to set up the campsite.
No, the scooter did not get parked over the campfire.
Folks were enjoying themselves. The weather was great, sunny and seasonably warm.
A Flotilla tradition has been baked beans and toast for breakfast. This year, the menu was more ambitious. And the itinerary included a stop at Jason the Scooter Whisperer’s new shop, Andiamo Let’s Go.
The Three Mile Island Scooter Club hosted its first Meltdown camping rally in 2004. Held on the banks of beautiful Conodoguinet Creek in Camp Hill, Penn., mere minutes from the bright lights of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital city.
It being rather warmer than the Pacific Northwest, Meltdown boasted a handy ice cream truck.
As you can see, the Meltdown campsite was flat and grassy.
They not only had an ice cream truck, they had a band.
Of course there were vintage scooters.
And the usual scooter shenanigans.
Hope you had a good ride over the weekend.