Early Sunday morning I stumbled upon a book that caught my eye after seeing a review on a scooter website. I grabbed the image only to share with you here; there is no link to "Look Inside".
I wasn't aware of BJ Strass or his Scooter Rider magazine but I'm certainly enjoying this little book. I 'borrowed' it as a Kindle Prime customer. Mr. Strass, at least at one time, began his riding from Corvallis, OR, a place that I know a couple of other people begin their rides from as well. The first story in the book is about his departure from Corvallis, heading west and when he gets to salt water, he turns "right". Vancouver and surroundings are part of his quest before heading south again to his home in Oregon.
The author freely admits that he takes a few liberties with the English language and I appreciate that, though he doesn't abuse it like I do. His tours/rides are often extensive, sometimes done alone, often with his wife. He uses mid-size scooters, machines he's moved towards not unlike I have, from larger displacement motorcycles.
He mentions various gear he's tested which is fun but the very best part of the book for me is having an open map beside the chair while reading. I've never been a fast reader, but I slowly savor the descriptions and mention of places as I follow along using my maps.
Like the author, I'd jump on one of my 250cc scooters and head for either coast at any time. Here in the Midwest I've got more choices about avoiding busy roads than he's sometimes had along the busier edges of our country.