The Way Of The Scooterist

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Serenity's most current tracks and location, independent of myself (I could be anywhere!).

For my most recent route plans, check out what's at the top of for posts labeled Planning and Plotting. For most recent updates on my location, see the Updates (some overlap). I'm working on a better way to organize this, but if you're wondering what I'm up to most currently there's always my Instagram (@quezzie) and Facebook.

The route below has been archived since reaching Lubec, ME on July 23, 2015!

The route thus far. Thanks, GPS Visualizer.
The blue arc (and a bit of blue down the CA coast) is a flight and a trip on a borrowed bike!

Though the trip is meandering and flexible, I love making itineraries and plans. The trip is broken down into several legs, along with an approximate timeframe. Between each leg (hee hee) I may implore the hospitality of dear friends or family, or just rest for a few days.
Leg 1: Providence, RI → Atlanta, GA (~3-4 weeks)
Leg 2: Atlanta, GA → Key West, FL → New Orleans, LA (~5 weeks)
Leg 3: New Orleans, LA → Madison, WI (~3 weeks)
Leg 4: Madison, WI → Seattle, WA (who knows, I've stopped counting)
Leg 5: Seattle, WA → San Jose, CA (winter here)
Leg 5.5: San Jose, CA → Las Vegas, NV → San Francisco, CA (Oct 2014-Jan 2015)
Leg 6: San Francisco, CA → Phoenix, AZ, via Baja (Feb 2015)
Leg 7: Phoenix, AZ → Denver, CO (March 2015)
Leg 8: Denver, CO → Houston, TX (April-May 2015)
Leg 9: Houston, TX → Madison, WI (May 2015)
Leg 10: Madison, WI → Pittsburgh, PA (June 2015)
Leg 10.5: Roudtrip flight Pittsburgh, PA → San Francisco, CA (June-July 2015)
Leg 11: Pittsburgh, PA → Lubec, ME (July 2015)
Dates will be updated as I reach each destination, but the most recent itinerary is here:
I arrived in Lubec, ME on July 23, 2015!

Providence, RI → Stroudsburg, PA → Providence, RI
April 23-26: Depart Providence, RI for Stroudsburg, PA, for CORSette and Whiskey Dick III. 264 mi. Then, a 400 mile race on a smallframe!


Leg 1: Providence, RI → Atlanta, GA
April 27-May 4: Finish packing and putting things in storage in PVD.
May 5-10: Crashing in Brooklyn. 199 mi.
May 11-13: A couple nights Philly. 96 mi.
May 14-16: Visiting best friend, Grace, in Washington, DC. 143 mi. (Here is where I start to play by ear)
May 17: Dogwood Vintage Scooter Rally, Stanardsville, VA.
May 18-19: Camping in VA/NC along Blue Ridge Parkway.
May 20-22: Meet author friend and host near Asheville, NC.
May 23: Overnight in Maggie Valley.
May 24-29: Atlanta, GA. Scooter service and rest.
1672 miles.


Leg 2: Atlanta, GA → Key West, FL → New Orleans, LA
May 30: Bluffton, SC, with Rutabaga. 252 mi.
May 31: St Augustine, FL, hostel.
June 1: Melbourne, FL, Airbnb/Couchsurf.
June 2: Miami, FL, Airbnb.
June 3: Bahia Honda, FL, camping.
1102 miles.
June 4: Ft Myers, FL, with piratetreasure.
June 5: St Petersburg, with zippy and co.
June 6: Camping at Rainbow Springs State Park, FL.
June 7: Tallahassee, FL, cheapest motel evar.
June 8: Pensacola, FL, at Teamr2's.
June 9: NOLA before scooterists take over.
1215 miles.


Leg 3: New Orleans, LA → Madison, WI
June 12-15: Amerivespa. Atlanta and Richmond scooterists, Cannonballers, and more!
June 16-19: To Toronto, OH with Davide. Barber Moto Museum and Tail of the Dragon en route. Hello, LadyDraco!
June 20-21: Bandcamp scooter rally, one damn crazy party.
1560 miles.

June 22: Recouping in Parkersburg, WV, with Matt and Ali.
June 23-25: Lexington, KY, with Art and Judi.
June 26: Bardstown, KY. My Old Kentucky Home State Park.
June 27: Indianapolis, IN. Indy Hostel.
June 28: Indy Bike Week, specifically, the Wall of Death folks.
June 29: West Lafayette, IN. Hi, Steve & Amy!

June 30: Itasca, IL (outside Chicago), scoot maintenance with Dave (Bronco638) and Kasey.
July 1-28: Madison, WI, to stay with my seester and catch up on work.
1086 miles.


Leg 4: Madison, WI → Seattle, WA
July 28: Duluth, MN, with Soko Loco.
July 29: Warroads City Campground, MN.
July 30: Fargo, ND, with CS Nate.
July 31: Mitchel, SD, with Klock Werks Dave.
Aug 1-5: Sturgis, SD, motorcycle camp with Sash and Steve.
Aug 6: Bighorn National Forest, WY.
Aug 7: Palisades Campground with Bobbie and family.
Aug 8-10: West Yellowstone, MT, with Alice.
Aug 11: Choteau, MT, with Voni, Paul, French cyclist, Don, and Max the dog (plus owner).
Aug 12: Kalispell, MT, with CS Art.
Aug 13: Spokane, WA, with CS Jill.
Aug 14-24: Seattle, WA, with Gwynne!


Leg 5: Seattle, WA → San Jose, CA
Aug 25-28: Portland, OR, with Jake and family.
Aug 29: Diamond Lake, OR, camping.
Aug 30: Humbug Mountain, OR, camping.
Aug 31: Leggett, CA, camping.
Sept 1: Woodland, CA, with Patty and Will.
Sept 2: Gardnerville, NV, with John and Amy, with Giraffe.
Sept 3-5: Yosemite National Park, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Death Valley National Park.
Sept 6, 2014 - Jan 23, 2015: San Jose, CA, with Kevin and Addy.


Leg 5.5: San Jose, CA → Las Vegas, NV → San Francisco, CA
Sept 29: Tamarack Flat in Yosemite Nat Park, CA, camping with Bex and Petey.
Sept 30: Rachel, NV, camping at Little A'Le'Inn.
Oct 1-2: Springdale, UT, camping.
Oct 3: Jacob Lake, AZ, camping with Kath and Rob.
Oct 4-9: Las Vegas, with Sash and Steve.
Oct 10: Kernville, CA, (grumpy) camping.
Oct 11: San Jose, CA, with Kevin and Addy.
Oct 12-18: Oakland, CA, cat-sitting with Lyapa.
Oct 19-31: San Jose, CA, same ol'.
Nov 1-2: Oakland, CA, cat-sitting with ghost kitty.
Nov 3-19: San Jose, CA, still here.
Nov 20-Dec 6: Vacation!! Dec 7-18: San Jose, CA, yep.
Dec 19-28: Palo Alto, CA, with Kendall and Moni!
Dec 29-Jan 2: Oaklanda, CA, AirBnb with Matt.
Jan 3-4: San Francisco, CA, with Pete.
Jan 5-7: San Jose, CA, housesitting for Dmitry.
Jan 8-12: San Francisco, CA, with Pete.
Jan 13-22: San Jose, CA. (Jan 16-19: San Francisco, CA, Pete's again for BoomChickaPop job.)
Jan 23-26: San Francisco, CA.
Jan 27-Feb 1: Oakland, CA, cat-sitting with Lyapa.
Feb 2-Feb 17: San Francisco, CA, with Pete.


Leg 6: San Francisco, CA → Phoenix, AZ, via Baja
Feb 18: LAUNCH again! Big Sur, CA, free camping at Naciemento.
Feb 19: Santa Barbara, CA, camping at Cachuma Lake.
Feb 20-23: Glendora, CA, with DSM8.
Feb 24: Cadiz Summit, CA, free camping at Cadiz Summit.
Feb 25-Mar 3: Las Vegas, NV, High Rollers Weekend.
Mar 4: Joshua Tree Nat Park, CA, camping at White Tank.
Mar 5: Ensenada, Baja, Ensenada Backpacker.
Mar 6-7: Erendira, Baja, Mexico, Coyote Cal's.
Mar 8: El Rosario, Baja, Baja Cactus.
Mar 9-10: Bahia de los Angeles, Baja, Mauro's Posada.
Mar 11-12: Puertocitos, Baja, camping on the beach.
Mar 13-15: Ensenada, Baja, Ensenada Backpacker.
Mar 16: Outside Yuma, AZ, camping on Ogilby Road.
Mar 17: Phoenix, AZ, Airbnb with Tim.


Leg 7: Phoenix, AZ → Denver, CO
Mar 18-20: Tool around the southwest with Tim.
Mar 21: Phoenix, AZ, with Waldo.
Mar 22-24: Tucson, AZ, with Sash and Steve.
Mar 25-26: Phoenix, AZ, with Waldo (hi again!).
Mar 27: Petrified Forest National Park, NM.
Mar 28: Zuni, NM, with Sheryl and Strallie!
Mar 29-31: Santa Fe, NM, at Santa Fe International Hostel.
Apr 1-2: Salida, CO, at Simple Lodge & Hostel.
April 3-5: Denver, CO, with Ambra.


Leg 8: Denver, CO → Houston, TX
April 6: Goodland, Kansas, freecamping at Goodland Travel Information Center.
April 7: Amarillo, TX, first motel since Tallahassee.
April 8: Hamlin, TX freecamping at Hamlin Lake.
April 9-11: Austin, TX, Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, Firehouse Hostel and camping with the Drome.
April 12-17 Austin, TX, AirBnb.
April 18-May 1: Houston, TX, with Auntie and Uncle 3.
May 2-8: San Antonio, TX, with Debbie, including the Spring Fling on May 3.
May 9-14: Houston, TX, with Yues.


Leg 9: Houston, TX → Madison, WI
May 15: Texarkana, TX, with Wayne.
May 16: SLAP at Byrd's Adventure Center.
May 17: Jasper, AR, with Chris.
May 18: Ponca, AR, camping at Steel Creek Campground.
May 19-21: Conway, AR, with Amy.
May 22-24: Memphis, TN, with Cassi.
May 25-30: St Louis, MO, at Myke's place.
May 31-Jun 9: Madison, WI, with my seester.


Leg 10: Madison, WI → Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 10: Indianapolis, IN, at Indy Hostel.
Jun 11-14: Amerivespa.
Jun 14: Detroit-ish, Airbnb.
Jun 15-17: Toronto, ON, with Wally.
Jun 18: Jamestown, NY, camping with Davide and Jack.
Jun 19-21: Bandcamp! Toronto, OH.
Jun 21-23: Pittsburgh, PA, Airbnb with Matt.


Leg 10.5: Roudtrip flight Pittsburgh, PA → San Francisco, CA
Jun 24: San Francisco, CA, by the power of flight, with Pete.
Jun 25: Santa Cruz, with Jim and his family.
Jun 26-Jul 6: Los Angeles, CA, at Vivian's.
Jul 7: Santa Cruz, CA, with Jim again!
Jul 8-14: San Francisco, CA, with Pete.


Leg 11: Pittsburgh, PA → Lubec, ME
Jul 15: Red eye over flyover states.
Jul 16: Pittsburgh, PA, with Eileen.
Jul 17-18: Horseheads, NY, with Tim and his parents.
Jul 19: Binghamton, NY, with artbybernadette.
Jul 20: Horseshoe Lake area, meeting up with David Masse.
Jul 21: Barre, VT, Airbnb.
Jul 22: North Conway, NH, and Mount Washington, with BCCMatt.
Jul 23: Lubec, ME!!


Leg 12: Lubec, ME → ?!
Jul 24-25: Topsham, ME, for Ski's Shrimp Run.
Jul 26: Portland, ME? Boston, MA? Providence, RI? Brooklyn, NY? Richmond, VA? Who knows anymore...

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