Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Just Another Day In Long Beach! Beach Cities Scooter Club!

Beach Cities Scooter Club President Melanie Cooper

This past weekend, Mrs. Jaycee and I, were out shopping and ended up having a really cool adventure. I was busy teaching this Double cheese burger a lesson, when we noticed a whole bunch of folks on scooters. Now, I've seen bike clubs, car clubs and motorcycle clubs but never a scooter club. Luckily, Mrs. Jaycee, had her trusty digital camera with her and my mouth was in good working order.

Mista Jaycee's favorite Scooter. The Morpheus! Sleek and Fast!

I approached the group which numbered over a hundred people and introduced myself. It was sunny, the air was mostly smog free and hell ,I'd never seen over a hundred folks on Vespas before. This ish was coooooooooooool! Anyone remember the Honda Elites back around 1986 and how big a fad they became? Even dudes were riding those.

So I first met a young dude wearing shorts and Doc Martins and I asked him about all the folks and what they were doing. Well, this is the Beach Cities Scooter Club and we are meeting up for a ride. He was kind enough to introduce me to the President of the Beach Cities Scooter Club, his Mom! So, I spoke with Melanie Cooper, the founder and President of the club.

Mista Jaycee: So, how did this come about?

Melanie Cooper: Well, I went to Meet and typed in scooters and well I started a club. Soon, there were others who contacted me and joined.

Mista Jaycee: Now, why a scooter and not a Harley or a Schwinn?

Melanie Cooper: I own a motorcycle, but this is Southern California, and nothing looks better than Southern California on a scooter.

Mista Jaycee: All these people belong to Beach Cities Scooter Club?

Melanie Cooper: No, there are several other clubs that have found us and joined us for today's ride.

Mista Jaycee: Cool! Who knew there were scooter clubs and all these people would get together? It just proves what me and Mrs. Jaycee say to our daughter. Get in where you fit in!

I talked with alot of folks with the crowd. This was really cool and they were really cool people. All of them. Open your mind and your heart, the adventure awaits! Oh, and watch out for me cause I'm gonna be on the back of a scooter, real soon, so stay off the sidewalk! (Wink)

BE Mindful! BE Prayerful! BE Careful!



Jillian said...

lol how cool is that...aahh makes me miss the west coast?!??!!

That weather LOVE IT!?!!?!

Funny my friend and I were just talking about getting on some scooters this weekend hehehe..

Have a great day Mista Jaycee..!!

Miss.Stefanie said...

I didnt even know they had scooter clubs! Then again, everything else has its own clubs, including fishes. Great post! I learned about something new in my area!

uglyblackjohn said...

I used to be a Rude Boy but could never afford the requisite Vespa.
By the time I could, I started getting cars instead.
But yeah... most scooter buffs are cool and are rooted in Ska and the Two-Tone influence.

Mista Jaycee said...

I dug this. Get in where you fit in.