Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kerrville, Texas
When the wife & I were living in San Antonio, we participated with the Texas Road Rats scooter group. Had a couple of Vespa's, a few Chinese scooters but most of the group rode Suzuki/Yamaha/Honda scooters. I started w/ the group on a Reflex 250 and worked (aka spent) my way up with bigger scooters. Lots of great local rides and also out of town overnight trips. Key people in the group moved away, quit riding, etc and membership declined and I don't think that it is an active group anymore. There was another large scooter club in San Antonio that mostly rode new & old Vespa's. It was a younger group than our's and they seemed to favor tattoos, nose rings, loud social behavior. Never participated in any of their stuff.
Maybe in the future someone might take the reins and organize a national BUSA rally. I wouldn't mind helping organize a Texas event with the help of others on this site that live here in Texas. Lots of great roads here in the Kerrville area. I still go to motorcycle events but not any that require a "fee". Years ago wife & I rode the m/c out to the Laughlin River Run, got hosed w/ the "event fee" (received a bandana and some other junk) and jacked-up hotel rates. Also paid to attend the Golden Aspen Rally in Ruidoso, NM - less money than Laughlin but we found that we could just show up and pay a day entry fee for the vendor's area if so desired.
Bottom line, you don't necessarily need to pay anyone money to meet up w/ a like-minded group of friends/fellow riders and have a good time.
'16 650 Exec (sold)
'12 650 Exec Pearl Mirage White (sold)
'07 Silverwing ABS (sold)
'06 Burgie 400 (sold)
'06 Zuma 50 mosquito fogger (sold)
'06 Elite 80 (sold)
'04 Agility 125 POS (sold)
'04 Reflex 250 (sold)