The Talleys aboard their Piaggio X9
He's the man behind the scenes quietly toiling away at Kick's layout; the Tonto to my Lone Ranger. Together, Steve Talley and I make up Team Kickstart. Steve is a pretty unassuming man and I felt it was high time I cast the spotlight on my friend.
So, Mr. Talley, I am going to ask you some questions and you can answer accordingly.
Karen: Do you have any aliases?
Steve: My wife has several for me, but I'm not publishing them.
Karen: Fare enough, Talley Man.
K: What turns you on?
S: Scooters, curling, bocce, history
K: Any turn offs?
S: Vehicles with studded tires; drivers who don't use turn signals
K: What was your first scooter?
S: Piaggio X9
K: Tell me a little known fact about yourself.
S: I rode submarines in the navy.
K: Well, anchors away! I never knew that. Here's another little know Talley tidbit: He's a semi-retired technical writer and was published in the New York Times!
K: OK, finish these sentences (When I'm on my scooter... Kickstart is... Curling and bocce are... Karen G is.... If I had a monkey...)
S: When I'm on my scooter, I'm enjoying the trip.
Kickstart is fun to work on.
Curling and bocce are non-contact sports where men and women of all ages compete equally.
Karen G is the generative force behind Kickstart.
If I had a monkey, I'd trade it for a bullmastiff.
Well, there you have it. Steve is quite the renaissance man and Kickstart wouldn't be half as fun without him!
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