Saturday, August 20, 2011

Put A Zine On It

Portlandia creators, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein at In Other Words bookstore benefit.

I was there covering this benefit for a future Portland State Vanguard issue, but couldn't resist this Bumpstart photo op. During the Q + A, I asked what their favorite zines are. Fred said his music bible during high school was Maximum RocknRoll. Carrie mentioned living in Olympia where there are a lot of great zines. Her favorite fanzine is Jigsaw.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Beginnings

Scootering brings people from all walks of life together, people we might not get to know   
otherwise, but because of our shared love of motor-scooters they enter our lives and if 
we are lucky enough they become part of our scooter family. Tomorrow, Portland bids a 
sad bon voyage to Orlando Subia, James and Deb Boehne who are setting off for new 
adventures beyond the Pacific Northwest. 
I will miss seeing Orlando’s smiling face at scooter events and hope to see him at future 
rallies.  I can’t help but think what my life would be like if I hadn’t met the Boehnes in the 
hallway of Freightliner Corporation eight years ago. James not so gently nudged me for 
a year about buying a scooter and invited me to my very first scooter rally. And I don’t 
know if there would have been a Bumpstart if our paths hadn’t crossed at the 18 
Wheelers Club. Thank you James and Deb for your encouragement and Canadian 
kindness you’ve shown me over the years. 
Good luck on your new adventures and remember to call your scooter family in Portland 
every now and again. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Calling All Cannonballers!

Calling all Scooter Cannonballers!

I'm planning a Cannonball-themed issue for Bumpstart # 6 and would love to hear from all my fellow Cannonballers, past and present. Regardless of how well you placed or if you even finished, you all are freakin' badasses who should let the scooter community hear your tales from the road. I would also love to hear from those driving support vehicles and the film crew who joined us this past summer.

I know how creative you guys got during this endurance event, now express your Cannonball Run tales by word, photos, haiku, dirty limericks, interviews, personal ads, missed connections, police tickets.....

Looking forward to hearing from you crazy bastards, uh I mean road warriors....

Karen G