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.