Friday, August 9, 2013

Rider Profile: Mike Torrusio

Name: Mike Torrusio
Find me on Earth: Portland, Maine, USA
Find me Online: http://scooterthefun.blogspot.com
Interview Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Interview Location: Portland, Maine, USA

Scootcommute: When did you start riding, how old were you?

Mike: Just about four and one half years ago. Mid 70's

Scootcommute: How many motorbikes have you owned?

Mike: 4

Scootcommute: What is your current bike, and is the current bike your favorite?

Mike: It's a Piaggio BV 250. Absolutely. Does everything one could want.

Scootcommute: Talk to me about the most challenging riding skill you learned.

Mike: Doing U-turns on a narrow street with a passenger on bord.  Not sure I've mastered it, but I manage to pull it off.

Scootcommute: Are you a moto-commuter, a tourer, or a fair weather rider?

Mike: It's my only mode of transportation. Have you seen my Youtube video of riding in the snow?

Scootcommute: Are you a solitary rider? How about riding in a group?

Mike: I do much riding alone. I Prefer one, or two others. If in a group I always make sure I'm last.

Scootcommute: I dare you to share an awkward or embarassing riding moment.

Mike: Impossible. Every ride produces an awkward moment. However, the evening my two friends and I stopped for a dinner, and I dismounted, kickstand down, and while removing my helmet, my friends standing next to me, my machine s-l-o-w-l-y tipped over into me and the two of us s-l-o-w-l-y settled to the pavement. Great fun. None of us can yet figure out what and how it happened.

Scootcommute: What is the best place your bike has taken you?

Mike: In Maine? There is NO bad place. Within 10 minutes you're surrounded with beauty - or at the least an interesting sight.

Scootcommute: Tell me why you ride.

Mike: Beats the hell out of me. Best I can do is that two minutes into any ride a sense of contentment, joy and excitement settle into my being and stays there for the ride and quite a while afterwards.

Scootcommute: If I could grant you one riding wish, what would it be?

Mike: That I get at least 10 more riding years. There's miles to go and promises to keep.

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Mike! You are one cool cat and I KNOW you'll be riding for at least another 20 years!

    Nice to hear from you!

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  2. Here's to Mike and hopes his riding wish comes true!

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

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  3. Mike!! I didn't know you'd been riding for less that 5 years. Here to that 10 more you are wishing for.

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  4. Mike, you are a true inspiration to all of us!

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