MBSR Blog #3: Preparing for the MBSR

The Mad Bastard Scooter rally has a certain.... uniqueness.

So far as I know, it's the only scooter rally where you are encouraged to decorate your bike and wear crazy outfits.

And over the years, people certainly have gone all out to do just that.

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From ape costumes to vikings, from spaceships to pirate ships, you name it and somebody has done it on a MBSR scooter.

I've turned mopeds into army bikes.

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Made props and costumes... learning some sewing and leatherwork and other skills along the way....

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The process of assembling a MBSR outfit and scooter decoration is half scavenger hunt, half hollywood prop build. It can take months of building, ordering bits, putting it all together - or it can be a last minute rush to glue things onto a used and abused scooter and throwing some spraypaint on some painters overalls.

It's the process that I find entertaining.

(To be continued in part 2)

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