Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Scooterist down!

As we are all wishing for the speedy recovery of Josh Rogers, partner at Scoot Magazine (read about his accident at the Scoot blog:, last weekend a scooterist went down on the Westside ride to Club Soulside. Here is the latest info, straight from Ken Salmacia, aka "Tank Top":



I spoke with Douglas today. He is doing better and able to hobble around on crutches.

Oop's on the prior e-mail. Here is a correct e-mail for Douglas. Let's be sure to give him our support.

From: Ken Salmacia []
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 7:29 PM
Subject: Scooterist Down!


I hope this email finds you well.

Unfortunately Douglas crashed on the ride to Souldside Saturday night. Let's give our support and give him a ring or an email. It was a really scary event. We are so glad he is going to be ok. It could have been worse! We wish him all the Best!

Douglas's cell 818 859-3212, email, myspace

Photo are posted. I also attached a few pictures.

We also have a post on the Westside Form. Please chime in.

Here is a recap from Whobike Mike . . .

As some of you may have heard, we had a rider go down last night on the way to Soulside. Doug the mod (not really a WSSC member but a regular at Soulside, Satisfaction, etc.) appears to be OK (pending results of X-rays) but was taken to hospital for his injuries. His beautiful GL still runs but the frame appears to be bent beyond repair. Doug was taken to St Joseph's hospital in Burbank, his scooter was taken to Bar Italia.

Here's an update from Doug (taken from MySpace):

Didn't quite make it to Soulside last night. Scooter is totalled, but may be able to be fixed. Hositalized, but released with no broken bones, just banged up left knee, badly sprained ankle and some good ol' road rash. suit. ruined. pride. damaged. pics coming soon.

thanks to the fellas I rode with for taking care of me and my bike following the crash, and to all who called with their concerns.
---> douglas

Doug, we wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you on your repaired scoot sometime soon!