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Darrin A. Pinske, West Fargo, Published July 29 2013

Letter: Charity ride disorganized

I went to the Scoots for Hooters charity ride on July 21 and was disappointed by the lack of organization shown. It could have been fun except nobody told us where we were going, nor did anyone ride in the back to make sure all arrived safely. It started out OK but the pace quickened going south on University Drive, and when we turned east on 52nd Avenue, after we crossed the bridge, people took off and some of us were left behind not knowing where to go.

Not all scooters can go as fast as others. I had to stop on the side of the road and not one person stopped to see if I was OK, they just drove off. I turned around and headed back home along the same route where I discovered a few others left behind. If someone broke down or had an accident, I would be the first to stop and judging from what I saw, unfortunately, I would have been the only one.

Years ago when I was involved in vintage snowmobile rides we always made sure someone followed in back so all got to where we were going, we also told everyone before we left the route we were taking. It’s a ride, not a race. What a waste of a perfectly good Sunday morning.