I've been reading about a few other long distance scooterists and I feel utterly inspired.
My 5000 miles seems measely compared to a 20,000 mile trip to make a peace sign, a trip across the country on Route 66, or PJ's trip along the east coast.
I would love to do something like that.
I find it interesting that out of all these people who claim to be hardcore scooterists there are very few who are willing to ride more than just around their own town. A scooter club from Boise is planning a ride in West Yellowstone in August and they seemed somewhat surprised when I asked if they were riding from Boise or not. Some of the Utah guys think I'm nuts for the Provo run I am planning. I keep finding bigger and better runs. Once my Stella is here and broken in I feel it's going to be like opening Pandora's box.
As a side note I am looking into opening my own scooter shop, just doing performance and maintenance crap, as well as restorations. I'll post when I have more info on that.