So this weekend was the STL Ruffians rally, I've been excited for this one for a while. I knew this was going to be in interesting rally because the St. Louis moped scene has been changing in the last few years. I'm very close to the I-70 Tribes (Lawrence Ks, KCMO, O'Fallon, COMO, and STL) because I got into mopeds when I lived in Lawrence and they were the first ones to throw rallies around me. In a way, they got me hooked on mopeds :) The old STL crew was called IRE and they seemed to lose steam, The Ruffians formed out of the surviving members (Beth, Scooter, Madmatt, and Boner!). Not to mention the old IRE gang absolutely hated MA and were kind of inclusive. The rally this year was huge compared to the older STL rallies. I'ts just interesting what a little positive thinking and not hating on other people who are into mopeds will get you. The rally was held at Mad Art (thx to beth <3) which from what I understand is a restaurant and gallery that is in an old jail. It was great to hang with all the moped people I know in the midwest and my I-70 family. My Derbi variant sport was cruising with the kitted bikes and I need to re-GPS it! The Ruffians threw a great rally and I will totally be back next year. Here are a ton of photos.
9 bikes, 1 Tacoma.
Bob attended, I missed Laura, and the one arm man crashed.
Hnrz Slum Village.
Holy rollers came threw to make breakfast. This is a tradition at these Missouri rallies, SO GOOD!
2 stroke oil and film, bring only what you need. With ADAM!
Last min moped scurry.
Troll in real life. with Ryan Nash.
Moped butts and cuts.
Rainey Skatepark ride.
This dude was shooting up in his dick, I tried to stop him.
The Anheuser-Busch factory is so evil looking.
"TAKE THE DICK SHOT WESLEY!!!"
Blk Blk gang photo. Looking sweet.
Nerd Camera talk.
"I think he's dead"
So we came up with this GREAT idea at 3 am.
Line was getting long and I had to take a #2 :(!
dont mess with us.
rally season has begun.