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True There’s No Age Limit

Friday, June 13, 2008

Follow these two seventy-somethings, Buddy and Bob, as they attempt this daring 3400-mile coast-to-coast journey atop their Piaggio MP3 500 scooters. (I am kind of jealous now and only wish that I can still move without much pain at their age.) Truly, they’re doing something quite remarkable.

Bob (left) and Buddy, at the start of their trip (Photo:

Check out the whole story as it unfolds by clicking on their route map below. Live broadcast with Google Auto Track (GPS) and videos available on —Lorenzo


This is the original e-mail that got me interested in the story of Buddy and Bob:

“You’re invited to tune into the Lincoln Highway scooter adventures of Buddy and Bob, two 70-something seniors on a classic American road trip. Their 3400 mile cross country adventure starts in San Francisco’s Lincoln Square today, and you can watch them pull out of the city, real-time, at Check in frequently – they’ll be blogging their way all the way to Times Square – estimated date of arrival is July 14. Along the way they’re going to do their best to prove that age and the spirit of adventure aren’t mutually exclusive.

For more information, an on-the-road interview, images or other details, give us a call.

Media contact:

Elke Martin (for Piaggio Group)

770.649.0880 office

770.596.8444 mobile”

Update:  Postscript from NYTimes by By JENNIFER 8. LEE


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Hotrod permalink
    Monday, June 16, 2008 7:04 pm

    Good on the older guys and I hope they have a great adventure –Here in OZ we have many long rides and enjoy ???? them all (moreso when it isn’t raining)
    Check out our Website and the stories about Mike and his 8578klm ride to Perth and back in 10days at age 70 and Gary who rode to Townsville over 4000klm for a Motorcycle club AGM
    Mike on a Suzie 650 and Gary on his Yammie Majesty 400
    Also you might note that the average age of our members is 58yrs old and increasing every year
    Always happy to welcome you if you ever come our way
    Rod Fountain Sec Central Coast Scooter Club NSW Australia

  2. Thursday, July 17, 2008 4:10 pm

    Hi Hotrod: Would love to ride with you guys someday. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

    Bob Chase

  3. Thursday, July 17, 2008 7:52 pm

    Wow, Mr. Bob Chase of “Buddy and Bob–No Age Limit”!! What a surprise! Way to go, Bob!–Lorenzo

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