6656This was the first year that Second to Last SC participated in The Chicago Columbus Day Parade. We even had a “practice day” to go over a few maneuvers in the Lane Tech parking lot. Our staging area was in River North and over the course of the two hours we had to wait for the parade to start, some of us got drunk, some of us met Elvis, and some of us hit on high school band girls. Alfredo and Kim, as I’ve said, were the first scooterists I met in Chicago, but they broke up a few years later. We covered Alfredo’s story a couple weeks ago. Kim, after spells as a pastry chef at Charlie Trotters and a few other top Chicago restaurants, is out in California now. Hopefully they don’t mind this photo, I just always loved it. The parade was about to start and we had the bikes warmed up and ready to go. Somehow, after the debacle that followed, we got invited back, and the parade became a scooterist institution for the next several years.