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Go Instead Where There is no path!

 Our Values, Our Charge, Our Vision   “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. This is the full quote and what has served as a key influence on the approach to Scramblers and Schemers model of service.  In many respects, Emerson had multiple writings that resonate with Scramblers & Schemers vision of a sustainable approach to off-road riding and racing. Emerson’s first major work, Nature (1836), speaks of nature as both the inspiration and source of humanity’s fulfillment. He writes in the introduction: Undoubtedly we have no questions to ask which are unanswerable. We must trust the perfection of the creation so far, as to believe...

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Paul Newman: Rugged, Individualistic, Schemer?

When I stepped out into the bright sunlight, from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman, and a ride home.  Ponyboy, The Outsiders (1983) Recently a picture of Paul Newman on a dirt bike has been surfacing on various motorcycle-related blogs and websites across the internet.   I have noted several such sightings and asked myself multiple questions.  Has the motorcycle community run out of photos of Steve McQueen to associate with what they are selling? Is this community now looking elsewhere for inspiration? Did those posting the photo knew where the photo came from and why the 44-year old Newman was atop a dirt-bike?  Was it legitimate to view Newman...

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CROOM! Is it the Perfect Place for a Scramblers and Schemers Event?

Croom is an off-road rider’s paradise of a diverse 2,600 acres of riding terrain that is as varied as the individuals who come to ride their ATVS, motocross bikes, enduros, adventure motorcycles and vintage scramblers. The area has hardwood hammocks, tight scrubs, natural ravines, and pits that were left from discontinued mining operations and sand…and did I say sand?     Lynn Conway in a 1992 Trail Rider Magazine Article wrote (Source: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/Mx/Areas/Croom.html): …there are the four square miles of back country, perhaps the most interesting part of Croom for many trail riders. This rolling, forested area is criss-crossed by countless trails and a number of forest roads. Many trails carry you to old, abandoned phosphate quarries, now overgrown with trees,...

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Hare Scramble – An East Coast Tradition?!?

I am so jealous of the pics I see from the guys on the west coast with their junker flat track racing events, Salt flat testing, stadium motocross, desert and mountain overland tours, café racer art, fashion, surfing and music events and the hot rod and custom chopper and bobber building scene. I grew up riding a dirt bike on old reclaimed coal mine and State logging roads in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. What do I know about all of this other stuff? I did not go to Stadium size motocross shows or flat track races growing up. Over the last few years of reviewing the dirge of motorcycle news, pop culture and blogs I have indeed become a...

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Welcome to Scramblers & Schemers

Lovers of dirt, dual-sport, adventure and trail riding - - I ask you -- wouldn’t it be nice to acquire the goods and services that look different than those that come off an assembly line, don’t require you to wear their brand like a walking billboard and developed by those who have tested their wears or considered the needs of those who love the on/off-road riding experience? Scramblers & Schemers was founded on a notion that those who explore and play hard in the dirt, forests, sand or gravel should have the opportunities to explore the goods, apparel, equipment and experiences that are carefully honed and crafted by others with similar sensibilities and experiences.  We hope to connect you to...

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