by Jim Zeiser
(Deposit, NY, US)

This a story I wrote in Scootdawg about a ride I took on Wednesday. I titled it "Today's Ride"

I had some business and shopping to take care of today, so I had to decide, Kawasaki or scooter, hmmm, which should I take? Scooter! So I checked the oil, topped off the gas tank and off I went.

First stop, the Kawasaki dealer in Walton, twenty-six miles away, to talk to the owner about some things I needed. Next stop, my pharmacy to renew a prescription. This required riding up and down some short hills with grades as steep as 10%. Fortunately the climbs weren't long but the scooter was able to keep doing forty miles per hour much to my surprise.

From there it was a leisurely ride home with only one steep climb and mostly what seemed downhill after that. The scooter seemed to get stronger with every mile and started better every time I hit the button.

Lately I've had to give it gas when it's warm and I hit the starter button, but by the end it started with no throttle whatsoever. I guess the ride blew out some carbon. By the time I pulled back into my driveway I had gone seventy miles and only felt a little stiff.

As always, it might have taken me a little longer to get everything done, but I saved a lot of gas and had an adventure with a small engined vehicle. I can't say I enjoyed the wind in my face when I'm wearing a full face helmet, but I think everyone knows how much fun it is to be out on a nice day riding something you like.

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Aug 11, 2009
Sounds Great, Jim
by: Kathi

Thanks for sharing this story about a day on your scoot. We scooter riders understand the pure joy you have just from zipping along in the fresh air, free and easy. :) Feel free to share stories like this at our new forum as well.

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