April 16, 2011

by Jim Zeiser
(Deposit, NY)

The price of gas has been draining my wallet but with winter sticking around, there wasn't much I could do about it. I had to drive the car to work. This week the weather finally relented and I was able to use the Milano for work and grocery runs and save wear and tear on the car.

It got to do three 36 mile runs to Sidney, NY and about four or five runs into town, one, ironically enough, to buy pieces to fix the Big Ruckus. So my little scooter went from idle to about 140 miles in no time.

In terms of gas saving, it's important because it's like getting a raise on the job. I'm not burning two gallons of gas getting back and forth to work, more like half a gallon. The other good thing is that, despite only being able to do about 45 mph, it takes me a little more than five to ten minutes longer to get to work so I'm not suffering a huge time penalty.

So far the scooter is handling the half hour run each way well. This could be the summer I double the mileage I usually put on it and prove that Chinese scooters can be a transportation alternative.

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Apr 26, 2011
Life in Sin City
by: Loosegrit

Weather Rule in Las Vegas:

Weather may effect how I scooter
but not if I scooter.

Glad to hear you getting back to your scoot time soon. The roads have miss you guys.

Happy Scooter Trails to all.
Loosegrit, the Tekker
Nevada Scooter Brigade
Home of the 24/7/365 Scooter Life

Apr 25, 2011
by: Kathi, Site Owner

Glad to hear you're able to put your scooter to good practical use, Jim... guess it's not always all about fun when it comes to scooters! Haha...

I'm still waiting to be able to use mine regularly this year. Our weather just won't stay consistently warm enough and rain is always threatening of late. Sigh...

At least someone is riding!

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