Oliver McKinney - Proud Owner of a 2010 Genuine Stella 4 stroke Scooter

by Oliver F. McKinney
(Pensacola, FL)

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The scooter for me has been a long, long awaited dream come true. For 53 years I've wanted to own a scooter and now I do. I bought a 2010 Genuine Stella 4 stroke, cream colored scooter and it's a beaut. Even after I made the initial purchase, it was months before I could get it out on the road so I don't have much practical experience - YET!

I'm retiring at the end of April, my wife will still be working and will, for the most part, have the car. I like to use that excuse so I can ride more.

I enjoy riding but since it's pretty new to me, I'm a bit apprehensive when in traffic. I took a 2 day safety course and have insurance and all that but nothing beats getting hands on - scooter on - experience. I do like having a purpose for getting out and riding, be it errands or specific destination but probably not that interested in just going. Perhaps when my wife retires I'll readdress that.

I guess I've had the Stella up to about 45 mph for a very short time and have only ridden about 25 miles. I know that doesn't sound like much but time and opportunity have not been friendly thus far.

I'd like to belong to a local scooter club but haven't found one that's active but I'm still looking.

I live in Pensacola, Florida which means I can scoot almost year round.

Here is a video of my maiden voyage that's on YouTube:


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