Pastor Douglas - Happy Owner of a Retro Vespa 150cc Scooter
by Pastor Douglas
A new rebel in town
Check out one of our newest members... he goes by the name of Pastor Douglas and he loves his new Retro Vespa 150cc scooter! Keep reading for Pastor Douglas' eScooter Club profile...
Bagdad, Arizona. Arizona's best kept secret.Scooter Owner:
Three weeks and countingReasons for Wanting a Scooter:
Bagdad is a small mining town and my scooter will be just right to make visits and go around town, and just have a lot of FUN on.Longest Distance Ridden:
About 4 miles so far.Fastest Speed:
Around 35 m.p.h.Other Clubs:
Years ago, about 30 now, I was the owner of an Harley Electraglide. However before that, I owned a Harley 125cc. The truth is I had more fun on that than I did on the "Hog". Every time I wanted to go somewhere, it would cloud up and rain. I could go almost anywhere on or off the road with the 125, within reason of course.
I am 55, and married for 34 years to my wonderful wife Pattie... she is one of the sweetest people in the whole world. Pattie has spoiled me rotten; that's why I have a new scooter now.
Together we have 5 kids, 3 boys & 2 girls. All grown and almost grown... that is, we still have our baby at home until she goes off to college next year. We also have 7 grandchildren and one on the way. I plan
to give them all "cycle fever" by taking them for rides.
I have been a pastor for almost 8 years now. I also play the guitar and try to sing. I have about 200 songs in my song book, and will go over to sing at anybody's house who can stand me. That is if they have a coffee pot, and if there is a donut or a piece of cake involved I would sing almost forever.
Pattie and I are full time students online, through Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I will finish an Associates degree in the Bible this Spring and Pattie is working on her business degree.
The scooter will be a great way to get away from the books when they get to be too much, which is often.
Oh yeah, the scooter, she is a Retro Vespa 150cc 4 stroke, with an automatic transmission. She is blue, as the pictures show. I found her in Tacoma Washington, from a place called Hot Pocket Bikes.
So far I am a happy camper. The owner there really helped to get everything in order to get her titled and plated. I got her on the road yesterday for the first time. So far I love it. I will have a better review after I have had it a while, so keep watching.
That's about it for now, I would hate to wear out my welcome before any of you meet me!
A battery tender like the Battery Tender Jr. can make all the difference in whether your scooter will start right up each spring, after being stored for months.
Just about every scooter owner needs to have a battery tender, sometimes called a trickle charger. Unless you are lucky enough to live in a climate where you can ride all year long, chances are your scooter will be put on ice, figuratively-speaking, for at least a couple months every winter.
One of the key steps in winterizing a scooter is to protect your battery from draining during its "rest" period. This can – and will – happen if you leave your battery sitting untended in your cold scooter over the winter, even if it's in a garage or shed.