Ride and a Hair Cut

by Jim Zeiser
(Deposit, New York)

A Little Off the Top, Please.

A Little Off the Top, Please.

I have an allergy to paying $15 to $20 to get my hair cut in a fancy shop these days, so I searched for a barber that does the job for under $10. Of course that means a little ride over hill and dale to get there but on the scooter it's an adventure and another chance to take in the local color.

The scooter perked along nicely and the weather was quite nice with patches of blue between rolling white clouds. I observed the usual scenery of rising corn, grazing cows and aging barns that looked older than they probably were.

Traffic was minimal and I only had to let a few vehicles pass as I rode at the China scoot's cruising speed.

The barber is in the Village of Sidney on Main St. and is owned by a nice fellow who takes "walk ins". I'm not big on making appointments to get my hair cut and I haven't had to wait more than ten minutes any time I've been there to be served, so "walk ins" are probably a blessing to him and his assistant.

After I got my hair cut, I picked up eggs at the local supermarket. Yes, they survived the trip home intact even after being under the seat in the unpadded compartment. I don't know if that's a testament to egg packaging or the scooter, whichever, I'm happy not to have scrambled eggs.

I also stopped to get gas about halfway back for the princely sum of $1.66. My kind of gas bill.
The total trip was a slight thirty-seven miles, but was a great ride.

I always get a kick out of doing longish trips on a small wheeled, small engined two wheeler. With the gas mileage it gets I always feel like I've traveled for free.


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