It took a little longer than expected but the scooter has arrived! All the rain in St. Louis, combined with a strange, prolonged, allergy-induced cold has prohibited extensive riding to date but the sun is finally out and I feel much better.
My wife and I decided the scooter was female, as most vehicles are, but haven’t agreed on a name yet. Any suggestions? I offered up “Ivy” but she said the name implied the scooter was green. I could have a made a very cheesy environmental joke at the time but didn’t, choosing to write about the joke I never made here instead. Ahem . . .
I took her for a test drive (tee hee) the day she arrived and enjoyed it very much. The scooter is quieter than I expected and very comfortable. Little tip, if you get a helmet with closeable air vents, open them before riding. My head started to melt five minutes into the ride, not realizing I could have easily gotten more air flow had my anxiousness to ride the scooter not trumped a simple examination of the helmet before hopping on.
Oh well, we live and we learn. Apologies for the fortnight of silence. I hope to be back writing regularly now that my energy’s back.