I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again (because it’s that warm-weather-can’t-wait-to-get-out-and-ride time of year):
Scooters are awesome.
I’m bringing it up because it’s finally warm enough on a sunny day to take the scooter out on daily errands, and almost nothing makes me happier than leaving the Jeep in the driveway and zipping around to the tune of 107 mpg. I don’t much claim to be “green;” I mean, I’m appreciative of non-toxic things and appreciate locally-grown, organic foods, but I can’t claim to be pure, so I can’t preach it, aside from showing you this super efficient two wheeled riding machine.
The scooter, it’s love. A lazy man’s bicycle. Wind in your face, bugs in your mouth, 35mph happiness. I’d encourage anyone to try it out if you have the opportunity to borrow a friend’s, rent one on vacation, or buy outright.
Our Honda Ruckus scooters have a more open framework than many common scooters, but that doesn’t stop me from carrying a lot with me while I ride around. Because I made an under seat storage unit out of heavy mesh, it can hold a wide assortment of products:
- 2 gallons of paint and a gallon of milk
- a 32 oz value pack of fluffy polyester fill
- leftovers from dinner, my wallet, my laptop, and a sweatshirt
Bonus: Sometimes you can score discounts by showing up on your scooter (like at Open Face in the South Wedge of Rochester, NY).
On my list for this year, finding a secure cup holder so I can more easily transport coffee in an upright position. Recommendations appreciated, scooter junkies.
Any scootin’ newbies out there?