Saturday, August 05, 2006
Speed and reckless abandon have gripped our little family. We've forayed into the next frontier: two wheeled transportation. Yes we have been pushed by rising gas prices long enough to make buying a scooter (and gas guzzling single cylinder 150) seem like a pretty good idea. So we took the plunge on a web ordered bike that hasn't been off the boat from China more than a week. It's doing quite well though. I've even had it up to 60mph, not bad for the little bugger. Some friends can't belive I bought anything resembling a motorcycle. I used to be rather shaken by them. I've always loved the engineering and artistry behind a good looking motorcycle but the idea of screaming down the highway with a gas tank between my legs wasn't really doing it for me. I guess after you go flying around in a contraption with several thousand moving parts, screaming down the highway seems tame at best.