Friday, July 25, 2008

The Road Hog-pt 1

Well, many of you know that I recently crossed the line from "cool" to "very cool" with the purchase of a scooter. I bought a Roketa Capri--a sleek, silver 150cc machine that will get me down the road at up to 60 mph. The best part has definitely been the gas mileage--on bad weeks I get about 65 mpg and on good weeks I average out around 75 mpg. It has made a big difference in our checking account at the end of the month. It will have paid for itself pretty much before winter gets here. When we moved into town last month, it put me about a mile form work. So between the bike and the scooter, I typically use about $4.00 is gas all week. That's right: four freaking dollars.

The paperwork was a nightmare because I ordered it from a wholesale group in Arizona. I was the first person to purchase from their eBay store and they basically had no clue what they were doing. It took about 8 or 9 weeks to get all the paperwork straightened out so I could get it licensed at the courthouse. (Yes, the state of Kentucky considers the scooter a motorcycle because of engine size.) The wait was worth it and I love my Road Hog.

Yesterday, I rolled 1000 miles on it! It was such a momentous occasion that I pulled over to take a picture of the odometer with my phone.

I would highly recommend you purchase a scooter for yourself. It will change your life: you'll save money on gas, you'll get to feel the wind in your hair, and you'll just plain be cooler.

PS-Brit and I are without a digital camera at the moment. Soon as we get one, I'll post actual pics of my scooter.


Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

if i worked in bg i would seriously consider a scooter. i am thankful to have a 5-speed honda that gets great mileage.

when my mileage got to my birthdate a few years ago i pulled over and took pictures.