Monday, September 21, 2009

Moped Madame

So to catch up, Josh got me a moped for my birthday. It's a 1978 Garelli Rally Sport - bright blue - a beauty. Due to many-much reasons, we just got it back from the mechanic at the end of last week (my birthday was at the beginning of August). So I've ridden it a couple of times now, and it's a blast!!

The day before last I rode it into downtown and poked around the antique store some, and then headed home - just a short trip, enough to make sure it was running fine. Today after work, though, I took it to Wal-mart (about 4 miles away) and then came home the back way (another 8-9 miles or so). It's like a mini motorcycle ... that tops out at 30 mph. It was soooo much fun!

Notable events while out on my big, bad, Harley?
1.) I'm absolutely in love with my moped, especially because it "robbed the craddle" (it's 4 yrs. older than me) - I really don't like the look of the modern scooter that you see around - see #4.
2.) I learned that I need to get a new pair of sunglasses - ones that will block the bugs from flying up underneath the lenses and into my eyes.
3.) Other than me, of course, the people who love mopeds the most (and they will express this to you in the form of cat-calling your bike) are those that still attend Middle/High School.....and ride a bicycle.
4.) I was passed by someone on a scooter....going 35, max.

Music: Billie Holiday - Willow Weep for Me