Sunday, June 13, 2010

I was made for lovin' you baby

A few months ago, I started thinking about scooters.

The van we recently purchased is for Bill's use, it's almost twenty kilometers to his shop and no city buses run that way. On the other hand, I have a bus stop at the end of every corner, so it's so much easier for me to get around. The scooter would be for those times that we just want to run to the store, or get some place quickly. I like the idea that the kids can use it (Em can use the scooter after she turns 14 and gets her driver's learner permit) and that it doesn't have to be licensed and insured. I don't like the idea that it's more dangerous, but at the very least, the traffic here in my city tends to follow a certain pattern and we're already hyper-vigilant of vehicles when we're on foot.

Scooters like the one in the pic go for $1,000 and up. One day soon....


  1. You got me excited and wanting a scooter now. I think that would be an awesome idea and they are so frugal on fuel. Keep us informed and keep dreaming. Your dreams can keep you going in hard times. It is so good to have you back blogging! I have missed you so much!

  2. Hi, Kate! I'm glad you are back, too. We have e-bikes here, no license or insurance but one must wear a helmet. I'd have one but there's nowhere to plug one in or park it. It would likely be stolen in a week :-)

  3. Now does the $1000 model come with both tires and an engine?

  4. Kate!!!

    be careful on that thing.

    Love and miss you bunches,


  5. Wow! I didn't realize you were a wild biker chick! (smiles)

    Killa machine, Kate!



  6. What an awesome scooter. It beats the hell out of the moped I had in college - which I bought for 500 bucks, but that was more than 30 years ago, so the 1K price tag for the scooter pictured is quite a deal.

  7. Andrew - so nice to see you! I have continued to read you even though I'm not updating much.

    Doug - I think I need a helmust here too.

    Pretty good price, eh Mike?! I thought so too.

    Hi Bobby!
    Nice to see you Lin!

    $500? Maybe it's a supply & demand thing. They're a good price!