I had her for 5 years, lived aboard for 2. It was a bittersweet day.
I remember when I sold my Alfa…
We'd traveled up and down the entire east coast together: Eastport to Key West.
It was a very bittersweet moment.
And now, my Elite: 11,545 miles in 22 months. Just about 525 miles a month, every month - and those who live in Maine, or northern New England know what that means.
Another bittersweet moment.
But the truth of the matter is, 110ccs for two people and weekend gear, is just a bit too slow. We topped-out at 49.5 mph on the level…. 39 and change on a hill of any significance.
And so, when Kismet brought my riding buddy Tina and I to stumble upon a scooter that would solve the problem, I had no choice but to bow to the guiding hand of fate and….
And we now own a 2010 Piaggio BV 250.
Now, bring Summer on….
Speaking of pleasant things, today, while at Cumberland Scooters, having Darrell check the new machine over, I met one of my Facebook friends, Tracey, and her husband, who's name I must shamefully admit to having forgotten. It is always so wonderful to finally meet, in the person herself, so to speak, someone with whom you've spent "conversing" with in the past.
The long and the short of our conversation, was that both of them worked "weird" hours and could only ride on Fridays….. So, I promised to put together a ride for next Friday (and, who knows, maybe every Friday) and am sending out this advance notice of the
"Great Tracey and her husband whose name we will re-learn and never, ever forget again, Friday ride."