Thursday, March 05, 2009

Scootin' da Valley

I was scouring the Internet for blogs about Nanticoke a month or two ago when I came across Scootin' da Valley, a blog by a resident of the Wyoming Valley about his adventures on his scooter:

From the introductory post:

I was never much of a risk taker, generally preferring a quiet, known path to adventure. I don't think of riding as all that risky because I suppose I keep thinking It can't/won't happen to me whenever I read about a bike accident. I try to be careful.

My purchase of a scooter was inspired by Blogger's "Labels for this post: e.g. scooters," example in the Post Options. I read that one day while tending to a defunct blog of mine and remembered my Uncle Andy taking me for a ride on a rented, green scooter when I was about five years old. Something clicked and I started thinking about getting one. Surprisingly, my wife's initial resistance was overcome quickly.

I thought briefly about a motorcycle instead of a scooter, but two major factors came into play. Because I'm not a patient person I didn't want to have to take the time to learn anything - like how to shift gears and the cover to cover contents of a DMV motorcycle manual.

I got a Piaggio Fly50 in May of 2007 and traded up to the Piaggio BV250 five months later. I don't know how much I'll write here. Starting up a new blog was something I wasn't truly sure I wanted to do. I'm still not sure but stick around and we'll see if something worthwhile emerges.

Nine months and seventy-nine posts later, he's still at it!

1 comment:

Joe said...

Thanks for the link to Scootin' da Valley, D.B.! I didn't know NEPA Blogs was out here. I like it!

- Joe at Scootin' da Valley