Scooter Sunday #20
It’s time for another edition of Scooter Sunday, back in Salt Lake this weekend, celebrating Labor Day [a national holiday here in the states]. Have I really done 20 of these so far?
I’m doing all I can to ride my scooter as much as I can before Utah’s weather turns too cold to ride. If past years have shown any sort of pattern, there will be various good weather days until the first week of November that will be considered scooter friendly.
Park The Car
It will be one week tomorrow (Monday) that I have not driven my car. The car has sat in the driveway for seven days [I did have to go start it today so I don’t go out to a drained battery the next time I need it]. I kind of miss driving it, mostly for the Sirius radio I have installed, so I can listen to the commercial-free music channels and Howard Stern. But I have all winter to listen. For now, it’s scooter time.
“Don’t forget, I can hold more than one passenger”
As some of my Twitter posts have mentioned, I use my scooter for small trips to the store and other errands, as long as I keep my list to items that can fit under the seat.
Ready for the goods
As you can see, there’s some decent room in there.
I wear my helmet almost every time I ride. For short rides to go get air in my tires or to run over to my step daughter’s house, I sometimes leave the helmet off, but that is rare.
Got to have the helmet. Don’t want to be an “organ donor”
As for my errands, once the helmet is on my head, it leaves a decent amount of room for various grocery items. As you can tell, I can fit more than just one bottle of Vitamin Water in the seat. In fact, I’ve had as many as 4 bottles, plus a few smaller grocery items like yogurt and fruit. I try not to pack too much in there, but I fit what I can. What doesn’t fit, gets put in a plastic bag and fits between my feet on the floor board.
Vitamin Water for the day, Club Soda and Tonic for drinks at night
Even last minute requests from my wife’s five year old granddaughter fit just fine.
I bought them for my wife’s granddaughter… really, I did
Smaller fruits like bananas and strawberries have room, but I had a request from my wife to get a watermelon on my way home from work. She thought I had my car. But it was really no trouble. Just had to find one that was the right fit.
Yep.. that’s a watermelon
And a great fit. Amazing, huh?
Even the cat wanted to get in on the game. I seriously doubt she wanted a ride since she never leaves the yard.
WARNING: Do not store internally
Useful, and Kick Ass Mileage, too
Not just fun to ride, but practical for those short trips to the store for a few items. And with another 106 mpg from my last tank, it really is cheap to run an errand or two.
Mac & Cheese with Yoohoo to wash it down with? Dinner of champions right there sir. But it’s for your Wife’s Granddaughter though right? (wink).
XXX Vitamin Water! Nice!
You carried a watermelon?? Sorry, couldn’t resist the Dirty Dancing reference ;o)
Dude, that watermelon looks like an effed up cucumber. hahaha.
kevin – Well, I do have to taste test everything to make sure it’s all good… plus, the kid in me still loves the Yoohoo.
kapgar – As you already know from one of my earlier posts that talked about Vitamin Water, that’s the only flavor I drink.
penelope – HA! I totally missed that Dirty Dancing reference. Thanks for remembering it.
nilsa – Now that you mention it, it does have a cucumber look to it.
I know that yoo-hoo is for you! 😉
It would be so fun to drive a scooter around on errands! And I didn’t realize they have so much storage space. Do some scooters come with even more space, or attachments to add more space?
Great pics! Especially le pussy cat. I remember the watermelon from before. Still an awesome pic.
kilax – I love the Yoo-Hoo.
Some scooters have more than just the under the seat storage. They also have storage in the front, like a small compartment. Then some scooters can have an enclosed attachment for things like a helmet, that fit on the back (on top of the back wheel/behind the rider’s back).
winter – Did I post the watermelon pic before or was it the one I posted on Flickr? And that cat is pretty silly.
I had no idea there was so much storage there! I loved this post so much. I will more than likely never own a scooter since I have a billion kids, but it is fun to see it and live vicariously through you on this!
tori – When I first got the scooter, I never imaged all that I could do with it, especially what could fit on it. The most I’ve had in stuff under the seat, a bag of groceries between my feet AND a 12-pack of toilet paper in front of my legs. (didn’t get pics of that) I’m glad you can live vicariously through me. *smiles*