It has been 13 days and 139 miles since my scooter purchase. You didn’t just read the miles wrong. That is right… 139 miles for just under 2 weeks of riding around town! I have put a total of $5.80 in gas into this scooter. I have reduced the use of my SUV significantly. Usually in 2 weeks’s time I would have put about $80 in gas into my SUV!!! If that isn’t a huge savings, I don’t know what is.
My husband and I both use the scooter for running the majority of our errands. I find I have plenty of room in the seat and the duffle bag I added to the back rack to carry around some last minute groceries and other items.
In the past two weeks I have used the scooter to ride to and from work, quick personal and work errands, and a quick visit to my parents’s house in South Gardiner to get a mechanic lesson and find out what is what on this scooter. The break adjustments and idle adjustments are very easy. If I can do it, anyone can! Also Pushards in Chelsea, Maine works on and sells scooters and scooter accessories. If they don’t have the item in the store they will quickly order for you and call you when it is in! I just ordered a couple of new mirrors for $12! I also got my helmet there. Minor repairs are very easy and you can probably do them yourself. I watched a couple videos that I found on Google that helped me fine tune my scooter a bit.
I now feel very confident driving on the main roads. I still worry slightly about other drivers but it is probably best to keep worrying about ‘them’. The scooter handles very nicely and is VERY simple to run. On a windy day it does sway a bit but not too badly. It keeps up with traffic with no problems and handles hills nicely. The pot holes around Augusta are HORRIBLE!!! With the scooter I can cruise right around them most of the time!
I do get some funny reactions and a lot of stares. I think mostly people are curious about it. I have pulled up to a stop light and also stopped at a red light was a lady on a Spree. We discussed quickly how great they are and how much fun we are having on them. I have been behind a car at a stop light and a lady driving an SUV in front of me leaned out the window with a thumbs up and start asking questions. While getting gas I had more questions and curiosity about it. The best response yet was while driving on Water Street in Augusta, I had an elderly lady stop walking and hold up one of her aluminum canes and yell, “You go girl!” with a great big smile on her face. I have yet to have a bad reaction from anyone seeing me drive the scooter. I hope it stays that way!
I think this could just be one of my best purchases yet! My footprint is already getting smaller!!! If you have been thinking of getting one I encourage you to GO FOR IT! You will be glad you did. (Don’t forget to insure and register it for the main roads! It is very inexpensive to do so).