One year ago today, I brought home my new Genuine Buddy 125cc scooter in the glorious color, Tangerine.
My dad, who was probably not the MOST thrilled about his eldest child's decision to buy a scooter, helped me bring it home in his truck.
Over the course of the last year, my scooter and I grew to be a team.
First, I had to drop it, and get that out of the way. Then I got my motorcycle license during one of the coldest weekends of the year. I commuted to work. I rode to the farmer's market. I rode across my favorite bridge in Richmond. We had a close call. I started to accumulate 'real' (and expensive!) gear. My little scooter held a ton of stuff and still rode like a dream.
I learned about what it's like to ride in the summer, and when it's cold, and when it's windy.
Granted, I haven't been riding much lately. Life intervenes sometimes, and the need to take the kids place, and of course the weather. I don't like to ride when it rains, because I don't have raingear yet.
But, today is the anniversary of the day I brought home my scooter, so to mark the occasion, I took a picture of the mileage:
Not quite a thousand miles in the first year, but still, a respectable number.
Of course, the Pumpkin Queen is standing idle today, although I *wanted* to take her for a ride.
It snowed twice this week. No anniversary ride for me. :(
Although I did start the bike today, just to make sure it still ran. It does. My little guy helped.
Hopefully, the roads will clear soon, and I can get back out there to start on Year Two!