The first scooter was the last of its kind for me.
Beginning in 1962 with a Cushman Eagle
And ending with a Honda 150SH
My illustrious history with two wheeled motorized bikes was coming to an end..
I’m 77 years old, and it’s been a good ride.
Oh, there were a few bad spots, like the Vespa that got into collisions three times.
Or the two scooters that were totaled,
One in a rear end with a large pickup with a winch,
And the other falling on a coastal mountain pass.
These scooters left no permanent scars, on me.
Now I’m in need of a different kind of scooter.
My second scooter will help me walk the dog.
A mystery to the medical establishment,
My legs and my body are no longer able to walk my young Golden Doodle around the small park near my house.
And so I turn to the electric mobility scooter.
I got it from Amazon!
Along with a dog leash boom to walk the dog.
We can walk the park, on or off the grass.
We can follow the five mile loop down by the Willamette River.
We can go on bicycle bird walks with the local Audubon Society.
A nearby town has a new park to park walk to which mobility devices are invited.
I don’t think I can play disc golf though; difficulty in the rough. But I wasn’t too good with it anyway.
I need a trailer for groceries and such and I may need a trailer to haul the scooter.
I used to use a Bike Friday trailer with a small Aprilia scooter, but the scooter was stolen and the bike Friday was given to the bike collective for someone else.
I’ve also given up my bicycle.
I’m excited today because it is arriving on a pallet at ten o’clock or so.
I’m excited about my new scooter
And the mobility it will provide.
Should I wear a helmet?
And gloves and goggles?
And leather chaps?
– Small town boy