Re: Anyone own a scooter?
After seeing my Father, Uncle, Brother-in-Law and best friend in the hospital after motorcycle crashes (no other cars were involved in all but one of them), I'd tell you if you like the way your body works currently- all limbs move cleanly, no road rash scars, you can remember where you put your car keys- I'd say suck it up and drive a car. There are other places in life to save money than to risk being roadkill over $50 a month.
Ask anyone who rides and they will tell you, it isn't if you will put it down, it's when. And forget about other drivers of cars even seeing you because they don't. And you have to check the weather report every day becuase if it rains and you're on it, it's like being pelted with a BB gun.
I rode for two Summers- in the country, even- and after a close call every week, I gave it up. I like my brain the way it currently functions.
If you want to be safe- if there is such a thing- you have to ride scared all the time and assume nobody sees you.
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg