MAINE: my final frontier. These are the voyages of the Scooter Vespa 250 i.e. Super. Its continuing mission - to explore America's most heavily forested state - to roam the vast coastline, numberless lakes, and mighty mountains. To boldly go where no scooter has gone before!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Only a bit of pride was hurt...

As I journey through the aging process, my concern about being dizzy at times has grown, and a large fear was realized this week as I lost control of my Vespa. Fortunately I was still in my driveway, but I leaned left and toppled over, with the scooter pinning me to the ground.

Only a large scrape on the Vespa, and bruises to most of my left side resulted. The good news is that I am fat! With that condition comes something I like to call a 'protective shield of blubber.'

While I fell quiet hard - with enough force to snap my glasses, even though helmeted - my plunge was broken by this fortunate layer of flab.

And to think, I was planning to lose weight! Well, if I want to 'ride safe,' as our Maine motorcycle plates admonish, I can't see throwing away such a beneficial protective device.


 
Not too badly scarred. I won't post the photos of my personal scars. You're welcome

8 comments:

  1. Scary. Glad you weren't moving when it happened. What are your plans now?

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    1. Well, For one thing, I'm not going to pick up a fallen scooter again! Hernias and heavy lifting are incompatible.

      Tom

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  2. I am glad it was just a few bruises, although I am sure those are tender.

    So glad you weren't out on the highway. Doesn't matter the age, we've all fallen over at a stop.

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  3. Phew! Glad you're okay, though

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  4. Glad nothing worse happened. I also re-decorated my hubbies' scooter a couple of years back losing my balance. Sh$t happens.

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  5. Tom, never a good way to start a ride; there were only 5 people watching my last 0mph fall. Glad there were only a few scrapes all around for yours.

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  6. OooH! Sorry for your mishap! Hope you are ok. Maybe a nice hand painted something to cover that bruise on your scoot.

    Re balance, have you considered a trike kit for your scooter?

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  7. Aging ain't for sissies!

    Glad you bounced.

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