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


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

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


  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.

  3. Phew! Glad you're okay, though

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

  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.

  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?

  7. Aging ain't for sissies!

    Glad you bounced.