Sunday, April 22, 2012
Scooterless for another month....so glad it's rainy and cold!
What a weird, empty feeling to go out to my garage and see the spot where Scootie used to sit. *Sigh*
But it had to be. Living on a budget, I had to sell the Ruckus to gather up the money for the Elite 110. Maybe some day when things are better I will have another Ruckus alongside the Elite and maybe even a motorcycle to round out the stable.
One can dream, ya know? I love them all!
I figure within the next month I will be able to go and buy out the Elite and ride her home to her new life. A life of adventure, fun, and many happy miles and smiles together!
I can hardly stand the wait!
In the meantime I am planning a few things out. I purchased the red Cortech saddlebags on Ebay this week. These will go with the tail bag that I already have and with this set-up I will have tons of hauling room on the Elite without having to purchase a top case at this point.
With the huge underseat locking space and glove box I can lock up my helmet and valuables and do basic errands to the grocery and library.
Add the saddle bags and I am good for a big grocery run or a day tour or over-nighter. Add a top case and I am good for touring with plenty of room for a small tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and camping gear.
In a month or so I will order a side kickstand on-line for the Elite. Around early fall I will add the windshield purchase from Honda. Other than that, the scoot is set to travel.
I am also adding an armored 3 season riding jacket and pants and a 3/4 helmet with visor in the near future. I get a discount at the Honda dealership and I've already spotted some I might be interested in purchasing.
But first things first and that is getting the scooter out of "Honda Jail"!
Meanwhile, I am so glad it has turned cold and rainy.
Horrible scooting weather this week, else I would be bouncing off the walls about now!