Today the weather was gorgeous and I took a 40 mile round trip ride into the county seat, West Union, to visit the Summer Fest on the town square.
This 4 day annual festival features food, games, vendors of all sorts, and LOTS of people riding motorcycles everywhere! I even saw another scooter just like mine parked behind the town pharmacy. Never saw the owner though.
While there I walked around a bit and eventually did a little grocery shopping and then enjoyed a fantastic "Southern Style" pulled pork barbeque sandwich with cole slaw on it and a huge glass of sweet tea.
Sitting in the table in the shade I watched motorcycles come and go up the main street of town. It was interesting-not one person wore any safety gear, not even a helmet! Wow!
The rest of the time I rode around a few village streets exploring the area and then left town via a winding single lane rural road that plunged downhill through some deep woods and over a few pretty, quiet streams.
I stopped at one point on a single lane bridge and sat on the scoot just absorbing the sounds and smells of the woods and the creek. It was beautiful and very peaceful.
I tried to take some photos of a family of Canadian geese with their babies swimming on the stream under this bridge but by the time I got the camera out of it's pouch they had faded into small, dark specks on the viewfinder.
Also today I did my first fill-up on the scoot, giving her a "premium" sip of gasoline for around $4 and some change. I estimate she is getting around 110 mpg. Pretty good!
Most notable is that today I really, truly realized that I am in love with this scooter, once and for all. I loved both my Rucki, but more power and comfort are so nice as I ride the Elite over distance. I felt like I could ride all day which was a contrast to my 49cc adventures. I love it!