Ruckus Scooter Love

Ruckus Scooter Love
Scootin' For A Slower Pace of Life...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sunday Ride

On Sunday I went for a scooter ride down some back roads not far from where I live. I was gone about 2 hours and I traveled about 30 miles. I took my time, stopped frequently, took a few photos, and explored a bit.

Here are two views of the East Fork of the Little Miami River, looking up and downstream:





This river follows the route and goes into the village of Batavia, my ultimate destination for this ride. My journey carried me into a broad valley where I traveled this back road:



This property appears to have an old church on it, a leftover from years ago. Though I was tempted to check it out, I decided not to trespass:



Here was a nice place to rest. There is a stream over this fence line and I could hear the sounds of a bubbling brook. It was nice:



I came to an area that only a few years ago was open farmland. Now it is a condo complex. Actually it was quite beautiful there and I enjoyed riding around and exploring. This is only one of about 3 lakes in the development:



Mama Goose got a little testy when I peeked through the reeds at her brood:



I rode into a local village and explored a bit, but I will save those photos for another day.

I headed back along the back road in the valley and up the ridge to my area of the county.

It was a nice, peaceful ride with few cars. I did see a few motorcycles, no scooters.

Exchanged the "biker wave" with all of them!

The Met performed well and really needed to blow out her carb and get on the back roads and so did I! We had a great time just scootin' along!





12 comments:

  1. What a great day for a scoot. I am glad you were able to get out and blow the dust off so to speak.

    All that green scenery sure is pretty. Kind of looks like Oregon about now.

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    1. Yes, everything is lush and green!

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  2. Well THAT's a pretty nice ride. Good that you found this route and now you can veer off from there into other areas! Sweet!

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    1. It is amazing. Like a "gateway" to the back roads that I love so. Only the western end of them!

      To think I lived here for 10 years before and never knew any of this was here.

      What the "magic" of a scooter can do, I suppose.

      The world "up close"!

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  3. Nice! I bet it felt amazing to be out on Squirt again. Lovely pics Deb, thanks for sharing.

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    1. It was a lot of fun!

      The latest start I ever got to riding the scooter in the spring. Usually I am out in mid-March.

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  4. Deb:

    I can just imagine how nice it felt to be out on two wheels again. I like your lack of traffic. I am in the center of the city and it is a nightmare to get out to the "roads less traveled"

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. This is one of the major pluses of living in this location. We are on the edge of the country places and 20 minutes from the "city places".
      I rarely go to the latter...

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  5. I was smiling the whole time I read this post.

    I've been riding nearly the same route to work for most of four years and I am still seeing things I've not noticed before...and it isn't because they haven't been there. Yes, scooter magic.
    ~k

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  6. Deb, I'm with you on the "city places". I get there sometimes on the weekends (2 wheels) but am able to avoid them during the busy times. Even when impractical, I still enjoy living in quieter places.

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    1. There's not a day goes by that I don't miss living in my country home.

      Next time I do it I'd like it to be about 20 minutes from the burbs, not an hour.

      Meanwhile I think I've found a compromise of sorts living where I do!

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