Ruckus Scooter Love

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

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Little Scooter!

I finally got my scooter delivered today....


Oh, the irony!

But I am really enjoying just standing and looking at it and listening to it run and purr along on the center stand.

I am hoping for a break in the clouds and a quick ride!


Pics in a few days!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

3 Dog Night!

Going down toward ZERO tonight!

Gonna cuddle up with my 3 Bichons under the comforter for a good night's sleep.

A "3 dog night" for sure...

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Snow Day!

You know how it's a Thursday night and I am looking forward to the weekend. I've worked the past 2 weekends and just a dab of a day off for Thanksgiving, so I am ready to lounge.

So I wake up Friday morning and an ice storm has come through and coated my world, including the car, in a half inch layer of shimmering bright clear ICE.

There is no way I am going to get this baby chopped out and I noticed that none of my neighbors have gone anywhere either at 9 o'clock in the morning, so I "called off" work. The city is shutting down and closing up because more snow and ice are expected by noon and all through the rest of the day.

Yippee! It was a SNOW DAY on Friday!

And pretty soon the white stuff did start falling in the afternoon. It was beautiful to watch out the back door. Before it was all over I was looking at 7-8 inches of snow all around our courtyard. The pine needles and leaves on the bushes were coated in a glaze of ice crystal.

Yesterday (Saturday) I did make it out of the house to the grocery after spending a good part of 30 minutes chopping the car out of it's ice castle. Had to get creamer for the coffee and dog food. Had to.

But that was about it.

I needed the rest, the quiet, the gentle silence of the fluffy stuff outside of my window, and it was SO nice to "just do nothing in particular".

Friday, December 6, 2013

Scooter Quiz # 2

*See if you know the answer to the quiz question and post your response. I will post the answer in a few days...

This machine is loosely deemed to be the most early predecessor of the modern scooter.

Can you identify the name of this machine, the year it was sold, or the names of it's developers?

Answered correctly by a reader!:

"Scooter-like traits began to develop in motorcycle designs around the 1900s. In 1894, Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller produced the first motorcycle that was available for purchase. Their motorcycle had a step-through frame, with its fuel tank mounted on the down tube, its parallel two-cylinder engine mounted low on the frame, and its cylinders mounted in line with the frame. It was water-cooled and had a radiator built into the top of the rear fender. It became the first mass-produced and publicly sold powered two-wheel vehicle, and among the first powered mainly by its engine rather than foot pedals. Maximum speed was 40 km/h (25 mph). The rear wheel was driven directly by rods from the pistons in a manner similar to the drive wheels of steam locomotives. Only a few hundred such bikes were built, and the high price and technical difficulties made the venture a financial failure for both Wolfm├╝ller and his financial backer, Hildebrand.[9]" (from Wikipedia)