Scootering for Two

This morning we went to Vespa Seattle to pick up some gear for Cortny. She got a jacket, helmet, and a pair of gloves. All of it is cute, as per her requirements.

When we got back home, we geared up and headed out on the Vespa. We went to U. Village, to get new iPhone cases. Of course, this is for our new iPhones that are arriving on Friday.

It was a lot of fun! Driving with a passenger wasn’t hard, but we should go out and practice some low speed turns.

Cortny, all ready to scoot!

More scooter pictures

I’ll stop writing about the scooter soon, but I did get out today to take some pictures.   We had some sun today, here and there.

Scooter Pics

Let’s see – Friday night we went to Zeeks Pizza.  Although it isn’t Dewey’s, it is very good and ti is the closest thing we have to Deweys.   We had a custom pizza with prosciutto and gorgonzola – very yummy.

Saturday was a lazy day.  We pretty much just sat around the house and watched Arrested Development on DVD.  I ended up working part of the day and the SIGCSE 2010 Web site and on work stuff.

The Scooter is Home

I got a ride over to the Vespa dealer at around noon today to pick up my new scooter. Fairly uneventful, kind of like buying a car with much less paperwork. I have a cool temporary license plate. We have some pictures, but I need to take more when it’s still sunny out (I got home right around dusk tonight).

The ride home was fun! I found that drivers gave me plenty of space and that the scooter accelerates great and handles really well. I was a little nervous about the Ballard bridge (metal grated bridge), but it was no problem at all, you just need to be alert when you cross.

The top case is nice, my keen bag fits in there comfortable and my helmet fits nicely in the under-seat storage compartment. I am also glad that I added the rear chrome bars. They offer protection and look really cool at the same time. The only thing I’m missing is a coffee holder.

Here are the few pics that Cortny snapped.

Me on the Scooter

Me on the Scooter

Scooter is actually on the way

I swung by Vespa Seattle today to see if they had what I wanted. I was already settled on the Graphite Black LX 150, and had decided I would wait until I could get exactly that.

Luck for me, they had one at the store today! I put down a deposit, and I will be taking deliver around noon tomorrow. How exciting!

Here are some pictures of the actual scooter that I will be taking home. From the front:

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and the full view from the back.

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So pretty cool? right?

I’m also adding the 32L top case (http://vespausa.com/viewImage.php?id=59)
and the chrome rear side protection (http://vespausa.com/viewImage.php?id=108). That one is because it looks cool 🙂

I’m pretty excited to pick it up and ride it around tomorrow. We even have a good weather forecast, sunny with a high of 50.