Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Scooters?

In the latest battle against gas prices, apparently some folks have taken to buying scooters. No, not choppers or street bikes. Scooters. Personally, I think gas prices are a red herring in this situation. These are obviously closet scooter heads who now have a rationalization to be who they really are. Don't think for a second that spending thousands of dollars on a glorified moped has anything to do with gas prices. This is just an opportunity for people to get in touch with their inner dork.

8 comments:

Meredith said...

The UGA football team has been riding around Athens on scooters for several years now.

S.A.W.B. said...

Scooters have their place. Like, Bermuda. Vespas are for overwrought townies, who just can't kick that gasoline habit...

/waiting for enlightening commentary on how scooters are way more better than cars for getting to and from your next Ultimate [name redacted] game...

petallic said...

Bermuda? Try all of Europe. We're just addicted to oversized SUVs. I'm ready for a scooter-invasion. Bring. It. On.

Patrick Armstrong said...

Lead by example, O teacher.

Where is yourn?

S.A.W.B. said...

I'll grab one when they make one that seats 5, will hold 36 cases of flooring, and my car seat. Oh wait, I already drive that.

GP said...

I just purchased a Suzuki 650 cruiser as a new toy. The 50+ miles to the gallon that it gets has been pretty nice. I have noticed an increase in shorts wearing, backpack toting, scooter driving dorks on the road, but hey, they do save $ on gas.

Dante said...

Instead of spending all that money on a scooter, you can get a junked Geo Metro with a working transmission, an electric motor, some battery packs, a few other odds and ends (bellhousing adapter, gauges, power cords, etc) and have a proper electric car. I have to admit that the tinkerer in me is highly attracted to that possibility.

petallic said...

No no Patrick. Scooters are for hot scenester boys, not over-the-hill teachers. Geez. You should get out more.