Paul Makepeace ;-)

October 20, 2005

New scooter

Posted in: Drivel

Latest addition to the fleet:

New Scooter

Once I'd got it into my head that I could avoid the literal pain of public transport with a scooter I've developed a single-mindedness to not have to take the tube or train again. (Cycling leaves my feet in a bad way, and besides, the weather...)

Watched closing prices on ebay for a while and then approached an unsuccessful seller with an offer. Ended up with this 3year old Piaggio Skipper 125, 7050 miles, for £780. The guy I bought it from only told me the battery was dead after I'd taken the train 25 miles out to his place in Essex. This "oversight" cost him by the sword of my persistent haggling - he had wanted a thousand quid for the bike. In the end, I took a risk of riding it all the way back to SW London without stalling. Truth is, if it'd stalled in East London and I'd had to catch a tube home it wouldn't've been there in the morning...

Suffice to say even on one rainy home journey I'm sure it beats the crap out of public transport ;-) And it definitely does not accelerate as fast as Jessie...

Posted by Paul Makepeace at October 20, 2005 01:09 | TrackBack

Hiya, Ive just seen that gorgeous scooter! If possible, can i please have it?
I know its lacking in the speed dept, but it's really quite useful in my lifestyle!
I totally need a2b transport, and bus fares are so much more costly. As a student, i'm asking- please send it my way! or anything i can use, to get to college! (e.g. bicycle). Thanks!

Posted by: sophia at October 24, 2005 09:08
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