Today I rode my scooter alone and unsupervised for the first time, and right off the bat I crashed as I tried to brake but instead accelerated right into two ladies and their minivan. I went down onto my side, so I didn’t hit either of them, but I scraped a little paint off their car and scuffed my foot. They were very kind to me, and kept telling me how lucky I was and to be careful.
Then the scooter wouldn’t start, probably because I knocked the oil line loose, but I took care of that, the loose throttle, the faulty speedometer, and what was probably a smog check all for the low, low price of $10.35. My mood was good again!
I slowly rode out to the empty streets north of my place, and practiced driving for a little. My confidence is now higher, but I still had to turn back at the main road and forgo the bank for today. It’s a one lane road for about a block, and it’s an access road to the freeway… I didn’t feel like dealing with that after my earlier experience!
Hopefully I’ll be able to get a picture of my scooter soon. It’s red and adorable and I have a repair shop for it right across the street. What more could I ask?