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Thrifting is done

August 14, 2012
Wall art

Fits like a glove. Or a wallhanging… (Ali Frye photo)

The most recent spike in West Coast gas prices attributed to a refinery fire will surely cause news organizations to bring out the stories about how SCOOTERS GET GREAT GAS MILEAGE. And just as surely, the second-most frequent post in the comment threads (after “SCOOTERS ARE DANGEROUS”) will be, “you can’t carry anything on a scooter.”

As longtime readers know, a week’s worth of groceries is no problem. And Ali shows that getting thrift-store finds home is cake, as well.

She said the artwork was only minimally affected by moving air, and the scooter, not at all. Ali’s Buddy has a rear rack and topcase, so she’s ready for anything. Well, except an armoire. Favicon

  1. jprestonian permalink
    August 14, 2012 4:29 pm

    I’m having great difficulty transporting stuff on the new Honda PCX. The tiny stub of a rack is not exactly cargo net-friendly (nor would it support much of a dimensional quantity, no matter how light). No curry hook (or would that be a “pad thai hook”?). The floorboard has a “tunnel” in it, but if careful, I can get a bag of ice home draped over the tunnel. πŸ™‚ Most everything else has to fit in the seat bucket, or be left behind.

    I fell in love, and ended up with a nicer-looking Sachs Madass. πŸ™‚

  2. August 14, 2012 8:31 pm

    Ya shoulda bought a Met!

  3. jprestonian permalink
    August 15, 2012 4:40 pm

    @Deb — Heh! 30-mile commute with 50MPH roads… however, I saw one brave woman on a Met on Thompson Lane @ I-24 this afternoon (where Thompson Lane turns into Briley Parkway, which is treated by locals like another interstate), heading the opposite direction from me. I wouldn’t do that without an Amish buggy in front and behind me. πŸ™‚

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