How shopping is done
Second only to “SCOOTERS ARE DANGEROUS!” is the spontaneously expressed belief held by non-scooterists that “YOU CAN’T CARRY ANYTHING ON A SCOOTER.” Friend Morgan would beg to differ.
Morgan does not own a car; she gets around exclusively on two wheels. Therefore, the weekly trip to the grocery store requires some thought and planning when it comes to packing her Scarabeo 500.
All packed, ready to go. She’s done this a few times, and not just with groceries. I’m a piker by comparison.
Above, you can see how the load was distributed. Two of the reusable grocery bags were bungeed to the back of the seat, along with the TP. The water bottles went into the underseat storage (they make good ballast), while the third bag was carried on the floorboard (which is kinda what the floorboard is for). The saddlebags not only hold a lot of stuff, they protect the bodywork if the bike gets knocked over.
Here’s all the stuff, unpacked and ready to put away. It would pretty much fill the trunk of the More Expensive Ford Taurus with a Different Grille. Which gets much worse gas mileage than a scooter.