Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vroom vroom!!

So, I bought a Vespa LX 150 yesterday. I think they are an adorable means of transportation. We also rented a scooter to travel around during our weekend getaway to Chincoteague, and we had a blast. We started looking around various scooter dealerships, narrowing down what we wanted and how much we wanted to spend. We ended up at the Vespa dealership, they were having a sale and a great deal on one, so my hubby bought it after getting them to throw in a top case.

Me at the dealership.

Here's the catch. I have little to no experience driving a scooter. My hubby has a motorcycle, so this is to be my two wheeled mode of transportation. We got it home and off the truck and I took my first ride down the alley behind our house. To paint a picture, he was holding the back of the scooter, telling me to give it a little gas and get my feet off the ground. It was not pretty.

Similar to my learning experience, add my husband following behind holding the scooter up.

Here's another catch: You need a motorcycle license to drive this Vespa. I don't have one. I have NEVER ridden a motorcycle. The good news is that I have enrolled in a Basic Rider Course that starts Monday. If I complete this course successfully, I will get a certificate that I can present to the DMV for my "Class M" license. Wish me luck. I'm nervous. I'll let you know what happens.


  1. Ahh thats so awesome! Vespas really are the next big thing, and i totally wish i had one. Plus if you ever go to Italy you'll fit in so well!

  2. I'm excited to not have to use my car all the time, I just hope I don't crash it!

  3. Hey, I found your blog on WB!

    I just wanted to say hello from one Baltimore girl to another! And I totally dig the Vespa. We see them around the city sometimes and even have a few parked in our apartment's garage. I love them.

  4. Hiya! I've had a total of four minutes practicing. My sister took some videos of my attempts to drive. If I can figure it out, I'll upload them.