Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Happily scooting along!
Tonight I came home from work after a kind of frustrating day. I felt a huge load on my mind and I was just plain tired. My wife let me go off for a few minutes while she fixed dinner. The Vespa needed gas, so I put some 2 stroke oil in a bottle and headed out to the gas station.
I put the fuel in the tank and dumped the oil in. Shaking the bike back and forth got it mixed up good and then it was time to hit the road. Because my time was limited, I headed downtown. I wanted to see how the scoot would do in the stop and go traffic of Main St.
The idle is still not right, so I did end up stalling at a couple of the red lights. If I don't hold the throttle open just slightly, the bike will choke. I have tried to tighten and loosen the idle screw to find the right adjustment and it just won't work. Any ideas what might be causing it?
Overall though, it was great! I went all the way down Main St. to Augusta Rd. I then turned onto Church St. to head home. I opened it up and sat back on the seat and cruised down the road. No problem feeling like I was in the way with my new 177cc purring beneath me.
As I neared the main part of downtown the rain began to fall. The few drops that were falling smacked my helmet and stung my face. I almost felt like laughing. It felt so good. The light was green at the sweeping intersection where Church turns into Wade Hampton. I leaned into the turn and headed up the boulevard to my street.
Oh, what a feeling. The wind and rain blew away the load. What a joy to be happily scooting along...