Tried out the cargo capacity of The Budster today. $130 worth of groceries is no problemo for my ghetto version of a trunk. Would love to get some sort of foldable crate to attach to the rear rack. Then those after work quick stops at the market and perhaps even a Home Depot run would be a cinch.
I am taking a motorcycle driving course this weekend so I can learn how to be a Motorcycle Mama, or really, a Scooter Sweetheart.
Scooter life is rad.
Update: I took the two-day basic motorcycle driving course. It was very hard. In addition to balance and throttle, motorcycles have that whole issue of shifting. There is a lot going on at one time. I did all right though and aced the written portion and only went outside the line of the slow-speed maneuver box on the driving portion of the test just a little way, so they passed me with flying colors.
I think that I am a much safer scooter driver now.
November 27 update:
I officially have my motorcycle endorsement on my driver's license! Because I took a qualified course, I didn't need to do the driving portion of the motorcycle test. I went to take the 25-question written test today and I actually failed on the first try. (There was one question about how many parts are there to the driving portion of the test: what do I care - I don't have to take it!) But I tried again and passed. So, Hooray!, now I can officially drive a motorcycle on the street. I just need a motorcycle.