I had a pretty awesome day today. I collected this beast:
Despite my previous trepidation, I managed to ride it home without dying.
I took it for a ride out to my place of work – a practice run – and generally enjoyed scooting about.
It was strange riding home from the dealership on a Vespa; the road home is a popular route for Vespa enthusiasts and I kept getting nods and waves from other Vespa riders. At first I thought that they’d mistaken me for a member of their secret fraternity of bikers, until I realised that I actually was one.
I recently ordered one of these.
It’s a Vespa GTS 125 Super.
I should be picking it up next week.
I’m quite excited about the whole thing.
I’m also more than a little nervous; I’ve only had 1 day of motorcycle training, so I worry that I will kill myself the first time I try to ride it.
Based on my previous history with time machine, I really hate doing backups like this, but it may make the reinstall I’m about to do a bit easier. If it works without ruining the drive of course.
I do wish my aspirin was XHTML compliant – or at least had a closing tag.