Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Love My Moped

There was a neighbor who used to tool around the neighborhood on an old moped. Been doing it for years. Now this neighbor is also one of my regular customers at the restaurant and a longtime friend of my father-in-law.

One day almost two months ago he tools by the house on a new moped. Now, I don't know about my readers, but here, mopeds have suddenly gained popularity due to the skyrocketing gas prices. So of course I say to the Mav "Did you see Russ on his new moped. I wonder if he is selling the old one." To which he replied, "Doubt it. He has had that one since he bought it from the original owner."

Flash forward a week or two to the neighborhood rummage sale. We threw some stuff in with our friends who live a block behind us. Another neighbor comes over, looking at the stuff for sale. He is also a regular customer and friend of Russ. We start talking, the new moped comes up and I ask what Russ plans to do with the old one. I am informed he is selling it.

YES! Like a sign, Maverick comes walking over and I hurry to tell him the news. He walks over to Russ' house and an hour later we are the proud owners of a 1979 Honda Express.

I love this thing! We all but fight over who gets to ride it. I took it to work almost everyday while J was layed off. Now the boys at work call me "Moped Mama"

Now she's been repainted and we have put hundreds of miles on her. She is almost 30 years old and runs like a top! I love the feeling of riding down the road with the wind in my hair. I just feel free.

Now Maverick and I are on the hunt for another moped. We want to be able to ride together. Meanwhile our friend got one also and now they ride to work together.

They have signed up on a website called Moped Army and if we get more than 4 people with Mopeds we will be a gang. I laugh just thinking about it! They already have a name for it. The Wild Mustangs. (Long story)

Trying to save some money now as I have found the moped I wish to purchase. Wish me luck!

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