Sunday 13 Jul 2003Still Riding
I've been riding my trusty Tomos moped till 2002. My work was really close to home and arriving there on a moped was wonderful. I had a big smile on my face, greeted people in the corridors and didn't mind the upcoming work tedium at all.
Then, I was moved to a different office location. It was 20 miles from home, so Tomos was no longer a viable commute option.
I began looking at scooters as an alternative. Vespa ET4 caught my attention and soon I was a proud Vespa owner. 8 months of riding flew by like a beautiful dream, until the sad day in December 2002, when an oblivious car driver made a turn in front of me and I crashed into it.
My Vespa was totalled and I suffered a fractured knee cap. For a while, I couldn't think of two-wheelers - even driving a car did not feel safe anymore. However, this could not last long and in spring April 2003 I began looking at scooters again. I test drove Piaggio, MZ, and eventually set my sights in Aprilia Scarabeo 150.
Aprilia is my current scoot and I love everything
The only problem is, I am still afraid of riding
when there are many cars around.
My friend says that it took him a year to get
over his phobia after he had a moped accident.
I hope that some day soon, I will feel confident
and happy on the road again.