After weeks of owning the scooter, I finally took the chance to ride it last night. Just as Jake had warned me, it was a lot of fun. I insisted on practicing in an empty parking lot before I would go on the road. I am kind of a chicken when it comes to riding on the street with other cars. The practice session went great–took me a little while to figure out the "leaning into the turn" thing. Other than that, I think I’ve got it down. I even drove it home, with Jake following behind to scrape me off the road. Luckily, that wasn’t necessary. I found myself trying to think of people I could go visit on the scooter. Who knows, I might become a more social person (not likely). Jake actually took Alice on a marathon ride yesterday. They went downtown, got some gas, and then went over to our friends’ house. Jake gave their kids rides and Jon some big ideas about new toys he might like to buy. Not sure if his wife, Becky, has the same ideas. But, I guess Alice did well on the long ride. Although Jake did have to keep telling her to hold on. She would just ride with one hand on the handle bars while waving to everyone and honking the horn. Fun little new toy–plus we save $ on gas. Jake has already run a few errands for me on it–plus he’s much more willing to do them if he gets to take the scooter.