Sunday, December 11, 2005
Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas to Us!
We settled on one quite similar to this Schwinn. We saved a bit by buying a model being phased out which has none of the "kiddie" style designations, just a plain and quite attractive dark red color.
They are 750 watt electric motors; make up to 15 mph, and can go 8-10 miles on a charge. Convenience for the RV transportation is remarkable. The seat and basket lift off and the handle bars fold over leaving a unit which slides into a rear deep-bay storage area to be bungee-cord restrained during travel. Cost was $300 each at our local Pep Boys which has an amazing array of electric scooters-bicycles, etc.
Grandson Scott, along on our shopping trip, was enamored of a "chopper-style" electric bike. He'll not be getting one as we are currently trying to remove his fascination with motorcycles.
Another part of our build-up to long term travel has been completed.
Merry Christmas, my Love! Oh, and thank you for such a thoughtful gift!
UPDate: Charged 1st of the scooters, and while messing around with 2nd unit's assembly, decided to take the 1st for a sidewalk spin in our neighborhood. It was quiet, faster than I imagined, and at first a bit scary. I have not been on the quick-turning scooter style anything in probably 45 years! Wobbly at first, but gained confidence quickly. Duchess is still a bit afraid of the thing, but it actually is a lot less dangerous for we old foggies than a bicycle as if this thing begins to overturn, you simply step off. NOTE: the nice BIG wide seat is a benefit for those of us who are possessed of a good sized sitter-downer!