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Thursday
Nov132008

Me & My Buddy

Last month, when gas was more expensive than wine, Lisa and I decided that the Watson's needed a second vehicle.  Not the most ideal time to buy, but we were starting to get in a pinch.  So, one weekend, while Lisa was out of town, I borrowed a friend's truck and Nathan and I drove to Nashville where I purchased the Watson's second vehicle.  

I am the proud owner of a Genuine Scooter Company, Buddy International Pamplona scooter.  So for the past few weeks I've been zipping around Memphis on my fancy little scooter and enjoying the heck out of it.  I'll be honest, it was a little nerve racking at first (and to some extent still is) but its lots of fun.  And an immediate conversation starter.  Everywhere I go folks ask me about it.  Other scooter riders see me and wave...like we're in a club together.  

I don't go on freeways or anything like that.  Just streets.  The smaller the better.  Tops out at 60 mph.  Not that i'm looking to get it going that fast.  And at 80 miles to the gallon, its a great on the wallet.

So far I'm loving my Buddy.

Reader Comments (5)

Do you hum this song when you ride?

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBarry

You've seen THIS.. right?? Welcome to club buddy!

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbriandavis

oh.. and by the way... I already laid mine down. Drove through water on a turn too quickly. Lucky to just get a few scratches. Be careful!

and there's more.. Davis got some ink in the Fresno Bee for riding his scooter! I'll have to show you the article when we come to Memphis.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbriandavis

Barry,
exactly. everytime. i strap a boom box to the back and play it as i ride around Memphis.

Davis,
bro! i hadn't seen it. congrats. i've gotten the 'be careful' talk from EVERYONE.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwatson

That's great. And did you get the jacket at the same time, so you could ride in style? And how do you KNOW it tops out at 60 unless you try it? You never know, you might get to 65 or better, particularly if you crouch down real low. Give it a try. Let us know.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrian in AK

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