Column: Judi Turpen -- Looking for alternative transport

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I’m always looking for a way to save money. If I can save energy, money and time simultaneously, even better. And so I began talking it up for a scooter. It would be handy for a quick run to the local market or post office, take little time for finding convenient parking and very easy on gas.

Besides, riding the scooter would be just like the good old days when kids hopped on those little Honda 50s and asked for a nickels worth of gas to run all week.

I had thought about a golf cart for local running, too; but that would require a little extra money to make it road ready. Of course, it could be electric instead of gas.

Still, the scooter seemed more practical to me. I didn’t have to do anything to make it ready for the road and I was sure I could handle it. While I didn’t ride one in my childhood, I had rented one occasionally while on vacation. And shared a farmhouse with another couple a few years when we raced dirt bikes over the hills. I remembered how much fun it was.


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