Joined: 12 Jul 2005
Location: Brooklyn Park
Last night we discussed the possibility of hooking several tow ropes to the back of the K for those whose Scoots are "hill challenged." This idea was abandoned after I flashbacked to my 4th grade encounter with the tow rope on the bunny hill at Afton Alps.
OK, so it was actually last year. Sheesh! Give a guy a break....
Joined: 19 Jan 2005
Location: Best Saint Paul
Well, you don't necessarily have to go up the _big_ hill.
Smith to grand, left on grand and now stay in the LEFT lane, and go up the 'easy' hill. At the stoplight (Dale), take a right, and a left on summit. Now take summit to the end.
Truthfully, you will become VERY FAMILIAR with this route. The Grand/Summit corridor will probably become one of your main arteries for transit around the cities. It's a bit more direct than the Ford parkway route, and not as hectic as University.
It just worried me to consider a new rider on a vino on 5. That'd be a sketchy situation.
_________________ I like scooters!
Yours is the neatest!
My father-in-law lost a wheel of his model T coming down that hill.
Brad, you're older than I thought!
Probably I am, plus my wife is the youngest in her family and her parents have been gone for 10 years. But the legends live on. He picked up my mother-in-law on Sherburne, then drove into St. Paul. Lost the wheel going down the hill.
I'm actually from a rural area, so I tend to think a little older than I am. My father actually farmed with horses when he was a kid. The first tractor I drove was a 1941 Farmall. Heck, many rural areas really didn't get out of the depression until well after WWII and were not wired for electricity until the early 50's. I have an Alladin white gas lamp in my basement in a box, still wrapped in newspaper from the 50's when it was put away. I didn't own a color TV until I got married. And I walked two miles to school, uphill both ways.
My wife says I went straight from an agrarian to a technological society - I just skipped the industrial revolution.
Relating this back to scooters... Sometimes it's hard to believe that they were developed as an economical transportation device and a WWII gas rationing solution, now that they have become trendy and all. I mostly think of my scooter as a street-legal gocart.
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