Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Oops! Vespa Down

My wife sent me an e-mail this afternoon "Fell off the Vespa. Not hurt." Apparently she was turning in gravel at one mile per hour and did the classic that we have all done and flopped the scooter over the front wheel, which slid out on the pebbles. She said she had the bike back up before she knew it and was dusting off her undamaged clothes and bruised ego before anyone noticed at her work.



The ET4 suffered no damage but my wife is at home nursing a couple of bruises and a graze on her leg. I asked her how she was doing and she texted: "Sore. Badge of honor."


She's right, and now she's dropped the scooter after 7,000 miles of riding I am a lot less worried about her commuting to her new work site next school year, ten miles up the Overseas Highway. She showed the same determination when she got her motorcycle licence and she has earned the right to ride the 150cc Vespa wherever she pleases.

4 comments:

RichardM said...

Glad to hear that there was no injury to anything except one's pride. I hate riding on loose gravel. They spread it everywhere during the winter and it's usually quite a ways into the summer before it's actually swept away.

Conchscooter said...

No frost bite here at least.

Anonymous said...

Glad your wife survived relatively unscathed. I'm sure this blog would collapse instantly without her up and about.

Conchscooter said...

The blog will prevail!