I rode my moped yesterday…..

I rode my moped yesterday for the first time in over a month.  I forgot how much fun it was.  It doesn’t go that fast, but when you’re used to walking everywhere 30 mph feels like you’re flying.  Last time I rode it was December 12th.  With the weather we’ve been having it wasn’t safe, or even possible.

I don’t ride it when there’s snow on the road.  So any day it snows, or is predicted to snow, I won’t ride.  I’ve done it before, it’s not fun, or same.  In addition, the roads still aren’t safe to ride the day after, up to the 2nd day after a snow fall.  The past few weeks usually every 2 or 3 days we get more snow.

It’s also not wise to ride it when it’s very cold.  If the temperature drops to more than 5 degrees below freezing, it’s not a good time to ride.  The moped doesn’t run very well at that temperature, and starting it can take a while, huge strain on the battery.

We haven’t had snow in 3 or 4 days, and it was warmer than it has been.  I wasn’t watching the thermometer that closely but it may have even gotten above freezing.  It took me a few minutes to get the moped unburied.  I moved it a few weeks ago up near my front door.  There’s just about enough room there, and now they can plow my parking spot.  The battery is still pretty good, though it took some kick starts and a lot of grinding to get it started.  It ran well, though, once it warmed up a little.  I took it to the store and did some grocery shopping, and it started up right away when I came back out.

It’s supposed to get cold again this weekend, I can’t wait till it’s warm all the time.

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