Scoot Scoot goes Poot Poot

Okay, it was more of a "sputter, sputter" than a "poot, poot", but it wasn't good, that's for sure. To this point, Scoot Scoot has been a champ; there have been little issues like loose chain, disconnected speedometer, a bolt almost falling out, loose mirrors, etc. but nothing that really influenced my ability to ride or that has been too hard to fix. Well, just outside of Big Sur, CA, Scoot scoot decided he*'d had enough. He just wouldn't start. Finally I got him started by push starting.

Picture me running through a dirt parking lot along side Scoot Scoot who is fully loaded with all my stuff, then trying to hop on without slowing down so I can compression start. Hilarity ensued. Trust me. The people in the parking lot watching can vouch for that. Then, once going, I couldn't slow down until I found a mechanic 30 miles down the road in Monterey. $285 in repairs later, I'm back on the road. The mechanic that worked on him didn't have nice things to say about what I was asking from my little city scooter. The woman at the desk, however, applauded my little adventure.

Feeling very disheartened by the whole thing, I immediately posted an ad on craigslist looking for a ride for me and Scoot Scoot. Needless to say, there weren't any takers. I guess Scoot Scoot and I will just have to soilder through.
Thursday May 24 2007File under: travel, road trip

Toggle Comments (7)comment?
on Thu 24th May, 2007 03:55 pm PDT Sarah F said:
dragan and i most likely will be celebrating 5 yrs of legal union
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on Thu 24th May, 2007 03:58 pm PDT Sarah F said:
that's weird, it only posted the first sentance. we'll be in northern CA next weekend if you want a ride to the NW!
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on Fri 25th May, 2007 07:04 am PDT Andrew said:
Man! First the scooter breaks, now your comments are effed. Rough.
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on Fri 25th May, 2007 07:44 am PDT cardboard said:
scoot scoot doesnt like deserts, thats my take on things...stick the coast, scooters like meritime climates, its what they like for dessert.
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on Fri 25th May, 2007 10:04 am PDT amanda said:
sure, take advice from some strange mechanic in Monterey and not the engineer that designs boats, you should ask the same question of him as everyone else, what does he really know about scooters... :) hope you have a fun trip back!
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on Fri 25th May, 2007 09:33 pm PDT Jule said:
scoot scoot and you have lots in common! well, you don't sputter but...
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on Tue 29th May, 2007 12:55 am PDT Ryan Walters said:
So what repairs did Scoot Scoot need?
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