Alas, it's been a while since Stewart, or Stewie as she calls him, her 125cc Genuine Buddy scooter had gotten some exercise. So after cleanup chores were done in the garage this morning, I took Stewie out for a ride in brisk low 30s temperature. I did find its battery completely dead, apparently the key had been left in the "on" position. This is actually something very easy to do, bad design on the part of Genuine's ignition keylock supplier in my opinion. No problem though, I deployed the scoot's kick-starter and after a few kicks, was off and running.
I buzzed around the neighborhood roads, past the 1 mile mark where her high school is located where she works as the school nurse. I continued northward on Picadilly, past the open fields and subsequent neighboring housing developments until I reached the Plains Conservation Center where I posed Stewie:
There's predictions of snow for the metro area by tomorrow,
here you can see the incoming weather.
At the Plains Conservation Center
I then headed east towards Gun Club Road and took it past the Southlands Mall area to Smoky Hill Road which I took west towards the Blackstone Country Club area. Stewie got a little taste of dirt trail riding as he somewhat bumpily (not much suspension on scooters) but we got to my usual picture taking spot with no issues.
Near the Blackstone Country Club
The incoming weather's clouds had by now completely obscured the view one can get of Mount Evans so I headed on home by back roads instead of Smoky Hill Road. Even through the thick gloves I was wearing, I was starting to feel the cold in my fingers and so I only rode about 20 miles.
Still, that's about 10% of the total mileage on this scoot, so good exercise, and no need to put Stabil in the gas tank. I'll just make it part of the monthly maintenance routine to ensure Stewie gets a few miles of riding in.