Is that what it’s called? Biking sounds much better.
So I’ve been riding my scooter back and forth from work now since I got my license. I seem to be averaging 70-80 miles to the gallon depending on which roads I take. (above 45 mpg eats a bit more fuel.) It’s 14 miles to work so, at around 30 miles a day I’m filling up my tank two to three times a week. It holds a gallon. The Dodge was taking a gallon each way. By Grobthar’s Hammer, what a savings.
It’s also interesting to see that I’ve instantly been inducted into the overall biking community. Any time that I pass another person on a bike, they wave. I’ve noticed that some of them lose interest once they see I’m on a scooter and not a full-fledged motorcycle, but whatever. Ive also noticed that some cars pass me, even when I’m going over the speed limit, presumably because they don’t feel masculine enough to follow a scooter.
It’s such a blast to drive. The same roads feel completely different. There’s always a breeze. It’s a feeling of freedom that I cannot accurately explain. You just gotta feel it.
Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe.
After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world.
Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa.
Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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2 thoughts on “Scooting”
i once had a guy who was new to the motorcycle world ask me why everytime he passed a fellow biker they pointed at his tires?and; i know that feeling.josh
I am one of those people who passes those on two wheeled vehicles no matter the speed. Since there’s only a surface area of two credit cards in contact with the ground, even a sand patch could take out a bike and I don’t want to be behind that bike to run the person over.