Before I Get to Scootin’…

Two things about me: I love hamburgers and I love my new scooter. Since I have not posted anything on my Jockomo blog since January of 2009, I thought I would start fresh with a new one. Perhaps this will inspire me to awaken the sleeping Jockomo blog.

While I consider myself a burger connoisseur, I am quite the newbie when it comes to scooters. I rode mini dirt bikes when I was a kid and a street-legal Yamaha DT 125 in my high school years, but that was years ago. At 52, two-wheeled vehicles are as foreign to me as Congolese food. Add to that the peculiar characteristics of a scooter and the experience is entirely new to me. It will take some time getting used to this new toy.

I started out riding my new Vespa Granturismo 200L around my neighborhood just getting the feel of the thing. After riding around the neighborhood and to the grocery store only a half mile from home it started to get boring; I needed a place to ride besides the grocery store behind my house. Since I stopped driving about ten years ago due to health reasons, restaurants and bookstores have been the two places I miss visiting on a regular basis. Now that I have some wheels my two favorite loves—eating burgers and dawdling in bookstores—have been rekindled.

Though it is embarrassing to admit it, I love hamburgers more than I love steaks, shellfish tacos, and even ribs—my second favorite food in the world. I can not tell you how many times I had been to a white-tablecloth restaurant and end up appraising the house burger on the menu, its description, and what it comes with it. As for my love of scooters, that is a new thing. I know little about them.

My burger trek will start close to home and push out from there. In the meantime, I will get use to my scooter and along the journey share my newly found knowledge of scooters while sampling Sacramento’s best burgers. I hope you come along for the ride.

To sum it up: There is an old saying, “It’s not the destination, but how you get there that matters.” I guess if this blog is to have its own saying it would be more like “Lets scoot to a burger and get a little more acquainted with scooting along the way!”

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