Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Got my wife on a bike!
Well a "bike"...
Picked up a used Qlink Legacy 250 for ridiculous-low price. Yeah, it's basically a scooter made to look like a motorcycle. But after years of trying it was the last-ditch effort to ride with her.
Actually favorably impressed with it. Yeah, yeah... made in China. it's got 4400 on it, and I don't expect it to get to 10K before it falls apart like the blues-brothers mobile at the end of the movie. But for the price... I'm fine with that.
It's no barn-burner, but it accelerates reasonably well and would do its supposed-top-speed of 58mph easily enough even hauling my 250lbs without straining or sounding ragged. Considering my typical 'back roads, fairly mellow' riding style that rarely exceeds 50 anyway, she could certainly stay with me on it.
She tooled up and down the street a bit, then expanded to around the neighborhood, then went off to a friend's house to show it off. We've considered scooters before, but she turned up her nose. Because this looks like a bike, she was okay with it.
Yeah, the no-shifting thing was a key part. But funnily enough, the built-in radio was a big hit with her.
And maybe, just maybe if we get the 'urge' going with her, she'll decide to graduate to something a little more... real.
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