Well, nothing like a little rock and roll on a scooter to make one feel humility!
I've not owned this moped for very long and I've been just driving around the complex and the quiet neighborhood to get accustomed to the operation of this nice little moped.
I was in on the road and went up the curb to practice driving on a sidewalk as opposed to streets where the traffic is pretty busy. I hope to be able to always take the quiet residential streets anyway, which should be safer, but, I want my skill set to be able to handle all sorts of events.
So, there I am, going along on a rather narrow sidewalk and boom! I am on the street, about 6 feet over from where I'd been driving and two guys are there helping me up. I must have landed on my left palm as that hurts like heck, but, oddly, my scooter as on my left ankle, yet, my right leg is torn up with a gash of about 12 inches and another about 6 inches about that with my knee having a nice raspberry with the whole lower leg swollen. I was a volunteer EMT, so I do know when I need to go to the doctor and I know I'm fine, just battered and bruised.
It was so very fortunate for me that there was no traffic, however, and I didn't break anything. I must have gone over the front of the bike, I think? I don't know, and guess I'll keep working on my skill set!
Finally, the question I have for all of you...
What gear do you wear?
I am definitely getting an helmet.
I'd appreciate your suggestions on this.
Do you wear knee pads, elbow pads when just riding on the side streets or in parks?
I'd feel a bit foolish, but, safety for myself and others is the most important thing.
And, do they make training wheels for the Gelato Moped?
My husband said I should ask that one. Seriously, do they make some for these that could be placed into the hole where the pedals are? It'd be odd, but, heck, I'd do it until I make sure I can handle this roaring ball of fire I bought! ;)
Thanks, again! You are all so great! :)