Well today was the day to get Billie's tire issue sorted out. If it had been up to me I'd have pulled the screw which was lodged in Billie's front tire out right away. I agreed completely with Canajun's whose comment to my earlier post said pretty much the same thing. Mike was telling me to leave it be and see if it held air and he has much more experience than I do.
I discovered the screw sticking out of the tire a week ago today. The tire held air all week. Today I rode it over to Mike's.
Mike told me the Vespa dealer here in St. Louis has closed. I wasn't shocked by the news. The dealership has had a spotty reputation, still it is worrisome to have it close. The Genuine dealership here should close, but if it does the only scooters available will be from the Japanese motorcycle dealerships. It is a tough business.
Even with the unexpected extra time I gained when Mike didn't need to change the tire, it was still a busy day of shopping and errands.
Happily, Heather and I were able to meet up and get a nice walk around the local park before going out for dinner.
Tomorrow, if the weather cooperates, I may get in a ride. We'll see.