If I was taking Miss Billie this would have been an all day affair. I didn't have all day, so the Yaris was the ride of choice. I had "Googled" my destination and chose the options of no highways and no tolls.
I eventually crossed the Missouri River on Lindbergh Ave. This was the first time I'd ever crossed here. It appears it would be a good place for Miss Billie and I to cross this great river, but I certainly wasn't much fond of the route to get there. There has to be a better way.
|Through the magic of photography I finally am leaning.
|The green isn't grass even though this was on a sod farm. I think it was some sort of fertilizer they put on the grass to force it to grow pretty.
The mist and fog can even give an air of mystery to a power generating plant.
And, I didn't find this sign hard to believe at all.
I know what it is like to be snowed in. I suspect the folks who own this house have some experience with being flooded in.
West of St.Charles the terrain changed and it was more hilly and wooded.
My first destination was Lincoln Power Sports outside Moscow Mills.
But first a little history. One of the things I love about Miss Billie is her 16inch wheels. Another thing is her gas mileage. These were two of the three things which led me to chose the Symba. The third was the ability to experience shifting without having to bother with a clutch. Miss Billie has an automatic clutch. I wondered if I'd like shifting. I'd driven manual transmission cars and trucks up until a few years ago. I was convince if I got an automatic I'd miss the control that shifting gave me...that I'd miss going through the gears. When I did get an automatic I found I didn't miss any of that. I'd be quite happy to never own a manual shift car again.
But, what about scooters/motorcycles. I thought the Symba would be a nice way to experiment. My first scooter was a twist and go. I liked it and my suspicion was I wouldn't find shifting scooter/motorcycle any more essential than I found it to be in a car.
I will admit I've always felt Miss Billie was meant to be one of two scooters. The Symba is close to perfect for my daily commute and for puttering around the City.
I pretty broke, but it doesn't cost anything to look. Lincoln Power Sports had a new 2008 250 People S. I wanted to sit on it.
While I was there I also sat on a Xciting 500i. I wasn't expecting too think much of this scooter.
Perhaps on a day when it isn't raining I'll go back and test ride the People. It doesn't cost any more to test ride than to look does it?
I tore myself away from things that were shiny and made my way back to St. Charles and a visit with da' kids.