These days of ever-soaring gas prices bring quite a relief when I motor up to the pump on Ghost. Not only is my checking account breathing easier, but I feel like I’m doing the world a favor by not unquestionably consuming gallons and gallons of gas when there are other options. Except for some mild inconveniences, I highly recommend the $600-$800 investment into a moped. If you’re like most SUV-addicted U.S. families, you’ll pay for the moped in saved gas in 2-3 months.
- Bad weather means you stay at home or hitch a ride
- Hitching rides too often makes you feel bad
- Bugs hurt like Hades at 35 mph
- Tobacco-stained teeth sneers from pickup truck windows (of course, most times, there’s only 3-4 teeth in the mouth anyway)
- Not much luggage room
- Gravel on streets becomes a hazard when turning (you don’t think about those things in a car)
- Bird poo has no roof to hit first
- Takes a little longer to get places (but a whole new world of back-street and parking-lot shortcuts opens to you)
- Soccer mom snickers (it seems that driving a mini-van is more cool than a moped, so now I’m apparently low-man on the cool totem pole)
- The smell of roadkill is intense (but you’re less likely to do second-hand smush)
On this day...
- From bin Laden to baptism - 2011
- Review: The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment - 2009
- Review: "Revolutionary Parenting" - 2007
- More words... $(*@ - 2006