In my entire life I’ve spent about 30 seconds riding a motorcycle/scooter. During that initial 30 seconds.. I crashed. And that was over three decades ago. However, now that I plan to move to the rural area of Bohol it has become a necessity that I learn how to ride a moto-scooter of some type to get from the jungle to town and back. So I bought this POS scooter and with zero experience or knowledge.. I asked the previous owner what the various levers do and decided to do some ‘hands-on’ learning one afternoon.
The video here is after my first attempt. During that initial trial-run it took me 45 minutes just to figure out how to START the thing. After that it took me about 2 minutes to nearly crash it into a cement wall. The video-cam got kinda banged up during that little mishap and lost the video so I decided to ask my buddy, Kristine, to help me get an idea of how this loud contraption works since she’s used a scooter perhaps two hours longer than I have. All in all, nobody got hurt.. I actually got it into 2nd gear and not a single chicken got in the way.
All went well. The chickens stayed outta the way and the dogs had a good time barking after me as we putt-putted around the property. I kinda ended up on a weird detour during the handle-bar-cam sequence.. but even then I amazed myself at my ninja-like reflexes which averted hitting any of the banana trees. Enjoy the video and hopefully I’ll have something a bit more graceful to shoot later when I’m on Bohol riding a better bike.
After 49 years living in Southern California, USA, I decided to move to the Philippines despite never having been here before. I spent a year getting all the information I could online and in July, 2012, I took a leap of faith and transplanted myself first to Mactan and then began my trek through Cebu, Bohol, Panglao, Moalboal, Dumaguete, Bacong and now living in Cebu City, here in the amazing Philippines.
Starting in January of 2019, I will begin a slow trek through Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and possibly Malaysia, China and Japan. My itinerary is open with no big rush since I hope to share in detail what each place is like as I enjoy it for months at a time.
I am a single man taking an honest look at all that Southeast Asia has to offer, one day at a time. I hope you find my channel informative and/or entertaining. 🙂
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