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. In July, 2012, I took a leap of faith and transplanted myself to the amazing Philippines. I am a single man taking an honest look at all that the islands here have to offer, one day at a time. I hope you find my LBTSea site informative, entertaining and hopefully a bit of each. 🙂 Be sure to visit the Forum and other parts of what the site has to offer. Browse around and be sure to sign up for updates via email. Enjoy!