Monthly Archives: February 2008

For the bicyclists

A bit off topic if you are a hard-core scooterist, but here is a website that breaks down the costs between riding a bike and driving a car.  Note that I don’t pretend that riding my scooter is as environmentally-friendly or as healthy (exercise-wise) as riding a bicycle.  I think his breakdown of costs could be a good model to follow for a car vs. scooter breakdown.  Which I will finish one of these days.  🙂

February in Columbus

Well only about 6 months too late, but I am close to posting my video about OSU motorcycle (and scooter!) parking on youtube.  At the latest it will be up this weekend.

In other news, for those of us in Columbus, there are some fun groupsourced monthly challenges.  January was no challenge.  February is the Indie Art Capital Challenge.  As you may or may not know, Columbus is the Indie Art Capital of the World.

(Looking ahead, May is the transit challenge.  So if you drive your car all the time, in May you try to carpool, or take the bus, or walk, or work from home, or take your bicycle, or …. scooter!)

Driving a car stinks

I currently take the bus most days.  Last week I drove (a car)  a few days and it stunk.  I really dislike dealing with all the other “drivers” who are usually pre-occupied with other things like their cell phone or makeup or their child’s toy.  Soon enough I will try out scootering, because even if it’s the same route and the same stupid cagers, I know from before that scootering makes me happy.

At any rate, this isn’t the most news-worthy post.  Not that I ever claimed to be a journalist.  Please visit this lovely Columbus-focused site for all of your transportation news fixins… including occasional scooter news.

Which reminds me, if you don’t usually drive (but have a license) you can rent a car from Zipcar, currently with 15 different cars at OSU’s campus.  www.zipcar.com  If you don’t get it read the posts on Xing Columbus to get up to speed.  (It’s car sharing, so you don’t own the car, you pay to use it but gas and parking on campus is free.)