Scooter lessons / I think my girlfriend is trying to murder me……..

Scooter lessons – I feel my girlfriend is trying to murder me

Never let the sweet and harmless detail fool ya – she’s a killer!!

(Examine out the Youtube online video found at the base of the post!)

So, given that Sara is going to require to commute to her occupation at odd several hours (late evening, early early morning), it created perception for her to get a trip.  A buddy of mine had gotten a definitely fantastic offer on a motard (highway-lawful dirtbike) at RUSI Gardens in Dumaguete, so I spent some time above the past number of months observing what they had in inventory.  RUSI is a Philippines-huge vendor of “China bikes,” which is a rather derogatory term for bikes manufactured in China but assembled in the Philppines.  Considering that most identify brand name bike makers (Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, etcetera.) are acquiring their bike components made in China (between other Asian nations), the term “China bike” is a little bit deceptive.  RUSI Gardens itself is an outlet the place they sell employed RUSI bikes and scooters that have been repossessed for nonpayment.  If you wait and check a great deal on their incoming stock, you can get some actually great deals.

Anyhoo.   A number of weeks soon after I started off hunting I bought a get in touch with that they experienced an automatic (that is, no clutch or shifting) 125 CC that is essentially a Honda Defeat clone.  Sara and I went down and checked it out.  It was a 2012 model bought previous calendar year, had 7000 KM on it, and appeared to be in very good shape.  They requested for 25,000 ($570) pesos but I was equipped to haggle them down to 20,0000 ($450).  I put a deposit on it previous Friday and it was dropped off at the apartment on Tuesday.  There was a little bit of stress when we attempted to start off it up until I understood that you experienced to hold the brake in to get it to transform over.  At the time we acquired that, it commenced appropriate up.  I brought it for a spin close to the community and was really amazed.

Sara experienced picked up a helmet the day just before.  We had some problem locating one as she is rather modest, so we experienced to do some purchasing about.  We lastly identified one particular, and even even though it appears to be like like a massive area helmet on her tiny frame, it is an complete requirement.  We headed out in teh latter afternoon (once it experienced cooled down to tolerable ranges) and Sara did some apply driving on a aspect street near our apartment, mostly starts off and stops.  Effectively, she was meant to be training starts off and stops but – staying just a weeeeee bit potent willed – decided that she just liked heading forward better.  Soon after some negotiations (appreciate you, child), she bought again to starting up and halting. 

RUSI 125cc automatic (Honda Defeat clone) – the tried murder weapon……

Write-up crash – only a handful of (further) scratches on the body panels

It was about then that she decided to murder me. 


I was sitting down on a plastic chair by the facet of the street as my sweet very little uyab went up and down the aspect road by Agapeps.  On one particular of her strategies toward me, I asked her to pull up a tiny closer.  Huge blunder.  She have the throttle a goose  then hit a slight incline.  She missing her balance and as new riders do in that predicament, she pulled back on the handlebars, which only improved the throttle.  Accelerating – and with a rather comical expression of suprise on her facial area – the RUSI smashed into the chair, sending me, the chair, Sara and the RUSI fairly abruptly to the floor.   Luckily, the plastic chair shattered, which in essence cushioned my slide.

Scene of the crime

The broken chair confined the hurt to yours truly……

She was shook a little bit from the crash, even though I was fuming about not having the crash on movie.  I actually had the GoPro in my hand and was biking towards taking video when the crash happened. Guy, that footage would have been good gold on Youtube!   I even – just for a moment – gave assumed to recreating the crash just so we could get it on movie!   Eh – just use your creativity. 
After getting thrown off the horse, we picked up the RUSI and Sara bought in some much more apply before dusk settled and it was time to pack in the lessons for the working day.
So yeah, we now have a superior attempted murder tale to share.

Thanks to Agapeps Retailer for not giving me a really hard time about their broken chair and to RUSI Gardens for promoting us a scooter that we are not afraid to drop on the concrete.

Sara with her intense deal with on…….