Man, this last week has been pretty trying. Last night I realized that my Honda Elite Scooter was not in my driveway. I thought about it for a while and am surprised it took me at least 5 minutes to actually believe that the scooter was stolen. I thought, “Maybe I left it somewhere?” But, it didn’t take much to dis guard that optimistic thought.
I spent an hour last night riding through the park, down by the creek looking for it. I’m going to do it again this morning. Someone must had to wheel it away. I have the only key.
I have no idea what you could do with a stolen scooter. I assume that you can’t get a license plate for it once I report it to the police. I called the Honda dealer and left my number if someone tries to order a new ignition switch for a 1986 Honda Elite. And put a posting on Craigslist. I’m not sure what else I can do.
I had big plans on motor pacing the next few months. I guess I have to get another one up and running. That is going to take a bit of work. I was just thinking yesterday how nice it is that I can drive either a full size diesel van, a Honda elite scooter or Honda Insight Hybrid. Pretty diverse choices. Guess one is gone.
I feel kind of silly getting my scooter stolen. I used park it inside my garage, but it’s been outside for the past year. I never really though much about it getting taken. I must be naive. I did get 3 cars stolen already this year. That seems more than should happen to one in a life type. It must be the economy or something.
On a more happier note, I forgot to mention that Tuesday, right after I buried Marti, Lilly, the walk about cat, came back home. I have been looking for Lilly pretty much every night for the past couple months. I assumed he was gone. But, there he was. I thought it was kind of spooky that he’d come back right when Marti was gone. He went into our room and fell asleep on the bed. I went for a ride and he was gone when I got home. It was very nice of him to come back and visit.
There are lots of choices of races to do this weekend. The Joules Cross is happening outside Lawrence. Two races, both at the same venue, but on different courses. There is a nighttime cross race up in Des Moines at 10pm on Saturday night. I sort of kicked around flying out to the East coast for the UCI races in Delaware this weekend, but failed to enter by Wednesday. I really don’t know the procedure for entering after registration closes, so I’m probably just here. It is beautiful weather right now, so it could be worse.