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Easy rider!

Regular readers of my blog know that for more than two weeks I have been suffering from a bad back. The thought of standing at the bus stop on Monday when I return to work has filled me with dread. Combine this with the frustrating delays at the toll bridge every day and there can only be one solution: a tiny weeny motorcycle.

This afternoon I took delivery of a bright orange Sym Mio 50 scooter which will, at a stroke, solve these two problems in my life. The other advantage is that it will cut down my commuting time to, hopefully, less than half an hour, leaving me more time for fun things like painting.

Now I simply have to learn how to ride it! Earlier, while out practicing on country lanes, I took it up to 25mph! It felt very fast and quite daring…

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