While she was creating her masterpiece I spent the afternoon taking short rides on the scooter. With our current transportation strategy (one car between us) I needed to get comfortable enough with riding the scooter to ride it to work at least once a week. We headed into the summer and rain will no longer be an issue. I went out on about 5 short rides to get comfortable with the weight, balance, and stopping distance. I think I remember it taking about 100 miles to get really familiar with a new machine, but I made good progress from being nervous about turning out of the driveway to riding halfway down my chosen route to work in traffic.
The weekend was great but now it's time to return to work, where crunch week will be in progress.