Sunday, March 09, 2008

What, Like In A Jar Under The Porch?

Daylight Savings time came as a personal shock this morning, though professionally I'd been making changes and updates to account for it since the end of last year.

I'm not at all convinced we're "saving" anything but it does mean we're at the verge of two-wheelin' season! Possibly even later this week if the weather forecast holds, I'll be trying my first motor-scooter commute of the year. I've already been scanning the route for potholes. Thanks to a busy Winter, there are plenty of them and they're hungry for 10" wheels. All part of the fun? Perhaps.

11 comments:

Ride Fast said...

Ho ho. I was hoping you were actual scooter trash and not just a wannabe.

What do you ride?

Roberta X said...

Officially? An '06 Bajaj Chetak, 150cc of raw... Well, raw something. It's a 4-stroke version of a classic Vespa, manula transmission an' all.

I've been looking with longing at the last of the Viragos. Only 250ccs, but I came to riding rather later in life than most and don't want to get more power than I can control.

Ride Fast said...

Smart girl. Although ultimately, if you can control yourself you'll be OK. Happy trails!

Roberta X said...

And the same good wishes to you! --I did a quick run this evening, post office and a stop for soft drinks and chips. A bit chilly -- nearly dark by the time I headed home -- but still the best fun on wheels.

Hoping to ride it to vote tomorrow morning. We'll see.

Anonymous said...

Up here in 'Big Sky Country' we refer to it as 'daylight wasting time'.

og said...

I been saving something in a jar under the porch, but it's starting to smell kinda funny.

Roberta X said...

Ah, so that's where the Fuller Brush salesman has got to! ;)

Anonymous said...

Now how are you going to keep up with Tam's bike on that thing?

Roberta X said...

I'm not!

...Tam's between bikes at the moment. This would mean I'd have to keep up with her Z3. Hint: don't bet on it.


In re DST, I don't terriby mind is but I keep later hours than most folks. My work day is a closer match to Central than Eastern Standard Time.

Anyone who does work that requires daylight is gonna follow the sun, no matter what the clocks say. Putting Indiana, at the far West edge of Eastern Standard, on Daylight time is just a PITA with few (if any) redeeming benefits for those folks. And it's part of the reason why 24-hour superstores like Wal-Mart and Meijer (sic) are so popular.

J.R.Shirley said...

I lost an hour. We were not amused.

Adrian K said...

Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

I've mosey'd over from Tam's blog, but I'm pleased to see you're a rider too.