Help! My dad wants a scooter!
My dad is pushin 60. He's straight as far as I know. Been married twice and has a girlfriend now. He's the guy that taught me about cars, boats, motorcycles etc. He had bikes all my life. I even remember getting scabs on my legs when I would burn my legs on the pipes when he'd take me to pre-school on his bike. He had street bikes, dirtbikes, dual sports...all of em. He sold his last bike a GSX-R750 on the day I turned 16 so I wouldn't kill myself on it. That was 13 years ago and today he calls me up and tells me he is going to buy a scooter. My wife was laughing hysterically on the couch beside me just from what she gathered eaves dropping on my side of the conversation. I mean, there has been debates on whether or not it's ok to even wave to a guy on a scooter. I asked why he didn't just get a real bike and he said he wasn't doing it for fun but just to save money on gas. To me it has most of the dangers of a real bike in traffic without the power to get away from anything. On top of that some of the scooters he is looking at weigh 400 pounds! I just can't stop thinking about the scooter on Grand Theft Auto and the fact my pops will look like an old drunk with a DUI going down the road slowing up traffic. What do you guys think?