This blog post was started when I realized that I was really hot during the summer. "Would not a nice fruit smoothie be nice to cool down with" I thought to myself. "Yes, yes it would be." I said. So I needed a few things. I could keep the ice under my seat. That could help keep me cool, and I could stash the fruit there too!
I thought to myself that the blender could easily fit in the top case. So I run up to the store, buying the groceries and milk and a few other things all of which stored nicely under the seat. Kimmie has a cell phone charger under the seat as well, it would not hard to plug the blender to it, I just have to modify the blender cord some! There was only one slight problem.
Yep, I could not close the top case all the way. So much for the idea of ice cold smoothies when out in the middle of an adventure on a hot Florida day...at least until I get a bigger top case.
When I decided that my scooter was going to be main source of transportation we owned a car and a jeep. So I always had a back up plan in case of bad weather or if I need to pick something up. Eventually we ended up trading both vehicles in to buy a new car, meaning that my bike literally became my only means of going from point A to point B in most cases.
This has worked out extremely well. There have been a few times I've need to borrow my parents car but for the most part using a motorcycle as my main ride has not been a problem. Riding the few miles home from the store with the top case open wasn't a issue. It generally has served me well running back and forth to the store for odds and ends. I do have to consider what I'm buying however, as space is limited.
The more I ride my bike however the more I realize I would not give it up now. It's become part and parcel of "who I am." That's not a bad thing.