Let’s Go for a Ride

Back in August 2021, when SARS-CoV-2(severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2)/COVID-19 still stirred fear in some hearts (not mine), I came across a handsome G400c motorcycle. The manufacturer, Genuine, is better known for scooters—one of which I passed today parked along Adams Avenue in San Diego neighborhood University Heights.

Iconic best describes two-tone Pamplona (color) Buddy 170i that is subject of the Featured Image. Don’t you want to climb on and ride? I sure do. Top speed is 55+ MPH—and I have to wonder what is the upper limit of that plus. With gasoline still caviar costly, 100 miles to the gallon appeals; if accurate, a full tank will get you another 50.

Good transportation ain’t cheap. Locally, this model sells for the MSRP of $3,499. But, hey, you can feel Like Tom Hanks in movie “Larry Crowne“—thrilled to ride with the young, hip scooter troupe and overjoyed to pay so little to gas up.

Photo vitals, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/200 sec, 28mm; 2:07 p.m. PST.