and a Second Time
Follow on to: La Prima Volta
I rode the motorino to work alone again today – for the second time. And it was awesome. I was decked out in my black motorcycle jacket, my black motorcycle boots, black gloves, and a purple european scarf. Oh yeah, and I arrived alive.
Things I’m good at:
Knowing where I’m supposed to be going
Things I’m not good at:
Using the right/front brake without turning the handle and giving it gas at the same time
using the rearview mirror on the left hand side
(Although I fixed this for the drive home – turns out you just have to move it so you can see. The first time I tried to adjust it, I was driving, and I turned the whole bike)
Using the rearview mirrors to see people whizzing from behind me while still concentrating on what’s in front of me.
Rules of the Road (According to an Italian):
“It is safer if you go faster than everybody else”
“The place for motorini, is all the space on the road that nobody else is using.”
The only thing that was shouted at me by an onlooker:
(Who also happened to be a friend of mine)
Kate! Look at you on your Vespa! I’m going to close my eyes. I can’t watch. I’m scared.