Lappy’s first service, and Mia’s first winter off

Lapis went in for her first service last week! Everyone at Royal Subaru was kind of astonished that I only had barely over 2,500 miles on her, but I don’t drive quite as much as Ross (who hit 10k on Luna this week, I think), so the miles aren’t going to pile up quite as quickly. My 5-mile commute probably has something to do with that, heh.

With the colder weather coming, I’m really glad I traded in the Versa Note for Lapis – she warms up way faster than the Versa Note did, and the all wheel drive is going to come in really handy when the snow flies. I’m actually looking forward to winter driving! How crazy is that?

Speaking of winter, I think Mia’s pretty much entered her winter hibernation for the year. It got cold really quickly here (a few weeks ago, it went from the high 80s to the mid 50s in the same week!), and my cold tolerance isn’t what it used to be. So, unless we get a warm day anytime soon, I’ll probably tuck Mia away in the garage and let her sleep for the winter. It’s Mia’s first official winter off with me – while she spent last winter garaged at my mom-in-law’s house, she wasn’t my scooter at that point. I think she’ll appreciate not having to run in sub-zero temperatures.

It’s strange – I don’t think I’ve actually winterized a scooter since 2011, when I first got Scooterlou. Even then, she was only put away for two months before the weather warmed up again (it hit 70 degrees in January of 2012!) and I dragged her out to ride. I’ve almost forgotten what you need to do to winterize a scooter! Ross put in some Sta-bil, and we’ve got her hooked up to the battery tender, but what else do you do to winterize a scooter?  I’m going to have to do some research.

Lapis’s estimated odometer reading: I know I hit 2600 miles yesterday
Mia’s current odometer reading: 7792.7 miles

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Beth

I’m a 36 year old IT worker, crafty nerd, and scooter enthusiast. I drive my fantastic car Lapis around town, read too many books, watch television, go to sci-fi/fantasy/nerd conventions, make far too many quilts and socks for one person to feasibly use, and drink entirely too much tea. I also dabble in programming, have a soft spot for SQL and InDesign, play lots of classic video games, and tend to watch ridiculous amounts of Steven Universe. In short: I do a lot.

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