I wheeled my scoot out of the garage, The Widow and I were out a few hours earlier, but I started to go over the bike. My buddy asked what I was doing, I smiled thinking that he was kidding and answered, “Pre flight check!” What surprised me was his response, “Why?”
This got me thinking, I had always done a Before You Ride or Preflight Check before getting on the bike. Some more extensive checks than others but always checked out the bike. Maybe I’m just overly cautious or OCD, perhaps a bit anal. Who knows? What I do know is that I trust my life to my scoot and she is an extension of me. I know every sound, feel and bolt on my ride. I listen when she speaks, like a good horse she needs to be taken care of. I don’t want to be left stranded, or worse. So I put together a before you ride check list.
If I make sure that she is okay before we head out she will bring me home safe.