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Thursday, April 21, 2011

A test run

Yesterday we were supposed to take a family tiyul / hike on a Roman road that parallels a modern road near where we live. However, Ariella was working (she has a part time job at the Jerusalem zoo) and Yonah was under the weather, so Zahava magnanimously agreed to stay home with the little guy so Gilad and I could do something together.

That something was a ride on the scooter almost to the Lebanese border (Hurshat Tal, near Kiryat Shmoneh). This was only a 500 km round trip, so it was a nice test run for my big 1600 km in 24 hours ride in June. But if my butt is going to be more than three times as sore as it was this morning, I'm in big trouble.

When we got there Gilad and I had a nice BBQ with some old friends from Hashmona'im. But as great as it was to eat grilled meat with close friends, for me the highlight of the day was enjoying the kind of exciting closeness that can only be achieved when traveling together the length of this beautiful country on a sunny spring day... on two wheels.

Posted by David Bogner on April 21, 2011 | Permalink


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Sounds great. That's quite a ride for two people on a Vespa. What's the cc?

Posted by: Yaron | Apr 21, 2011 5:46:52 PM

I have two words for you: Chamois Butt'r


Posted by: MoC | Apr 21, 2011 5:53:39 PM

Yaron... It's a 250.

MoC... Thanks. I'll get some sent over.

Posted by: Treppenwitz | Apr 21, 2011 11:16:51 PM

RoHo cushion seat

Posted by: Dave | Apr 22, 2011 12:43:29 AM

Sounds like fun!!!!

Posted by: Val | Apr 22, 2011 10:39:26 PM

I found your blog while looking for information about Isreal. I will be moving there in two weeks. You mentioned having a scooter in this article. I would love to get insight on how much a 250cc scooter would cost and where to look for second hand adverts...
Of course, any other piece of wisdom is welcome!
United Statesian

Posted by: United Statesian | May 1, 2011 9:11:52 PM

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