So my friend and main job provider has all kinds of toys including a 125cc Yamaha Typhoon. One day after work he said, jump on and take it around a block... So I did... Sorry for the outfit, was working A though of buying a motorcycle or a scooter had visited my noggin a year before. It had totally returned when I jumped on my friends scooter and took off. I was amazed by how easy it was to ride, how light it felt and steered. Just the whole 3min experience sold me on the idea of having one. I had driven my car seven days a week and while I carry equipment on the weekends, I'm almost always alone in a large four door sedan dragging this huge weight to work like a motorized hermit crab. I really felt shitty driving this boring heavy box around all by myself. Putting a lot of miles and slowly wearing the suspension on every bump. So I went to Craigslist and with my friends help I found many Fly 150's and Zuma 125's. Without many responses and some high mileage and modded scoots around NYC and Queen's area I kept looking. Then this Aprilia 250 greeted me with a big bright Borinquena flag spray painted on its cut down windshield. So I picked it up with 7300 miles and in a very nice condition. Got it registered, got my permit and insured it. Second day of riding on it, take it out for a small errand onto a busy Jericho Tpky and few blocks from work a lady in a big SUV... pulls out from being parked without a blinker to do a U-turn across two lanes, double yellow. Since I'm literally clueless, I beep and start to brake. But she's continuing with the U-turn so I panic and turn to the slow lane either too abruptly or without releasing the front brakes fully. Anyways I end up sliding for quite a bit with the scooter on my leg :) Gladly I softened the scooters fall quite a bit with myself, so it did not get much damage. Just a few tiny scratches and a few broken clips on a plastic piece. I myself just got a bloody leg which is almost healed up. The lady stopped on the other side of the road. Saw that I stood up (with some help from old ladies from a hair salon - talk about embarrassing) and then she drove off as I reached to get the scooter off the ground. So a very important lesson learned, I went on riding the next day with a very swollen and immobile ankle. Since then I've ridden every day to work except the weekends when I carry equipment in my car. Been driving all around Long Island with any time I would have before or after work. One day ended up riding for five hours around the North Shore. On a damp, cold day. Today I tried to see how it is in the rain, and was amazed at how dry I arrived at work. I am frikking addicted to this thing. In the two weeks I put over 500 miles and can't wait to go Adventuring. On Memorial day after a busy day I drove to Queens to join my friend who got me into scooters, and ended up on my first Highway adventure :O So hello everyone! This is me - Nimajus or Neo. I'm waiting for a real helmet to ship any day now and then will want to venture further from home. P.S. I want to say a big thanks to Klaviator for his amazing Aprilia Sport City Review and just posting all the stuff showing that a scooter like this is such a capable bike to go everywhere. Thanks!