The moment I stepped into my apartment today after teaching my morning classes, it started to rain. Torrential rain. It’s still raining right now.
Last night, Old Nancy broke down on the way home from Sanchong. I called my mechanic and he picked me up an hour later with his truck. I’ve been told that I need to replace the transmission and the engine. I haggled and got a good deal on that. It will cost about $7000NT ( ~225$). Over the last two years, I’ve had the scooter repaired whenever there was a problem. I was told that it was dangerous driving it around, so I had it fixed immediately. For that amount of money, they will also be doing some extra work on it for me. They will change the exhaust and oil, as well as some other minor stuff that popped up when I started riding Old Nancy hard last week.
In the interim, I’m driving a maxi-scooter, a Kymco Grand Dink 150cc. It’s pretty fast, yet not as agile as Old Nancy. I got up to 120kph today on the way home. It was impressive. It feels very solid, but I definitely don’t like the handling.
I’ve always thought that a Kymco Ego 250cc would be the perfect scooter for me. It’s fast, agile, and has got loads of power. Enough power to probably hit 160kph.