Scooter racing

Scooter racing
After parking for the night, we'll still have time for a little racing

Sunday, 27 May 2012

No Longer a Virgin TOAD Puller

I had to bring the Beast from storage to my place yesterday - which is about a 1.5 hour drive away. I've never driven the Beast more than 20 minutes in any direction. I've never towed ANYTHING. (okay - one little 10 gallon honey wagon, but that doesn't count)

I was going to drive at 5 a.m. to try to stay clear of traffic. However, I figured that I have to learn to deal with everything, so I strapped on the TOAD, managed to get on the freeway without incident, drove through 2 narrow construction zones, one very long bridge, several curves, up long hills and through thick Saturday afternoon traffic. Other than almost taking out a car at the off ramp, the worst part was the last 50 feet. I forgot about height and scraped the side of the RV against low hanging trees. And I had to unhitch and back up to make the last corner before the driveway.

I have discovered that I have a very heavy foot..... it was hard keeping the Beast at a steady 55 mph.  It (that is, I), kept pushing to 60 to 65.  Unfortunately, I found out that this makes it really hard to slow down when you're going downhill.

But all in all, it was a good day. Nobody died, although a few probably came close to having heart attacks.


  1. Good job! My first day out - to a Walmart - I also scrapped the top with tree branches. But I actually caused a tear, and had to get some stuff to put over the rip. Check to make sure you didn't tear anything. You don't want any leaks. It was an easy fix. :)

  2. Now that I know I have a ride home I can start to pack. Yipeeeee.
    Good job Nui!!! See you Tuesday (Air Canada willing)