Hi folks. As some of you may be aware, I am currently riding a ferocious two-stroke scooter that belongs to a friend. Anyhow, after two days in a row, riding the Gilera, I am absolutely fascinated by the effect that it has on me. Other bikes that I have ridden give you reasonably controllable messages as to how they want to be ridden. My BMW expects, almost demands, to be ridden in a gentlemanly fashion. That doesn't translate to slowly, but, like a proper gentleman. The Triumph 675 wants, and makes it known to the rider, that it would like to be ridden in a fairly "spirited" fashion, but it can be controlled. My Z50, whuich I can't actually ride nowadays, sez.... go for it, ride me as fast as you can..... but, at it's size it isn't too life threatening. But Zebee's Gilera makes me ride like a drug crazed 16 year old! Trust me, I have vague memories of the '60's and know of what I speak. On Pennant Hills Road, on a big bike, I can idle along, minding my own business, keeping out of trouble, but, on the scooter.....there is a space....I'll have it..... there is half a space..... fine, I'll have that too..... there is a quarter space that may, or may not, open up.... fcuk it, I'll have a go at that as well. I KNOW I shouldn't ride this way, but it's all the fault of the Gilera. Heading up to Pie in the Sky, yesterday, going through Cowan, there was a row of rubber cones at the side of the road. Something to do with hole-diggery on the side of the road. I just couldn't resist doing the zig-zag round the cones. Today, I really, really, tried, but ...(shrug) I did it again, and had a really stupid grin on my face when I got to Pie. It is really, stupidly and excessively FUN! In a kind of warped way, I can't help but feel sorry for folk who ride the dog's dick type motorcycles, capable of 300 kph, but don't really get the feeling of FUN until they are up at the "go directly to jail" speeds. The push bike trip computer fitted to the scooter, so far tells me that I have achieved a maximum speed of 117 kph, but it is just brilliant.