Ladies and Gents, I present, my new 2006 Yamaha Vino Classic 50cc Moped! It has definitely been a while since I’ve been this excited about a new toy. Sure, there was my first Macbook, then then the iMac, then the Macbook Pro, then the TV… This excitement is definitely up there! And the best part, it all happened by being in the right place, right time, talking to the right guy (my cousin Neal). So without further ado, I present to you, the Classic Beauty…

I plan on riding it to and from work during the week to save on gas. Missouri and Kansas have these awesome laws for Mopeds which state that I’m not required to insure, license, register, or wear a helmet (but I will ABSOLUTELY wear a helmet). There are virtually no restrictions on these things (they’re basically looked at like a bicycle), add in the 100+ miles to the gallon, and we’re talking serious savings! From my math, I calculated that we’ll be going from about $30/week in gas down to $6/week in gas.

P.S. Megan’s first reaction to seeing this thing was “Eww, I have this Moped Scrapbook paper that I can use now! I’m so excited! Get some photos.. quick!” lol