My name is Bob.....and I am a scooterholic.
I have been using since I was...20 years old. I started small....you know...not very much. But i was hooked right away....that was over 20 years ago.
I was able to give it up for many years, but the yearning and hunger was always there...and one day, I went into a store...you know, just to look around. I wasn't expecting to buy. But I did. It was an impulse buy...but I bought all I could. I have been using virtually daily (in good weather), ever since. That was in 2001.
Since then, I have gone on several long benders. One was for some two months, and when it was over, I had travelled more than 15,000 miles. I had no idea it was possible to use so much in such a short period of time!
My use has become very expensive too. In 2013, I started using twice as much every time I used (500cc instead of 250cc). At times, my use causes me financial pain. Sometimes, I seek out others to use with, but mostly I use alone. Sometimes, I use so much that I don't come home for several days and when I do, my wife is annoyed. Sometimes when I use, I end up in a tent in the woods and smell like burned wood and smoke.
I can't seem to stop using. Some days, it's all I think about. I spend all day planning to use....and then I use. Sometimes, I don't use, but I spend all evening alone with it in the garage, thinking and thinking, planning to use in the future...and then I come inside and my wife is annoyed.
I'm thinking of using right now. I know I will be using tomorrow. I use on the way to work. I use on the way home from work. I use when I am just sitting in traffic. Sometimes, I break the law when I use. Sometimes, people honk their horns at me and tell me to stop using the way I do. Sometimes, I honk back.
I know I'm a user. Sometimes, I think I should stop, but I don't. I just keep using. My wife says that if I want to buy more to use, I will have to give up what I am using already. That doesn't seem fair - my garage holds plenty!
My use is expensive. I have spent a lot using lately, probably some $1000 on various items to help me use just in the last month alone! But that is unusual. However, I'm getting ready for a ten day binge where I will use every day. I will be using with my brother during that time. He uses a different brand than I do, and he doesn't use as much, but together, we will be using quite a bit.
I'm not ashamed of my use, even though people sometimes make fun of me for using. They just think I should use something else, even if they don't use themselves. Not sure what sense that makes.
I know I should stop using....but I just can't. I have used in three countries. I have used in most every state in the U.S and every Canadian province and most of its territories. I keep a map of where I have used and this summer, I will fill in a lot more of it. Eventually, I know I will use in every state and then the map of my use will be complete. But I will keep using anyway. Because I am a user and I cannot stop using.
My name is Bob, and I'm a scooterholic.
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Last edited by AlaskaGuy; 06-01-2016 at 10:53 PM.