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Scooter Curious….65 is the new 50!

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I was recently in Hobe Sound, Florida for a few weeks visiting family.  Something caught my attention, a lack of scooters!  It’s Florida, and a resort/retirement community…what the heck?!

The problem it seemed was speed limit (most roads have a speed limit of 45 or you had to take a highway) and age.  Now I can’t argue what they vote in as speed limits, however I have my opinion.  SLOW DOWN!, enjoy the scenery, take your time and for goodness sake, if most of the drivers are over the age of 65, why on earth does it need to be so fast?

But let’s address the real issue: AGE.  In case you haven’t noticed, 65 is the new 50. We are living longer, we are more active and more aware of our environment than ever before.  So, why shouldn’t we be riding scooters when we retire? What a perfect means of transportation for someone wanting to slow down a bit, but still have a great time.

I had two customers here in beautiful Wheat Ridge Colorado this summer both over the age of 75!  Saving money on gas and not having to park so far away are also great reasons to ride a scooter when you are a bit older.  Don’t let age be a factor in fun…go out and enjoy life!

Todays Thoughts:  What are you waiting for?  Don’t wait until your body tells you it can’t do things anymore (and believe me, it will)..go and do things that make you smile and appreciate this beautiful place we call home…Denver Colorado!   Come on…”Age ain’t nothing but a number!”

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Scooter Curious….Communication Revelation

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I like to text. It’s true, even though I am “older” I very much enjoy the luxury of just saying a few words and not having to sit on the phone and talk.  But…I don’t (or at least I try very hard) not to text when I am visiting with someone, checking out at a store, eating with a friend…and the big one,..DRIVING.

The ability to “talk text” is without a doubt my favorite!  I can say what I want and hit send and be done!  However, no matter how great your phone is, you better double check before you hit the send button! LOL

The reason I bring this topic of communication up is that I was thinking how much I love riding my scooter because of all the sounds and smells I get to enjoy.  Then I realized it was also because, I don’t have my phone anywhere near me.  If I want to call someone or text, I have to wait until I have stopped somewhere.  By then, I often second guess myself out of the text or call, because I have waited THIS long, I ask myself…“is it even necessary”?

So that was the revelation…is this even necessary?  The quick little quips or comments you text in a day? Sure, keep the “I love you’s”, but do we really need the constant commentary?  Maybe we would have more to say to friends and loved ones when we saw them if we didn’t text them 5 times a day with our updates.

Todays Thoughts:  Put your phone away.  Remember the true art of conversation and embrace it!  Make your friends priorities and look forward to “catching up” with them!  Drive a scooter…you will have no choice but to put the phone away!!

Scooter Curious….Tell me about Wheat Ridge!

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I opened my business in April of 2014 here in Wheat Ridge Colorado!

Many people ask me, why Wheat Ridge?  Easy…have you seen it?  It’s an up an coming town that borders with the Highlands, is an EASY direct drive into downtown Denver, and it is an EASY and direct drive into downtown Golden.  Yet, it has a small town feel.  The people are friendly the streets are clean and it’s growing and growing into a very desirable town.

Here’s a little history on Wheat Ridge:

“Although Wheat Ridge is a relatively young incorporated city, it has a rich history based on agriculture and the community’s location along regional travel routes. It grew from a popular rest stop for travelers during the Gold Rush of the late 1850s to a thriving agricultural and suburban community known as the “Carnation City” in the mid 1900s. As the residential areas of unincorporated Jefferson County grew to provide housing to the Denver workforce during the 1950s, the major transportation corridors extending from Denver developed with commercial services. During that era, the formation of numerous utility and fire protection districts provided these unincorporated areas with urban services.”

I don’t think I could have picked a more ideal spot for C.C. Rider Rental than Wheat Ridge.  The section of town I am in is called “The Ridge @38”.  It is filled with things like an Art Studio (Teller St. Gallery), Florists (Posie Girl Flowers), Antiques and Jewlery (Peter Damian), great cycling (Wheat Ridge Cycle)…if you have stumbled upon us yet…What are you waiting for?!

Scooter Curious….How’s your Aspen?

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When I first moved to Colorado from Michigan, the two most noticeable differences was the loss of water and the lack of variety in the trees.  I thought I would miss the fall season of Michigan and all the color changes…until I saw the Aspen!

Granted, it does not compare in variety, but it makes up for it in boldness.  Have you seen the side of a mountain splashed with gold paint?  How about the sunshine in the early morning and the way it makes the aspen look like they are on fire?  It is truly a spectacular site.

So I thought I would share a few Aspen facts with you today:

In the U.S. Aspen are located in: 

Alaska, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Maine, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Ohio, North Dakota and Wyoming.

The wood is used for: Paper, Matches, Packing material, Oars and Paddles.

Uses: Native Americans used the Aspen leaves for swollen joints, headaches and burns. The bark was used for stomach ailments.

Weapons: Aspen stakes were used in Eastern Slovenia to ward off werewolves and vampires, in fact they still plant them near their homes so they can make a quick stake if ever needed!

Sound: Have you ever heard a grove of Aspen whistle or speak in the wind? Some cultures believe it is the voice of beyond talking to them.

Todays Thoughts:  The group of Aspens in Utah called Pando, are considered one of the largest living organisms.  They grow quickly and they grow high, and some how are all connected through an amazing root system.  This sounds like people to me. We are all connected, we need each other to grow and thrive.  And when we all stand together (like this grove), we are beautiful!

Scooter Curious….Best Time of Year!!

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The early mornings are a bit brisk, you can sometimes see your breath.  You grab a favorite sweater or sweatshirt and step outside. Maybe there is a little mist on the grass and a smell of moisture in the air.  By the time you get to your destination the sun has warmed the pavement and your body.  You peel of the layers of clothing and you are down to a t-shirt.  The sky seems bluer than it has been all summer.  You can smell the fresh cut grass and the colors in front of you are breathtaking.

I LOVE FALL!!  Denver and Golden, Arvada or Wheat Ridge…it just doesn’t get much better than exploring these places on a scooter in the fall.  Farmers Markets are abundant with fresh grown goodies. If you have been thinking about this all summer, but the timing wasn’t just right….now is the time!

Todays Thoughts:  Fall means change. Something new is coming around the corner. It’s a time for growth and opportunities. It’s a season of preparation for what’s to come. Clear your head and embrace the change, look forward to what’s to come!

Scooter Curious…Denver Date Night!

 

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Whether you married, dating or just met…choosing what to do can be a chore sometimes.

When I was married we used to take turns choosing an activity or destination.  The goal was to make it fun, affordable and something different.

What is a perfect date activity? Scooter Rental www.ccriderrental.com around Denver or Golden!  Grab a sweatshirt and a pair of good shoes and hit the open road!  Maybe a Saturday morning Breakfast date in LoDo or a picnic around Sloans Lake.  The #1 destination for most of my customers is a drive into Golden and lunch by the river. 

Have you ever done the tour of Coors?  Just because you live here doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check it out! Or a ride into Morrison.  I love that ride!

Todays Thoughts:  Keep your relationship alive!  Don’t let a good thing go stale because no one is putting effort into it. Dating is tough enough without wondering what to do.  Explore where you live, frequent local businesses and put a smile on  your face!