Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I received the hitch mounted scooter rack yesterday and spent most of the day today assembling it and practicing getting the scooter on and off the rack. I discovered that the scooter wheelbase is just a tad too short to fit the rack perfectly. Both the front and real wheel should fit in the open slots on either end of the carrier but because the scooter is so short, the front wheel does not drop down into the slot. This makes it too unstable for my taste. I think if I re-locate one of the cross braces shown in the picture above, that will solve the problem. Tomorrow I'll take the rack and the RV to my mechanic to fix this issue and to have some minor work done on the RV.
I'm hoping that if I get all of this fixed in a day or so, I'll be able to take a trip to New Mexico to see some things that have been on my list for a long while. The weather is a bit "iffy" but once I get into New Mexico it shouldn't be too bad. There is a possibility that another front may move into the area late in the week. If it does I'll have to postpone the trip until better weather.
The trip will cover almost 1000 miles. About 400 miles of that is just getting from the Denver area down to the New Mexico border and back. With gas prices hovering around $2.00 a gallon however, it won't be as bad as my last trip into New Mexico. The three major destinations on the trip will be Aztec Ruins National Monument, Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, and Bandelier National Monument. In between those stops are a bunch of other interesting things like the Jemez Pueblo, the town of Los Alamos and El Huerfano Mesa and Trading Post.
I'm really looking forward to this adventure but the trip depends on the weather and my mechanic..........
Wish me luck.
Thanks for visiting.