Moving Fast

Things have been moving at a million miles per hour lately, and I’m loving it. School doesn’t start till the 31st, so I am focusing on business only. Things are starting to get REALLY exciting.

The amount of reading and “studying” I’m doing right now for various businesses is more than I’ve ever had in school, but it’s all for business so it’s much more fun. The reading is mainly for another personal business project I’m launching soon. I’ve got three full books to read and take detailed notes on. It has something to do with:

I’ve got TONS of stuff on my plate, and recently we just added more projects to the table, but More Work = More Money. The problem here is not spreading resources too thin at the moment.

Speaking of moving fast, I saw my first on-the-road Ford GT during a business meeting at a hotel. This thing will set you back something like $180,000:

If only I had the keys…

After paying $13 for 2 hours of parking, I’ve decided to step-up my efforts to buy a new form of easy-to-park-for-free transportation.

For about 2 months I’ve been seriously thinking about purchasing a new Aprilia Scarabeo 50 scooter. Everything I do is within a 4 mile radius of my new apartment, and parking before 6:00pm is the most frustrating thing around campus and all over downtown Austin.

After doing the research, the Aprilia is by far the best (and most expensive) 50cc scooter I’ve seen. It gets 122 miles to the gallon because it’s the only fuel-injected 50cc scooter in the world. I’ve spoken to people who own them, and the consensus say they can hit a top speed of about 50mph with ease… enough to be safe in traffic, and slow enough to keep me out of trouble.

A brand new 2005 model out the door after tax, title and 1-year of insurance is around $3,400.


Blog posted on: August 26, 2005

15 comments on “Moving Fast

  1. Anonymous

    I ride my motorcycle almost everywhere I go. It doesn’t get quite the same gas mileage, but of course it’s a lot more fun. I can always find a parking spot, too — I’m still amazed I’ve never gotten a ticket for parking on the sidewalk all the times I have — I guess the pigs don’t know where to put it that it won’t just fall off the bike!

  2. Josh

    Probably because it’s legal to park on the side walk as long as you aren’t obstructing vehicles parking on the road, or blocking too much foot traffic.

    I ride. Love it. It’s cheap and fun. There are downsides though … I’ve just had a shoulder reconstruction from a motorcycle accident. All turned out okay though. I wanted to sell that bike anyway but would only have been able to get about $4K for it. It was, however, insured for $5.5K. So, I got a good ROI (seeing as i didn’t pay that much for the bike) AND I didn’t die … Bonus. You just gotta watch the psycho car drivers out there. They have no clue.

  3. my financial blog

    So, what is this new business idea? Seems like it may have something to do with scanning? Could it be textbook scanning service? I hate textbook costs!

    Wow less than 4k for that scooter — sweet deal. If it wasn’t so friggen cold here in Canada for most of the year I’d consider getting one

  4. Long time reader

    Nev, I’ve had a scooter in a very urban setting for quite some time. THey are wonderful to jet around town, but you will get spoiled with the great parking!

    That GT is a very sexy car

  5. Anonymous

    Dude, a business meeting in shorts and flip-flops? Maybe the next thing you need to do is read a book on how to dress appropriately for business meetings.

  6. lpkitten

    scooters are cool. if i didn’t live so far away from where i work i would def buy a vespa. a nice purple vespa. =)


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