I briefly mentioned bruises from the moped on the WW booktalk thread and so now they want an explanation, so I decided to type it here and then just copy and paste.

So a moped has a kickstand, like a motorcycle, you start the moped, then get on, rock forward and the moped comes off the kickstand, then you can ride. However, mopeds don’t have a reverse gear. So I started the moped, got on it, rocked forward so the kickstand was up, then I had to walk it backwards to get out of the parking space I was in. As I was walking backward, I hit my foot against the kickstand! That was bruise number one.

Then right before we turned in the moped and scoot-car, we stopped to put gas in them, they want them returned with a full tank. So we stopped to get gas, had to turn them off for that, then started them again. The moped has a kick-start, after you start it, you turn the little foot part toward the front then push it against the moped so it is out of the way. The gas station is around the corner from the rental place and I forgot to put the kick-start away. I was driving behind my dad and mom in their scoot-car and when we pulled into the rental place, somehow I lost control a little, I might have given it too much gas. I kind of swerved toward the fence and put my feet down cause I thought I was going to fall or hit the fence and banged my leg, yes you guessed it, against the kick-start I had forgotten to put away. Other than that, the only problems I had was the first time I had to start it on my own I couldn’t, my dad had to, I kept forgetting to turn off my turn signal and the crosswind kept trying to blow me off the road. All in all, I had a blast!