You are right, I guess am still crazy after all of these years. The "stunt" last spring was very foolish and I was extremely lucky to have survivied it w/o injury. Like I said, that was my one and only "jackass stunt".
My most recent moped escapade doesn't even come close to the one last Spring. I recently had a high proformance exhaust kit (Techingas) installed on my Derbi Atlantis scooter. Pick up is slower but top end will keep you up w/traffic on most roads (i.e. has the performance of an old Vespa and looks similar). Well last friday, I decided to drive it all the way to work rather than parking it at the commuter train station. 31 miles on "side roads and hwys" into the office, no problems. On the return trip in the evening, I decided to cut off about 8-10 miles of the trip by driving 3 miles down an Interstate Expressway. Thankfully it was clogged w/traffic and the top was 35 mph which was no problem for the little Derbi (Friday PM's are always very slow). I just moved right along like everyone else. While a couple of my motorcyclist friends said it was crazy, but I didn't think it was anymore dangerous than riding home on the other roads because of the high volume of traffic & low speeds. Rich