Samuel Loewenberg Arch.

puch arch

This is a rather unassuming tribute to Samuel Loewenberg, Treasurer of Touro Synagogue in 1881. Seems he was one of the prominent leaders of the Jewish community in New Orleans in the mid-19th century. The structure, with a non-functioning horse trough and water fountain (now a planter with flowers), is located at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and S. Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans. Good thing my 2 horsepower Puch Maxi wasn’t thirsty.

Chrome jewelry by Puch.

gas cap

It’s hard to understand why an advisory warning would be placed next to the Puch Maxi gas cap. This cover for the fuel tank is beautifully designed. It’s just the right amount of logo and chrome. It has detail. It looks sharp. It’s nearly a piece of jewelry. But in the end, I guess it’s purpose is only to protect a Puch from the incorrect type of gasoline.

Footpegs–just in case.

My intent was for riding solo on my Puch. It can barley get to 35 mph. Adding a passenger would likely slow things down even more. So why the footpegs? Personally, I think they should be a mandatory accessory for all mopeds. I got these for $20 from Moped Division. It took about 10 minutes to install and adjust. Once in place, it gives the allusion of a bike that is designed for two people. Of course the long seat I have adds to the perception. In the end, these footpegs work well–especially when my son wants me to take him for a ride.