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I know this is CYCLE chat but.....

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by bianco, 26 Sep 2007.

  1. bianco

    bianco New Member

  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    6 miles on that doesn't strike me as fun

    good with pot holes and bumps is it you think?
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    My 5-year-old does. And if I pick him up from school I'll scoot it there.

    It's fun, if you don't care what people think about you. But it'll hurt your knees and back because you find yourself having to crouch a bit, and they're not the most stable of things.

    I don't think they're made for us grown-ups.
  4. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Oh, and they sell them for £10 in Sports World.
  5. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    bianco i'm afraid you have to leave this forum now...
  6. OP

    bianco New Member

    On a microscooter?
  7. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I suppose they could give you a few minutes, them wheels are small, after all.

    I'm often asked to take my daughter's to school when collecting her. I am, however, under no circumstances to ride it (she says) as I will break it.

    Oddly enough, a young gentleman using a micro scooter passed me (I was on foot at the time) on his way to some happening or other, no doubt, this morning. I got the feeling that he was doing more of an ironic hipster thing than a fun/efficient commuting thing though.
  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    You often see staff at airports whizzing around on the old-fashioned type of scooters, i.e. larger wheels.
    They would be better and more fun, but scooting outside on tarmac isn't as good as indoors on an almost non-friction floor.

    This is my favourite Scooter:

  9. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks


    Think about it.


    Really seriously.

    No, more seriously than that.

    Seen outside.

    On one of those.

    Near Maltby......

    Tha'd have to move to the wrong side of the Pennines to get away from the laughter!! (if you were lucky!)
  10. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Make sure that if you do, you wear a full face helmet.
  11. OP

    bianco New Member

    I'm glad we've cleared that up.

    I think I'm going to stay away from one of those toys for now.
  12. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

  13. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Mr Paul's right they hurt your back after a while unless you're a midget.

    Personally I'd rather do it on a skateboard (long board) if I can't have a bike. But not for 6-7 miles.
  14. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Take a while to do 6 miles on one of those.

    I see a few of them out and about. They look relatively hard to control. Closest encounter with one was when a stoner on one came out of a side street straight in to me, he barely even knew we were both down on the ground afterwards. So I'm probably biased against them xx(
  15. OP

    bianco New Member

    That links dead