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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

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I realised the absurdity of adults using these stupid things

The risks of accident being higher when the vehicule does not fit the size of the person, Darwin's law will apply... eventually.
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Old 22.09.2010, 12:01
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The "Monster"...



Now this is something for men.
We used some of those last year in Savognin. A great weekend out.

I think that micro-scooters are very 2002 - so you just see them around in places like Basel or Kindergardens.
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Old 22.09.2010, 12:49
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To make matters worse, most times it is grown men..."In Business Attire"...suits and all...

That's just wrong !!!
And laptop bags
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Old 22.09.2010, 12:56
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Grown men on scooters?

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Old 22.09.2010, 13:00
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

that's nothing,

what I find utterly stupid is the walking machines or how the hell are they called.

Those scotters with two lateral wheels

they use to practice with their machines in front of my flat everyday, lead by a driving instructor and with helmets and all..

I could understand that kind of things for disabled or old people, but most people I see taking the driving course look like young and able people.


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They are also slow, I don't see a point for that
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that's nothing,

what I find utterly stupid is the bicycles
Fixed that for you.
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Old 22.09.2010, 13:31
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

sometimes i think it looks like a paedophiliac escaping from the playground...
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Old 22.09.2010, 13:32
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

I remember a time before micro scooters, when I was about 6 years old, I had something called a 'scooter' I loved my scooter, but one day an older boy wanted a go on it but when he stood on it, it broke in half!

He probably grew up and designed the reinforced micro scooter, and I'm now hanging on till they invent the hover board!
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Old 22.09.2010, 13:32
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that's nothing,

what I find utterly stupid is the walking machines or how the hell are they called.

They are also slow, I don't see a point for that
Hmm...Segways.

About them being slow, curiously, on their site they advertise an off-road version as well.

Off-road...on these things...How ???
I think by "off-road" they mean "driveways" or "footpaths" or "gardens" or "parks" or "inside the house".


Edit : And seriously ? What are they thinking ?
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Old 22.09.2010, 13:42
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that's nothing,

what I find utterly stupid is the walking machines or how the hell are they called.

Those scotters with two lateral wheels

they use to practice with their machines in front of my flat everyday, lead by a driving instructor and with helmets and all..

I could understand that kind of things for disabled or old people, but most people I see taking the driving course look like young and able people.


I found a pic



They are also slow, I don't see a point for that
Depends on what you consider slow. The Segways I'ved tired can hit 20 km/hr. Yes a bicycle can do this much easier, but I sure can't walk that fast.
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Old 22.09.2010, 15:35
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

These scooters are called kickboards (so I've been told). Doesn't make them fancier imo...
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Old 22.09.2010, 15:54
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

The rozzers at Schipol airport used to have these Segways, old ladies and luggage flying everywhere...

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that's nothing,

what I find utterly stupid is the walking machines or how the hell are they called.

Those scotters with two lateral wheels

they use to practice with their machines in front of my flat everyday, lead by a driving instructor and with helmets and all..

I could understand that kind of things for disabled or old people, but most people I see taking the driving course look like young and able people.


I found a pic



They are also slow, I don't see a point for that
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Old 22.09.2010, 15:56
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Howzabout a Wikipedia reference-linkSinclair C5 then?


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Old 22.09.2010, 20:36
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These scooters are called kickboards (so I've been told). Doesn't make them fancier imo...
the swiss say "trotinette". sounds fancier, still isnt... i think the funpart is riding zurichs steeper parts, but i prefer a rather secure way to do it: bicycle.
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

My parents bought two trotties for my kids to use when they visit. Then my dad tried it out. He's planning on using it for getting to the pub.
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I realised the absurdity of adults using these stupid things.

I should have groaned at you since my mom is an ace on that thing!
Serious...she had one when she was little so when we got my lil sister one, my mom took it for a test ride and disappeared for an hour, she looked hilarious.
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Old 22.09.2010, 22:36
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the swiss say "trotinette". sounds fancier, still isnt... i think the funpart is riding zurichs steeper parts, but i prefer a rather secure way to do it: bicycle.
Secure as in 'don't wanna embarass myself' or 'don't wanna hurt myself'?
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that's nothing,

what I find utterly stupid is the walking machines or how the hell are they called.

Those scotters with two lateral wheels

they use to practice with their machines in front of my flat everyday, lead by a driving instructor and with helmets and all..

I could understand that kind of things for disabled or old people, but most people I see taking the driving course look like young and able people.


I found a pic



They are also slow, I don't see a point for that
The inventor has just got himself killed riding his off a cliff in Yorkshire!

Here
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Old 27.09.2010, 13:30
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The inventor has just got himself killed riding his off a cliff in Yorkshire!

Here
The inventer is actually Dean Kamen, I only know that because I saw an interview with him and he is totally nuts.
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I have one of these:



I don't have a bike and I it useful to get from A to B when I don't have much time (e.g. to play tennis over lunch).

When I wrote my car off last year, it was great for cutting down the commute time.

As for being too lazy - over distances, it can be quite strenuous, more so than a bike over similar distances, I would wager...

Have to say this thread made me laugh uncontrollably. I personally think adults of any kind look ridiculous on these. However I am American, and we all drive cars, so I think it is part of the culture here, being eco friendly, which I think is great. My Dad bought one just like this one in the picture above one year, to ride with my niece who was about 5 at the time, however my sisters and I had quite a lot of laughs at his expense, in our own time. The funniest thing was though, one time we were coming out of the office, and my sister wanted to ride on it, to get at her daughter (the aforementioned niece) So she jumps on it and scoots off all fast past her and she runs into an uneven sidewalk panel, and goes flying. The best part was her trying to catch herself on the handle bars, however as you can see there was none, and she went flying almost into the busy-5 o'clock traffic road. Ahhhh I still laugh about it to this day. SO does her daughter "That's what you get for trying to beat me mom!" HAHahaha
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