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Old 27.09.2010, 13:34
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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.
I might have to add that elderly people on them are awesome! I saw this granny the other day take off with her gandchild's scooter, and the kid was running after her! I had to laugh, You go Grandma!
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Old 27.09.2010, 14:25
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

I agree with the OP, but im not sure if im any better.

I skateboard to and from the station in a suit......mostly because im lazy and can catch the earlier train home to see my son!

However I mix it up with different boards such as a 70's Variflex board
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Old 27.09.2010, 14:38
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I agree with the OP, but im not sure if im any better.

I skateboard to and from the station in a suit......mostly because im lazy and can catch the earlier train home to see my son!

However I mix it up with different boards such as a 70's Variflex board
No, you are just super cool!! Come on, skateboards will always be cool! I WISH I was that coordinated although in this city I would be afraid of running over a small dog or child.. haha
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Old 27.09.2010, 14:47
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I skateboard to and from the station in a suit......mostly because im lazy and can catch the earlier train home to see my son!
That is definitely cool.. what is a microscooter if not a skateboard with handlebars for those who lack the balance and coordination to ride one.
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Old 27.09.2010, 14:50
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Some tool at my office used to ride one inside. Very annoying
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Old 27.09.2010, 14:51
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

I guess the reason you see adults using the Micro (R) scooter is because they were in fact originally made for adults.

http://www.micro-mobility.com/
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Old 27.09.2010, 14:59
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That is definitely cool.. what is a microscooter if not a skateboard with handlebars for those who lack the balance and coordination to ride one.
Or the time and effort to practice?
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Old 27.09.2010, 15:10
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That is definitely cool.. what is a microscooter if not a skateboard with handlebars for those who lack the balance and coordination to ride one.
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Old 27.09.2010, 15:13
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

I have to admit, that after riduculing the scooters and people who ride em...and me being a serious petrol head to an extend that anything under 6 cylinder is ready for a soap box derby....I got one at work (for free)...and I will ride it home .
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Old 27.09.2010, 15:15
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That is definitely cool.. what is a microscooter if not a skateboard with handlebars for those who lack the balance and coordination to ride one.
OK, sure, except I suspect the majority of people who *do* ride skateboards lack the balance and coordination to ride one. For a pastime (sport?) so into tricks and stunts, it has one of the highest FAIL rates, even for people who are 'good' at it. And for self-conscious (-involved?) culture, hipsters've got nothing on skaters...

Oops, I done gone off topic again. Grown men on scooters: one of those things that inspired a WTF moment when I first saw it, and now is charming reminder I'm back in Zurich, land of pointy shoes and men in capris-- somehow endearing.
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Old 28.09.2010, 22:42
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Thank you for validating my "no way in hell" comment on scooters. My wife was saying how "awesome" it was to see people in business attire riding them around in Geneva and that we needed to get some.

Sorry but I have to draw the line somewhere. I may have a "man purse"/book bag for on the bus and a pair of what my friends tease me of being "pirate pants" (dangerously close to being male capris) but I will NOT ride one of those scooters even if it means walking 1 hr each way to catch the train... I'm still undecided on the pointy shoes...
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Old 30.09.2010, 16:44
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Thank you for validating my "no way in hell" comment on scooters. My wife was saying how "awesome" it was to see people in business attire riding them around in Geneva and that we needed to get some.

Sorry but I have to draw the line somewhere. I may have a "man purse"/book bag for on the bus and a pair of what my friends tease me of being "pirate pants" (dangerously close to being male capris) but I will NOT ride one of those scooters even if it means walking 1 hr each way to catch the train... I'm still undecided on the pointy shoes...
Dude, I think the man purse is probably the worse out of the 3....can't stand em.
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Old 30.09.2010, 19:05
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Dude, I think the man purse is probably the worse out of the 3....can't stand em.
LOL, come on its a WWII ammo bag, I've actually gotten lots of compliments on it :P
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Old 30.09.2010, 22:33
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LOL, come on its a WWII ammo bag, I've actually gotten lots of compliments on it :P
Yeah...DB has one too and look what happened to his appendix. A man purse just screams "metrosexual".
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Old 30.09.2010, 22:50
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

I've got a scooter. I adore mine; it keeps me fit and buys me a good extra half an hour when taking the kids to school x4 daily. Personally, I think it looks sillier when other mums do a sort of stumbling jog alongside their scootering kids and arrive at school all puffing and slightly dishevelled.

Mine's one of these:

Too big, and way too nice for kids - it's beautifully made, and practically a Perpetual Motion machine as one push will glide it for ages. The low deck means I don't have to do that annoying bobbing up and down to push along, and the big wheels mean I don't get snarled up in pavement cracks.

This and my electric bike mean I haven't needed to run a car since we got here 2.5 years ago. I love the choice of transport options here.

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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Just found this thread looking for somewhere to buy one in Zurich.

I can't believe all the negative views, shame on you all! These seem like the most practical mode of transport for me, as I can get to work all downhill, saving a good 20 minutes first thing, then take the tram back up the hill in the evenings. I'm even tempted to get one of those aerodynamic helmets and a lycra suit, now that I know it can annoy some non-Swiss.

So any idea where to buy a decent quality one? http://www.micro-mobility.com/ look great.
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Just found this thread looking for somewhere to buy one in Zurich.

I can't believe all the negative views, shame on you all! These seem like the most practical mode of transport for me, as I can get to work all downhill, saving a good 20 minutes first thing, then take the tram back up the hill in the evenings. I'm even tempted to get one of those aerodynamic helmets and a lycra suit, now that I know it can annoy some non-Swiss.

So any idea where to buy a decent quality one? http://www.micro-mobility.com/ look great.
Try metrosexual-r-us Athleticum close to Stauffacher. I'm sure they must have some.
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Old 16.07.2011, 09:44
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an annoying 25 minutes walking, but is a convenient 5 on a scooter,
Yes, 25 minutes getting a little exercise and fresh air before spending the next 9 hours sitting on your arse in a cubicle . I can see how getting to work faster would be useful.
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Old 16.07.2011, 10:03
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So any idea where to buy a decent quality one? http://www.micro-mobility.com/ look great.
Many of the models shown in your link can be found at Migros' Sportxx.

source: http://www.sportxx.ch/g3.cms/s_page/...s_level/827110
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I've got one ... to go to the toilet -as our corridor is 30m long!
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