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Old 16.07.2011, 18:28
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Migros Sport XX on Lowenstrasse for the win, and 40CHF less than the retail price!

Thanks for the help everyone, if you see a 50-something bombing it down the route of the 5 tram on Monday morning in pink lycra and a skaterboi helmet, please be sure to wave back at me
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Old 17.07.2011, 18:23
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

It might be me but this entire discussion sounds delightfully Swiss. Well done.
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Migros Sport XX on Lowenstrasse for the win, and 40CHF less than the retail price!

Thanks for the help everyone, if you see a 50-something bombing it down the route of the 5 tram on Monday morning in pink lycra and a skaterboi helmet, please be sure to wave back at me
I would think by now you will have drawn an expectant crowd...
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Old 17.07.2011, 18:36
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Migros Sport XX on Lowenstrasse for the win, and 40CHF less than the retail price!

Thanks for the help everyone, if you see a 50-something bombing it down the route of the 5 tram on Monday morning in pink lycra and a skaterboi helmet, please be sure to wave back at me
" ........... and watch my face change from happiness to abject terror, when I realise that my nice small wheels are securely trapped in the tram tracks ...... with a tram hot on my tail ....."
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Old 18.07.2011, 08:42
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

I don't care if you're on a scooter, but just stop taking up the footpath and stick to the road. Nearly got bowled over by some 50 year old scooter bloke on a crowded street this morning....
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Old 18.07.2011, 09:26
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

On my bus ride home, there is often a couple of 50-something guys decked out in full skateboard gear, including helmet, knee and elbow pads etc. Looks somewhat odd, to say the least.
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Old 18.07.2011, 09:31
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...... Nearly got bowled over by some 50 year old scooter bloke on a crowded street this morning....
Sorry Jimmy!! But using the scooter saves me at leats 20 minutes a day on commuting time....so I don't really care if I look ridiculous being (un)fit, fat and fifty in my suit and on my scooter.....
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Old 18.07.2011, 10:35
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

I think you misread my post...
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Years ago, hubbie decided he would scooter to work from the ferry. We were in Sydney and in summer it was a hot 20 min walk from the ferry terminal. He bought one using frequent flyer points just off the website. It arrived and he took it the next morning. Unfortunately he hadn't read the specs carefully. Did he feel a right chump riding with multicoloured lights flashing in one of the wheels!

He hasn't scootered to work since (and I doubt he went far that first day).
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Old 18.07.2011, 11:09
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I think you misread my post...
Nope.... I was just apologising for nearly bowling you over.....!
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Old 18.07.2011, 11:18
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Very well, Get off the footpath ya mug

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Old 18.07.2011, 11:19
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

If I had one, I would definitely utilize it to the max. Seem very practical. That being said, I would expect people to ridicule me, as you do look like a tool riding them, but I leave myself free to ridicule all who look different and funny in my eyes
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Old 18.07.2011, 15:09
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Now I am confused! I thought it was perfectly OK to look like a total idiot if you are rich.

Of course, the rules might be different outside ZŁrich, in the villages.
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Old 19.07.2011, 10:16
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Love my kids scooter..I even ride it around in the house. Great fun
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Old 19.07.2011, 11:08
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...as you do look like a tool riding them, but I leave myself free to ridicule all who look different and funny in my eyes
What about those Segway things? They are a bit weird too. There is actually a company called Motion TOOLS operating tours out there!
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Old 19.07.2011, 11:13
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What about those Segway things? They are a bit weird too. There is actually a company called Motion TOOLS operating tours out there!

hehehe--the Segways are even worse, but tons of fun! If I had one, I'm not sure I would use it as much as say a micro-scooter, they're very impractical. Although, they were very useful at work at one of my past jobs.
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Old 19.07.2011, 17:01
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

I doubt anyone cares, but I made my maiden voyage this morning (scared of the rain yesterday), and it was great! I was a bit scared to let it go loose on the hill, so I drifted down and then sweated across the lake, and finally struggled back up the hill.

I recommend these things to anyone, awesome!
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Old 20.07.2011, 10:40
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

I would also like to point out, that riding a skateboard (if you're good at it) always looks pretty slick regardless of what you're wearing. You could wear a clown suit and still look wicked ,if you know how to skateboard well.
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I would also like to point out, that riding a skateboard (if you're good at it) always looks pretty slick regardless of what you're wearing.
Or even totally naked...
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Old 21.07.2011, 10:04
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Re: Grown men on micro-scooters

Reading this reminded me of something I saw a few months ago.

I was standing at the bus stop, a mother came past pushing a baby in a buggy and her older son was on his scooter.

An old lady with a walking stick stuck it out in front of the older child. Luckily she didn't trip him up - his head would have exploded on the pavement.

It is a wide pavement, lots of space for everyone. I was not the only one who gasped or shouted out loud... Luckily the kid just swerved.
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