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The scooters are blocking people in wheelchairs who might not be able to get around them.
I know there’s some controversy about what constitutes a motorcycle and the surrounding prejudice. I ride a motorcycle sometimes but the scooter is simply amazing for most inner-city travel. It seems hit or miss when someone on a motorcycle will throw me the deuces back let alone initiate.
I just wanted to show my appreciation for those that acknowledge we’re all out here, exposed, free of the cage, as well. Thank you!
Obligatory this happened several years ago, but I can’t remember exactly when. Maybe 3 or 4?
So my older sister, who I’ll call Liz, has a disease call Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA for short. She’s had it since 10 years old, she’s now 29, and basically means that her immune system attacks her joints as if they were a foreign body.
On this particular day, Liz and I (currently 26F) had to go grocery shopping for our parents and her husband, at the time they lived next door. Liz’s knees were swollen bigger than softballs so she opted to ride a motorized scooter in the store because she struggled to walk. We split up the list and set off to opposite sides of the store with the agreement to meet near the checkout.
When we meet back at the checkout I can tell Liz had been crying and I ask if she’s hurt or what happened. She goes on to tell me that she briefly stood up from the scooter to reach something on a higher shelf and an old bitch nearby started yelling at her for using the scooter,... keep reading on reddit ➡
Anyone else notice a marked uptick in people flaunting traffic laws on revel scooters? I've recently seen a slew of scooter drivers running red lights, usually while honking and/or yelling, and on a one occasion, a rider basically charged right at me though a red light as I was crossing the street in the crosswalk with my dog. Anyone else experience this type of rider behavior? Anything I can do about it?
It's a cool idea, but in typical NYC fashion, most people jump on these things and behave like morons instantly abandoning any and all measures of personal responsibility and regard for the safety of themselves or others.
They've been around my neighborhood, for a number of months. It been an unending barrage of people regularly blowing through stop signs/lights, riding up and down the sidewalk, going down one-way streets the wrong way, no helmets, and with two or occasionally even three people on.
To sum it up: Take all the arrogance and entitlement of NYC bicyclists, remove any notion of skill or competency, sprinkle in the misguided perception of invulnerability -- likely bolstered with alcohol -- and then add in the torque curve of an electric motor... I feel like the bloodbath is just getting started.
From the NY Daily News: Two men were rushed to the hospital early Saturday, one with critical injuries, after their Revel scooter crashed into a light pole in upper Manhattan, police said. The scooter, which tops out at just over 30 miles per hour, veered into a pole, throwing both men off the two-wheeler. Neither were wearing a helmet, police sources said.
Gotta say those rental scooters are really taking the enjoyment out of walking on the waterfront or Barrington / SG. One guy was clearly drunk riding one. Virtually no one is wearing a helmet. What really irks me is the deliberate darting in and out around people. These riders think it’s funny to “fake” people out whizzing by really fast.
Call me a boomer but this scooter rental need to be shut down before someone gets killed or hurt really bad. The owner clearly doesn’t care about safety since most of the riders don’t have a helmet.. hopefully he has deep pockets for a good lawyer because sooner or later he will get slapped with a lawsuit. I believe in fun but it has to be reasonable and safe. This ain’t it.
They all seem to think they own the pavement even though they're not actually legal on British pavements, and keep almost riding into me and my partner while we walk. And the ones on roads behave worse than 16 year olds on mopeds.
What inclines these people to be such obnoxious twats?
Just used my first Bird scooter rental! I went walking by the river to Parliament Hill and then my feet hurt by the time I got there 😞. It took a bit to find one with >25% juice. Ended up reserving one a few blocks away, and the clock starts ticking as soon as you do. It cost me $1.40 while I was walking to it, which I assume includes the $1.15 unlock fee, which is cool. The 3.6 km ride cost me $7.10 for the 21 minutes it took, then add $0.92 HST. It was 33% charged when I got it, down to 16% at the end of the ride. Total was $9.42.
All in all, not cheap, but I didn’t have my wallet or I would have just taken the train. It’s a bit bumpier than my own scooter that has suspension, and it doesn’t have cruise like mine. But, it was much better up the Somerset bridge hill.
All in all, a fun way to get home, probably costing about what an Uber would. Side note: saw lots and lots of them out, none on the sidewalks, which was encouraging. I saw one couple get geo-fenced as they approache... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I work in pricing at a logistics company and just received a bid invitation to transport over a hundred Lime scooters from their San Antonio hub to a warehouse on Volta Drive in Humble starting August 17th.
Their website doesn’t have Houston listed and I don’t see any news articles. The scooters are fun to ride in other cities but seeing piles of busted scooters on every street corner looks so crappy and it was kind of refreshing to not have that eyesore here.
Bike riding has been extra wonderful lately.
I'm thinking about switching my 125cc NMAX to GSX-S750 next year. I have 12 months experience (it's my second season) and I've done 7000 km so far. I was generally told that it's too much of a transition and I should look for some intermediate bike. Original discussion here: https://www.reddit.com/r/SuggestAMotorcycle/comments/i7qaig/second_bike_gsxs750_or_xadv_750_dct/
So, if anyone made such leap and still lives to tell the story, please share ;)
How useful was the experience gained on a scooter?
Was it hard to rewire your brain for different controls, gears and position?
I look normal, but I have a degenerative muscle disease. when I’m around the house I get around ok with intermittent stops to rest. I walk around my back yard or enjoy our front garden with my dad while I’m on my feet for a few minutes at a time. I help bring in groceries, but unfortunately I need to rest after because I’m in pain and exhausted.
I am only 35 and have been having a hard time accepting my diminishing mobility. It is incredibly difficult to go from being an athletic teenager to become an adult that struggles to walk.
When I realized I’d need a scooter to enjoy being out with my family I fought it the whole time. I was ashamed and embarrassed at needing such a visible mobility device, knowing people would look at me and assume things.
Well today after a particularly trying week, I decided to make the most of the beautiful day and go for a walk (me on the scooter) with my folks in the Coal Tyee neighbourhood . Not even two blocks from my house a van slows down beside m... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am 18 and have recently got my car student liscence, so I can get in a car with my parents and learn to drive.
Now, am I allowed, with my student liscence, to drive 125cm3 scooters? If not what about 50cm3 ones? I can't seem to find a clear answer on the internet.
Thanks a lot in advance for your answers.
J'ai 18 ans et ai récemment eu mon permis d'élève conducteur, donc je peux aller dans une voiture avec mes parents et apprendre à conduire.
Maintenant, ai-je la permission avec ce permis d'élève de conduire des scooters 125cm3? Ou sinon des 50cm3? Je n'arrive pas à trouver une réponse claire sur internet.
Merci beaucoup en avance de vos réponses.