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  1. #16
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    Good for you, Knot.
    Lisa
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  2. #17
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    I'm going to leave it to Knott to post this .... or not. I dunno if she'll post the "ride report". I'm soooooo glad she got the scooter. She was almost attacked by two large off-leash dogs.

    She had to use the scooter in self defense.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
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  3. #18
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    Gracious! I do want to hear about the dogs.

    I am inspired now. My commute is 2 miles one way, and I add extra miles by coming home for lunch. But I could scooter it sometimes, that sounds fun.
    2009 Trek 7.2FX WSD, brooks Champion Flyer S, commuter bike

  4. #19
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    This is so cool. I don't know whether to love your or hate you for reading this thread. Now I'm wanting one.

    How's it going? I want to see pictures!!!!
    "Chisel praise in stone; write criticism in sand."

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by elecscooter View Post
    The scooter is very quiet, unlike a skateboard which gives pedestrians fifteen minutes' notice, so expect to startle people and behave accordingly.
    I don't expect to startle people.

    I expect to act like a civilized human being and call out "scooter passing on your left" a good 1/2 block before I get anywhere near pedestrians, and continue calling out until I know I've been heard.

    Even then I slow my a$$ down when I get near a pedestrian, and take responsibility for my inertia around those who have less inertia.

    BTW, if you take the time to ride a scooter you will find that it is just as noisy as a skateboard. I've been a devote' of both, and they are pretty much the same as far as noise is concerned.

    (and spam is never appreciated)
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  6. #21
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    Like, didn't we just have a discussion yesterday about spam links being stripped out of people's first posts?

    Oh well... s/he didn't startle us either.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  7. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnottedYet View Post
    (and spam is never appreciated)
    Unless it's in musubi.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

  8. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnottedYet View Post
    BTW, if you take the time to ride a scooter you will find that it is just as noisy as a skateboard. I've been a devote' of both, and they are pretty much the same as far as noise is concerned.
    Yes, Xootrs are not exactly quiet.

 

 

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