Saturday, April 06, 2013

#30DaysofScooting: More Damp Scooting


Today was a typical spring day in Issaquah with a good bit of rain and a few bits of sun. Between going early to deposit a check at the credit union, getting a cup of tea and muffin at Panera and scooting back and forth to work and home for lunch I logged about three miles of scooting, most of it on damp streets. I've noticed that I get very good feedback as to how slick the streets are by the feeling I get each time I kick. If my foot slides a bit on the kick stroke, I know to back off on my scooting speed. Caution is key in wet weather but the KickPed's rubber tires do quite well at gripping the road. This doesn't make the KickPed the fastest scooter on the market, but the wide rubber tires add a measure of comfort and safety that make it a very good commuter scooter. I wouldn't dare use any scooter with urethane tires in this damp climate. I tend to be a cautious fellow and I'm doubly cautious in wet conditions.

My friend Mike Kearsley stopped by the shop today and asked "what's new" so of course I had to rave about the scooter. I didn't have any great pictures for today's blog post, so Mike snapped today's scooter photo with his phone. Thanks, Mike!

I get so darn many smiles from people when they see me scooting about. Maybe the sight of a 54 year old man on a scooter is amusing or maybe my own smile is infectious. All I know is that I'm having fun scooting about. Even on the damp days.

Keep 'em rolling,

Kent "Mountain Turtle" Peterson
Issaquah WA USA
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