Friday, February 02, 2007

Electric Scooters 'r Us

Last week we went to the store and placed an order and Monday my brand new, three-wheeled, shiny, royal blue chariot arrived. It is rated to attain 4 1/2 miles per hour, but I haven’t pushed it to its limit yet so I can’t verify that claim. It has a horn (a sort of shrill peep peep) and a headlight and two taillights for night forays to the 7-11 (also untested). Gas mileage is irrelevant since each night I plug it into the plug on the wall and the next morning it is ready to roll. I’ll admit I feel like a kid that just got his first two-wheeler.

I think most people live the largest part of their lives with that “It can’t happen to me!” thought in the back of their mind. It got me through a war and that only strengthened the baseless confidence. Thus, it may be that what for an ion has been called second childhood, is simply when the feeling “It can’t happen to me!” meets the reality, “Oh, yes it can!” At that point, the natural response to the realization of mortality becomes a decision to “have some fun while possible”.

So look out world!, as soon as they put the lift on the back of our car, I intend (between doctor appointments) to frolic afar!


Keith said...

As we say in England "keep death off the road, drive on the pavement" !

Happy motoring !

kenju said...

Most days, I wish I had one, but the nearest store is 3 miles away, and I doubt I could use it (no sidewalks)...LOL

I went to Disneyworld last year with my daughters, and they rented one of those for me on the 2nd day. I LOVED it!

Archana said...

Have fun zooming around :-)!

Anonymous said...

I really admire your zest! I quote your example to all my family, especially my Mother-in-law who is the same age.

Marilyn said...

I have no doubt you'll be zipping all over the place!

mark said...

Two days ago, I wrote an article about a report I had heard on the local radio, concerning the banning of electric bicycles and electric scooters. I was stunned to hear that our government was actually considering this sort of a ban because it reeked of tyranny. Well, I had more email shot to me about this subject than you could shake a stick at.

To read my initial report on this Click Here: Electric Bicycles and Electric Scooters

Several people had told me that they had heard similar reports about this and that the ban was actually going to be on the batteries themselves and not the ebikes. The idea was that the batteries were considered explosive and dangerous and if they were in the wrong hands, that they could be used for some nasty things.

I called the local news channel and scanned their Website and could find nothing on the report. The person at the news desk told me that sometimes on rare occasions they are told to run certain news items just to see what type of reaction it would get.(Of course this person demanded that I not say his name or the name of the radio station or he would just claim that I was an out right liar.) But, he at least told me that I had heard correctly, that he could not confirm the source of the report….At this time.

However, I received some very distressing email from several people. One of the emails I received was from a man that I will call “Mr.X” for now. He basically told me that I should shut up about the ban report and that he could make life miserable for me if I kept talking. I have been in the Internet business for years now and have never had a threat like this one, so, naturally I was shocked. I have since submitted the email to the proper authorities and will pursue this threat very seriously. The reason that I am taking this threat seriously is because he knew intimate details about my businesses and he said he worked with IRS on occasion.

I believe passionately in alternative fuel vehicles like electric bikes and electric scooters and I will do anything I can to promote their cause.

I am pursuing this issue with an investigation and will let you know more about this as time goes on.


electric bikes said...

This is so cool! What a smart looking bicycle. And thanks for all the information.