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Scanning and Hazard Fixation

Today, I’m going to talk about about a very important skill that the safe scooter rider practises continually – Vigilant Scanning.

And, on the other side of the coin is a phenomenon that strangely seems to affect those of us on two wheels more than it does drivers of “regular” vehicles – Hazard Fixation. Continue reading Scanning and Hazard Fixation

Braking

Today, I’m going to talk about that all important aspect of scooter riding – effectively bringing our scoot – and ourselves – to a stop (hopefully at the same time).

Now, before we get started, I’d like talk about general stability on a scooter.

It is always worth bearing this in mind: A scooter is at its most stable when travelling at a constant speed in a straight line. Continue reading Braking

The “What If” game, or “It’s OK to be the Eternal Pessimist”.

Today, I’m going to talk about a game I like to play while riding.
Now, granted, I may be easily amused, and it may never take the place of the License Plate Game, but this one may just keep you out of some nasty situations, and help keep the rubber side down on your beloved scooter. Continue reading The “What If” game, or “It’s OK to be the Eternal Pessimist”.