So starkers Gets Himself Mobility Scooter

should have done so months ago but was too, too stubborn.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 by starkers | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Yup, I've ordered myself a mobility scooter due to increasing difficulty getting out and about.... home again since I no longer drive and have issues riding a bike, and I can't afford to keep getting taxis every time I need to go out/get home again.

A few days ago I had to go to Bunnings to get a few things, and that's when I decided enough was enough.  It's a walk I had done several times, and I got there okay, but on the way home I could barely put one foot in front of the other. It's about a 15 minute walk each way for a fit and healthy person - usually it took me around 25 to 35 minutes each way - but on the way home that day it took me close to an hour, thus prompting the decision to get a mobility scooter.

It hasn't been easy to get out for the last ten years or so due to arthritic hips and knees, lower back issues.  However, I was determined to maintain my own independence: on my own two legs... or should I say I was too darned stubborn to avail myself of helpful mobility aids. 

Anyway, two scooters will be brought here on Thursday to allow me a couple of practice runs before deciding which one best suits my needs.  After that I won't know myself... or should I say restrictions as to where and how far I can go.

Heh, I'll be able to chase - and catch - wild women: "Ere me lovely, do 'e wanna a lift somewhere?" and I'd 'ave ter sit 'er up in tha shoppin' basket cos me knee 'd be too weak n' sore.

 

 

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WebGizmos
Reply #21 Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:20 PM

Here's mine.

starkers
Reply #22 Friday, December 25, 2020 7:21 PM

DaveRI

If you got just the right amount of weight in that rear pack and scooted back in the seat, you just might be able to do wheelies   

I might get enough weight in the rear pack when shopping for a few beers, but I definitely won't be intentionally popping any wheelies.  No, that's not my scene anymore.  I used to do it around 45 years ago on my motorcycle when I was 10 foot tall and bulletproof.... not to mention being somewhat more reckless back then.

Frogboy

Pretty neat.  My mom has been thinking of getting one of these

They are a great thing to have when your mobility is compromised and need to get out and take care of business.  I had been reluctant to get one and wanted to remain independently mobile, but now I am so glad to have it.  Mine is a 3-wheeler and I recommend them, particularly for folk who have arm strength issues.  3-wheelers are much easier to steer and manouver in tight spots... and are as sturdy as the 4-wheelers as all the weight is positioned over the rear wheels and is quite safe from tipping over, etc.

Hey Webby, long time no see.  I looked at a couple quite similar to yours but opted for the 3-wheeler because of its ease of use.

 

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