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to think I can be in my 40s and ride a scooter (like kids ones but built for adults) and they can all 'do one?'

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captainBeaky Thu 16-May-13 19:05:48

That really

TiggyD Thu 16-May-13 19:07:32


captainBeaky Thu 16-May-13 19:09:19

but why not? Seriously! It is an easy method of transport for short journeys. My children ride theirs. I'm not allowed to cycle on the pavement. I just do not understand the flabbergasted reactions!

Pendipidy Thu 16-May-13 19:09:47

I would like one too!

happyhorse Thu 16-May-13 19:11:05

Of course you can. You'll look silly, but if you don't mind that then good luck to you.

captainBeaky Thu 16-May-13 19:11:41

you know when you may have really 'outed yourself!' ???

TiggyD Thu 16-May-13 19:11:51

Still no.

captainBeaky Thu 16-May-13 19:12:18

really early 40s!

noisytoys Thu 16-May-13 19:12:20

Loads of parents at DDs school ride their DCs scooter home from school you'd look great smile

happyhorse Thu 16-May-13 19:13:00

You might not look quite as silly as the grown man I saw skateboarding (badly) down the street yesterday.

captainBeaky Thu 16-May-13 19:13:02

Tiggy D , but why? It can be very exhillarating on an early morn

AwkwardSquad Thu 16-May-13 19:13:06

I wanted one but was too embarrassed - hats off to you, OP!

captainBeaky Thu 16-May-13 19:13:49

thanks noisy, but it is mine. Is that still acceptable?

AThingInYourLife Thu 16-May-13 19:14:42

DH has started using DD1's scooter for short trips.

He loves it.

He is mid 40s.

Startail Thu 16-May-13 19:15:29

Why not, I'm 45. I trampoline, go on swings and a sneak down slides when no ones noticing, I love water chutes and wave pools and roller coasters. If my DDS scooted I would too.

treas Thu 16-May-13 19:16:31

Dh and I had a wonderful time riding the dc's scooters between Boscombe and Bournemouth beach front in the off season - added bonus was we embarrassed the children.

Mind you it it is a fair bit of exercise

captainBeaky Thu 16-May-13 19:16:48

seriously those who would like one. I think you should go for it. I love it. So much more fun than walking, sits in the hallway... and actually let's not bother what others think! The fact that I haven't been bombarded with shame is a scootering inspiration! Mine was just over £50, adult proof and great! x And non- believers, ha,ha,ha to you

LadyVoldemort Thu 16-May-13 19:18:01

Why not? I get funny looks for joining in on the kids stuff but I don't care, kids shouldn't be allowed to have all the fun!

Go ride about on your scooter, if anyone calls you just send em my way! grin

pigletmania Thu 16-May-13 19:18:48

Yanbu at all. Why not!

captainBeaky Thu 16-May-13 19:19:32

I think one leg is slightly fitter than the other, but that is cos I can be a bit uncordinated. Seriously though, if you have no room for a bike, scooting is brilliant! Come on, let's not be told which toys are the grown up ones!

Amrapaali Thu 16-May-13 19:21:43

noisy ewww no! Those parents on the school run get my goat every time. They have this breezy, insouciant air as they whiz past, but I always think, "trying too hard. Yes, yes we get it, you are fun and zany, but FFS, reel it in"

chandellina Thu 16-May-13 19:23:13

My dh often scoots with our son and sometimes on his own. I see an adult commuting by scooter roughly once a month on London. I don't see why not.

captainBeaky Thu 16-May-13 19:24:48

amrap, that made me laugh, but really I'm not trying hard enough apparently. I know what you mean, but i hope i'm not guilty

AwkwardSquad Thu 16-May-13 19:24:55

The urge is building up again.... I could scoot my commute grin

maillotjaune Thu 16-May-13 19:26:59

DH got one for himself after our older boys started scooting. He goes out for rides with them.

Yes he looks silly but he doesn't care - and maybe I'm just jealous because I now find all sorts of things I loved when I was a kid like swings and scooting now make me feel light headed.

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