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Scooter insanity around Tidbinbilla

By johnboy - 29 May 2011 16

“olddudeadv” has posted this to YouTube with this note:

Downhill Skoota testing in Canberra Australia

It’s amazing how brave you can get in leathers and a full face helmet.

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16 Responses to
Scooter insanity around Tidbinbilla
PBO 9:18 am 01 Jun 11

Jamekins said :

PBO said :

Jamekins said :

The scooter has maxed out at around 70k/h and is custom made for going downhills. It has a steering damper like on a gravity bike. This was made by a mate of a downhill skater in Canberra. We (the rest of the Canberra downhill skating community) are generally of the mind that this whole scooter thing is silly though.

“Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.”
Fulton J. Sheen (American religious preacher, 1895-1979)

I fail to see how my post could be read as jealousy. I was simply giving some information about the thing and saying that, at large, the downhill skating community thinks its a little silly. Why would we be jealous of something that is slower, less stable, less maneuverable and harder to stop than what we ride?

Was just having a nip at you mate, i ride a 44″ cruiser. But after seeing this vid I can honestly say that I am jealous as hell and I want a scooter again. Or a downhill kickbike.

Gerry-Built 9:24 pm 31 May 11

werkshop said :

I was kind of looking forward to hooking up with the canberra skaters some time for a blast, but I guess I will be riding on my own given the encouraging words posted earlier.
For those of you that liked a different twist on lifes adventures, Thanks.

Just do what works for you – if others go along with you, great… if you are the only one to enjoy it – at least you are having fun. Check out the Drift Trikes though!!!

The road at the back of Chifley going up to Mt Taylor would probably be a good ride, too…

werkshop 7:18 pm 31 May 11

So you’re wondering why ?
I built it so I could ride some hills with my mate.
Ankle stability is an issue because of too many broken bits over the years, and besides, I can’t ride a skateboard for s#*t …..
So a scooter seemed like a fun option, and you certainly don’t see too many bombing the hills.
I was kind of looking forward to hooking up with the canberra skaters some time for a blast, but I guess I will be riding on my own given the encouraging words posted earlier.
For those of you that liked a different twist on lifes adventures, Thanks.

Innovation 6:54 pm 31 May 11

I was wondering if it could manage a photo on the speed camera say on Hindmarsh Drive?

chris820 6:10 pm 31 May 11

How does it handle cattle grids?

Jamekins 5:27 pm 31 May 11

PBO said :

Jamekins said :

The scooter has maxed out at around 70k/h and is custom made for going downhills. It has a steering damper like on a gravity bike. This was made by a mate of a downhill skater in Canberra. We (the rest of the Canberra downhill skating community) are generally of the mind that this whole scooter thing is silly though.

“Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.”
Fulton J. Sheen (American religious preacher, 1895-1979)

I fail to see how my post could be read as jealousy. I was simply giving some information about the thing and saying that, at large, the downhill skating community thinks its a little silly. Why would we be jealous of something that is slower, less stable, less maneuverable and harder to stop than what we ride?

PBO 9:40 am 31 May 11

Jamekins said :

The scooter has maxed out at around 70k/h and is custom made for going downhills. It has a steering damper like on a gravity bike. This was made by a mate of a downhill skater in Canberra. We (the rest of the Canberra downhill skating community) are generally of the mind that this whole scooter thing is silly though.

“Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.”
Fulton J. Sheen (American religious preacher, 1895-1979)

Jamekins 1:16 am 31 May 11

The scooter has maxed out at around 70k/h and is custom made for going downhills. It has a steering damper like on a gravity bike. This was made by a mate of a downhill skater in Canberra. We (the rest of the Canberra downhill skating community) are generally of the mind that this whole scooter thing is silly though.

Jivrashia 10:37 am 30 May 11

They’re doin’ it wrong!

The camera should have been mounted on the skoota.
There’s nothing like the thrill of going beyond 40Km/h when one is only inches above the asphalt.

LeatherJen 10:05 am 30 May 11

Good to see some people still have a sense of adventure.

PBO 12:52 pm 29 May 11

I was so sure he would come off at the bridge. I was expecting there to be a rise or a dodgy joint connecting the road and bridge and that would have been the end of him.

But that was freakin awesome!! Top marks!

Gerry-Built 11:57 am 29 May 11

LOL – brings back memories I rode $60 Blade scooter down both Mountain Straight, from Sulman Park, and Conrod Straight, from Forest Elbow, one year (1999?) when I was flag-marshaling at Bathurst – no safety gear at all on a damp track! (Although that bit of road is kept spotless – so no chance of an errant pebble).

My Metalwork class are making Drift Trikes… they ought to lead to some interesting video too…

gospeedygo 11:42 am 29 May 11

Oh lordy! How did they avoid the dreaded speed wobbles?

basketcase 11:05 am 29 May 11

Fun! what was top speed?

Rawhide Kid Part3 11:00 am 29 May 11

Always thought that down hill run out of the Tracking Station would be a great billy cart run……

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