E Scooter Rental

You can RANT and RAVE to your hearts content here instead of clogging up the Q&A Technical Forum!
Report any offensive posts to [email protected]
Post Reply
User avatar
andyd
Posts: 7031
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

E Scooter Rental

Post by andyd » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:59 pm

On the roads from Saturday with no insurance required :shock: https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/1063 ... blic-roads

Great idea!! Get on one pi**ed, stoned, jump red lights, ignore zebra crossings, clatter down the side of cars taking out the door mirror, then off you go with no way of being traced :cool:

I like the 'Advised to wear helmets and stay of pavements', so that's covered that then :doh:
Don't you even dare think about opening your sunroof :twak:

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 3629
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby .
Mercedes Vito tourer 2.1 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:43 pm

andyd wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:59 pm
On the roads from Saturday with no insurance required :shock: https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/1063 ... blic-roads

Great idea!! Get on one pi**ed, stoned, jump red lights, ignore zebra crossings, clatter down the side of cars taking out the door mirror, then off you go with no way of being traced :cool:

I like the 'Advised to wear helmets and stay of pavements', so that's covered that then :doh:
So when you getting one Andy :lol: :lol: :lol:
I agree I mean how nick drives a bus in London I don’t know with the idiots on bikes now they will be all buzzing around on scooters .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

User avatar
D366Y
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1723
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Car(s): 1986 Laser 1.6, daily runaround project
1981 GL Auto 2.0, Barn-Find-Resto, now also a daily runaround project
1980 3.0S, crash damage resto
1993 Fiesta 1.1

Currently full up and no more space but I still want a 2.8...
Location: South Bucks

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by D366Y » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:09 am

Makes no sense that you can hire one and drive one, but you can't own one privately and do the exact same thing...?? Love a well thought through government policy.... :sarcasmalert:
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:

Paul G
Posts: 1493
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:21 pm
Car(s): MK 3 3.0S needing restoration, 2.0S, 1.6 Laser (nearly ready), Fiesta mK2 pop plus, Skoda Octavia VRS,
Location: High Wycombe

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by Paul G » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:05 am

If I got on one of those scooters it would bend in half. Bloody things, they're for kids.

Bug
Posts: 3193
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:52 pm
Car(s): Some

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by Bug » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:25 pm

D366Y wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:09 am
Makes no sense that you can hire one and drive one, but you can't own one privately and do the exact same thing...?? Love a well thought through government policy.... :sarcasmalert:
My wife is going to buy one..................then rent it out to me ;)

User avatar
D366Y
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1723
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Car(s): 1986 Laser 1.6, daily runaround project
1981 GL Auto 2.0, Barn-Find-Resto, now also a daily runaround project
1980 3.0S, crash damage resto
1993 Fiesta 1.1

Currently full up and no more space but I still want a 2.8...
Location: South Bucks

E Scooter Rental

Post by D366Y » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:54 pm

Bug wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:25 pm
D366Y wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:09 am
Makes no sense that you can hire one and drive one, but you can't own one privately and do the exact same thing...?? Love a well thought through government policy.... :sarcasmalert:
My wife is going to buy one..................then rent it out to me ;)
:lol: Great plan!!
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 5096
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:06 pm

Seen one stupid fucker last night on his scooter on the sliproad going onto the frigging North Circular Road.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dont think i will be seeing him again any time soon :lol:
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

User avatar
stevemarl
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4422
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:31 pm
Car(s): Capri 1.6 laser

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by stevemarl » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:19 am

The only downside to these is the very low centre of gravity which means you must hold the `handlebar` making it impossible to text, keep hands in pockets etc, whereas on a bike:

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

No contest!

User avatar
andyd
Posts: 7031
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by andyd » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:32 am

stevemarl wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:19 am
The only downside to these is the very low centre of gravity which means you must hold the `handlebar` making it impossible to text, keep hands in pockets etc, whereas on a bike:


No contest!
Scary Steve :roll:

Drivers are bad enough! Twice in 3 days at the same roundabout a driver has pulled out without looking right :swear: Good job I wasn't in the Capri stopping might not have been so easy :roll:
Don't you even dare think about opening your sunroof :twak:

User avatar
stevemarl
Donator
Donator
Posts: 4422
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:31 pm
Car(s): Capri 1.6 laser

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by stevemarl » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:44 am

Andy,
I agree, everyone on the road seems to have lost the `fear`, respect or whatever, it`s just ALL gone downhill.

User avatar
Major_Tom
Posts: 7413
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:21 am
Car(s): Hot 2.0S
Location: Cambridge

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by Major_Tom » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:13 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:44 am
Andy,
I agree, everyone on the road seems to have lost the `fear`, respect or whatever, it`s just ALL gone downhill.
Yes everyone acts like theyre entitled, rather than having a mutual respect for each other. They get mad when they're in the wrong, rather than raising the Hand of Humility to their own mistakes. Somebody shouted something incoherent to me the other day because they had to swerve out of the way. The guy was in the middle of the road. Total lack of personal ownership of responsibility.
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

User avatar
andyd
Posts: 7031
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by andyd » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:06 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:13 pm
stevemarl wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:44 am
Andy,
I agree, everyone on the road seems to have lost the `fear`, respect or whatever, it`s just ALL gone downhill.
Yes everyone acts like theyre entitled, rather than having a mutual respect for each other. They get mad when they're in the wrong, rather than raising the Hand of Humility to their own mistakes. Somebody shouted something incoherent to me the other day because they had to swerve out of the way. The guy was in the middle of the road. Total lack of personal ownership of responsibility.
Sadly :agree: 100% with both comments!
Don't you even dare think about opening your sunroof :twak:

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 5096
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:46 pm

andyd wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:32 am
Good job I wasn't in the Capri stopping might not have been so easy :roll:
You need a set of Hi Spec Brakes fella :wave: :lol: :lol:
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 5096
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:54 pm

Was waiting at a box junction on my bus last week and don't know how but as the traffic ahead moved off as did I, a young lady somehow managed to force her way down the INSIDE of my bus and slam her fight foot down to accelerate before I took her car to pieces as she tried to avoid driving up the pavement, and she stuck her arm out the window and gave me the finger... Bleedin priceless :lol: :lol: :lol:

And this is only one example of many every single day :lol:
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

User avatar
andyd
Posts: 7031
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by andyd » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:48 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:46 pm
andyd wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:32 am
Good job I wasn't in the Capri stopping might not have been so easy :roll:
You need a set of Hi Spec Brakes fella :wave: :lol: :lol:
I need to stay indoors :?
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:54 pm
Was waiting at a box junction on my bus last week and don't know how but as the traffic ahead moved off as did I, a young lady somehow managed to force her way down the INSIDE of my bus and slam her fight foot down to accelerate before I took her car to pieces as she tried to avoid driving up the pavement, and she stuck her arm out the window and gave me the finger... Bleedin priceless :lol: :lol: :lol:

And this is only one example of many every single day :lol:
As Major Tom said above, it's always the ones in the wrong that protest when you challenge them :wank:
Don't you even dare think about opening your sunroof :twak:

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 3629
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby .
Mercedes Vito tourer 2.1 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

Re: E Scooter Rental

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:05 am

After reading all the comments do you think they are very dangerous ?
Goes of thinking “ might order one for the mother in law “ :lol:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

Post Reply