Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Radical Gran

Why do mobility scooters have trolley wheels at the back?

I know electric motors can generate a lot of torque, but even with a Radical-Gran terrorising UK pavements; SURELY, this thing can't do wheelies?

Perhaps it's politically-correct equal-opportunity, so if Radical-Gran wants go and tear up the local skate park with the kidz. She can.

Rock it Gran! Show 'em how it's done.

My gran was never like that, I guess there can only ever be a few Radical-Grans per generation. Well also, I suppose her equally audacious peers may have perished after other exhillarating activities like; Base Jumping, Parkour, Ice Climbing, etc, in their younger years. (70-ish).

There must be clues, to help detirmine who will develop in to this mythical super-hero status OAP...

Perhaps it's the car she drives?

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1 comment:

steve said...

It's an anti-tip device. My son has a set on his non-powered wheelchair, as otherwise he has a tendency to see how far he can lean back. I imagine they're required on powered wheelchairs so that on a steep incline the user at least has a chance not to tip backwards.

Some users are far enough back on the seat that wheelies are certainly quite possible, but the example given here doesn't look quite far back enough. Stunts are easier on non-powered wheelchairs, though; I've seen some with wheels that would put a mountain biker to shame...

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