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Electric Scooters: Everything You Need to Know

Electric Scooters: Everything You Need to Know

Electric scooters offer more benefits than fuel-reliant bikes. They are rapidly replacing other types of scooters in terms of popularity and usage.

The surge in interest in electric scooters will only get better. It is the scooter of the future, safer, less costly in terms of maintenance, and environment-friendly.

Scooter-sharing is common and has helped spark the public interest in scooters. There are hundreds of scooter models (imported mainly from Asia and home-made) for the market. The estimated global market size for electric scooters is USD 19.6 billion (2019), according to Grand View Research. Analysts expect the figure to soar in the nearest future as more people look for environment-friendly and efficient scooter options.

This article offers an in-depth overview of electric scooters.

Electric Scooters Defined

Electric scooters are a valuable means of transportation for a short commute, solving the last mile problem. The last mile problem is the last part of the trip that’s usually done by walking.

The public transportation system connects large population centers and doesn’t always drop us at our precise location. For example, if we want to get to your place of work in Queens, the public bus will drop us at the designated Queen bus stop. We still have to make the last mile work to our destination.

The scooter comes in handy at this point. It allows for micro-mobility and helps us cover the distance with less difficulty and in a faster timeframe.

Components of Electrical Scooters

All scooters consist of three essential components: two wheels, a deck, and a handlebar. The electric scooter has the following parts but differs from others with the inclusion of electronics such as battery and electric motor, a braking system, the speed controller, LED headlight and taillight, and the stem.

The typical design of almost every scooter in the market is standing while riding. Some e-scooters come with a single seat while others allow for attachment of chairs as a standalone accessory.

Safety Equipment

Every means of transportation has its inbuilt safety systems. Safety is not a matter to take trivially; accidents happen. To avoid injuries and even death, wearing the necessary safety equipment while using an electric scooter is essential.

The safety equipment includes a helmet, a protective jacket, and pants, knee and elbow pads, and gloves. The headgear should be of good quality and able to protect your head, knee, and elbows from injuries. Flame retardant cotton material is the ideal choice for the protective jacket and pants. 

Maintenance and Repairs

The maintenance of electric scooters is relatively easy to perform. Routine maintenance such as charging the battery, checking the pressure level of the tires, and regular cleaning of the machine is about the only maintenance requirement.

Repairing the electric scooter if it is an electronic problem requires the help of a competent electrical engineer or a check at the manufacturing company’s repair shops. For other issues such as broken parts, you can get a prime welder that cost next to nothing to fix it yourself or employ a professional.

Advantages of Electrical Scooters

Electric scooters are fun and fast to use. Whenever we turn, we can see an e-scooter. The popularity of e-scooters is due to several factors, such as its low cost, reliability, and convenience.

·        They Are Cost-friendly

The cost of an excellent electric scooter is under the $400 mark. Depending on the type, you can get a budget-friendly one for as low as $100.

·         Low Cost of Maintenance

The electric scooter will also cost you little in terms of maintenance compared to fuel-reliant e-scooters. It saves you the cost of buying fuel to power the vehicle.

·        They Are Environment-friendly

They do not pollute the environment and contribute to global climate change concerns. They run on electricity, a healthier energy resource.

Disadvantages of Electrical Scooters

The main disadvantage of electric scooters is that it takes a long time to charge, has lower speed compared to other means of transportation, and is not suitable for long-distance trips. 

Conclusion

Electric scooters are suitable for a short commute. It saves time, money, it is portable and does not require big storage space. Join the e-scoter bandwagon today to enjoy its many cool benefits.

The Good and the Bad About Hunting on a Scooter

If you are an avid hunter and you love scooters, you have a perfect combination. An electric scooter is the best for hunting as it offers more stealth and makes less noise.

With an electric scooter, you do not need an expensive ATV. For so many years, avid hunters have used ATVs to access the woods and carry the big game. Although they are efficient, especially in rough trails and in hauling the biggest elk, their size, level of noise, and smell of gasoline make them less efficient for hunting.

Again, most public lands do not allow motorized vehicles, but an electric scooter is an exception. For hunters on a budget who need an excellent ride to haul your big game, an electric scooter is an excellent choice.

Pros of Hunting on an Electric Scooter

Silent

An electric scooter is the same as an e-bike for hunting. Although not as quiet as a manual mountain bike, they are still quieter than ATVs and UTVs. This allows you to hunt stealthily, so the big game doesn’t hear you approach. With an electric scooter, it is easy to traverse terrains with no trace.

Move Fast

Moving on two wheels is faster than moving on two feet. Although an ATV might be quicker and better on rough terrain than an electric scooter, a scooter is better than walking. Using a scooter will save you so many hours of walking. Using a scooter, you can set up trail cameras in less than 30 minutes in a vast area without calling to attention the big game.

Carry More Gear

Unlike when you are walking, an electric hunting scooter lets you carry more gear either on your back or on a trailer. Be sure to buy an off-road electric scooter as it is strong enough to haul your hunting gear and your kill. With a good electric scooter and a trailer, you can haul the largest bull elk from the forest to the road.

You might need to carry a lot of gear, especially if you will be camping. When you need to hunt big game, you also need the best rifle with the best scopes, knives to quarter your elk and much more. Although the rifle and the scopes are not heavy, the weight might be unmanageable when you add then camping gear.

Move Scent-Free

Electric scooters, just like manual bikes, are scent-free. This is important as the bike will not call the big game to attend. Although you will not hunt off your bike, you will leave it somewhere, and the deer might sniff it from a distance.

Easy Public Land Access

Most public lands do not allow motorized vehicles – they are noisy and smell of gas. An electric scooter is an exception – you can get in with it and access every place you want. If you will be hunting public land, getting in and out of the land is easier and faster on a scooter.

Scooters are More Affordable Than ATVs and UTVs

An electric scooter costs way less than an ATV or UTV. Although the most advanced scooter might come close to the price of an ATV, there are still so many budget options for the avid hunter. Plus, a scooter is not only good when you hunt, but you can also use it to run errands on days you do not feel like sitting in the New York traffic.

Cons of an Electric Scooter

More Expensive than an eBike

A good off-road electric scooter costs more than an eBike. Electric bikes are almost as efficient in hunting as scooters and present all the advantages of a scooter as outlined above. So, some people would prefer a wide-tire eBike to a scooter.

The Low Profile Make them Less Suited for Rough Terrain

Even off-road scooters still have a low profile that might make it challenging for use in the rough terrain in the woods. When shopping, you need to ensure that the scooter is a bit raised to make it better at navigating in the woods. Again, pick a scooter with wide wheels as it will never disappoint you in the woods [1].

Risk of Moving Fast

The woods are never safe even when you walk. Branches and insects can get into your eyes, and you might step into a hole. The risk increases when you move at 20 miles per hour on your electric scooter with weapons on your back. To say safe, always wear a helmet and ride slowly when you do not need to ride fast.

Conclusion

The advantages of hunting on an electric scooter outweigh the disadvantages. Riding your scooter off-road gives you a different experience. The street scooter races are great, but have you tried a scooting on forest trails?

Even if you already have a scooter, you might want to buy another for off-road use. For hunting, a scooter with a low profile will only give you trouble. Instead, go for a wide-wheeled electric scooter with a high profile. You might also want to pick the one you can attach a trailer to haul game out of the woods.

Resources:

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5704112/

Scooter BlockParty NYC 2007

Scooter BlockParty NYC 2007

Well, another BlockParty is over, and it was another smashing success thanks to all of our sponsors and attendees. Can’t wait until next year!

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Welcome to the Scooter BlockParty NYC 2007 information page. As always, everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event.

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE LATEST SCHEDULE AND DETAILS

Like last year, all BlockParty activities will begin and end at our regular Wednesday Night Meetup location, the Brass Monkey, 55 Little West 12th Street (map & directions). The whole block will be closed to traffic, there will be food, drink, music, organized group rides, t-shirts, patches, raffles and lots of other scooter-related activities.

LATEST BLOCKPARTY SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 9th:

9:00 AM: BLOCKPARTY DAY 1 BEGINS – Why wait? Show your support and pick up a BlockParty coffee-cup logo tshirt, patch and raffle tickets (available all weekend, while supplies last). NOTE: All riders must obtain free wristband and sign waiver to join any and all group rides.

9:30 AM: BREAKFAST CLUB RIDE – Ride from the Brass Monkey to Pop Diner in Queens. Ride Leads: Jason (JaysBMX00) & Big Mike (Syntax73) (duration ~2 hours) Ride experience: Moderate

11:30 AM: GROUP RIDING CLINIC – Learn how to properly ride in a group. Instructor: Herb (tispectrum) (duration ~15-20 minutes). Ride experience: Beginner

12:00PM-2:00 PM: A la carte lunch available at the Brass Monkey

1:00PM: PALISADES RIDE – Take a scenic ride from the Brass Monkey along the Palisades, stopping along the way at the Cloisters. Ride lead: Jason (JaysBMX00) and the Mini Mart Muchachos Scooter Club (duration ~3 hours) Ride experience: Moderate

1:30PM: SOUTH STREET SEAPORT RIDE – Join this slow and easy ride to South Street Seaport and back. Ride lead: Brendan (Hendon) (duration ~1.5 hours) Ride experience: Beginner

3:30 PM – RIDES LEAVE FOR BROOKLYNBRETTA – Several groups will leave for the evening festivities at Brooklynbretta on Sackett Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues in Brooklyn. Ride leads: Jonathan (Brouhaha), Johnny (CiaoNY), Herb (tispectrum) and David (Pittsy) (duration ~0.5 hours) Ride experience: Beginner

4:00 PM – BROOKLYNBRETTA BBQ – The block in front of Brooklynbretta (map & directions) will be closed to traffic for Saturday’s MAIN EVENT: a BBQ and Live music from The New LinesGLINT and Strange But Surf. (duration ~4 hours).

9:30 PM: TIMES SQUARE NIGHT RIDE – Big night ride from the Brass Monkey up the West Side and to and through Times Square. Ride Leads: BlockParty Organizers (duration ~1 hour) Ride experience: Moderate

Sunday, June 10th:

Organizing sponsors include The New York Scooter Club, The Mini Mart Muchachos Scooter Club and The Hornets (Long Island) Scooter Club.

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