Friday, October 29, 2010
Accident in Paris or You Can't Jump Some Curbs
From Dean, who is traveling in Paris:
Coming up the street Rue de Miro Misnel I could see that the repairs on the sidewalks were going to make it difficult to go up the street so I decided to take to the street and go around the construction. I thought that the curb was small but when I aimed the TravelScoot at it, I learned that there was a hole and I went straight into the concrete at 6 mph. The TravelScoot stopped abruptly and the rear of the scooter went 2 or 3 feet in the air but didn't throw me off. I got off of the TravelScoot and saw I had bent the front wheel sideways. My friend towed it back to the hotel and I was forced to walk three blocks. I got back and the night clerk reassured me that the janitor could fix it. They indeed got it to where I could still use it. i will have to order a new 'fork' for the front wheel but it goes to show how strong the TravelScoot is.
Bottom line: Be careful on what you try to jump.