QUESTION FOR XOOTR SCOOTER:
Steve, I was recently doing my usual 10 mile round trip on my Xootr Street, and at the mid-point began wondering if it’s possible to go long distance on a Xootr scooter.
Currently, I do long distance riding on my gravel bike (usually 60 miles round trip) and enjoy the rides very much. But, lately I’ve been looking for something different.
Would it be possible to use the Xootr scooter to ride a multi-day trip, riding about 10-15 miles a day? I figure that this trip would take about 4-5 days depending on how many MPH I can maintain on my Xootr Street, how often I take a break, and how many nights I stay at hotels along the trail.
I’m in no rush to complete a trip like this, so I can take as many days as I need to finish it.
I know that there’s also a possibility that it can rain a few days during this trip, making it take a bit longer.
But I’m use to taking multi-day trips, so that’s not my main concern. My concern is that will the Xootr scooter be capable of handling a trip like this if I can keep from getting too tired riding 4-5 hours minimum per day?
I’ve never heard of anyone doing a trip like this on a Xootr scooter, so I figured I’d ask you and see what you think.
Then again, if nobody ever has maybe I can be the first to go long distance on a Xootr scooter.
What do you think Steve?
ANSWER FROM XOOTR SCOOTER AND STEVE:
Many years ago a guy I can’t remember his name contacted me about traveling cross country on his xootr.
He started out in LA and eventually ended up in NYC. I sent him some brakes and wheels, extra locking pins etc and tons of support and wished him well.
The plan was for him to come to our factory before heading to NYC for a visit and to look his scooter over. I was very excited when he called to say he would be arriving first thing the next morning, I couldn’t wait.
He made it on time and the scooter looked great but needed some overhauling.
I actually wanted to give him a new scooter but he said no way, the scooter took him all this way and he would never part with it.
So we checked it out, replaced wheels and brakes, grips and took it apart and back together with a new fork, cleaned and got every thing nice and tight and away he went.
I wished that I could remember his name but it was like 15 years ago.
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