|Eat my dust, The B.......|
Earlier this afternoon, out and about, road-testing The G's newly-acquired scooter.
The conclusion reached, that Deathtrap 1 it is not.
Not that that's a bad thing. Far from it, in fact.
The G seemed to relish riding a scooter that, for once, didn't have its own agenda, the concept of being in control one that, I suspect, is going to take her a little time to become accustomed to.
There are several statistics I could share about her Mini Micro, but the all-important one is this: In all the time she rode it, she suffered not a single injury, a significant upturn in fortune.
It is no surprise that Micro Scooters' precision-made machine is a cut above its accident-prone predecessor, Deathtrap 1, a vehicle that is preparing to make its final journey, to the nearest skip, and not before time.
The G isn't going to miss it.
Not now that she has her Mini Micro, although there are still things about her new ride that she has yet to master.
The steering is the main issue, The G still trying to figure out the leaning technique required to adjust direction.
Her initial experiences during this afternoon's testing session suggest that her natural balance is skewed (just a little) to the left, an issue that, on more than one occasion, led to her going round and round in circles.
Further practice ought to iron that out.
Indeed, the improvements made this afternoon alone suggest that, within the coming days, I'm going to face a struggle to keep up.
The B too. For so long the household's foremost scooter-based speed demon, he is - on this evidence, at least - about to find himself eating dust. It'll do him good.
Like the responsible parent I aspire to be, I did, of course, read the 16-point safety instructions that accompanied the Mini Micro prior to allowing The G to board.
I managed to adhere to most of them.
But Point 3 (Ensure that your child doesn't ride down steep hills) and Point 5 (Do not let your child travel at speeds exceeding 5kph) might prove problematic.
I'm not too concerned about this.
No matter the speeds she reaches or the slopes she tackles on her Mini Micro, she'll always be safer than she ever was aboard the hazardous Deathtrap 1.
"I love my new scooter, Daddy," she said as, our test session over, we prepared to head home this afternoon. I don't recall her ever saying that about the old one . . . .
|The Mini Micro gets The G's official seal of approval........|
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