By: Jamie Ulrich
To those in the scooter community, the true appeal of riding a kick scooter is understood. They have felt the wind rush through their hair as they propelled themselves forward with their kicking, seen the sidewalk blocks whizzing past under their wheels, and watched as onlookers everywhere gazed at them in a combination of jealousy and amazement. However, while the common scooter enthusiast may be familiar with all this, it is also more than likely that he/she is not fully maximizing his/her scooting experience.
There is a multitude of accessories available to the modern kick scooter user, allowing for total enjoyment on a level never before experienced. Every rider has different wants and needs, so choosing the proper gear to equip your ride can create a personalized touch and newfound comfort on board the kick scooter. This article will outline several of these options to upgrade.
- Carry Strap - One of the most appealing aspects of the kick scooter commute is the ability to fold up your scooter and carry it. While this allows for a level of convenience unmatched by other modes of transportation, carrying a scooter in combination with a briefcase, suitcase or other cumbersome items can, at times, be quite a task. To combat this dilemma, purchasing and equipping a carry strap can allow your scooter to be carried on the riders back.
- Safety Lights - Just because you often work late, burning the midnight oil, does not mean that a scooter is not the mode of transportation for you. Attaching LED lights to your kick scooter can allow you to be seen up to a mile away. Rest easy knowing that you will be clearly visible to motorized modes of transportation, thus making you less likely to be injured. Additionally, safety lights bring an element of flair to your ride, drawing other’s attention to your incredibly brilliant decision on how to commute to work.
- Fender Kit - A shield over your back wheel is a key way to optimize your scooters performance while commuting. Gone are the days of fearing that dirt, mud and grime will fly up from your rear wheel, as the fender serves a shield from debris. Take your scooter to religious services, while still preserving the cleanliness of your Sunday best. Protect your work clothes by equipping a fender kit, and you will roll up to the office looking as if you had taken a limousine.
- Carrying Bag - Is traveling for work preventing you from getting in all the scooting your heart desires? Purchasing a carrying case for your scooter is just the remedy to this problem. Simply fold your scooter, place it in the bag, and you can bring your favorite mode of kick transport on the road/in the sky with you. Perfect for buses, trains or planes, the carrying case provides the capacity to bring your scooters on vacation and business trips.
Scooter riders across the globe rave at how their commute has been improved by riding a scooter, but why stop there? Further improvements to the ride to work can be easily achieved through equipping these simple upgrades.