Strider Mini 4 Mobility Scooter
I took delivery of the Strider Mini 4 scooter in August 2006 and find it a real boon to getting about. It has a range of approximately 10-12 miles, which I have not yet tested, and probably never will. It is good for about 4mph.
I discovered a problem, early on, where the anti-tilt wheels fitted to the rear of the scooter would ground at the slightest provocation. The streets in the area where I live cater quite well for disabled access, with ramps at most street corners. Some of these, however, still present a step of perhaps one inch which was too much for the scooter. My local bank has access ramps, but these too proved to be too steep.
The final straw came when I attempted to mount one of the ramps, the scooter grounded and got completely stuck. A good Samaritan came to my rescue, in the shape of an elderly gentleman with a walking stick! Embarrassed! I’ll say.
Straight home and out with the Allen Keys, the anti-tilt wheels were coming off despite the warnings against this in the owner’s manual. I have had no trouble since, nor has there ever been any sign of it tilting over backwards.
On a recent holiday I rented a scooter, a Shop-Rider which was like the Strider in many respects, but it had better ground clearance and I think was a bit faster.
More recently I was made aware of a newspaper article suggesting that many mobility scooter users may be breaking the law.
However, while there is truth in the article it is not quite as bad as it may be made to appear. I was also made aware of the Highways Regulations 1988 as pertaining to Invalid Carriages.
FOOTNOTE: Since I began taking the Esperanza Neuropeptides I have been walking far better and have since sold the mobility scooter and my friends have stopped singing ‘Born to be Wild’ when I go to the club. Sadly, the use of Esperanza has been discredited and I no longer use it.