jonathan18:GenesisNZ: After nearly 20 years of exclusively commuting to work via bus or train, I'm over it and looking at alternative methods.
I've been looking at a Zero 10X and the Speedway V. Anyone in Wellington from the northern suburbs commuting by electric scooter? I'd be interested to hear people's experiences.
I'll be interested in seeing if others do this kind of distance (and in this kind of location), and if so how they find it.
Are you thinking of coming in all the way from say Khandallah into the central city? That's a decent distance plus, of course, a decent incline that may be hard on the brakes going down, though the return trip will be no match for the power of a 10X I imagine (even my 10 has a lot of grunt on hills).
Another factor is that famous Wellington weather - I'd be avoiding scootering in in bad weather for sure, so you'll still be needing an alternative means of transport on those days (including the potential to need to leave the scooter at work if it turns cr@p).
I'm in Newlands, so further out still. A friend has just purchased a Speedway V and lives in the Johnsonville area. I think his plan is to initially take the train, get used to the scooter and then look at potentially scooting all the way in.
I've tried a Speedway before and those things are beasts. You could easily take on some of the steepest hills we have here in Welly.
Agreed about the weather here. I've also been looking into investing in a decent, full face helmet. Any recommendations?