Scooty is a common word in the Indian subcontinent. It refers to any small motorized two-wheeler with a step-through frame, which is used for short-distance commuting. Scooters are very popular in India and other South Asian countries, as they fill an important gap between bicycles and motorcycles. However, scooters are not ideal for everyone who wants to switch from riding a cycle to something more convenient but not as aggressive or expensive as motorcycles or bikes. Do you know how can we learn scooty without a cycle? Let’s read on.
Can We Learn Scooty Without Cycle?
Yes, we can learn Scooty Without Cycle. Many of us have realized that it is not necessary to ride a cycle for learning scooty. The cycle is just a tool used for learning and practicing scooty skills. Using the cycle helps us to learn the scooter easily. We can learn the scooter by riding on the road instead of riding on the cycle. Learning this way is very easy and convenient too.
Scooter Riding Techniques
For getting started, you must have a good scooter. The scooter should have efficient brakes and also a good suspension system. A beginner’s first step is to put on the helmet and then adjust the seat height so that it fits your body properly.
Riding with traffic:
After getting comfortable on the scooter, you can start riding on busy roads. While doing this, keep in mind that anything that moves is considered a vehicle by the law of India. So, DO NOT ride without wearing a helmet and riding with traffic rules in mind.
Riding up hills is quite an experience for most people because it gives them an opportunity to learn about their own limits and endurance levels as well as how to deal with the pain of pushing oneself uphill on a scooter at high speeds. The trick is to find some low-hanging fruit (e.g., banana trees) and just ride up them until you reach the top or get tired from pushing yourself up heavy objects (e.g., rocks).
On-road vs off-road:
While learning how to ride a scooter, you may encounter road bumps and potholes but this does not mean that you should avoid these areas completely; instead, use them as learning opportunities by practicing your braking skills while going over bumps that are not too large or too small for your scooter’s wheels (e.g., don’t lean too much or lean too little).
Hills and downhill:
While riding down a hill, you should be careful to not go too fast or too slow. If you go too fast, you may have a hard time stopping at the bottom of the hill. If you go too slow, the scooter may not be able to get up to speed on the way down. Instead of going too fast or too slow, find out what is ideal for your scooter and then try to practice that as much as possible.
Intersections are great places to practice braking and turning techniques because there are many cars that move in different directions at unpredictable speeds. Try to anticipate how they will move or where they will move and then act accordingly by either braking early or accelerating later than normal (e.g., if it is a left turn, accelerate slightly before making your turn).
Staying on road:
When learning how to ride a scooter, it is important for beginners (and even experienced riders) to stay on roads instead of riding on private property because doing so means that you will be able to learn how vehicles react when they hit other vehicles or people in general while traveling at high speeds. Also, staying on roads makes it easier for people around you to see you via their headlights and helps them avoid crashing into you if they are driving slower than normal (e.g., if someone sees an inexperienced rider approaching an intersection late at night, he/she may choose not to drive through it because it is too dangerous for him/her).
In the beginning, it is best to always travel with a friend who is at least three years older than you are. Also, while learning how to ride a scooter, you should always ride in the middle of the road where there are the least amount of cars (e.g., if possible, avoid riding on sidewalks or parking lots).
When learning how to ride a scooter, it is important to be aware of what happens when you crash because your scooter may get damaged in some way that reduces its value and/or even renders it unusable (e.g., if you crash into a tree or pothole and your scooter gets bent up, you will have to replace parts such as the handlebars and seat). Also, if your scooter does get damaged in any way (e.g., if someone hits you with their car), then you will need to pay for repairs or even replace your entire scooter with a new one (e.g., if someone hits your scooter hard enough that it bends up or breaks, then they will probably need to pay for repairs or replacement because it would be difficult for them to replace their own vehicle’s parts after hitting yours).
When learning how to ride a scooter, it is important for beginners (and even experienced riders) to always wear helmets because doing so will help keep you safe and prevent you from getting injured. Also, it is important to always wear a jacket (e.g., if it is cold outside, then you should wear a jacket to protect yourself from the cold) and long pants (e.g., if it is cold outside, then you should wear long pants to protect yourself from the cold).
A few days after the start of the project, a group of students from another school came to visit us. We were excited to see them, but we were not expecting it would be a group of girls from our school. When they saw us sitting on the scooters, they came over and asked us lots of questions about the project. They wanted to know how we had learned about scooters and how we had come up with an idea like this. They asked us lots of questions and it was really exciting for me. After all, I was meeting my classmates for the first time in a long time!