Country Kick Scooters - Amish Kick Scooters
[ KICK SCOOTING - 2/14/2012 - www.LetsKickScoot.com ]
>> I fell in love with Amish country kick scooters the minute I spotted a colorful array of them parked in front of Lapp's Coach Shop in Intercourse, PA.
My husband, Phil, and I were in Intercourse that day to load up on the area's justifiably famous jams and canned goods. Little did we think when we first arrived, that we'd also buy two Amish country style kick scooters. All it took to win us over was riding them.
I began my trial ride on a bright yellow "medium kick scooter." Not on display was a "large," which is more appropriate for people like Phil who are 5' 10" and taller. Fortunately, the shop's manager brought one out the minute he saw Phil.
These Amish country kick scooters are designed for people who have places to go and things to haul! They are built for ease-of-use, safety, and driving on a variety of smooth surfaces (sidewalks, driveways, or roads), whichever is nearby. While they can be kick scooted up slight hills, as with all kick scooters, level terrain is best.
In our opinion, the Amish country kick scooter is easier to ride than a bike, and most certainly can cover greater distances than small-wheeled kick scooters. On them, it is easy to travel ten or so relaxed miles, whereas we tend to cruise between four to six miles a day on our small-wheeled scooters.
Of course, the Amish country kick scooters serve a different purpose than small-wheeled kick scooters. They cannot be folded, they require a larger storage area, and it is unlikely that you'd carry them into a shop or restaurant.
Unlike small kick scooters, the floorboard size is not an issue for a wide-range of shoe sizes. Children as young as 6 years old can ride the medium-sized scooter pictured below, while people over 5'10" would find the large-sized scooter more appropriate.
LKS Rider Recommendations
+ The medium scooter is sized for an average woman or child and the large scooter is definitely sized for a man, or any person 5'10" and up, and/or over 200 pounds. + Provides a highly stable ride and it's exceptionally easy to push + It makes a great off-sidewalk vehicle that rides smoothly on well-maintained roads or paths.
Article by Karen Little. Photographs by Karen and Phil Little. First published on February 14, 2012. All rights reserved by www.LetsKickScoot.com.