Good times on a lime scooter

Bay News - - FRONT PAGE - Will John­ston

I stand cor­rected. I’m big enough, and God knows old enough to ad­mit when I’m go­ing back on what I said and when Iwas kind of wrong.

Note the ‘kind of’ part of wrong. I’m still just a lit­tle bit of a petu­lant child and can’t ad­mit full fault!

I love those Lime Scoot­ers in Auck­land! Pre­vi­ously I’ve openly bagged them on air, in print and on so­cial me­dia.

I usu­ally try to live­mylife pretty openly, be­ing open to new ex­pe­ri­ences and by the mantra: ‘well if it’s not hurt­ing any­one, then why not?’

This is where I thought the Lime scoot­ers would be a bit of a fail. These things go 30km/h through the streets of cen­tral Auck­land. No hel­met. In the cy­cle lane or on a foot­path. What could POS­SI­BLY go wrong, right?

Who­cares what could go wrong (and plenty has if you look at theACC­claims I’ll bet)! They’re a blast, a great way to get around Auck­land and not have to make awk­ward Uber con­ver­sa­tion.

I spent three hours on them rip­ping round Auck­land, a bit hun­gover.

Safety first guys. Cleared the dust out for sure! I guess­my­w­hole point is that ev­ery now and then you re­ally just have to not care about how you look (cos it does look kinda funny— tall men on a scooter), or if it’s the ‘safest’ choice.

If these scoot­ers come to Mount Maun­ganui there is go­ing to beCARNAGE over sum­mer, right?

All it will take is one slightly peer pres­sured per­son in their late teens/early 20s to have a crack at tak­ing one down the steep side of Mount Maun­ganui and they’ll get banned. But jeez it’ll be a good time un­til then!

■ Will John­ston is host of The Hits 95FM Day Show. Live and lo­cal from 9am-3pm, ev­ery week­day in the Bay of Plenty.

Good times on a Lime scooter.

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