Today, the day afterthe bomb blast in Manchester, I took my Rooi Gevaar (Red Danger) on its longest trip yet, some 5 km through Newton Park to my hairdresser and back. Thanks to Grant for keeping me looking good.
Some comments from a disabled person:
Pavements are broken, uprooted, concrete is broken
Piles of rubbish and builders rubble are piled up
Unmowed grass verges
Cars parked on pavements
Curb ramps on one side not matched on the other side of the road
Pavements dug up with no passage way
No concrete walkways at all
Stop over the white lines on the road leaving no pedestrian crossing
Ride before lights turn green and after they turn orange and red
Don’t know how to navigate traffic circles
All in all, took me 15 minutes there, little nervous and shaken, and twenty minutes home.
Now I better recharge the battery! Range is 40km
This is life in the not so fast lane …
Ps. I miss my X-Trail