Eighteen Miles on a Xooter Scooter

This week, I returned to Camp Milton, where I rode my Xooter scooter to the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail intersect, turned left, and headed west. But this day was different than the others. Changing the pushing-foot on my scooter came naturally – and switching feet regularly increased my endurance. I also carried a lightweight backpack, whichContinue reading “Eighteen Miles on a Xooter Scooter”

Birding and the Xooter – The Paths Intersect

Scooter-birding at Big Talbot Island A couple of weeks ago, I took my Xooter scooter to the bicycle trail at Big Talbot Island (Jacksonville, FL). I parked at the trail’s mid-point lot and traveled south, a distance of roughly 2 miles (4 miles round-trip). I was eager to test my skills on this curving, meanderingContinue reading “Birding and the Xooter – The Paths Intersect”

Xooter Mg Scooter – 2nd Ride on the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

Today the weather was 20 degrees cooler at 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.33 Celsius), so physical exertion was less exhausting. Although the wind was still strong at 18 mph (28.97 km/h), the ride was much easier. When I last rode the Xooter scooter, I had the handlebars set to just above my belly-button. Today I triedContinue reading “Xooter Mg Scooter – 2nd Ride on the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail”

A Senior’s First Ride on the Xooter Mg

Yesterday, I headed back to Camp Milton, in Duval County (FL) to take my new Xooter-Mg for a test-run. The Xooter Mg is very portable and consumed only a small amount of trunk space in my Chevy Sonic. To keep it from sliding, I packed the sides with some old, clean towels. The first walkwaysContinue reading “A Senior’s First Ride on the Xooter Mg”

One Path Leads to Another

As I birdwatch, my treks become longer and longer. I also explore a new park every week and, by doing this, become acquainted with other outdoor activities. Fishing looks intriguing. I often ask fishermen what they’ve caught, and sometimes they show me what’s in their bucket or ice chest. I’m often left agape at howContinue reading “One Path Leads to Another”