As the headline tells you I did a little test last week! As you who know me (Leo writing) might already know I love making these small in life changes to see if I can in anyway change my life to the better with just small tweaks and gadgets. So I thought going to school could be a lot more fun than me stuck in traffic for 30 minutes every morning even though my school is about a 30 minute walk away.
Yes, it takes the same amount of time for me to walk to there as it does for me taking a bus. But, again you who know me also know this isn’t an option. I love my commute to work but it often ends up in me starting the day angry because some people obviously found their driver license in a box of serials and there is this particular bus driver who feels the need to deliver people late to work/school or wherever they are going.
Thoughts about different ways to get to work (except for walking)
So I thought of ways to break this habit and I first asked my friends Keithers about me taking his electric kick scooter for a week. He just laughed and told me no way and that I would break it. He has literally been all over the place trying to get us all to budge for the hoverboard era since he bought one. This was nothing I’ve been thinking of doing but then he showed me an article on business insider about a guy who had been riding a hoverboard to and literally at the office for about a weeks’ time. So after a long silent consideration I finally budged. He had found a great site through that article for finding the best hoverboard and they had a great hoverboard that fit nicely within my budget.
Breaking a bad/good habit
The first step was obviously to order the damn thing and then wait for it to be delivered. I started mapping out a route that seemed nice and that I knew had good pavements. I did consider every angle of this in order to reduce time, but mostly I did it to try and find the safest way for me to get there without getting hit by a car or driving off and into the street. Since it took forever to get the darn thing delivered I had some spare time to map this out.
The day D – Hoverboarding to school
So I got the hoverboard and thought I’d start going to school on it the day after. (This was before I had even tested it out).
Well it seems that the confidence I had in me pulling this off might have been a little bit too high. I could barely get myself upon it and I cursed at that thing like I’ve never cursed something before. But after a while I started to get the hang of it and after about an hour I dared to take it out and test it outside our house. It ended up with me flat on my back, no serious injuries however. After 2-3 hours I felt confident in me pulling this off again and it literally took me about an hour indoors to get the hang of it (and about 20 of those minutes was to get myself mounted, ha). With those 2-3 hours outside, I would say I was ready for my first school run in about 4 hours of riding which is a pretty fast learning curve if you’re me. A guy with no sense for balance at all, I have a hard time walking on a 4 inch fence without falling off.
So the commute to school was a blast, I have never had so much fun going to school. Even though school itself wasn’t a lot funnier the breaks were. People looked at me as if I were crazy riding around on that thing that early in the morning. Might have something to do with me, but kids were laughing and pointing fingers. Haven’t parents told them that it’s bad to point fingers? I have even influenced a few people into the hoverboard era and I suspect that within a few weeks there will be at least 4 of us going to school this way. Perhaps we should suggest that they build out a hoverboardpool lane.
How fun was it on a scale 1-5?
Well I would definitely give it a 5, since Keithers already had one we have been going on them to school together and I think Johnny is feeling a bit left out right now. He’s working hard every spare time he has now to afford to buy one so that he doesn’t have to pedal so fast on his bike only to keep up with us. The only one coming to school totally soaked with sweat must be Johnny, haha. But we’re having a blast commenting him about it and how slow he is biking.
Would we recommend this way of going to school
Hell yeah! This is definitely the most fun I have had going to/in school in a long time. Yeah we did use them in school and for now it doesn’t seem to upset anyone but let’s get back to that in a week or two and there will probably be signs all over the place. I heard a few Universities like Harvard, Yale and Columbia along with many others already have been banning hoverboards from their university halls, housing properties and other university buildings. I can understand why, but as long as mine doesn’t do it I’m a happy camper!