Yes, it may sound strange to want to ride a scooter on a 90 degree day, but I would still take that over a car.
Think about the heat that builds up in the car. Sure, some of you are lucky enough to have air conditioning (I am out of Freon and I personally prefer windows down), but not everyone wants that.
How HOT does a car get? I found this on “Accu-Weather” website:
It turns out that a car can turn deadly for pets on a winter day — with an outside temperature of only 60 degrees! This article says “Even if it is a comfortable 60 degrees outside, a closed-car interior can reach 100 degrees on a sunny day.” Another says “Even on a mild day at 73 degrees outside, an SUV can heat up to 100 degrees in ten minutes and to 120 degrees in just 30 minutes. At 90 degrees outside, the interior of a vehicle can heat up to 160 degrees within several minutes.” Testing this out is not rocket science, in the video below we placed a thermometer inside a car and saw it spike to over 130; I have personally witnessed 155 degrees on a thermometer inside a car.
That does not sound pleasant! I would prefer a slight breeze on my scooter and keep a water bottle on board. However there is one thing I do not like about HOT weather and scootering…Beware of the burned buns! Sitting on a seat that has been getting toasty in the sun is a great way to burn your buns. Sit slowly and move around a bit..it will cool off very quickly.
Go enjoy these Dog Days of Summer and remember to be safe. Don’t leave children or pets in a car. Leave the dogs at home and take the children with you.