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  • Zen or not zen?

    I’ve done quite a few miles on the NIU now and decided that there’s a mindset needed if I’m going to enjoy riding it. 28mph is a good speed on an empty road, and often it’s plenty fast enough to keep up with urban traffic which is crawling from one set of traffic lights to […]

  • Lugging the Luggage

    First published 14th December 2021 As mentioned before I wasn’t impressed with the carrying ability of the NIU UQI GTi Pro – so I decided to get a top box (as they used to be called). I’d already removed the rear seat (two screws and it slides off), so fixing it don’t look to be […]

  • Dealer & Delivery

    First published on 22nd October 2021  It’s about time I mentioned about the dealer who I bought my NIU UQi GT Pro from. I bought it from Eco-Move in Bristol – their website is here https://eco-move.co.uk/  I cannot recommend them highly enough – they have been brilliant. Why did I choose a dealer so far away? The main two […]

  • Wet, wet, wet!

    First published on 20th October 2021 I’ve taken the NIU on a couple more rides and today was intended to be a ride up to my doctor’s surgery and back. But it rained! The rain had nicely gathered in droplets on the seat and was easily brushed off – helmet on, key pressed, green button […]

  • Second ride – thoughts & musing

    First published on 14th October 2021  I used a job I’ve got to do where I volunteer as an excuse for another ride today. It was three and a half miles each way, with a stop for shopping on the way back. Yesterday, I mentioned the ride quality – and I wonder if the ‘nervousness’ […]

  • Delivery & First Rides

    First published on 13th October 2021  Yay! It’s been delivered! I’ll post about the dealer and the service later. The bike was unloaded and set up – 100% battery charge, all good. I did the ‘binding’ thing with the app, and was just about to go for a quick spin before the delivery guy left, […]

  • Anyone on two wheels worries about security

    First published 10th October 2021  Anyone on two wheels worries about security. Bicycle theft is a huge problem, and there are continual worries for motorcycle,  motor scooter and moped riders as well. There are multiple security options for the riders of two wheeled machines, and some of these are common to all of the above. […]

  • On Design : Form & Function

    First published 8th October 2021  Go on – imagine a motor scooter. What comes to mind? I’ll wager it looks like a classic Vespa or Lambretta. Now – imagine a motorbike. What do you see?It’s probably a racing bike, or a police BMW. Go on – try thinking of a moped. Hard isn’t it?If you’re of a certain age […]

  • On Life & Death (or serious injury)

    First published 6th October 2021  Read almost anything on the internet on 30 mph mopeds and you’ll quickly be convinced that they are dangerous. You will come away assuming that anyone riding one has a life expectancy measured in minutes. Is this really the case? If it is, then why are they allowed on the roads […]

  • On Bicycles

    First published 5th October 2021  You may have read my earlier post on my motorcycling, and my decision to buy a NIU UQI GT Pro. If you have you will have noticed that most of my motorcycling journeys are less than 15 miles. Ha! You say ‘Ride a bicycle for those. You are lazy. Get […]