There are various methods of getting yourself between zones and I’ve looked at both a bicycle, perhaps the ideal and most efficient method, and also using a kick scooter, a kind of between cycling and walking method. On this page, I want to take a quick and easy look at turf-walking as a means of taking zones.
- easiest and cheapest option as no other equipment required
- may be slower and therefor may also be less competitive
- ideal for locations where cycling is not permitted or practical
- offers a more relaxed, easier and gentler pace of turfing
- you may actually see more of the world about you as you walk
- may take longer to gain any medals, ranks and league points
- easier to use a car or public transport without a bicycle
- transport required to zones beyond walking distance from base
- safest way to get around when conditions under foot are icy
- you can combine walking the dog with turfing at any time
- avoids the faff of loading and unloading bicycles from the car
- not everyone owns, is able to ride, or even wants, a bicycle
- easier to access zones where cycling is not permitted
- walking helps avoid getting all hot and sweaty before work
- no bike to manhandle over gates, steps, fences and stiles
- you can walk on pavements (no cycling on pavements)
- less need to worry about traffic on roads, except when crossing!
- you can ignore No Scooting/Skateboarding/Cycling signs
- more time to look around and to take photographs
- can be more awkward to carry large mobile phones
- walking is available on any day, at any time and any place
- go way to rest tired muscles after cycling the day before
Many thanks to turfer Floss for her many pointers on turf-walking.
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