First and foremost, I hope you can appreciate the Jack Johnson reference. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, here is the video (you can thank me later) https://vimeo.com/30460289
So, where are we with this Guinness World Record?
Well, we are Sitting, Waiting, and Wishing for a final word from Guinness World Records about how exactly a kick scooter is defined in regards to the maximum allowable wheel size.
Just to review, after our last minor setback about 2 weeks ago with Guinness denying us the ability to use the Kickbike Race Max 20 (a professional European racing scooter pictured below) on the grounds that it resembles a bicycle/scooter hybrid and would therefore provide an unfair advantage due to its oversized wheels (28″ front and 20″ rear) compared to the size of a normal scooter wheel (98mm or 3.8″), we had to adapt and overcome. PS: If you missed out on this, check out our previous post about this http://scootingrecord.com/new-team-logo-2/
So earlier this month I (Sigga) was invited to a Radio Interview at the morning radio show “Morgunútvarpið” on Rás 2.
I was very excited to go to the big RÚV house (The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service) ..and I felt very VIP since i had to log in to their system, go through a locked door and wait in their cosy lounge room. It wasn’t my first time there, the third time actually, since I had been interviewed by them both after the “Miles for Peace” and also after the #MiniMotoRecord.) so they have been following our adventures and welcomed us back to cover our upcoming #ScootingRecord adventure.
Funny story, Guinness threw us the first curveball when they denied our plans of scooting on the Kickbike Race Max 20.
We carefully picked the Kickbike Race Max 20 after reading their Guidelines carefully and investigating the best types and contacting different scooter manufacturers which recommended the Race Max 20 – the fastest scooter out there. -But back to the Guidelines. Here is what they say about the scooter: (See point no 4)
Make sure to swing on by the ‘Press‘ page of the website to see the two new press articles that covered the Guinness World Record attempt, #ScootingRecord. Below is the most recent in “Frettabladid”, which is Icelands most read newspaper.
Congratulations to Helgi Þorsteinsson for being accepted into the #ScootingRecord Guinness World Record team. The 100 Meter time was a solid 15.10 seconds. He has a number of ideas to build the team and bring us closer to the Guinness World Record. We are very excited to have him on the team.
During our Guinness World Record Attempt we like to raise awareness for the selfless job our 10.000 volunteers at the Icelandic Search and rescue team do year round by raising funds for their organization.
ICE-SAR is a a nonprofit, noncommercial, volunteer-based organization that specializes in search and rescue services on land and at sea around the coast of Iceland.
Its member organizations consist of 99 rescue units, 70 accident prevention and women’s divisions and 50 youth sections. Altogether the association has about 10,000 volunteer members and are present in most towns in Iceland.