It’s been two years since I fitted an odometer to my Sunrise Quickie Xenon and near on three years since I took delivery. In that time its seen the hold of planes, been on many trains, been used when photographing cranes (but only to sit in)… and of course, met many a bus.
As I reached a major mile marker this past week, I had a bit of a think about how far the chair has gone and what it has gone through, including:
- Carrying the children on my knee
- Countless meetings and walking to them
- Humidity in butterfly houses
- Mud in country parks
If it were a car, it’d be having its 3 year service by now – as it is, this chair has had two sets of rear tyres, three sets of front soft-rolls, the left brake broke and had to be replaced and at new year the seat support on the front left broke off, which is now being replaced.
Its a good chair and has worn well – given the choice in the future, I’d probably get another in a flash. It fits in well with my family life and has taken the brunt of everything it has had thrown at it.
Would I have another? Certainly. My only recommendation – get yourself a speedometer and odometer and measure how far and how fast you go – it does make for some interesting numbers.