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curb ramps

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I've been using a loading ramp to get my Buddy over the curb. It's kind of getting tiresome and perhaps risky. I was thinking of a curb ramp but not sure what might work with Buddy clearance. Any Ideas?
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How high is the curb? I see sandbags used a lot in construction zones, maybe something as simple as that?
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I am thinking of something that could srmi-permanantly attached to the curb. I usually walk the bike down but with some type of ramp I might be able
to ride down . Less stress on my back and less risk, I think
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I saw those and couple of others on Amazon . I am wondering if it is too steep doe a bike.
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with a few deck screws, a little scrap plywood you could build one pretty cheap. If you have the tools for that.

The buddy is kind of low on ground clearance, but you don't need much.

Also, a wheel chock may work, or even try going to a harbour freight and getting a low profile car ramp ( if its not too tall). I hate plastic ramps for working on cars, but for a scooter curb ramp it might be just the ticket.
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Have you seen this one:
http://www.bridjit.com/

Pretty dang awesome if not a little pricey. I sent an inquiry a while back and the smallest section they sell is 4 ft. They said anything shorter would potentially move when driving over.

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CountChocula wrote:Have you seen this one:
http://www.bridjit.com/

Pretty dang awesome if not a little pricey. I sent an inquiry a while back and the smallest section they sell is 4 ft. They said anything shorter would potentially move when driving over.

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Yikes! Looks good, though.
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Buy a bag of asphalt and build a little ramp?

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Not sure what the local Governing body would permit! But I'd be careful spending a bunch of money on something you can not legally place. Streets tend to be public right of way and are controlled by a public authority. Imagine if a bicyclist hits the object you create to jump the curb. The cyclist falls and breaks a shoulder or worse. Who gets hit with a law suit?
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The way our parking works, bicycles cannot go there because of grassy areas in between each section. It's a townhouse development with parking perpendicular not parallel to the curb. My biggest issue is the steapness of the curb ramps that Amazon sells vs. Buddy ground clearance. My loading folding ramp works, but is narrow and that's what makes it scarry.
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