After a long period of intense deliberation and disappointment and trying out other scooters e.g. the ever-popular SEGWAYs, I decided on a VARLA — not just because of the 'out there' design that illicited a giggle, but moreso because I wanted as a priority need,to go further, faster, harder and longer, not just the everyday mundane commutes, but to places most people would pass up as being "too wild". But not me. I have now clocked up 220km on the VARLA EAGLE ONE since its delivery in early February, with a lot of early riding in a safe on and off-road environment locally and gradually branching out to more and more adventurous places, further afield from home before throwing myself into multimodal commuting (scooter + train). Never once have I had cause to doubt the amount of fun that the VARLA wants me to have, nor have I lacked confidence in taking it safely to speed after a month of "baby steps", a time I look back on during which I never went above 17 to 20km/h. Despite doubts and largely unfounded worries before purchase, I have no regrets. The EAGLE ONE is now a high valued, unbeatable and flexible solution to the effort, sweat and bother of cycling over long distances, or the infuriating grinding congestion that more and more cars are. For the VARLA, no hill is too big, no task is too small.