Originally created by children, of just roller-skate wheels and spare boards the kick scooter has come a long way. Modern versions are used for fun, sports and extreme riding. Some versions of the kick scooter have even been motorized, expanding the distance that can be traveled on one. But Daniel Nielsen didn’t need a motor when he set his record for crossing the US on a kick scooter. Nielsen undertook the journey as a fundraiser for the Red Cross and traveled the 2,378 miles in just 21 days, 9 hours, and 57 minutes.
Scooter, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board