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About johrhoj

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  1. Although I cannot deny you your own logic, it does not uphold for me. My KS broke down, my GW did not. But more important: My riding experience with my GW is so much better, that I will not go back to KS for a while. My added joy riding GW in stead of riding KS remains a huge selling point for GW, no matter all the cold facts about distance and speed.
  2. Although the flyboard is a nice piece of engineering, and, although mastering the flying is an awesome feat, and, although the feeling of flying must be really really great, i hate to say it, its not practical at all, nor is it economic transportation, like the modest EUC totally is.
  3. My experience: Before I started to ride EUC's, I had lower back complaints. Somehow, they are gone. I gained core stability. Leg muscles get new kind of strains. Especially off roading trains the upper leg muscles, somewhat like skiing does. Standing still for longer time obstructs normal bloodflow in the feet, resulting in that numb, sometimes painful feeling in the feet. The crux here is to let the blood flow by lifting your feet now and then. The more you are comfortable riding, the more you naturally adjust foot position every now and then, or shift weight on them. I think bloodflow to the feet is dependent on footwear, and probably depends on your weight, and (other) genetic predispositions. In my case, in hot weather, I seem to get that numb feeling sooner. And bruises? Yes. those footholds did collide with my ankles in the beginning. No other bruising for me.
  4. I am definitely a commuter. I am also a bit of nrs 2, 5, 7, 8 and 9. The wheel makes me wanna get around with the very pleasant experience of doing it on an EUC. Enjoying nature too. Go everywhere, everypath. Do not know how to define this as a catogory ... I often just step on and see where it leads me this time.
  5. Credits for this video goes to @Bram Just posting it, because I was there too. It was a nice ride and a great opportunity to meet some fellow EUC enthousiasts
  6. @AndyBoxx, @Bram, @Daroma, @Franky20, @Gabriel, @gotmotion2016, @johrhoj, @knetebol, @Lex, @Michael de Gans, @Milo Dorigo, @MvM, @razorfungi, @reyawn, @Tomek THE ARNHEM TOUR IS A GO Coming Sunday a group of EUCyclists will do the tour as described above. It is a route of 25 km through accidented terrain, most of which is car free. The meetup is at the backside of Arnhem station (called "Sonsbeekzijde") an we will start at 11:00 o'clock in the morning. During the tour there are two resting points (better charging points, because we do not need the rest). But, since the charging of an EUC is not that quick, you cannot count on a full recharge. So, even if it is a last minute dicision for you, if you are there, you can do the tour. If you know of EUC owners that would like to go, but do not read this forum, please inform them. Surely there are more than a few tens of EUC's around in the Netherlands.
  7. The weather forecast for coming sunday just got better. The forecast for Arnhem is now a dry day, but still pretty low temperatures (10 degrees C) and almost no sunshine. If enough ppl like to go, I will go too (because EUCycling is always fun ). Meetup will be the backside of Arnhem station ("Sonsbeekzijde") probably at 11 o'clock, maybe a bit earlier (certainly not later). End of planned tour is at Rheden station, but ppl with enough range in their EUC can make it back to Arnhem station (another 12 km). This is the last call for participants. Tomorrow at end of day I will announce if it is a date and with (at least) how many.
  8. As promised, the three parts of the route:
  9. By the looks of it, sunday will be very cold, and probably wet too. These are poor conditions. Therefor I propose to set a new date somewhere near the end of may to try again. What about sunday 21st or 28th? I am disappointed myself that coming sunday is off. I will actively promote a new ride near Arnhem, and see if we can get a large enough group. @Noillek , that Whatsapp group sounds very nice. Could I become a member of it? @AndyBoxx, @Bram, @Daroma, @Franky20, @Gabriel, @gotmotion2016, @johrhoj, @knetebol, @Lex, @Michael de Gans, @Milo Dorigo, @MvM, @razorfungi, @reyawn, @Tomek Please Let me know what sunday at the end of May seems best. I am looking forward to a nice group ride (only not in the conditions of coming sunday).
  10. There are features that are easy to implement and cheap, while being very useful. There are also features that are very hard to implement and expensive, while also being very usefull. Who is to say what is more important? A few idears: - bikes have a simple "stand" to keep them upright while being left alone. Why not something like that on an EUC? (simple, cheap, useful) - find a way to make ppl fall backward iso forward (hard and not always possible). - make it lockable, maybe as oldfashioned as a phisical wheelblock with key. The usefulness is not that great I think, for most of us do not leave the wheel behind in public places, or even outside unattended. - make it unstartable. Like a car, where you need contact key. Could be with key or electronically (but what if phone is dead?) What should be standard (imho) on all EUCs: - lights, overspeed tiltback, max poweruse alarm, good battery indicators, app
  11. I started on a ninebot one, and had the same upgrade wishes. First I bought a Kingsong 18, I loved the stability at speed and the range. Nevertheless I bought yet another wheel: the gotway msuper v3 1600. I did buy it because of the extra power. It has the same speed and stabilty as the KS, and a bit less range (but still a decent 50-60km). What I got back is more agility. To my surprise the GW turns easy (less easy of course than the nb1, but much better than the KS18). Also the trolley-handle is very handy. Between the two I recommend the gotway. These wheels do not come cheap though. As to your side question. The (trolley)handle on the GW makes the need to lift it a rare occasion. When I lift it, I need to shut down the wheel (with a full second press of the power button). It then is just like a very heavy shopping bag. Lifting the KS was more troublesome. Not only did I need to lift it more often, because of its heigh, the KS is much closer to the ground when lifted, making climbing stairs a real tour de force. I cannot offer information on upgrading to other wheels, because I have not driven them. Hope this info helps you.
  12. When I tweak the route just a bit, we could stop at: - The hunting lodge (Beekhuizenseweg 1, 6891 CZ Rozendaal, This is after about 8 km. - Paviljoen de Posbank (Beekhuizenseweg 1, 6991 JM Rheden, This is after about 15 km at the highest point of the route. This establishment closes at 16:00. The second stop it is pretty close to the train station, but we could take a scenic route down to the station of another 10 km. I think most (if not all) EUCs can make those distances, with the two one-hour-stops. Before making this plan official, I would like to say the following: - The group should be at least 7 ppl, preferably bigger - I am willing to contact the establishments to verify/arrange EUC-charging possibility - I can post the proposed route (I have three maps, for the three parts of the route) - When it all goes ahead, I'd like to make a video of it and post it here in the video thread. - If we start early, we can do coffee at stop one, and lunch at stop 2. If we start somewhat later, we can do lunch (12:00-13:00) at stop one and coffee/tea (15:00-16:00) at stop two. - Just to be clear - I now have one-route-for-all in mind of a total of 25 km. This means starting in Arnhem, ending in Rheden. (Rheden is only 10km from Arnhem via shortest route.) Currently I count 3-4 participants. Let me know if you are interested. The go no-go will be around 3-5 days before the event date of 23rd of April (when it is clear what the wheather will be).
  13. There are several nice options for a ride, that include the posbank. 1) start in Arnhem, finish in Rheden - trainstation Arnhem, sonsbeekpark, rozendaal, posbank, trainstation Rheden. (About 17 km. Your EUC range should be at least 25 km because of the height differences) 2) start and finish Arnhem. Same as 1) but back to train station Arnhem along the river IJssel. (About 30 km, EUC range needed is about 40 km.) 3) from trainstation Rheden a tour around and over the posbank. (about 12 km, but a EUC range needed of around 20 km) There are of course many more options. The routes mostly are by dedicated bike paths. I gave the distance, and the needed minimum EUC range. The minimum EUC range is as you would in real world flat conditions (which is always much less than the specification by the manufacturer). Routes one and two are easily combined of course. A whole group could do route one, while a part of the group extends the ride with option two. For me personally: - I would like to do the second option. - I only like to go in nice weather When there is some interest, I can explore some further and make routemaps. Just let know (via this topic) if you are interested. I include the list of names, so you all get a notification of this post @AndyBoxx, @Bram, @Daroma, @Franky20, @Gabriel, @gotmotion2016, @johrhoj, @knetebol, @Lex, @Michael de Gans, @Milo Dorigo, @MvM, @Noillek, @razorfungi, @reyawn, @Tomek
  14. What you are forgetting is the 400-800 Wh that the EUC adds to the equation. That 475 Wh in your graph is the energy used up by a human that is just doing nothing other than being alive. The total energy for human + wheel is 875-1275 Wh. An e-bike might very well perform better than an EUC.
  15. Sounds good. Personally I would like to see some of mother nature, not necessarily off road. I will be able to do 50 km, but that is probably too much for most. What distance are we looking for, and where will it be? I am living in Arnhem and could find/plot a route of any distance in this beautiful environment. Just let me know if this is a good idea.