Smoother

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  1. Why am I suddenly craving a pizza?
  2. Pedal extensions are illegal in "somewhere" 😉
  3. What? No! I didn't say that. I have flown to Spain and back, and I have wheeled hundreds of km around Spain, but I haven't tried to take my wheel on an airplane. Two completely separate events. Sorry to disappoint. 😕
  4. Awesome wrap
  5. Glad you weren't hurt. go down the recycling center and pick up some handle bars from a discarded bicycle, then hold them out infront of you when you ride,p in the bike lane, Monty Python Holy Grail style. Then you will look like a bike rider, because, technically the driver didn't see a bike rider in the bike path, just a guy who was moving faster than he realised. Edit. We are invisible. We look like pedestrians but we move as fast as cyclists. Always be prepared to take avoidance manoeuvres.
  6. If you can't see the next 2 seconds of your current route, you might want to sell your wheel and go back to walking. Or get better glasses. I said "see" not "predict". And while our routes may change every day the next two seconds is ALWAYS right there infront of you, even if you've never been that way before. Don't over think what I said.
  7. Thanks, I'll upgrade tonight. 40kmph here I come woohoo!!! just kidding. @fourthewin have you connected your app to the wheel (via Bluetooth, of course)?
  8. Can't help you with that one. Mine (iOS) says 1.23 and 1.25 is available for download. I might bite the bullet tonight and download it since answers to my question about 1.25 seem favourable. To be honest I'm not expecting miracles. I doubt I'll even notice the difference,
  9. Hence my Avitar. And yes I was wearing headphones at the time; they help drown out the sound of me screaming, as I crash and burn. 🙈
  10. Ah yes good point, but you may be overlooking that if the wheel you describe has a max of 12.5mph then you realistically aren't going to be cruising at that speed; more like 9 to 10mph. And if your S1 has a small battery as my ks14 does, then you will still be subject to firmware intervention to protect the battery, or prevent excessive power drain during peaks in demand. As long as I have a decent charge I CAN cruise easily at 12.5 or higher, for miles and miles. And if I pony up for an extra battery ( there is a space for one and the work is easy to do myself) this problem should go away. My 2c. I think I'd rather walk than ride a wheel that has a max of 12.5mph.
  11. After my face plant yesterday, someone asked me if I'm running the latest firmware. I thought I was because the 14c never gets upgrades. But I was just lookin in the app and low and behold there is an upgrade, specifically 1.25. I'm running 1.23. now, hearing all the horror stories of bad "upgrades" on wheels and phones and computers, I didn't want to rush into 1.25 until I've heard from someone using it. Btw, what is is supposed to have fixed, the app isn't clear about this. I look forward to so intelligence on the subject
  12. Speaking of Sudan, And "the west". If you're living in a place where the turn of a tap produces clean drinking water, the flick of a switch produces light, heat, or cold, where grocery stores are filled with varieties of affordable food products, the rule of law IS the rule of law, and bombs don't fall out of the sky on a regular basis....you're doing better than 80% of the worlds population. Train prices, or property taxes be damned. If you've got that stuff, life is pretty good. Whether you pay for it in £,€,or $
  13. Oh yeah, I remember that photo. You have me beat. My chin only bled a little, you've done the whole "dripping down my front" thing. Ripped up vest as well. It's like we went to the same crash school together. Yeah, why were you smiling?
  14. The only impression I left yesterday was that of my face in the pavement.😁 However, Image IS important, I'll opt for the Hanibal Lecter or leather face ( Texas Chainsaw Massacre) option instead of a full face helmet. That shouldn't raise any eyebrows. 🤔 @Marty Backe. Trains in the Uk are very expensive. I bought a 5 round trips ticket in Barcelona to the beach suburb Casteldefel, for €10, about £8, or about $11. which included the underground, trams, and busses. In London that would cost 4 or five times that. Also, unless your trip is along the same train line, one has up to three connection to make, which add time. I recently needed to go to Heathrow airport (about 35 miles) but across London. it took 3 trains, one tube, and several walkes between stations, at least one was 10 minutes long. Of course the drive is no picnic either. across London, which is a nightmare, or take the worlds longest parking lot, the loop around London known as the M25. also, @meepmeepmayer here in England, we pay every bit as much property tax as in the US. That's why renting is so expensive here, and renting is only done because ownership can't be afforded. The way I understand property ownership is not as important to Germans as it is here in England, because your rents are lower. Is that true?
  15. OP welcome to the face plant club. Membership is free but the hazing is hell. I have little to add. Others have told you what went wrong. NO WAIT! I do have something to add. For you newbies, you can't treat an euc battery like a gas tank in a car. It won't provide the full power all the way to the last drop. You can cane a tiny car with 6 of your closest friends, up a hill, with your right foot buried in the shag pile carpet, and it will either make it or it wont, but no one will fall out and roll down the road. Ask too much of a half full euc battery and once it hits " no reserve left" you better start flapping, I know I do. So,it's official, not enough battery, too much speed, too much hill, accelerating as well, a heavy rider and loads of spectators, place all ingredients in a bowl, stir vigorously, et voila, face plant brownies. I've eaten quite a few, following this exact recipe, and a few variations to boot,. Still makes the same delicious, gravel filled brownies. i won't ride my 14c close to 15mph, because it tried to throw me off once around 16 mph, WITH a full battery. If I want to go 15mph, I'll pony up for a wheel that will comfortably do 25mph (40 kph). I keep it around 12mph (20kph) and slower on hills. I know other like Marty say it will do 20 mph, but I'm pain averse, and don't want to go where I know pain is lurking.