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About RichieV

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  1. Washington, DC

    I know it's last minute, but I'm meeting up with some Boosted Board riders tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017) at 9am at Big Walnut Park (https://parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/big-walnut-park/) in Arlington, VA. We'll be doing the Arlington Loop along the Custis, Mount Vernon, Four Mile Run, and W&OD trails. Should be around 18 miles give or take. It would be great to have some more EUC riders in the mix. Because of their limited range, the Boosted board riders will have to take several stops to charge up; this will not be a continuous ride through the loop. The charging stops will be opportunities for lunch and coffee breaks, as well as topping off your wheel if needed.
  2. You are saying that Gotway has a new model called the Tesla and it has a 16" wheel with those specs? Do you have any more information? Perhaps a web page with some pictures??
  3. what jacket to get?

    Definitely this jacket. It won't protect you much from a fall but it will show that your pimp game is strong and that you ain't got time for no jive ass mofos.
  4. Finally the positive exposure we've been waiting for. I can see our ranks growing by the thousands dozens. Dozens, I say!
  5. So from reading the document, my (very possibly incorrect) understanding is that you will be paid $1000 for being filmed (if selected). If the footage you're in makes it to the final cut to be released then you get an extra $2000. They get to use this footage for a year. If they want to use the footage for second year, you get $2200 more. For a third year, $2420 more on top of that. There's even more money if they broadcast the commercial on TV in countries outside the US and if they use your footage on the radio. From the document name, "BRIGHT_HEALTH_SPECS.pdf", I'm assuming the commercial is for Bright Health which, from Google's search results, is a health insurance company. My only concern would be how "solo wheels" [sic] and their riders are portrayed in the commercial. If we are to be portrayed as lazy, unhealthy, non-exercising dorks then I'd rather this role be left unfilled. Still, $3000 can help a lot in growing that collection of ewheels
  6. Washington, DC

    Sorry I could only join in on the tail end of the ride. Still it was great riding with you guys New adventures await, though! When's the next one?? What's a good date?
  7. Washington, DC

    I have family obligations on Sunday so I won't be able to make it.
  8. Washington, DC

    I'm in for 29 July if weather agrees. What's a good time? Shall we start (and end) in Georgetown?
  9. The US is very car-centric. I think it has to do with the US entering the modern era with vast distances between population centers. They say that In Europe 100 miles in considered far, while in the US 100 years is considered old.
  10. @Tishawn Fahie has been riding alongside a big crew of Boosted boarders and other eboarders on his MSuper V3 in NYC and posting videos each week showcasing their runs through the city. I wouldn't be surprised if their circles intersect one of these days. If anyone can demonstrate the full capabilities of a performance ewheel such as the MSuper, Tishawn definitely can.
  11. I am a weak man. Last night, temptation proved to be my undoing and I OPENED THE BOX. In my possession is a brand new basic black ACMs+, sporting 1600wh 84v batteries. ACM, ACM burning bright In the suburbs of the night What immortal foot or guy Dare ride thy fearful symmetry? I have joined Team Gotway. Soon I shall be sneering imperiously at those with lesser machines while riding with mild fear and anxiety from the insane speed and possibility of a cutout. First impression - what a fat, heavy, little piggy of an ewheel. I shall call it THE WARTHOG.
  12. Washington, DC

    Anybody want to propose a date for trying this out? Would love to give it a go.
  13. In late summer 2015 I saw a Ninebot rider passing through the National Mall in DC who seemed to be a commuter, and on another day later that summer I passed someone riding an Airwheel twin-wheel EUC in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Can't say I encountered anybody in 2016. This year near Chinatown in DC, I saw a rider on an older box and circle style EUC such as an Airwheel X8 but I couldn't tell from the distance. Finally, near Georgetown I was riding with another EUCer on this forum and passed a couple of riders on KS16's (I think) going in the opposite direction; I was distracted on my phone and it didn't register to me that they were EUC riders until they were well behind me and I could only catch the barest glance at their wheels. For other rideables, I always see the Segway tourists of course. This year I did see a non-tourist Segway rider, someone riding a Segway-like device such as a Ninebot PTR, I also saw one Segway/Ninebot mini pro on the National Mall ridden by a kid, a commuter riding an electric kick scooter in the bike lanes, and about five different Boosted Board riders on separate occasions.
  14. Oh I want to. It's calling me like the sirens beckoning Odysseus and I'm asking this forum to tie me to the mast and plug my ears I'm inclined to agree with your assessment. It's just Gotway's handling of this situation that has me second guessing any of their claims.
  15. But your ACM never had the oscillation problem, only your MSuper. So my fear is that the motor or some other component might be problematic in this "bad" batch instead of the just the control board and firmware. If a fixed control board pairs with a known working ACM (such as yours was prior to frying the components) then of course it's going to work. But if it turns out that a bad hall sensor connection is the issue on this batch, a fixed control board isn't going to help. I know Gotway claims the issue is only in the firmware, but I don't know that they've supplied definitive proof. If they had shown that they could replicate the problem and then make the problem disappear with the new firmware, I could more readily accept their fix. Unfortunately I don't think they've shown that. Still, the fact that you're once-problematic MSuper now, after applying the fix, seems to be problem free after many miles of riding in mixed terrain does indicate that perhaps it was a firmware issue after all. So if someone has put the same amount of miles on their "fixed" ACM which was part of this batch and those miles were problem free, I would feel much better about opening that box.