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  • Birthday 08/03/1957

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    Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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    V8

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  1. It took me probably about an hour. That long mostly due to not "standing" up straight. One's back that is. As soon as I remembered the advise from others about an upright back, I suddenly was about to ride a short distance with a little speed. After a week or so my main problem for riding further is pain in the bottoms of my feet. So I ride until the pain gets too much, then I walk the wheel until I'm ready to ride more. Also, my right foot is turned out about 35 degrees, an external tibial torsion, which makes right turns more difficult. That sucks! I'm still wobbly after a week. I've limited the top speed, of my new V8, to 10 mph as I am concerned about a fall faster, and the wheel wobbles easily, probably due to me, any faster. The best thing about the wheel so far is not the wheel itself yet how social other people are when I go by or stop. I've let others try my wheel. Almost all love it. I think around 30 people have tried it so far. Young to old! I've met so many of my neighbors, people walking, cyclists, vacationers, of all ages. The wheel is quiet yet very cool! Lastly, I must thank all of you, on this forum, for all of your very informative posts and answers to my questions and those for the many videos that I have spent days, in hours of viewing, spanning across many languages. Thanks all! Peace...Guy near Portland Maine.
  2. I did get to ride a Z10 and found it easier than the V8 I was learning on. A stout heavy wheel. I have not considered the V10F because of videos showing a propensity to alarm due to heating/cooling issues. The owner of the Z10 warned me of difficulties he had when he bought it. One had to dissemble the wheel for the first charge, for instance. Difficulties seemed to have made the owners become hackers to suit the needs of the wheel. Since he has owned the Z10 a while, these challenges may not exist anymore. Still, I will look into those suggestions. So far the Tesla is winning. Thanks
  3. I am frustrated with myself. I'm torn between two and possibly three Gotway wheels: MCM5; Tesla; Nikola. The Nikola is a bit of a stretch. I posted this a few hours ago stating my possible uses for a new wheel: "After a lot of thought, I think I am going to go with the MCM5. I really like the Nikola, however its physical size and weight worry me. Thinking about how I will use my wheel and possibly my 11 year old son will use, a large wheel may not be the best right now. One imposed restriction is I want to be able to carry the wheel either in the truck or passenger side floor of my '94 Mazda Miata R. along with my 25 pound dog, minikwad and its equipment, and my backpack. The range and the power of the MCM5 is good enough for most things I would do. Another use is to ride from home to downtown Portland and the University of Southern Maine, about 5-10 miles, and be able to carry or roll the wheel inside the buildings and even top off its charge level if needed. Lastly, rides from my house around the surrounding area up to 20 miles. A lot of different uses. What do you think? I can see why wheel owners have more than one wheel." It is really a toss up between the MCM5 and the Tesla. Tesla looks like a good all rounder. Tesla seems to be between production runs. Yet looks like it will be back very soon. Could you guys help me out? Opinions, recommendations, experiences, whatever would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...Guy
  4. Hey Nicky. After a lot of thought, I think I am going to go with the MCM5. I really like the Nikola, however its physical size and weight worry me. Thinking about how I will use my wheel and possibly my 11 year old son will use, a large wheel may not be the best right now. One imposed restriction is I want to be able to carry the wheel either in the truck or passenger side floor of my '94 Mazda Miata R. along with my 25 pound dog, minikwad and its equipment, and my backpack. The range and the power of the MCM5 is good enough for most things I would do. Another use is to ride from home to downtown Portland and the University of Southern Maine, about 5-10 miles, and be able to carry or roll the wheel inside the buildings and even top off its charge level if needed. Lastly, rides from my house around the surrounding area up to 20 miles. A lot of different uses. What do you think? I can see why wheel owners have more than one wheel. Thanks...Guy
  5. Edit: YouTube channel correction: ThaBlackCobra .
  6. Edit for my previous post: Correction: YouTuber: ThaBlackCobra .
  7. Pretty wheel! Day or night. I'd hate to scratch it. Thanks for the vid, Marty. I want to share what I had posted earlier about my first ride event: "Look up YouTube channel: TheBlackCobra . He let me come down to learn. It was great! More people came with their wheels. One guy went home and brought a few wheels. Some big, heavy, powerful, and fast wheels. I did a short drone video, YouTube: "Yuginot Y", of some of them on their wheels. Long drive, great fun. Started with the Inmotion V8. I was a total klutz! The Ninebot Z10 was the easiest to me, with which I had my longest ride. Wheels smaller and lighter, others heavy and powerful, making the selection of my first much more difficult. And, possibly, more expensive! I've even thought about the Gotway Nicola. I'm really trying to analyze how I may use a wheel realistically. Torture!!!!!". Learning event was in south central Mass. A 3 hour drive from here, yet well worth it. Marty, what do you think about the Nicola as a first wheel? Thanks...Guy
  8. I was just near by yesterday. Look up YouTube channel: TheBlackCobra . He let me come down to learn. It was great! More people came with their wheels. One guy went home and brought a few wheels. Some big, heavy, powerful, and fast wheels. I did a short drone video, YouTube: "Yuginot Y", of some of them on their wheels. Long drive, great fun. I found the big wheels easier. Started with the Inmotion V8. I was a total klutz! The Ninebot Z10 was the easiest to me, with which I had my longest ride. Wheels smaller and lighter, others heavy and powerful, making the selection of my first much more difficult. And, possibly, more expensive! I've even thought about the Gotway Nicola. I'm really trying to analyze how I may use a wheel realistically. Torture!!!!!
  9. Hey Nicky. Guy here from Portland, Maine. I'm thinking of getting a MCM5 as my first wheel. A small tight powerful wheel. I don't want to spend on an "entry" level wheel just to spend more almost immediately later. Would you mind a visit from a newbie sometime? Website shows your location as Boston. I have not seen an EUC here never. Anyway, Thanks...Guy
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