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  1. @seageLove the video. I was born in the wrong country …. I should have been born in the U.S or Canada. That is a lovely city to ride around in, up there with New York when it comes to interesting places to see
  2. RoberAce back where he belongs and doing what he does best
  3. I spoke to a friend yesterday, and he cycles to work in the city centre. He told me that actually, going into the city toward the university, he sees loads of electric scooters - and he thinks has seen wheels - on the cycle paths there. Must admit that it still seems odd, as I live in the middle of a massive student population and haven't seen a scooter or wheel yet. One guy did stop me the other day and mention EUC's, but I ride past his place a lot and I reckon the "other one" that he saw, was actually me
  4. I wonder whatever happened to this fella? He must live really close to me, but I've never seen anybody else riding a wheel around these parts.
  5. Unfortunately my laptop won't run the Insta360 Studio software. It only has 8gb ram (non-upgradeable) and an i5 cpu and the Insta studio software just locks up on me, so I'm stuck editing on my iPad
  6. Cheers Stephen. I hadn't realised that the 5.7k referred to the total resolution of both sensors. It makes sense now though! Now I just need to figure out how to make night footage look good
  7. My very first video with the Insta 360 One X. I am still getting used to the editing software and also riding while holding a selfie stick, so be gentle with me I need to sort out getting rid of that awful wind noise, and also how to upload at higher than 1080p? Despite recording the footage at 4K, it doesn't look that great and only shows as 1080p on YouTube. I showed it to my daughter and because she couldn't see the selfie stick, she asked me who the brave person was riding backwards filming me
  8. I'd personally go for the Quest (I own one and its fantastic) over the Go. It has a much nicer display, being OLED over the LCD of the Go. Plus, if you ever did change your mind, the Quest is not only a capable little device, but can be plugged into a PC and used as a full VR headset.
  9. @stephenThat's really odd. That looks nothing at all like the page I ordered from!? At least that drop down box isn't.
  10. Nice! Got my order in for the red/black ones. They will go nicely with my winter jacket
  11. I feel with them being slightly longer, they will cover the end of the sleeves on my jacket better, and stop wind going up my sleeves, so will help me for sure
  12. Got my discount code thanks I'll be putting my order in as soon as they are available. These new ones for winter and the older ones for summer I think
  13. Every single person I have mentioned my Z10 to has assumed it was a regular unicycle with a motor and then asked how the hell that would work. One guy I know, I bumped into at a supermarket and described it in fine detail (I didn't have my phone with me to show him a pic) and he was really impressed and said it sounded so cool. Next time I saw him, he says "I googled electric unicycle, it isn't anything like a unicycle" - despite the fact he had heard me tell him it was nothing like one :/ I am not quite sure hoverwheel would help with the people I know. Back To The Future is the first thing they will picture
  14. I think at the beginning you need a little confidence to go faster than you imagine is safe. Not too much, but that extra little bit of speed is just like riding a bike, and it becomes so much more stable. Watching some beginners trying to go at waking pace and failing because its just too slow to start off with. I am now very comfortable with my Z10 moving around beneath me and letting it do its thing. It feels so much safer and easier to ride that way for me. No speed wobbles anymore.....very few hairy moments when it tramlines for a second or so. Just enjoyment. Though after owning it for a few months now, I was shocked to see the app congratulate me for completing 50 miles!! I can't believe I've ridden it so little. I was convinced I had done way more.
  15. This is a link to the same light (Meilan X5) https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33029125837.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.ea8d7cf6ZR1ZNC&s=p&algo_pvid=ccf60a51-2d47-4604-8a2a-c3df277163a4&algo_expid=ccf60a51-2d47-4604-8a2a-c3df277163a4-5&btsid=0de42fa9-ac11-4a0d-bca5-e21cc292b85f&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4,searchweb201603_55 I didn't buy mine from AliExpress, I got mine from Wish. I just used that link to show you the light It is important to get the Meilan X5, as it has the same bracket as mine. There are copies out there, but they have different brackets that would make it a lot harder to mount. You can buy it from places like eBay as well The only thing I had to change, was getting slightly longer bolts as the ones supplied aren't quite long enough. But the bolts are easy to buy from many places and are very cheap!
  16. It comes with a bracket that is in two halves, so I bolted it through the gaps in the trolley handle mount. These pictures show how....they may not make much sense, but if you had the light you'd understand better how I did it The light clips on and off the bracket, and those rubber stops are to allow me to still lean the wheel onto the bracket to stand it up, without touching the plastic bracket at all.
  17. I fitted an extra rear light to my Z10, and also bought those light strips for my helmet. Those lines you can see are laser lights that it projects down onto the ground behind you (optional on the rear light I added)
  18. I installed the Freedconn Bluetooth system ( https://smile.amazon.co.uk/FreedConn-Microphone-Motorcycle-Interphones-Communication-1BIF002S/dp/B06ZZQ8X5G/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1A84AJISEEJRM&keywords=freedconn+motorbike+helmet+bluetooth&qid=1576336573&sprefix=freedco%2Caps%2C142&sr=8-3 ) into my helmet. It took about 30 minutes to install, and could potentially be a bit fiddly depending on the style and build of your helmet. But it because it connects via Bluetooth to my phone, I can hear phone calls, hear music if I wish, but more importantly, use the Wheellog app and hear spoken notifications for speed, battery level etc while riding. Plus I can hear outside noises perfectly well still.
  19. I know a big stick started here in the U.K when a reasonably famous (YouTuber I think she was?) got killed while riding an (illegal here) electric scooter. As if people don't get killed any other way on the roads! But it got me thinking.....I love watching the guys in the U.S (especially in New York) riding around the streets without a care in the world, and wondered of there had been any deaths with regards electric scooters or EUC's that had made the news and caused any kind of uproar? I know for myself, regardless of what laws might come into effect, I'll continue to ignore them if it means being gimped speed wise. I'd happily pay insurance as long as insurance companies don't get silly about it. I mentioned this elsewhere, but an electric scooter made legal, was quoted insured for me, at over £400 per year. That is more than it would cost me to insure a 1000CC superbike. That is crazy, and I do fear that if made legal here and some kind of insurance is required, that only a small number of insurers will give cover, and charge silly prices.
  20. The technology is there now to limit the speeds to whatever road you are riding on. When I use a satnav, it knows the speed limit of each road and warns me accordingly. Just have the manufacturers tie their apps to that speed information and limit speeds according to where you are riding. If it recognises you are off road, it could allow you to use any speed you like,
  21. As others have said, just go for it. I haven't had the pleasure of going on any group rides yet. But from my relatively short time as a member here, I feel I can confidently say that no EUC rider would do anything other than make you feel very welcome.
  22. I wouldn't go anywhere near that mirror myself to be honest. If I fell I'm fairly sure I'd use my hands to try and protect my head, and if it smashed there is a chance the glass could go in my eyes. It's a small chance, but one I wouldn't risk.
  23. @RoberAcemy daughter now thinks you are much cooler than me I have been telling her about my Z10 but she hasn't seen me on it yet. So to best describe what it is like, I sent her one of your Z10 videos. She laughed and said "there is no way you are as cool riding it as that guy"
  24. Sadly not. It's one of the most infuriating things about the Z10/Ninebot app. You can't adjust the tilt angle at all. You can fudge it, but it isn't ideal. There is a way to get the wheel beeping with an error, then placing it level to rest the calibration to level. I simply did that, but made sure that the level thing I placed the wheel on, was slightly angled to my preferred angle. It's all ridiculous really.
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