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John Montpetit

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  1. I agree completely with your statement. Those two riders are completely unskilled, reckless and just plain stupid.
  2. Yeah, those guys are irresponsible and that is the kind of behavior that will elicit more and more restrictions on our access to streets and bicycle paths. A white t-shirt is all that is between him and massive injury ... just plain stupid.
  3. @ Jack King Song, Why am I consistently asked for a PIN number when I try and set up the new Kingsong v. 2.00? And when I try to adjust setting I get a “ Warning: new values not changed.” I’ve deleted the app and downloaded a new one and tried many time but I can’t get it to work. I’m riding a 18 XL.
  4. I can’t find this on YouTube!
  5. I’m hearing this term “hall sensor” in reference to the kingsong app. What does it refer to? Thanks
  6. Yeah, in some ways I feel like a pioneer, I know that how I present eucs will affect the Japanese impression. I ride carefully and obey the rules. I’ve been stopped twice this week and firmly told to get off and walk the wheel. I walk a block or two and get back on. It just makes for a tense situation, I have to avoid them and I don’t feel I’m free to ride in a relaxed environment. The people themselves are fine, they smile and even clap. I’ll keep pressing on until there is some legal decision on eucs. Right now there are no rules governing eucs, they are not legal or illegal. I’m the first euc in Kyoto which makes it kind of cool in some ways. Japan is an extremely conservative society in spite of what is presented in the popular press and social media.ShanesPlanet suggested I should move. I’ve been here over 30 years and to be honest I have thought that it may be time for new pasture!
  7. I woke up this morning with the intention of taking my 18XL for a ride in the mountains. As I finished up my coffee I thought about my route. I live in Kyoto and we have a system of police boxes placed at strategic points all around the city. I had already done a Google Earth search with “Police Boxes” in the search buffer and I knew where they were so I take a roundabout route to avoid them. This morning I took a wrong turn which resulted in me riding past a police box. I didn’t look at them and just rode past. This kind of crap puts a bad spin on my ride. I notice that I feel more like a fugitive than a citizen enjoying the fine summer weather. My ride was tense, my turns were clumsy and I just felt uneasy. I’m used to watching isthereanyfood with their relaxed rides through the Swedish countryside and Hsiang with his great narrative as he ride through New York City ... that kind of riding isn’t going to happen any time soon in Kyoto. On the narrow streets here in Japan I ride at bicycle speed and that’s ok. I don’t want to present an outlaw image here and jesus christ I don’t want to hurt a citizen with reckless driving. It’s the feeling of being under scrutiny that puts an edge on my ride. I’ll deal with it.
  8. How new is this new app? I haven’t seen or heard anything about on the forums. Are you using it?
  9. Why does this app keep asking me for a password or serial number? I login as guest, but it keeps asking for a password or serial number.
  10. I’m finished with softtuner for iOS.
  11. This app is cr-app. Man am I pissed! I deleted darknessbot to install softtuner and lost all my darkness data. The softtuner app just make my wheel tilt full forward and then full back. I had to reinstall darknessbot.
  12. I did login as a guest but it still asked me me for a password or serial number. The serial number is very long and I had to reinstall the app 3 times and input the serial number 3 times.
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