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About J.T.

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  1. Due to my schedule, I need to plan rides far out. Please let me know which of the following dates work best for you: Sat. July 13th Sun. July 21st Sun. July 28th Thank you in advance!
  2. My second (and current) wheel is a Ninebot One E+ that I bought in 2016 (my first wheel was an Airwheel X3 that I bought in 2014). I host riding events in my city (Washington DC), and have test ridden all sorts of other wheels from other group riders (Kingsong, Inmotion, etc.). Cons of Ninebot: Shorter range than newer wheels Ride and handling are not as smooth as newer wheels Doesn't have headlight, rearlight, trolley handle built in Top speed is lower than newer wheels Pros of Ninebot: I agree, I still love the white sleek looks of the wheel (both in person and in pictures), and I think it looks just as good, if not better, than the newer models No other wheel has a parking stand that you can add on as a standard accessory. There are so many times I park my wheel on it's stand (on the subway, waiting for an elevator indoors, on the bus, etc.), I can't imagine not having one. The 16" wheel is ideal for your size and is more nimble. I weigh 140lbs and I find it perfect. I actually don't wish to upgrade to an 18" wheel, it feels too big when I've test ridden them. My wife, who is much smaller than me, actually prefers the nimbleness of the 14" Airwheel (but she also has a Ninebot One E+) You can buy a second battery as a backup and easily swap it out by making a couple of easy modifications (which I've done), which effectively doubles the wheel's range. See YouTube video here... https://youtu.be/5wQ1dD-a4es . The wheel's range is rated at 20 miles, but for my weight, it starts slowing me down at around 15 miles, so double that with the battery swap ability to 30 miles. It should last longer for you if you weigh less than me. Very rarely have I ever needed to swap out to the second battery. At this point, the wheel is solid and proven in both construction and firmware. I've seriously never had any problems with it. I still love my wheel. I keep looking at the newer models, hoping to find one that I could replace the Ninebot with, but no other wheel has everything my Ninebot has. The biggest sticking point is the lack of a standard parking stand accessory you can easily add on (as silly as it sounds, but after having one, I can't go without it!) There are so many standard accessories you can add on as your budget allows (colored shells, skins, headlight, rearlight, trolley handle, parking stand etc.) It's easy to learn. For example, I found the pedals on Inmotion V10 high. I think it would make it harder to learn. I actually find the speed limiter @ 15 mph a positive. I start feeling uncomfortable once I hit 12 mph and over. So I'm glad it caps me off. Falling at 15 mph is no fun (yes, it's happened to me), even with my pads and wrist guards in place. I can't imagine the pain if I were to go 25 mph that some of the new wheels can do. It's lighter than most newer wheels. Seriously, the few times you do need to pick it up (e.g. stairs), you'll notice the weight difference. See photo below for picture of my wheel with pretty much every accessory (I'm the one in the yellow shirt). I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!
  3. Ha! That's great, thank you for sharing that. I remember hearing quite a few "What is that??" remarks and a "Woooaaaah!" from a little kid. For those that aren't part of my Meetup group, below are a couple of photos from the ride, the rest can be found here... https://www.meetup.com/ewheelgroup/photos/29892669/
  4. Just another friendly reminder for our ride this Sunday. Please RSVP as I will send a message out to the yes RSVPs with any updates and my cell phone no. (which has changed from when I first started the group). I hope to see you there!
  5. I saw that. I'm sad, it feels like forever since we've rode together. Hopefully another time soon!
  6. Unfortunately, I'll be hosting an event for one of my other groups then, boo! Same for the DC Bike Ride date, which looks awesome btw!
  7. Just a friendly reminder for our ride next Sun. Apr. 14th. I hope to see you there!
  8. Based on feedback, I've posted our next ride here... https://www.meetup.com/ewheelgroup/events/259311824/ . Please RSVP and join us!
  9. I'm looking to plan our next ride. Due to my schedule, I need to plan far in advance, and I'm looking at the dates below. What does / doesn't work for others? Sat. Apr. 6th Sun. Apr. 14th Sat. Apr. 20th Thank you in advance!
  10. Awesome, great to see others are helping to keep the community together!
  11. So I'm getting a lot of interest by non-EUC, non-esk8, and non-OneWheel riders to join our group rides. What are people's thoughts on letting people rent one of those e-scooters and join us?
  12. That was a seriously awesome video, I watched the whole thing =D , thanks for sharing. @RichieV, is that you in the white helmet? Also, those skateboards with the dune buggy wheels are cool, do you know what brand those are?
  13. The best video ever created for our rides so far. @Neil (yanex), you should post this to "THE VIDEO THREAD" https://forum.electricunicycle.org/topic/1019-the-video-thread/
  14. A couple of photos from our ride last weekend. The rest of the photos can be found here... https://www.meetup.com/ewheelgroup/photos/29371512/
  15. Just a friendly reminder for the ride this Saturday. Please RSVP at the link below if you haven't done so already, as I typically always post updates re: the ride and send them out as an email to the yes RSVPs. I look forward to seeing you there!
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