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Paulo Mesquita

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About Paulo Mesquita

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  • Birthday 02/02/1960

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    KingSong 16X & Inmotion V11

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  1. @Scottie I've also had kids on bikes asking me to let them ride the 16x. My excuse is that they need to be padded up with protective gear. But it is fun to look at their faces 😁 To the very little ones I say :"one day you be going to work on one of these" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  2. I rest my case. The good thing is that this idiot won't be riding for long. And breathing either...
  3. Hello my friends, I just saw this video on CNN. I guess hoverboards are also quite dangerous when it comes to battery overheating. https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/06/22/hoverboard-fire-utah-pkg-vpx.ksl
  4. What you say about the numbers makes sense. However these are uncharted waters in many countries and if there's one thing I know about the media nowdays, is that it only takes one or two reckless accidents with an EUC to wipe out all the good image that hundreds of riders are passing. I'm not judging anyone at all. (actually I haven't even seen the video) I'm just worried because I know that bad news catch on like wildfire!!! I know that my riding behavior is going to draw negative attention if I don't respect everyone that crosses my path. That's why I can still pass police in my
  5. II do agree with separating the waters between the internet pile ups and the real issue here. I for one, with the EU laws starting to come down, in certain countries, on EVs and their riders, I'm just worried that alike motorcycle riders bad behavior in the past in Portugal in the past ( my long lost youth) we all might "pay the bill" due to a few. Just my $0.2
  6. Man, the weather in Europe is totally upside down!!!! β˜”β˜”β˜”β˜”
  7. Don't you dare jab me there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'm still mentally (also am mental but not committed yet) fragile... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  8. Today I did my 1st "over 30km" ride after that stupid fall eleven days ago. My ribs are now OK and my confidence is back at normal levels. Man, I was missing the ride!!! And today was the 1st official Summer day!!! The only snag is that here it's threatening rain (or raining) almost every day and the temperature is in the whereabouts of 20ΒΊC....while in Germany and Hungary, it's way over 30ΒΊC and the Euro soccer players have to practice at late hours since it's so hot ...in the north!!! Got figure out this weather.... anyway, it was fun to be back on the 16X while I wait for news on
  9. I totally agree!!! It's not only in the US. If in Portugal these idiots do the same we'll have our wheels apprehended in no time and with a hefty fine digging into our wallets. The problem is that stupidity is a highly contagious disease!!!
  10. Yep. I'm on the same page. My average speed is between 25 and 30km/hour on faster and better roads and in the dirty and irregular one ( we have a lot of those in Portugal) it's between 14 and 18 kms/hour. I too am comfortable in 95% of unexpected road situations and I also avoid medium and heavy traffic. Its too much stress to be any fun... 😊😊
  11. That's it. In the midst of slowing down facing a new obstacle, hesitation installs itself. And I've already figured out that hesitation was the cause of 90% of my falls in the past 5 months.
  12. I've had the V11... did not like it due to two things: 1) foot stands to high for guy like me (96kg equipped and only 1,76mt tall) 2) felt like riding a camel in the desert) I sold it to a friend who, with only about 500kms (total between him and me) on the v11, saw its motherboard burn out. My new and motherboard broken (only after 14kms riding - maiden ride) S18 is still sitting I a box in my living room waiting for the Myewheel shopping company to pick it up. I'm under a bad luck spell... 😁😁😁
  13. Yep! That's something I really need to set my mind to. My bad on this situation! So true. It's freaky and stupid that at almost a stopping situation one seems to have the worst falls. It's like the wheel fumbling, or just dropping, under our feet messes our falling pretty badly! Anyway, I'm almost without Rob pains, so I'm guessing in a couple of days I'll be riding again. 😊😊😊
  14. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚... man, it were these ladies. The guy was pretty ugly and almost freaked ouf with the accident. He dropped the jackhammer and even tried to help. But when he saw me shaking my hand and fingers hard and sprinkling the cobblestines red.... he backed up quickly πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  15. It's a lesson to be learned: both big falls I had in the street since January were due to my stupidity. In one I trusted a plastic covering of a parking lot that caved in under the wheel, and on this second one I tried to squeeze where I should never have tried to. Couldn't be more stupid!!!! πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’... Lessons to be learned here.
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