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    Gotway Nikola, MSX / Ninebot Z10 / Solowheel Glide 2

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  1. Rats, sorry to hear. My 10A charger turns red and fan fires up when it's charging. Sorry man.
  2. True, but I posted to give context to the question of whether helmets reduce or enhance risk of injury in crashes at all, which was somehow being questioned. Also, the Piantini spe ifically describes 50kph as a speed threshold for significantly increased risk of head injury and death.
  3. Damaged but not destroyed, held up really well IMO but definitely took a hit.
  4. UPDATE: My Flatland 3D gloves saved my hands and wrists from injury in a recent high-speed (37 mph) crash that dislocated my left shoulder. The only minor injury to my hands was to my right pinky, which managed to squeeze through one of the holes in the gloves and got ground down pretty good. The palm and wrist protection offered by these gloves now receives my highest endorsement. Even though the fingers are too long, and the "double-dongs" on the back of the fingers can be hard to unsee, I will be buying a fresh pair to replace because they flat-out work.
  5. Helmets save lives. Especially at speeds now common among EUCs (~ 50kph). Here are actual links to actual studies with actual data you can choose to read or ignore: Cranial and spinal injuries in motorcycle accidents: A hospital-based study, Özdöl, Gediz, Aghayev, 2019 – A detailed report of motorcycle accident-associated central nervous system injuries is provided. The use of protective equipment, such as helmets, significantly reduced the rate of cerebral injury and death. https://www.journalagent.com/travma/pdfs/UTD-46116-CLINICAL_ARTICLE-OZDOL.pdf The Effect of the 1992 California Motorcycle Helmet Use Law on Motorcycle Crash Fatalities and Injuries, Kraus, Peek, McArthur, et al, 1994 — After implementation of the helmet use law, statewide motorcycle crash fatalities decreased by 37.5%, from 523 fatalities in 1991 to 327 in 1992, more than 37%, and an estimated 92 to 122 fatalities were prevented. Motorcycle fatality rates were reduced by 26.5%, from 70.1 per 100,000 registered motorcycles in 1991 to 51.5 per 100,000 in 1992. Head injuries decreased significantly among both fatally and nonfatally injured motorcyclists. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/382651 Helmet use and motorcycle fatalities in Taiwan, Keng, 2005 – Without helmets, the number of motorcyclists killed in 2001 would have jumped by 51%. The estimated proportion of helmeted motorcyclists has increased from 71 to 78% between 1999 and 2001, suggesting that helmet use is rising after the implementation of mandatory helmet law in 1997. Also, helmets significantly reduce the likelihood of head and neck injuries in a crash by 53%, and lead to a 71% reduction in the probability of death caused by head and neck injuries. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457504001009 Motorcycle helmet use and injury outcome and hospitalization costs from crashes in Washington State, Rowland, Rivara, et al, 2011 – Although unhelmeted motorcyclists were only slightly more likely to be hospitalized overall, they were more severely injured, nearly three times more likely to have been head injured, and nearly four times more likely to have been severely or critically head injured than helmeted riders. Helmet use is strongly associated with reduced probability and severity of injury, reduced economic impact, and a reduction in motorcyclist deaths. https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.86.1.41 Other notable studies 69 percent of motorcycle fatalities in Arizona involved riders without helmets (Liu, 2019): https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/633440 Here's the 2001 study (Branas, Knudson) I think others may have referenced which shows lower raw death rates in states without helmet laws. However, the study also says that "after controlling for other factors that affect motorcycle rider fatalities... death rates in states with full helmet laws were [emphasis added] shown to be lower on average." https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457500000786 This study (Piantini, Pierini, 2019) finds that 80% of motorcycle fatalities occur at speeds above 50kph (~31 mph), with head injuries the most prevalent: https://trid.trb.org/view/1630036 Does adding attachments to approved helmets increase injury risk? Study (Leavy, Beck, 2018) says no. https://trid.trb.org/view/1603380
  6. We're hauling down 8 wheels, 2 skateboards and (literally) 50 pounds of chargers and cables!
  7. Thank you very much! Your membership is your registration, you are welcome at any and all Westwheel events! Yes, PEVRA membership cards are being printed and laminated and will be mailed out soon.
  8. Yes, bummer, but we'll go through the tunnels for fun then turn back and catch a trail to the Hoover Dam Lodge to take the main road down to the dam.
  9. We have set up a Telegram group for coordination and location status for all Westwheel 2 rides and activities. We'll have a live pin dropped in this room for all rides except those out of cell service coverage like Red Rock Canyon: https://t.me/joinchat/G8uYrxeD70caRnrVJ4EXWg
  10. Gotcha, great question! I looked it up, here's what their website says: "Motorcycles and two-wheeled vehicles: Exempt from parking fees." https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/parking My recollection of Cosmo's underground parking is that there is a section for motorcycles, you might be in a better position than I to scope it out and see if it would be an appropriate and safe place to lock up your scooter.
  11. Yes, or you can just show up and buy dinner on your own, if you wish. I am leaving our wheels in our car in secure parking. If you have an EUC I don't see why you couldn't just roll it in and lean it against the wall or your table. Lots of people push luggage around everywhere in Vegas, I've never been told my wheel wasn't welcome there.
  12. Full Westwheel 2 schedule now posted! Hit us up for questions or details. Friday, August 9, 2019 7 p.m. – Meetup/Introductions. Discovery Children's Museum, 360 Promenade Place, 89106 8:30 p.m. – Downtown Las Vegas Night Ride ~ 12-15 mile loop returning to start point. Leaves from Discovery Museum, paid parking available. Saturday, August 10, 2019 6 a.m. – Red Rock Canyon Sunrise Ride. Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. Admission $15/car, $5/pedestrian. ~ 15 miles 4:30 p.m. – Buffet Dinner (Optional, $41, payable to restaurant or included with lifetime PEVRA membership). Wicked Spoon, The Cosmopolitan, 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 89109 7:30 p.m. – Westwheel 2 Mod Show & Awards. Tenaya Creek Brewery, 831 W. Bonanza Rd., 89106. Free parking, lot closes at 12 midnight! 9 p.m. – UNLV Night Ride. Departs from Tenaya Creek Brewery, loops to return. ~ 15 miles Sunday, August 11, 2019 9 a.m. – Hoover Dam Ride. Bighorn Park, Boulder City, 89005, free parking. ~ 20 miles @Wizzzjeff @Dave U @PLAYA-RIDER
  13. Deft. Thanks. Everyone needs an editor. Including, apparently, an editor!
  14. Actually a rather daft use of materials. I've been using GT structurally on my MS* for years.
  15. It's coming, trust me. No, big delta from Ecodrift teardown, it's why I posted it, notable change. Would love to post a video but my kitchen isn't as photogenic as your workshop. Did snap a photo though:
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