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    How many EUC riders are there in the world?

    Wow! If that number is more or less accurate, I'm not sure that's considered anywhere near market saturation. It seems to reflect something more like core users.
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    A bike controlled like EUC

    Not bad. It may be a way to sneak in EUC technology in the form of a 'trojan bike'.
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    Can a Tesla keep up with the E-Boarders?

    Hi energy, great vibes, outstanding riding! Respect!
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    Wow Marty ! Sam seems fearless ! Must be totally awesome riding with him !
  5. @nrvfromcnr I see you are from Nantes. I think I've seen that there is a riding group there. Do you ride with them, alone, or elsewhere?
  6. @Mono imho, French riders will still get a pass. I was just in Paris for a group ride..No probs. Even while wheeling around solo on my euc, I was everywhere : streets, sidewalks, wrong ways, right ways: it didn't make the public 'or' Police bat an eye of disdain or contempt in the least. From what I've seen, and I hope I'm correct, all electric PEV's are becoming part of common culture there. I truly hope this is, and stays true.
  7. Hey Lutalo, fyi: if the wheel isn't unloaded by tomorrow evening , there's a group ride going on in Paris which your son is welcome to participate in. I'll be there as well. All the info can be gotten from the espritroue.fr forum. It could be a nice introduction for him into "la vie Parisienne", versus a controlled environment of a campus setting. It'll be Tuesday evening beginning at 17h30 5:30pm at Port d'Italie. Everything's totally optional of course.
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    EUC Themed New Yorker Marketing Campaign

    So my question becomes; will there be momentum behind this to push EUC's into a positive light? C'mon NY, be like Paris !
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    Riding your Wheel in France

    Merci beaucoup @FULspeed pour le video!! C'est Super Génial ! Top ! Quand c'est les prochaines e-randos SVP ?
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    Riding your Wheel in France

    History has shown us not to underestimate the French people. There is a storied history of what they do to their (s)elected officials. It's evident, even in these times to see what happens when the population gets pissed off. Workers/people's rights are a national treasure there. (Vivre là France!)
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    Riding your Wheel in France

    @Lutalo, I want to assure you via my personal experiences (plural), that it's not likely your son will be hassled. Courtesy, respect, and strength in numbers are what EUC and most any electric vehicle riders in France in general, and Paris in particular have. I've been many times there, and 'no probs' by authorities. There are also several euc organizations in Paris, and I've ridden with them in the past. These groups are passionate, and 'very' well organized. By the way, I'm a native New Yorker living in Switzerland (5 yrs now). France is a hop n skip from me by car or train. And either of these transport ways are also problem free with EUC's. I hope this adds some assurances for you and your son. If you still have any doubt, have him contact any of these eWheeler groups for guidance. Till then, I wouldn't sweat it.
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    San Francisco Bus Driver Trouble

    Can't say enough about how sad it is that we all get such a bad rap. It's both, sad and angering.
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    Speedyfeet or Poolmarket?

    Hey @Planemo , have you tried to email Ian? He's very friendly, approachable, and responsive. I communicated with him 'way back when', as I was searching for a dealer, and he never pressured me about who/where to buy. In my experience, he has "your" best interest in mind. Can't hurt to ask. Wherever you get your wheel..welcome to the EUC community.
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    New GT16 makes buzzing noise. Is this normal?

    @Toto I can't say I experience the sounds you're hearing, but I 'can' say that my speaker/Bluetooth button also does nothing. I doesn't seem to affect the wheel in any way. My GT16 V2 was a window model, and I bought it from an euc store here in Switzerland (last April?) It now has 470km trouble free.
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    The Photo Thread

    @ED209 just wondering how it was for you to get around the language difference ? Me: my lady speaks French..and I'm learning. But, if I had to, I think I could manage. 😎
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    The Photo Thread

    That's what I'm talking about ! I'm across the border in Switzerland, and always bring my wheel when driving or taking the train to France. @ED209 and @stephen let me know if/when you're going to Paris. It'll be a good reason for me to go back. 😀
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    Electric wheel on carnival cruise ship

    Hey @Daniel Short About 2yrs ago my wife and I both brought our wheels on board an MSC cruise ship..with permission, and used them at the places we were visiting. We boarded in Venice, Italy, and some of our stops included: Croatia and the Greek islands ( Olympia & Athens). We never had any problems, and we had a blast! I hope you can get permission. It's worth it.
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    In the news...

    I have no words for how awful this deliberate action is
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    The Mullings of a Beginner

    @seage malheureusement (sadly) I have no Utube channel. Ironically ive had an honorable mention for my "dancing" last summer (but that's another story ). I'm not the only person with my type skillsets on this forum, if I recall reading correctly in the past. Yes, it was the Inmotion V3S two-wheeled euc when it was new. It's actually great for smooth surfaces, and beginners. After a year, you get hungry for something more versatile. (Honorable mention to: @Scatcat In any case, welcome to another level of ton bon vie ! (Your good life)
  20. @Steven D Wheeler You present a perfect poster board photo for "bad-ass" !
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    The Mullings of a Beginner

    My "click" moment came when I arrived home one day to hear my wife tell me she would show me how to mount the thing. All this after my overt, and her covert, practicing for 2 weeks in the snow. It was intimidating enough to know there were one wheelers available, and this was a dual wheel. That was winter 2015. Fast forward today and I'm loving my 2 one wheeled euc's to no end! Last summer I tried teaching her to ride the one wheel, but alas, it was not to be (I still have hope). I'd also like to say, as a former roller-skating champ; motorcycle rider; helicopter and airplane pilot, I find that balance of an euc is similar to flying in a helicopter. Lastly I'll say it does my heart good to read your posts, knowing that we share similar/same passions !
  22. Although I don't frequent that section of the forum, this is for all of us concerned about our beloved euc's getting a bad rep. This recent article is about yet "another" hoverboard catching fire..on Christmas day, while under the tree as a gift. It's written in French, so if you want to read it, you may need a translator (is: google translate, or Bing). This is all fyi.
  23. It's indeed sad about the elderly woman in Spain, but who was at fault? (not that it matters to Politicians)
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    How friendly do you feel when riding an EUC?

    I smile most of the time..until that gets tiring. Otherwise, it's a straight face.