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Michael Vu last won the day on January 18 2017

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  1. Michael Vu

    [USA] Dallas, TX

    I would like to come up to Dallas next friday (3/29) for Critical Mass and also meet you guys. I'll have a bunch of different wheels with me for all to try out including the Gotway Monster, Kingsong 18 XL, Gotway MTen3, Inmotion V10F, and Kingsong 16S. Also would be good to have our own ride in and around Dallas maybe Saturday and/or Sunday of that weekend. Anybody else up for it?
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    Extreme Long Distance Riding

    Oh yeah of course. I was with a bicycling group so I stopped when they stopped. You can view that movement by looking at the "flyby" feature in Strava. https://labs.strava.com/flyby/viewer/#1615743511?c=9v1ztwr8&z=C&t=1R4_8s&a=F0pOYIAoTmDmnE9gcBhOYJIEUGC7B05gPuFIYGtSR2AiCk5g
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    Extreme Long Distance Riding

    My body handled it fine. I'm used to hot and humid weather growing up in Texas. I was more concerned for the bicyclists we were with. Nearly half of them ended up not finishing the entire route since it was too hot. I also had Shampoo the entire time but I was able to shield her from the sun and give her plenty of water.
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    Extreme Long Distance Riding

    I rode for over 80 miles (130 km) on my Gotway Monster 2400Wh with no charging stops. It was also 100 degrees (37.8 degree C) outside. Gotway handled it like a champ. https://www.strava.com/activities/1615743511
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    Electric wheel on carnival cruise ship

    According to their site, they allow Segways to brought onto the ship but only used offboard. So the same should apply with EUCs or any other personal electric vehicles. https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4090/~/carnival-prohibited-items
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    EUC Companies at CES?

    Segway is the largest company to with an EUC to be at CES, but even then they don't really promote it but just focus on their own two wheeled products. Kingsong was there 3 years ago but haven't gone since. There have been other 3rd party re-branders that have promoted rebranded versions of Inmotion products like Jyro and Swagtron. You can look at my past posts on EUCs at CES from the previous years.
  7. Michael Vu

    [USA] Dallas, TX

    I've ridden the Critical Mass in San Antonio and Houston which are a lot of fun. I do want to come up to Dallas and ride critical mass with you guys sometime early 2019.
  8. I agree with everything the OP says. In general it just boils down to treating EUCs in the exact same way as regular bicycles and/or e-bikes. There should be NO discrimination in the operation of use between the two, and if anything an EUC should be permitted in more places than bikes since EUC physically take up less space.
  9. Michael Vu

    [USA] Dallas, TX

    Bump. I'll be in Dallas this weekend and seeing if any Dallas EUC riders want to meetup and ride at White Rock Lake and around.
  10. Michael Vu

    New riding gloves

    I have both kinds of Zackees gloves (winter and fingerless) and have worked wonderfully so far. It even did a good job protecting the hands of my brother when he crashed on his EUC going around 16 mph. Where in Texas are you?
  11. Michael Vu

    MPGe of EUCs

    I did a similar analysis comparing different cars with EUCs and I calculated that an EUC efficiency is 24 Wh/mile (35 miles of range from a 840 Wh battery and 100 miles of range from a 2400 Wh battery). Electric cars like my Tesla (not Gotway) get around 250 Wh/mile. In the end based on $0.11/kWh, it costs $0.03/mile to drive an electric car while it cost $0.0026/mile for an EUC. While it cost $0.07/mile to $0.10/mile for a typical gas car at $2.50/gallon.
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    Gotway Msuper X 33MPH Crash....

    Damn hopefully your knee isn't too bad. Glad that it seems everything else is fine with the gear protecting you. Just curious, how often do you ride on the rubber track? My experience from riding on it is that any wheel will not be as responsive on a rubber track than actual asphalt road, but then again I haven't ridden the MSuperX that much.
  13. Michael Vu

    My Wife Wants To Learn!

    Awesome to hear about your wife's interest Marty! The main reason why I love talking to interested people out in public about electric unicycles is for it to gain traction from the "average" person for recreation and ultimately as a legitimate form of transport. Hopefully as more of the general public sees the "average" person (soccer moms, kids, dads with beer bellies, grandparents, etc) riding EUCs with ease, that will just convince them to put in the time and effort to learn how to ride themselves.
  14. Michael Vu

    Hit by speeding car on Z10

    Too bad you didn't get it on video. But glad you're okay from all of the protective gear you wore.
  15. She can still technically break her wrist on a bike. And she can wear wrist guards when she rides an EUC.
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