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  1. I took the train to Boston and rode to Watertown on Saturday.
  2. Gotway Monster and three electric scooters along the Charles River.
  3. @meepmeepmayer a rest stop and soda vending machine can be found at this mall location. While EUCing may not have caught on locally with kids this trampoline park has been in business for a few years with a steady stream of members, mother's and their friends. Come to think of it , when I was a boarding school teacher/dorm parent/sports coach at a Long Island prep school in the 1980s I/we would go to a place that had a trampoline....fun...!😋
  4. @meepmeepmayer What ever became of the hand painted cow bell gift you received from the cow farmers in the Alps near the alm?
  5. President Taft's administration (1909-1913) made Beverly the summer White House. He might have gone riding there in his car along the coast (back then). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Howard_Taft http://www.beverlyma.gov/residents/summer-white-house/ Residents there seem accepting of the Monster and my riding habits through their town. 😍 Judging from the looks on faces last summer I'm not sure I'm as welcome at the Tuck's Point gazebo just north.😒 The red rocks area across from Thacher Island (twin lighthouse) might have been beyond Taft's range.
  6. Thacher Island with it's twin lighthouses has a history dating back to the 1700s. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thacher_Island&ved=2ahUKEwjn9tCd4aHiAhWDjlkKHV57Al8QFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw0-g-pCy6ax75bdJl3wQqub 360 sphere of Thacher Island - 5-13-2019 (url): https://panoraven.com/slider/L5gS4H8lEQ My red Monster is on the path below in the 360 sphere. The large ship behind Thacher Island looked like a Coast Guard cutter. Rockport has several quarries. Two are seen in the Rockport sphere with Thacher Island in the distance in the opposite direction to the quarries. Rockport 360 photo sphere url: https://panoraven.com/slider/CaHWW9d20r Rockport's Motif 1 in Rockport harbor where lobster boats dock. The yellow lobster traps go out to sea soon. Removal of stones from the beaches in Massachusetts is becoming a legal issue. This is a sign post on 'Pebble Beach' on Cape Ann. Coast Guard cutter in background.
  7. Finding clear FAA airspace is tight. Beverly airport has a 5 mile no fly radius and Boston Logan is about a 10 mile no fly radius. I was flying 300 ft above a hill in Rockport on Monday and a private plane swooped in over (500-1000 ft) me. A little close even when under 400 ft, I was in the middle of making a sphere. A day or so ago a helicopter flew over where I live in FAA free space but was actually very low , maybe 500 ft. A response about drone flying near the local University elicited the following friendly response: "We ask that you notify the University Police station by calling (provided tel#) before flying over the campus and comply with all applicable rules and regulations. Additionally, please avoid flying near campus residences (dormitories), classrooms and people and refrain from interfering with vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Thank you for your correspondence and cooperation"
  8. Microsoft flight simulator (old) has a mission where you fly off of a farmers field and try to hit a floating dock in the middle and of a pond with bags of flour About 4:20 in video https://youtu.be/NHqn2bT1Lys
  9. I rode my Monster to West Beach today and made a 360 photosphere. West Beach - 5-16-2019 (360 photo sphere link) https://panoraven.com/slider/a5Y8CMmmzx
  10. I went down this street (in light rain) from the highest point a few days ago on the Monster. It was an exercise in faith in low speed braking. I was going to go back and make a video but decided against the idea. Here is the Google Street View link of the hill https://earth.app.goo.gl/?apn=com.google.earth&ibi=com.google.b612&isi=293622097&ius=googleearth&link=https%3a%2f%2fearth.google.com%2fweb%2f%4042.46870119,-70.91009027,21.49956894a,0d,88.80352542y,139.86536918h,71.92458535t,0r%2fdata%3dCgAiGgoWMmpnUXBfWERGS2pkZ2pwRXVaUlRVQRAC The road ends at a T intersection with another road hugging the coastline.
  11. 5-12-2019...my comment to 'the EUC lifestyle' "Gloucester-based seafood company closes abruptly, leaving 150 jobless" https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/05/11/gloucester-based-seafood-company-closes-abruptly-leaving-unemployed/QYpkWmq8cZ8fD6AFA9eLpI/story.html So.....I stood at the Gloucester commuter rail stop a few weeks ago after a twentyish mile ride from Salem. Two or three people looked at my Monster and one of them said...'I'll bet that costs about $2,000'....yeah, I replied (thinking sheepishly to myself) as the train to Boston pulled in to the platform for a $4.50 ride back home.
  12. I rode the Monster to Manchester-by-the-Sea (Saturday) to take a Spark drone photo sphere of a favorite place. Great weather for the ride and the drone.😁 (url for 360 photo sphere) https://panoraven.com/slider/UjrZhD836k Before sending the drone up a young fox(?) (reddish fur) sprinted over the nearby RR tracks. A bit later a larger sickly looking fox(?) (no tail fur, yellowish coat, making audible sounds of discomfort) appeared and crossed the RR tracks too. Google tells me of a skin disease that a fox can get called 'mange'. This very mobile animal fits the 'mange' description.
  13. You'll be surprised at how fast you can brake in a pinch. I worry about unseen speed bumps ( hit one last night in poor light) and deep ruts more than braking distance. Monster's big wheel has been a plus in the unseen bump and rut category. An 18" (wide tire?) seems like a good and lighter (Monster 1600 Wh = 50 lbs) choice with advantages over a 16" wheel (I learned on a Ninebot). On an off topic note: I see that Bonney Lake is not far from Mt Rainier. https://flic.kr/p/S6aL1e My college outing club and I went up Rainier in 1974. The climbing shop didn't have my size in a men's boot so I went up in a 'ladies' boot. 😃 The climb down was in one day on August glacier snow. https://flic.kr/p/25f6yst https://flic.kr/p/25f6yu2 https://flic.kr/p/25f6yDa https://flic.kr/p/THpJBG I've never been so exhausted in my life after a climb. Good luck on the wheel.
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