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  1. Bob Eisenman

    The Photo Thread

    Warmer (battery) weather...longer ride...1600 WHr Monster....20% battery left
  2. Bob Eisenman

    The Photo Thread

    Heck...the gimbal is a horseshoe mount....but the the dang mirror is the issue: "The mirror was coated (and still is re-coated every 18–24 months) with a reflective aluminum surface using the same aluminum vacuum-deposition process invented in 1930 by Caltech physicist and astronomer John Strong"
  3. Bob Eisenman

    The Photo Thread

    There is a cave (shut tight with a door) in the woods of Lynn at a place called Dungeon Rock. The legend of Dungeon Rock goes back to 1658: http://www.flw.org/dungeonrockhistory.htm http://dungeonrocklynn.com/ I walked to it from the southern trail entrance a few years ago and decided today to try the Monster on the northern gate trail entrance (gravel road) which gets steep (17% or so) for 84 vertical feet near 'The Stone Tower' (atop Burill Hill 284 feet) before the downhill to the Dungeon Rock. I dismounted a bit before topping out at Stone Tower since Monster was not up to the steep gravel incline and the board temp was at a new high of 55 C. Maybe an ACM2 would crank its way up! Lots of hikers and joggers on the trail. One guy saw me and the Monster on the way down and said 'awesome man'!
  4. Bob Eisenman

    Safe temperature?

    The Nike sites numbered in the hundreds worldwide. 16 in the Los Angeles area. One site at 2200 Redondo Ave, Long Beach One well preserved site at http://www.coldwarla.com/la-94.html 1964 .....end of Nike missle era in LA. Short range 25ish miles, multiple control radar sites to detect threats and direct missile direction. Nuclear tipped in some facilities. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.presstelegram.com/2015/04/21/recalling-the-mighty-nike-missiles-of-long-beach/amp/ "My brothers and I remember a time in the late 1950s when somebody (Air Force, Army??) built a Nike missile base near the Long Beach Airport. We used to play in the field and sneak up on the soldier during their drills. The missiles and living quarters were all underground. Do you remember any of that?” Ah, yes, those sweet days of yore when we went down to the creek to collect polliwogs in glass jars and attack armed soldiers and rush home when the street lights came on to watch “Gunsmoke” while eating a Swanson’s Salisbury steak on a TV tray."
  5. Bob Eisenman

    Safe temperature?

    @Marty Backe When I was in college and high school, after moving to the area from out of state, this missle site was active. My new route takes me near (in a nice residential community) but on the opposite side of the pond (in photo ) from the site. I could clearly see the pond on my last ride. http://www.coldwar-ma.com/B-05_Danvers.html http://ed-thelen.org/J-McGrath/NDANVERS.HTM The Danvers rail trail, motorized vehicles not allowed, passes a bit north of the site. I've read that an actual Army post of some type exists now at part of the remaining site. The Topsfield fair and fairgrounds, an annual event going back to that time in my memory, are just north and 180 degrees politically (?) from the former site. 😇
  6. Bob Eisenman

    Safe temperature?

    Yeah..... Ninebot doesn't have a fan so the sound of it running on the Gotway Monster is new to me. I too am interested in things that are potentially hot......Let me make this point straight .....like this recently rendered scene. @eddiemoy , @Marty Backe https://flic.kr/p/26bBJq1 😈 but I'm a bit fearful of things that get 'flash hot' with the Monster like the older woman on a bike with a friend during my Newburyport ride who said angrily 'that's cheating', or the Asian looking guy who got on the train with his bike a stop before I got off and essentially said 'I really was planning on using your seat' in the bike area of the car where I used two seat spaces (Monster in one space) on a near empty car and with ample bike space in the next car.
  7. Bob Eisenman

    Safe temperature?

    I think both you and @eddiemoy misunderstand my post. The fan kicks in in this spring weather and persists while turned on and not moving. I was curious what temp this was that Gotway's app measured given that my fan kicks in. I'm a conservative rider.... not into pendulums or mountain stressing the machine.....but I ride in traffic if you catch my thought.....Your 79 degree cutoff tells me I'm a long way from reaching it.... but your number for the Monster is worth knowing in case I hit a big hill (possible) or something. @eddiemoy good luck nailing down all the cutoff temps.
  8. Bob Eisenman

    Safe temperature?

    Your topic got me interested in what my Monster temperature (Gotway app) was during todays ride. I checked a few times and it was in the low (42ish) forties (C) for steady riding with a few stops in spring weather.
  9. Bob Eisenman

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    A video of pictures (90+) from today's ride from Salem to Newburyport, Massachusetts. Farms, old post-colonial (1819) houses, new houses on large plots of land, rock walls...that sort of stuff.
  10. Bob Eisenman

    The Photo Thread

    Today!!😀
  11. Bob Eisenman

    The Photo Thread

    I'm a little short on bandwidth until the next phone billing cycle. The next tier of cell phone service requires a new phone purchase (4g) and the monthly charge would double based on $5 per GB data transmitted. Here's a link for a picture of the Ipswich river in Ipswich, MA from a recent ride to Castle Island. Ipswich is where the Commuter rail stop exists, providing my battery depleted Monster with an easy $4 way back home. https://flic.kr/p/24qe6ZN Krasnodar looks like an interesting city. Gas and oil from Siberia have changed the 'Russo' world eco-politics. Even Boston bought some LNG. The Black sea pipelines and economic impacts are interesting to follow in the news. Turkey plays a territorial role. Did you know that a 'Russian bomber' on patrol off of Western Alaska was in the news after 'being intercepted' by F22s from the US. My take is that an eastern LNG shipping route from Siberian gas fields to the Asian market opens up for about 6 months of the warmer thinner ice season. 😁☺
  12. Bob Eisenman

    The Photo Thread

    @Scouts Honor Check out this old (Meade etx 90 telescope-Windows ME laptop video capture) photo composite (from the granite state) of mine posted a while ago https://forum.electricunicycle.org/topic/8012-will-gotway-announce-a-new-model-on-812/?do=findComment&comment=111866 The Hope cemetery tombstones you photographed are really unique....and old based on the clothing depicted in one.
  13. Bob Eisenman

    V22 Osprey photo

    Not really. I'm sometimes surprised that a flight capable guy like yourself has such a strong interest in riding an EUC rather than flying (whatever your pleasure). But to keep up the image of a successful aircraft it's been deployed in many operations. Looking at it in 2012 on the deck ,from the front , there was a few degrees lateral tilt linkage on each engine...no doubt to make ingress and egress laterally onto the flight deck more easy to accomplish. The recovery from full speed forward flight to hover is supposed to be a bit queasy with all kinds of induced stalls and rotor tilt occurring. Takeoffs are supposedly reasonably achievable in a short take off scenario with rotors forward pitched. God forbid your wingman passes too close overhead on landing in billowing sand conditions or whatever obscures situation awareness. A V22 Osprey landed on Boston Common a few years ago. Several large tree limbs broke off from prop wash down as the Osprey passed low towards the landing point The presumed pilot (2012 flight deck) wearing colored glasses seemed a bit uneasy with the public openness of the display aboard the amphibious assault ship. Cobra gunship farther down the flight deck and mondo (really big) twin engine hovercraft was below decks at the water line, vehicles for landing aboard it. A variety of small arms on display below deck by active crew members. I had a fascination with flight Sims for a few years. Numerous sims do the v22.....which in reality (up close) is a very different impression. In the sims the flap settings (automatic) play a major role. Around that time (2012?) a v22 flew over where I lived with rotors tilted at about 30 degrees off the vertical in a kind of cruise-hover mode.
  14. Bob Eisenman

    V22 Osprey photo

    @Rehab1 This picture is from the (OpSail 2012 two hundredth anniversary of war of 1812)Tall Ships in Boston 2012. The photo is of a V22 Osprey on the deck of a ship in port. If I remember correctly the deck below the exhaust of the engines was a special treatment , maybe for heat resistance. A public walk through was allowed. Your accumulated helicopter flight time reminded me of this picture that I recently recovered from an old camera. https://flic.kr/p/24kNrFf
  15. Bob Eisenman

    The Photo Thread

    The new route I use to Newburyport allows for some cruising speed on the Monster for about 10 miles. I'm at McD's after a short ride on my Ninebot....definitely a different riding experience as compared to the Monster.
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