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    Gotway Monster, Ninebot One E+

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  1. Yesterday I rode from the train stop in Newburyport to Hampton beach (NH) via Salisbury beach (MA) where the wind driven surf was up. Leaving my apartment it felt cool so I donned an extra layer and packed a hat. By the time I reached the coastline it was time to put the hat on to avoid a persistent chill. A few miles later I debated cutting the ride short (too chilly) but opted to continue to Hampton beach where, despite most store closures, the beachware stores would have their apparel on sale. I picked up a blue windbreaker on sale. These shops close for the season in a few weekends. Beach goers seem to split into two groups based on dress and cold sensitivity. Younger folks seem to be unaffected by the cool temps. preferring instead to feel the sun warmed sand under their feet.
  2. There was a recently published study of Viking DNA ("the Viking Age, from about 750 C.E. to 1050 C.E., as well as some earlier and later samples.) from 40+ genomes and grave sites. Google 'Viking DNA' to read various summaries of the publication found recently in the prestigious journal 'Nature'. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2688-8 The results suggest that the term Viking was likely more of a job description than an ethnic heredity. "The researchers write that this unexpected discovery suggests that complex settling, trading, and raiding networks during these times resulted in communities of mixed ancestry. Even more, the study's analysis shows that this mixed ancestry was taking place even before the so-called Viking Age, explains Martin Sikora, a lead author on the study and associate professor at the Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen. https://www.inverse.com/science/viking-dna-study/amp "We found that Vikings weren't just Scandinavians in their genetic ancestry, as we analyzed genetic influences in their DNA from Southern Europe and Asia which has never been contemplated before," said Sikora. "Many Vikings have high levels of non-Scandinavian ancestry, both within and outside Scandinavia, which suggest ongoing gene flow across Europe." Quote: "They found that Vikings from what is now Sweden moved east to the Baltics, Poland, and the rivers of Russia and Ukraine, whereas Danes were more likely to head west to what is today England. Norwegians were most likely to set sail for the North Atlantic Ocean, colonizing Ireland, Iceland, and eventually Greenland (see map, above). “This is detail one couldn’t do based just on archaeology,” Willerslev says." "The genetic details may also rewrite popular perceptions of Vikings, including their looks: Viking Age Scandinavians were more likely to have black hair than people living there today. " https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/viking-was-job-description-not-matter-heredity-massive-ancient-dna-study-shows "Viking ships sailed forth from Scandinavia, traversing the waterways of Europe and reaching across the Atlantic Ocean. Vikings from different homelands preferred certain destinations; for example, men from Norway settled Greenland, DNA data now show." "Viking-style graves excavated on the United Kingdom’s Orkney islands contained individuals with no Scandinavian DNA, whereas some people buried in Scandinavia had Irish and Scottish parents. And several individuals in Norway were buried as Vikings, but their genes identified them as Saami, an Indigenous group genetically closer to East Asians and Siberians than to Europeans. “These identities aren’t genetic or ethnic, they’re social,” Jarman says. “To have backup for that from DNA is powerful.” I read about river trade routes from the Baltic sea to the Greeks (Varangians to the Greeks)...perhaps fitting the job description of ' Viking'... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_route_from_the_Varangians_to_the_Greeks#:~:text=The trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks was,and the Eastern Roman Empire.&text=Along the Dnieper%2C the route,its west coast to Constantinople. in the 8th to 11th centuries, some involving long portage's to connect between at least 2 specific rivers. "the Kunya River and possibly the Seryozha River [ru]. From there, a portage led to the Toropa River [ru] and downstream to the Western Dvina River. " They are mapped as shown below showing connections to Scandanavia. https://www.google.com/search?q=varangians+definition&oq=varangians&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3j69i60.4359j0j7&client=ms-android-motorola-rev2&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8 "Va·ran·gi·an /vəˈranjēən/ Learn to pronounce noun plural noun: Varangians any of the Scandinavian voyagers who traveled by land and up rivers into Russia in the 9th and 10th centuries AD, establishing the Rurik dynasty and gaining great influence in the Byzantine Empire." Although a bit off the topic of 'Viking' I once used Google Earth to create a map of a number of rivers and trade routes (including the Varangians to the Greeks) plus several major rivers in Russia, while rehabbing a sore shoulder following a few bad golf swings years ago. My KML/kmz for the Google Earth depiction of the rivers (and portage areas) can be downloaded (and displayed on Google Earth) from my Google Drive at the link Map plus terrain overlay: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B07we0osMR1zMjdjY2FlOTktZjFkNy00M2FmLWFjOWEtOWU0MTdlZjFhNWVm/view?usp=drivesdk Map without overlay (more precise pin positioning to the rivers) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B07we0osMR1zVkJwRmZwUExKZVE/view?usp=drivesdk "From the Western Dvina (aka. Duagava river), the ships went upstream along the Kasplya River and were portaged again to the Katyn River, a tributary of the Dnieper. " Note: the Kasplaya river is a left tributary of the Duagava river between (pink) pin positions #13 & #14 for the Duagava river pin set, at the town of Suraz.
  3. Normal glucose for me is under 140 which hasn't been seen since extensively riding a bicycle in January. I woke up a week ago and my blood sugar had faceplanted😉....a good thing for me. After ten years of diabetes treatment neglect my feet have some neuropathy and feel numbish sometimes (some days yes..other days no) after riding 10+ miles until I take a break.
  4. https://www.cinnamonrainbows.com/surf-cam-report The route from the train... https://i.ibb.co/ygC6FgL/Screenshot-20200915-123521.png https://i.ibb.co/gz4H9sH/Screenshot-20200915-123718.png Surf is up .....
  5. Assuming your shell to motor/wheel clearance is clear.....and that the pedal columns to shell mount area is not cracked (allowing shell to tire clearance to flex)... You might want to check that the large axle nuts , pressing the shims into position (at least on Monster and other Gotways) , are tight. Tightening the nut on the side where the motor wiring passes through the wheel will likely need a special 'channeled deep socket' tool which you might be able to create. Monster uses 24 mm axle nuts.
  6. I rode to the tip of Plum Island this afternoon. Lot's of cars (dust) and cyclists. A pilot flew some stunts overhead: https://photos.app.goo.gl/KUkqVwecFVuqFNvM7 I managed to find the aircraft/owner from a partial tail number search and an aircraft type (Extra) Id'd by Google lens. Here's the flight following of the (EA 300/L) EXTRA FLUGZEUGBAU GMBH.
  7. Night ride to Patton Park https://youtu.be/ACqzevjK2DQ Update: on the return ride, in the town of Beverly, I was doing about 10-15 mph in the bike lane when I was passed by another electric unicyclist using the middle of the mostly empty road. He was going about 25 or more mph. Not sure what type of euc it was but he shouted something as he passed....sounded really stoked..
  8. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53831271 BBC.com China record floods wet feet of Leshan Giant Buddha - BBC News I read that this has been a bad month for annual flooding in China. The Leshan Giant Buddha's feet even got wet. The restored Buddha is huge and carved out of the rock. My Monster mainboard that originally shipped before replacing the shell, a battery, pedals and motor has turned 20,000 km. Flooding in China was videoed by YouTubers in Chengdu, Chongqing. https://youtu.be/JEmEDbWxTzk https://youtu.be/WaYXAI16a2s https://youtu.be/A_PZb_3yGZI Wuhan is along the Yangtze river.
  9. @meepmeepmayerI got an email yesterday from the (5 unit) apartment owner. It has me a little nervous. No offense meant by my other comment.
  10. Sort of a humorous thought actually
  11. The motor / wheel / tire /axle is pretty much an independent unit and controlled by wiring from the mb passing through the small diameter axle. If the wheel doesn't spin freely then damage to (some place) it becomes the culprit. I can think of several (early ownership) crashes where the flailing Monster pedals wacked the street. That force transmits through the pedal hangers to the axle. I sold the first motor to a machinist who found it beyond his skill set to repair the axle motor. Good luck...hope this has helped😆
  12. Sounds a bit like my (old motor) Monster before replacing the motor due to a cracked axle. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lKgFxj7LwOHDHvAeCe6hFGx1J6cFtWdX/view?usp=drivesdk
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