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  1. Helmet info and opinion is scattered all over the forum, mostly in thread derailments, which I categorically deny having anything to do with, ok, maybe a little,. ALRIGHT! IT'S ALWAYS ME. HAPPY NOW? Please feel free to add your thoughts and recommendations about all things helmet related. So here's what I bought: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01L6SS4FW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and why: 1. its road legal, and therefore safer than a bicycle helmet. 2. it's matt black like my wheel, so it goes with anything. 3. I can wear goggles and keep my eyes from tearing up. 4. I don't care about the extra weight, It's not like I'm peddling for Gauds sake. 5. I can wear it while jet skiing, powered paragliding, and if I ever get on a motorcycle/scooter again. 6. the padding comes out for cleaning, etc 7. there's room for speakers 8. it was cheap 9. it comes well recommended Concerns: 1. I do a lot of sidewalk and boardwalk (promenade) riding, so I'm concerned that my full MC helmet and jacket combo will scream "HEY! he doesn't belong here". Which, of course, I don't. But riding in the road is illegal here too, so I'd rather be hung for a sheep than a lamb (as the old English saying goes) said to mean that because the punishment for a bad action and an even worse one will be the same, you have no reason not to do the worse one 2. How bad is my hair going to look, when I take it off? 3. How much more time is this going to add to my pre/post-ATGATT routine? 4. Just one more bulky thing to find a place for here, and where I'm going. 5. Makes my recent headphone purchase useless, as I use them exclusively when gliding. I tore apart my old headphones (won't charge anymore) with a view to installing them in this helmet. Another project that may never see the light of day. Yeah, I know, somethings wrong with my nose, or the helmet, or the goggles, or my head. Either way, nothing is lining up.
  2. There's a lot of coverage of crashes, face plants, cut outs, accidents, etc on the forum. I decided to create this thread so riders can BRIEFLY post a successful, drama free, crash free ride. I've created a template I humbly request everyone follow, to keep the thread compact and easy to read.. The main goal of the thread, is to show newbies, that the EUC life is not all about breaking things, face plants and trips to the ER, hopefully. in the next post is the "form" I'd like people to follow. Simply copy and paste it into your post. Don't "Quote". EDIT. I've been fiddling with the form template so the form and the responses do not blend together. I'll try to remember to post a fresh blank form at the top of each new page, if it turns into pages, of course. I've added a second part to the template for those who would rather submit a summary report for a given time period, weekend, week, month, season, etc.
  3. So it turns out that @Unventor and I have similar weight reduction targets, for the remainder of this month. We're trying to reach 75kg which in my case means losing 4 to 5 kg (8.8 to 11lb) Because this forum membership is predominantly middle aged men, there is a chance that more than a few of you could also benefit from losing a few kg. So, Who's brave enough to join us? It's not important that you achieve the goal, what's important is that you recognize you need to do something about your weight, and that as part of this challenge you consider your diet, and exercise, and hopefully lose some extra weight in the process.
  4. Doesn't this bluetooth stuff deserve it's own thread? I have bluetooth issues on my 16s but this is the 18L trolleying thread.
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    Why are ther so few Female riders?

    Scarfs? or scars? People on this forum "do" English so well, it comes as quite a shock when the occasional word gets sideways.
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    The Photo Thread

    Tomorrow you can explain this to me face to face over a pint of Guinness , because it's lost on me
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    New KingSong 16X Rumours

    I guess "range" is the universal word that is not unit specific.. But then the unit must be specified with the number to avoid confusion; as in this case.
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    New KingSong 16X Rumours

    She uses the word "mileage" a bit loosely. English is not her native tongue. I think the word she should have used doesn't exist - kilometerage,. Even westerners refer to mileage and talk in km.
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    Why are ther so few Female riders?

    Of course women hang out on forums, it's just theirs have names like Facebook and Instagram, and Twitter. You can recognize them when you run over them because they physically can't look up when walking or crossing a road. How many of us walk while accessing this forum?
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    The March 2019 Weight reduction Challenge

    95cm! I was about to say I'm well under that but then I realized that my gut is bigger than my trouser waist size. I just measured it at 98cm and change. so I guess a weekly gut measure is in order too.
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    The March 2019 Weight reduction Challenge

    Well done. 75 sounds about right for me actually. I'm not as fat as I make myself out to be. We'll see what the belly looks like at 75 and reevaluate at that point.
  12. @PogArt Artur Magnets.......ehhh....nnnnno. You concentrate on learning to ride. Then you'll realize why magnets on the ankles is not going to get the Dragons Den dragons excited.
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    My KS18XL Trials, Tribulations, and Failures

    Borg. Marty Borgy
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    Why are ther so few Female riders?

    Was she talking directly to the wheel ?
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    ks 16s handler fragility

    Great idea
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    The Photo Thread

    Don't burst my bubble. In my imagination it's like that every day. Take plenty more. Leave the robot out of some of them.
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    The March 2019 Weight reduction Challenge

    WOW 90 kg to 70 kg that's a significant drop. even the up tick at the end looks more like a new equilibrium or did you cut off the rest of the chart?
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    My KS18XL Trials, Tribulations, and Failures

    Well are you?
  19. My retailer sent me some in the box with my wheel. TBH its good to prevent abrasion but its very squishy so a hard impact will still transfer through to the surface underneath. But, it's better than nothing. After a few tumbles it starts to look a bit ratty, and so therefor so does your wheel. But in theory, when you pull it off (has anyone ever taken it off?) your wheel will be pristine underneath (if you can remove the double sided tape, that is)
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    ACM revieuw after 7000 km

    @gotmotion2016 congratulations. That tyre you took off has more tread on it than the semi-slick tyre I have been using. I bet there was another 1000km in it. Still it's done now.
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    My Z10 now sounds like an old dial up computer

    That's 2400 Baud. You should ask Jason for an upgrade to 5600. But seriously, it sounds (no pun intended) that something has let go on your mother board (rocket scientist, I know!) Swapping out one of the boards (I think the Z series has several boards inside) will be the most likely route. Jason will advise, and Jason will act, and you will be made whole again. Personally I would worry about riding it, not knowing what has changed to create that noise. The offending component could be on it's last legs, and when those let go, so might yours. If you start hearing "The number you have dialed is not a working number. Please hang up and try again" you have an entirely different problem.
  22. Where did you find the correct leads to buy? Wait a minute! you have a 87V and a 56V wheel using the same Charge Doctor. What manner of witchcraft is this??!! Burn him! BURN HIM!!!
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    The March 2019 Weight reduction Challenge

    No I hadn't seen that one. Thanks. It ended before I joined the forum, mostly. Yours was the last contiguous post before a couple of random pops ups last year. Todays' weigh in: 79.25kg. I see a trend developing (fingers crossed)
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    UK import charges?

    That's about as far is it's physically possible to be from the ocean in the UK. I think 75 miles is the furthest. Bummer. I LOVE riding coasts. My coasts so far include 4 months all up and down the east coast of Spain from Barcelona to Cartagena, and most of Englands south coast from Poole to Hastings. And a flying visit to Whitstable. That was a dedicated Wheeling drive of 109 miles round trip. So much for saving the planet! When the weather gets nice, get yourself and the family down to the coast (pick a town with a long promenade). You only think you like wheeling now.
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