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    San Francisco
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    KS16S, KS18S, KS18L, InMotion V10F, Gotway Super V3

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  1. Come to San Francisco, we have some of the best trails and bicycle routes open to EUCs. Our governor in 2015 signed a bill AB604 allowing EUCs to be used on sidewalks. With or without the bill, our police never bother us. Interestingly, EUCs fall into the category of "Electrically motorized boards". I am a senior and I can exercise my ADA Title 3 to be on any trail. However, with these regulations on our side, where can one rent wheels??? Get in touch with Nevin at www.tec-toyz.com AB604: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB604 ADA Title 3: https://www.ada.gov/ada_title_III.htm
  2. To me, EUCs are gadgets. In terms of cost, e-scooters, skateboards, bicycles...etc. are much more practical. EUCs, though not meant to be, are really for the "elites", those with disposal income, a little bit daring, enjoy solitary, free-spirited, don't mind a little notoriety, trailblazing, ... Not too many mainstream public nor children meet these characteristics. I think it is going to stay as a passionate hobby for the few likened to the sale of small 2-people car would never beat the sale of mainstream cars.
  3. I was in Paris awhile back. You should go to your local EUC shop for repair or advise.
  4. We have to be good for the environment. Every time someone rides a wheel rather than driving a car, less pollutants is put in the air. The question is: Is the environment good for us wheelers? So far, I haven't seen a lot of real actions on the government part to really promote use of the wheels making them acceptable to societies, to pedestrians, to drivers...etc.
  5. Hmmm... Who is the biggest culprit here, but least bashed in the media?
  6. I use my wheels for commuting daily as well as for fun. My commute to work riding motorcycle used to cost me around USD50, now KS18S only USD2, minimal pollution. Making errands to the store used to be a 15 mins walk, now 2-3 mins on KS18L, lazy me. Love them! However, I am still concerned with retired wheels as garbage/pollution. How re-cyclable are they? Does the benefit of using wheels outweigh the cost of junking wheels? I see some countries that are using e-bikes, a lot of these bikes become litter on the streets. A word about China's role in the green movement. I think if I have my facts straight. She is contributing more to the green movement than the US. US didn't even sign on to Kyoto Protocol.
  7. This really befuddles people when I tell them my KS18L is a senior mobile assistant (SMA). BTW I and my wife are both in our 60s. We've benn able to ride in places like Angel Island which ban any kind of EUCs. Since we are in our 60s, seniors mind you! We do have some limited medical conditions that limit us from long walks. So we are able to ride our EUC in banned places under ADA Title 3. The ironic thing is that people know we are seniors, yet we are able to ride these wheels with easy though they appear to be a challenging endeavor for seniors. Calling our wheels senior mobile assistants tends to make people more acceptable to our presence. These wheels definitely is a senior advantage!
  8. Wow, this guy must be going warp speed!
  9. I am tired of state/local bureaucrats ignorant of the very laws/regulations they are supposed to enforce. I was on Golden Gate Bridge one time and a patrol cop on bicycle told me that I can't ride my KS16S there because it is considered an e-scooter. According to Bill 604, 313.5. An “electrically motorized board” is any wheeled device that has a floorboard designed to be stood upon when riding that is not greater than 60 inches deep and 18 inches wide, is designed to transport only one person, and has an electric propulsion system averaging less than 1,000 watts, the maximum speed of which, when powered solely by a propulsion system on a paved level surface, is no more than 20 miles per hour. The device may be designed to also be powered by human propulsion. So why does the bridge has a sign at the entrance to prohibit use of e-scooters while bicycles are allowed? Anyone wants to join me going back to Golden Gate Bridge to challenge this ban of e-scooters or EUCs on the bridge
  10. Don't leave out a wheelie and the wheelies!
  11. I have found a bicycle stand (see below Amazon link) with a little modification, it can become a stand for almost any wheels. So far, I have used it with KS16, KS18S, KS18L, InMotion V10F, GotWay MSuper.... This stand comes with pre-drilled holes meant for bicycles with narrow tires. Its built is very solid. However, you can drill more holes wider apart into its bottom bars/legs to suit the size of your wheel. You can use it as storage stand. I use them in my car trunk to transport my wheels. They are stable and would be even more stable if you secure it with a bungee. I used to lie my wheels down flat during transport, but now I can stand them up, save trunk space and I find loading is easier too because I don't really have to reach forward in to my trunk to unload my wheels. https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Adjustable-Display-Stand-Black/dp/B00B136KQS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sunlite+Adjustable+Display+Stand%2C+Black&qid=1574538464&s=home-garden&sr=1-1
  12. I have found a bicycle stand (see below Amazon link) with a little modification, it can become a stand for almost any wheels. So far, I have used it with KS16, KS18S, KS18L, InMotion V10F, GotWay MSuper.... This stand comes with pre-drilled holes meant for bicycles with narrow tires. Its built is very solid. However, you can drill more holes wider apart into its bottom bars/legs to suit the size of your wheel. You can use it as storage stand. I use them in my car trunk to transport my wheels. They are stable and would be even more stable if you secure it with a bungee. I used to lie my wheels down flat during transport, but now I can stand them up, save trunk space and I find loading is easier too because I don't really have to reach forward in to my trunk to unload my wheels. https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Adjustable-Display-Stand-Black/dp/B00B136KQS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sunlite+Adjustable+Display+Stand%2C+Black&qid=1574538464&s=home-garden&sr=1-1
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