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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Hey, that wheel looks good on you! I would never even have considered riding in those conditions. Does the wheel handle wet pavement well or is it slippery? I'd be worried about it washing out on me in a turn. Maybe these things handle better than I thought in adverse conditions.
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    Winter Is Coming

    It won't be as bad as it looks on GOT, but it will still reduce the fun-factor in riding. Until today, it's been very nice in Colorado most afternoons, but now that low temps and snow are here I don't think I'll be riding much for a while. I've been out in temperatures in the mid 40's F and even when wearing a jacket, hat and gloves it's just not as much fun for me. Once the threat of snow and ice is present, it seems even less fun and potentially dangerous. I'm definitely a fair-weather rider. Since I probably won't be riding much (at all?) until spring, I was thinking about what to do with the wheel until then. What do those of you that don't ride in winter do with your EUC to "winterize" it? Mine is kept in the garage for now, but should I bring it inside? Should the wheel be stored with a full battery charge or low charge or does it matter? Do I leave the tire fully pressurized or should I remove some air? Should i take it out for a quick spin every few weeks just to keep everything loosened up? I'd appreciate some tips from the pro's on the best way to take care of my wheel until it's time to ride again.
  3. that's what i wanted to hear... that the wheel and rider can can survive small squishy obstacles, even if the unfortunate animal cannot. it seems strange that the rat was just sitting in the bike path - maybe it was already dead? the other thing i learned from all the feedback here is that it is actually very rare to make contact with a small animal. dogs are another matter, as they are sometimes interested in chasing the wheel, whereas squirrels, rabbits and the like would rather run away. thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences. i'm not going to worry (as much) about small animals crossing my path.
  4. Hi, this is my first thread on this excellent forum. I've been riding since the start of summer here in Colorado, USA. My first wheel that I learned on was the Inmotion V5F, and I got a Kingsong 16 about a month ago. I like to ride on smooth paved surfaces so I'm on sidewalks and bike paths most of the time. Just recently I was cruising down the street when a rabbit darted in front of me. I immediately tried to steer away from it but it went the same direction. Fortunately, it stopped and reversed direction before I made contact. Later that same day I had another rabbit cross the sidewalk about 10 feet in front of me when cruising at about 25 kph. I had no time to do anything and was lucky I didn't make contact. After those 2 scares in one day, I started to think about what would happen if I hit a rabbit or squirrel. There are a lot of them in my area and it seems like only a matter of time before I have to choose between a hard maneuver where I may crash, or hitting the animal straight on. Have any of you ever hit a small animal? Did you crash or did the wheel stay under control? I know a crash wouldn't be good for the small animal and I'm wondering how I would likely fare. Would the wheel go over an animal like a curb or would I face plant? Any experiences and or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks! .....Chris
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