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  1. Damn. I've been missing out. I've been commuting regularly so I definitely feel like I can join in on a group ride. The hard thing is my work and school schedules (I'm in a doc program). But I'll keep checking to see if I can join in next ride.
  2. Got it, figured it all out, waiting for my lunch break to go test it out!
  3. Oh sweet! I hope this is the case. I've seen a few posts on the app, do you know where I might find the Android app readily? Otherwise I can go digging the forums for it. Thank you for your help!
  4. Hi all, Last time I posted I was still early on trying to learn how to ride. Now I'm commuting everyday. Even traveled 17 miles yesterday to a meeting, people were impressed with the EUC! I have a question regarding whether I have a problem with my Tesla, or whether it is expected. Not always, but often when I get up to speed (approx. 15 mph) the Tesla starts to "lean back." That is, the top handle might be pointed towards one o'clock vs. being upright at twelve o'clock. Does that make sense? I'm wondering if it is related to me being a bit heavier (200 lbs). Or perhaps
  5. Part of me regrets buying the Tesla as my first wheel because it is so pretty unscathed, and I have dinged it up really badly in my learning. That being said, I don't really have extra money lying around just for a learner wheel, and I bet the wheel will get dinged up regardless over time. Thanks again for posting these videos. Without them I honestly would just give up on learning how to ride the thing, but seeing what it's possible of doing makes me keep going.
  6. As someone who has benefited tremendously from this thread (and the accompanying videos) I wanted to offer some tips that have worked for me. I have learned through this thread that while there is a general path of development for many, there are significant differences in how people progressed and different "ah-ha" tips that have helped people. So this is not intended to be a recommendation for how all riders might learn, but I am just sharing what worked for me. None of it is novel, it is a collection of many ideas already mentioned in this thread. Practicing over days versus long blo
  7. Thanks man! I may have to take you up on that offer. For now, with about three hours cumulative practice I am able to get on and off consistently, move forward, go back and forth in a parking lot (can't turn very well), and go about 100 yards at a time. I've been practicing 15-20 minutes at a time when I take study breaks.
  8. After cumulative two hours of practice, I seem to be a little "behind" where some people I see in videos. I started off using railings and walls, but for the last hour really just focused on getting on the damn thing without support. The walls and railing are crutches. I'm able to get on and off confidently with both feet, but I only then start moving forward one out of ten times. I am looking forward to more practice time and I am starting to see that a realistic time period to feel comfortable commuting (given my work and study schedules) is about a month of practicing. I know some may get
  9. Just received my first EUC, Tesla, today. I didn't get home till 10:30PM and got on it right away. It was dark so I stayed in my backyard. Was secretly hoping I was gonna just First Try this and get going. Instead I hobbled back and forth and held to the fence just to get both feet on the pedals. Went back and forth a few times, I can't even move a few feet forward without losing balance. Planning on waking up early before my doc seminar and putting some practice time in.
  10. I just hit refresh on my USPS page like six times. My tracking number still hasn't been scanned by USPS.
  11. Thanks man. Should be coming early next week. I ordered it from Tec Toyz. I've been watching a bunch of videos getting ready to ride it. So stoked.
  12. OREGON MOPED, MOTORIZED SCOOTER, POCKET BIKE GUIDE Where would EUC's fit on this? For Electric Scooters or for Segways? What do you think? I think my plan is to just keep it cool 15-20 mph, unless I'm on a good stretch and there aren't other commuters around and I'll rip it on the Tesla. Otherwise, anytime I see a cop I'll go a leisurely 15mph. Anyone have advice about riding, cops, bike lanes and riding in roads? I've been a bike commuter for a long time, so I'm familiar with cycling etiquette.
  13. Ive judt ordered my Tesla and am stoked for it. I'm getting ready for it by learning how to mount dismount, stop, turn, etc. But I'm wondering how someone would see behind them. As a cyclist I would just turn my head and look. But on a unicycle then I'd be turning my unicycle. Right? I'm not sure if one would then need a rear view helmet mirror to see behind you those things aren't great at night either which I will be doing since I come home from classes at night. Is this an issue? How do you handle this?
  14. Ive judt ordered my Tesla and am stoked for it. I'm getting ready for it by learning how to mount dismount, stop, turn, etc. But I'm wondering how someone would see behind them. As a cyclist I would just turn my head and look. But on a unicycle then I'd be turning my unicycle. Right? I'm not sure if one would then need a rear view helmet mirror to see behind you those things aren't great at night either which I will be doing since I come home from classes at night. Is this an issue? How do you handle this?
  15. Yeah I'm looking into helmet and wrist guards now. Maybe even knee and elbow pads when I get comfortable and push this thing to its limits. For now, I'll be holding my bike lights in hand and on my backpack but if people have good lighting solutions, I'm open to hearing them.
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