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maltocs last won the day on June 6 2019

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    Pasadena, CA
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    MTen3, MCM5, V10F, Nikola+

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  1. maltocs

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    from yesterday's So Cal Group Ride to My Baldy Village and Sunset Peak.
  2. Have you been to Venice Beach? There's nothing strange here! Old guy on a unicycle chasing my kid with a camera, totally normal in Venice Beach. 😀😀
  3. i think in general, you are going to be much more cautious on an EUC with only one wheel. I used to MTB these trails I do now, and I was much more balls out back then. I have no problems walking the wheel over something I can't do or if a fall looks like it will cause me damage. Maybe it's age??!!??
  4. we should have time, i got the ride for the kid, i just need to be home by 5p now. Plenty of time.
  5. TOTALLY rideable. 1st 2 miles paved, next three miles all the way to pano point hard dirt. about a mile of the next 5 or so miles to the cave is on and off rocky but rideable except for that one small section where loose rocks are just flying out under the wheel. You can ride it down, but up is another story.. If you don't stop, 2h up to tunnel (with 3 mile pano detour), 1h down. easy breezy.
  6. Did a nice quiet peaceful ride up an alternate route to Mt Wilson yesterday on the historic Mt Lowe Railroad trail. There was only one 100ft section where I had to dismount because of too many loose rocks, otherwise totally rideable. The panoramic viewpoint I think is one of the best in Southern California IMHO. Here's the route I took https://goo.gl/maps/YAgKEVskNbQAAU376
  7. best wishes for her speedy recovery!
  8. maltocs

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Thanks, since you have one of these, let me know what you think of my mini-review I just posted at:
  9. I just posted my first public video using the skydio and here are some of my impressions. Great drone for selfies, self as in ONE person in the shot. It's basically a follow me drone. You pick the clock position and the height. You can pick the clock position based on the direction of travel or compass position. Then you can do some one-off shots like dronie (up up and away and back) or rocket (straight up) or vortex or some others. On the most part, you still have to actively play director and put the drone in the correct clock position based on how you want your shot with obstacle
  10. maltocs

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Awesome 50+ mile group ride today from Glendora to My Baldy. Great place for me to test the new Skydio 2.
  11. I used to use the smart plug method, I had them named "gotway" "inmotion" and "segway" and even had them working with alexa. However, alexa could just turn them on and off, she was not able to set a shut off timer. I had to use the app just like your video. In the end, I decided it was too much work to pull out my phone and set a timer every time I wanted to charge. Now i keep a mental note of how many percent PER HOUR each charger/wheel gives me and use an old school mechanical timer to set the amount of time to get to my target percentage. All in the name of convenience and laziness.
  12. it good to have a backup charger, but honestly, i NEVER use it. just once to test it. The stock charger is plenty fast enough and the whole reason for buying an 1845WH wheel is so i don't have to charge midway on a ride. Well, at least with my riding habits anyways. Because of the ever so slight increase in power on this wheel, if i had to do it over again, I might just do the 2100 84V at about the same price so i wouldn't have to deal with buying spare chargers as my other 84V gotways use the same charger. You can see some slightly exposed wire under the insulation. I just need to loose
  13. Oh, i forgot to finish the story. In the end, I got the fast charger he promised. I just had to do the $1 purchase AGAIN. I never had to send back the bad charger. I'll keep it for parts in case the new one break as the wires don't like they are screwed/crimped in well.
  14. I finally took the MCM5 out again and tested tiltback behavior. I have to admit, i was a bit more cautious than I've been. I didn't feel ONE with the wheel so to speak, maybe two or three . I put the tilt back at 15km I did notice tiltback is very subtle on this wheel. It is definitely more noticeable when creeping up slowly to the tiltback speed vs accelerating hard to it. When I try to "ride" the tiltback once it begins, it's actually pretty hard to do after a few seconds. I keep the gotway app open, watch it hit 15km and feel the pedals begin to tilt back. I continue to press forward unti
  15. While thinking of the physics and the capability of these wheels please keep in mind that I am 195lbs, and on that day, I was 210lb with the cargo I was carrying. I think the carpet example is a great example, but we also have to keep in mind my carpet was accelerating rapidly from zero to over 20 so a high speed tiltback would be less noticeable than a stationary carpet starting to move. Especially with this magic window. So if my 210lb self leaning forward to accelerate was countered by a fairly WEAK tiltback due to the power available to accelerate this wheel even more beginning at 23
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