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Rama Douglas

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  1. But of course. I was being sarcastic...
  2. While I'm typically not a PPP (person packing protractor), I'd guess that it is between 40-46.275°. Lol. I'll try to remember to put one in my back pocket next time I go out there...Would be fun to know. Looks like my riding angle on the one pic is around a 30-35° lean.
  3. Greetings. Firstly, again I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the many wonderful folks who donated their time, energies and $$$ to help make the inaugural LA EUC Games 2019 such a huge success. From the website development to the sponsors' prize and monetary donations, to the AV companies who donated equipment, to the volunteers who helped build the track, run cameras, live stream help and more, and to Henry at the Velodrome! It was a community effort and I cannot say thank you enough! 💜👽😎 Drum roll please... ... .. . Ok, mark your calendars for the weekend of October 24th and 25th. And don't forget to allow extra time to plan on coming a week early for @Marty Backe's 2020 So-Cal EUC tour. Or maybe 2 weeks? 😳 We'll let Marty figure that out... We'll have 2 days of competition this year at the same venue (Encino Velodrome) with multiple race heats, more obstacles, more Sumo and more freestyle runs, as well as some new Games... So looking forward to doing this again as the event and our niche continue to grow. See ya in October! Blessings~ Rama, Zulema and Vajra
  4. Dates are now confirmed for 2020. LA EUC Games v2.0 is coming back to the Encino Velodrome for 2 days of fun competitions. Look for more race heats, more obstacles, more Sumo and more freestyle runs...Mark your calendars for October 24 and 25, 2020. Since the Games will be two days, @Marty Backe will your tour now be 2 weeks of riding? 😜
  5. I haven't tried it, as I just love to surf the wall, but LA EUC Games Grand Prix race winner Eric Ams did just that and successfully came straight down also. There's video of it somewhere on @Alien Rides FB page I believe. Kevin, would you mind re-sharing that vid? Someone else was asking about that recently too...
  6. Courtesy of @night_ombudsman @theotherjoelharris on IG Testing out the 45° cutout on the XL. So far so good...whew!
  7. Lol. That was me serenading the great @Jrkline "Wheel Whisperer"... 😜
  8. LA crew's last 20119 ride organized by @Marty Backe...
  9. Yeah I could see myself getting into a proper sized one and attempting MT bike trails some day, but that would really take some skill and training.
  10. I was intrigued by learning analog uni too. I bought a cheap 20" on Amazon also. I learned it in under 90minutes. I was able to go about 60ft. Made a quick video of it and haven't really touched it since. Wanted to learn, but it didn't stick like EUC...My wife wants me to throw it away now since I don't use it. I put it in storage...
  11. Nice! Let's see some video of you in action!
  12. Party pooper...although I hear ya regarding the Chinese quality reputation, but I do own plenty of quality products from China. With as long as they've been talking about it I think it'll be well tested, refined, and polished before we see it. From my perspective at least, it'll be a new experience in riding. Will probably have to alter riding style to master, like the Z10. And btw, the suspension on my Kingsong N1-D scooter kicks ass!
  13. All speculation until we get to try it out. I'm fairly certain it'll (suspension) be something new to acclimate and adjust riding style to. Like the Z10 came out and you had to "re-learn" riding due to it's unique characteristics. I think it's great to "unlock" a new skill which pushes us to learn and improve. They've been talking about this for a long while, and I'm certain that behind the scenes lots of testing is and has 🐝n taking place to really give us all something special, unique and new to look forward to in our niche. Let's wait and see, but I think they're going to nail this one outta the park. Excited for this Oh, and to your point, I believe Inmotion should equip it with a hardware lock feature like on some full suspension mt bikes. You can lock the suspension for stiffer climbing. Then you'd have best of both worlds. 👽💜😎👊
  14. That is the ultimate Sam Diego tour/ride for sure. Wish I could join... Probably won't rode for at least a couple of weeks. Darth Backe should totally join in!
  15. Thanks Hunka! And yeah, I blame the Drum and Bass in the cans. Makes me ride more aggressively...LoL 😜
  16. That Demon Flexforce X2 looks badass! Wonder if it would have helped me out last week when I crashed at around 30mph. I was transitioning into the bike lane from the street and low and behold, there was a 3 inch lip where the street had sunk below its normal level. I merged into the bike lane, wheel was close to parallel to the lip, and it stopped and I went down on my shoulder hard and way too fast to react in any way. Soon as I hit I knew I was badly injured. I have been wearing this, https://www.amazon.com/Webetop-Adults-Chest-Protector-Skiing/dp/B078NLHHG2/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?keywords=webetop+armor&qid=1574295972&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExRzZKTEZTTUVIQ1YzJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDUwODI2MlFWSktVTVNMR1c2UiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzIwMDk5UzlUOEdLWkk1U05ZJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfcGhvbmVfc2VhcmNoX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= and although it has shoulder pads, it did nothing to help keep me from serious injury. Thanks @Darrell WeshWesh for the Demon Flexforce X2 idea. I've been looking into stepping up my torso protection, so looking for other suggestions. There's a Leatt one I've been eyeballing for around $250. It's super bulky, but after this injury and my love for fast cruising, maybe I'll just go full on football shoulder pads... LoL. I'll look through the rest of these posts, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears for protecting the shoulder areas. Seems most of the high speed crashes end up with a Superman slide (ideally), but my crash left zero time to do much else than wonder what the hell I hit. Full face helmet saved my life, as head hit hard too and was seeing stars even with a motorcycle helmet. And btw, this happened a week and a half ago and I still feel like I was punched in the heart by the Hulk. Broken clavicle, scapula and rib...no fun at all. I'll heal but supposed to be a long healing process. I'm jonesing to ride, and have always worn full gear, but def gonna step up the shoulder protection...
  17. Had to do one to join the monkey suit club...
  18. Awesome footage and recap of the LA EUC Games by 👽 Rides...
  19. All great ideas, and all in the original plans. With very little budget, less volunteers showing up than planned, people miraculously appearing last minute to help with the livestreaming, cameras, some things went overlooked. Planned on commentator, but I don't think anyone else could have done this first round other than myself. It was a huge undertaking, all while supporting a family and having about a week to do all the last minute stuff, I think it was a huge success. It was a true community effort and we did the best we could, riders included. This was no easy course, nor did I want it to be. Looking forward to the next and yes I share your sentiments and with any luck, our great footage will be the springboard for attaining all of the goals come next year. Thanks again to all involved and to the community as a whole because I didn't do this, my family didn't do this....we ALL did it together. Oh and that Olympic flyer was not supposed to get used. 😬 The livestreaming guys found it on my computer and used it during breaks.
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