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    Touring the city on new-fangled wheel thingies.

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  1. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    As long as they spell "electric unicycle" right...
  2. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    I went down twice, the second time because I thought I'd hurry to see if I could still catch the light. It was likely quite amusing for the waiting traffic.
  3. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Some days are more fun than others.
  4. Horses vastly outnumbered cars at one point and yet, here we are.
  5. This is true in my part of Canada as well; cities seem to have noticed they can save a lot of money and realize other benefits (reduced pollution, carbon impact) if they can reduce their auto burden. As well, it seems clear that the pressure to to reduce carbon emissions is going to become more intense with each passing year, so the smarter cities are getting started with that now.
  6. winterwheel

    New GotWay Nikola 17''

    Many will view the red lights as a target to achieve.
  7. winterwheel

    EUC Themed New Yorker Marketing Campaign

    Spectacular.
  8. A couple of corrections. It is 206 deaths not 2016, and that is for all cyclists not just e-bikes. EBike deaths were only about 51. 38 of the eBike deaths were men, and 31 of those were men over 65.
  9. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Love all the instrumentation added to this one, really adds a lot to the video.
  10. winterwheel

    Age poll

    Fair enough. In my area though lots of women are interested, probably nearly as many as guys. Young guys also think its cool. Why us middle-aged men are in it is because there are more of us willing to go online to order these things, and do some trial and error to get going on them. I'm pretty confident that if you dropped a few EUC's into, say, a skateboard shop, and had some training classes to go with it, you'd get the demographic changing pretty quickly. It's all about accessibility.
  11. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Ha ha... that picture is awesome so I really, really, really hate to say this, but I've been using the GoPro for these runs. I've already broken one Insta and they apparently need a special battery to work in the cold. The Fusion has been performing like a champ though.
  12. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Has anyone tried to ride these things on train tracks? I just assumed that wasn't feasible, but maybe it's just doable but a rough ride.
  13. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    That's it! Man you're quick with those. They actually have a bunch of different ones from different eras, so not the same one each time.
  14. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    You can take a trolley car up there and it stops in the middle of the bridge for photos and whatnot. Haven't worked out how to get the wheel up there.
  15. winterwheel

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    yegwheel is the semi-formal name of our group that meets once or twice a week to do wheel stuff; the bridge is about 750 meters (half a mile) and crosses a river about 50 meters below the bridge. Added: "YEG" is the airport code for Edmonton, we use it a lot as shorthand when we talk about the city, so yegwheel is a natural name for the group.
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