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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    Glide 3, Tesla V2

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  1. y'all; after getting a nasty forearm scrape, i decided to build a pair of forearm sleeves to prevent this scrape from happening again. it is a DIY project, and it uses the following materials: - 2 x 1 sq foot 6oz cowhide leather. i went to my local leather dealer (Tandy Leather, in Mississauga, Ontario) and the cost of purchasing 2 x 1 sq foot leather precut pieces was the same as purchasing a sheet of cowhide leather that is about 2.5 ft x 3 ft. so i decided to get the sheet of leather to have xtra for other future projects https://tandyleather.com/collections/leather/prod
  2. wizard, i havent really added my mileage...up here in toronto, i dont ride during the 4-5 months of winter (we salt our roads so i dont want to ruin the aluminum in my wheels). hmmm, i dont think its much mileage. i started riding in mid 2018 summer. lets average per day in kms, would be about 5 - 10 per day x 5 days per week = 25kms min / weekly, 100km(min) monthly x 8 months = 800 km per season x 3 complete seasons = 2400 km...not including weekend riding....damn, its about only 1500 miles minimum. i do squeeze the wheel between my lower legs, and i do bend my legs especially o
  3. y'all; last week i was happily rolling along at about 40kph in the bike lane. i rolled over a small depression in the bike lane - it was about 2 feet long, about 10 inches wide, and about 8 inches deep. the depression was not a hole with vertical sides, it had rounded smooth sides. after my euc dipped into this depression, i suddenly lost contact with my pedals and when me and the euc continued our travel forward out of the depression, i no longer had contact of the pedals. consequently, i hit the bike lane front facing, and suffered a medium sized forearm scrape. my body only s
  4. after reading all the replies and comments so far, i totally agree with ShanesPlanet: be content with what you have and get a faster wheel. as for the other comments, one aspect i didnt consider at all are the actions of the rider and consequent out of control riderless wheel careening across the street... good call Unventor... thanx to all the comments so far, its eye opening to think of all the possibilities but at the same time, morbid too (shaking head, eyes rolling)... carry on !!!
  5. Y’all: yeah, I see the eyes rolling as they read the subject line. but it is undoubtably one of the most frequently visited thought or ambition that I have on my mind after only riding for a few seasons. my average riding speed now ranges from 35 to 48 kph and i find myself still wanting to go faster. but my other thoughts say that this speed is about the fastest that I want to experience a crash at and have a chance to survive it. its not a question of what I can afford (got my eye on the hispeed RS), it’s about where does it stop, the need to go faster ? I simply find
  6. R u kidding me ? R u courteous to others using the route, or (like some old cyclists) do you act like you are the only person that deserves to use the route ?
  7. y'all; has anyone ever considered how to treat other users of the road, street, or bike lanes ? for instance, when using a bike lane, and you are approaching a slower euc rider or slow cyclist. do you simply whip by them in the widest available space next to them or do you slow down, make your presence known, and let them know which side you are passing them ('left', or 'right', shouted out in a moderate volume) ? it may sound like a question that is not relevant YET, but as more and more electric powered devices and such use the streets and bike lanes, every one of those
  8. curt8892; im in the downtown toronto area. currently riding a teslaV2, my first wheel (which i still have) is a solowheel glide 3. i taught myself how to ride 2018, learning on a soccer field in scarborough. i learned how to ride on grass which really helped in the following: - the few falls i had where on grass which softened the landing - its abit harder to ride on grass but the experience reinforces balance, and leg flex and strength. - once i started to ride on pavement, the transition from grass to pavement was quite quick since i already had riding experi
  9. Shoes,.... i mainly use the cheapest vans off the wall runners. IMO, nothing i have tried matches their rubber sole. Nikes are much more comfortable and more cushioned, but nike doesnt have the classic vans rubber sole. For winter riding i use columbia boots. Keeps me feet warm.
  10. i like your adaptive approach. nice to be young, im jealous already !!!! have a great and safe riding season 2021 as well !!! oh yes, i do go camping, and with the same gear too !!! (plus the added tent and wife) bp
  11. not trying to impress anyone. again, its always "you get what you pay for", especially in the lighting and safety gear. if you want the best night time lighting, outfit yourself with the best lights you can afford. if you want comfort (im now 63 years old), add a chair. at my age, i deserve to sit down once in a while. it all packs nicely, and not too weird looking at that. mind you, the flashing knog lights do make one look abit like a jet plane at night, but better to be seen than not seen. thanx for the feed back and have a great and safe riding season for 2021 too !!!
  12. y'all; If there is already a thread for this, please feel to move this topic to that respective thread. to start things off, i will list my stuff that i currently wear and carry with me on most rides. it amounts to about 10-12 lbs and its not that heavy at all. - i use a hockey helmet. i see the frowns already. yes, its not as 'safe' as a dedicated bicycle helmet (motocross style) or as safe as a motorcycle helmet (such as a nice shoei) but my choice for the hockey helmet was keeping my ability to hear all around me during my ride. the helmet is good enough for my use, and
  13. aside from the LEMFO LEMT which has been used by at least 1 user on this forum, i see there are much cheaper alternatives such as the maxwest nitro 4 cell phone at 75$ CAD. its specs are the following: - Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) - Bluetooth, version v3.0 it is also wifi capable and has a 4 inch screen. pretty much abit bigger than the LEMFO, but way less expensive... can the author of Euc World confirm if this cell phone will be useable with euc world and a wheel, using bluetooth version v3.0 ? thank you. bpong
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