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  1. 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 !!!
  2. 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
  3. 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 ?
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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 !!!
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. can anyone answer this following question: does euc world work with this device ? https://www.chinesesmartwatches.com/lemfo-lem-t-4g-smartwatch/ i would prefer a reply from seba since he is most familiar with euc world. thank you for your help. bpong
  12. winter is just around the corner. so its time i put my wheels up for the winter time hibernation, and wait till next spring 2020. been a good year, (only a couple of falls, good falls - no broken anything...) and i got a faster wheel. had some very good interactions with most cyclists, and i only had 1 BAD experience with 1 taxi driver (and i did not have an action camera at that time...) very thankful that this vocation exists, and is supported by alot of users and retailers. i hope that for the next year 2020 riding season, we see more organized regulations on euc us
  13. the problem is that the city of toronto uses SALT on the city streets during the winter months. and salt is an enemy of aluminum and aluminum alloys... damn... i still have my glide 3 to ride but still, i only ride it when its dry and cold, so that the least amount of salt and salt-water gets into the wheel well. so when im not riding, im walking. the walking is fine, i need the xtra exercise (5 miles total, to and from work)... once early spring hits, and the spring rain washes the salt away, it will be riding season once again.... YEE HAA !!!! have a great holiday sea
  14. y'all; just looking for confirmation that this is the proper storage method to follow: - i have discharged my tesla V2 down to 50% (as i have gathered from prev postings on this site) - this will allow my wheel to be stored without affecting the battery's charging capacity. the storage space is 'heated' but the temperature range is basically from 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) to 15 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit). the storage period is from end of november to early april. the euc is brand new, only ridden a few hundred feet to test unit - its all
  15. y'all; is there anyone out there in euc land that is familiar with the charging port of the gotway tesla, orig or V2 ? i would like to reuse my ewheels 84V charger (used on my glide3) for charging my tesla V2. the glide3 uses a 12mm gxplug, the tesla, a 16mm gxplug. that is not the prob. the problem is that i dont know which pins the ground and power wire use in the charging port of the tesla. if anyone is familiar with the wiring and connections of the charging port for the tesla, please provide the pin-in information along with polarity. thanx ! bpong
  16. just shrug it off and carry on. in my own experience with cyclists in toronto, i found 99.9% are just regular folks. there are only a few of them (mostly retired, decked out in their own racing world garb, and carrying on as if they own the cycle path) that are ignorant. looks like you came across one who is not afraid to get interactive. thats fine. next person he attacks, he will probably be surprised (and if its america...) to find that not every one will back down. what i find is that given that quite a few states in america allow conceal or no conceal carry of firearms, why the
  17. thanx to all who posted. i went with the tesla V2. its one of the lightest of the performance wheels, and it has the features that im used to in the glide 3. happy riding for the approaching summer season 2020 to all !!! bp
  18. bpong

    Age poll

    theres quite abit of truth in your posting !!!
  19. y'all; are these two links referring to the same model, but different cosmetics ??? https://www.smartwheel.ca/Gotway-XXX-16”-1020Wh-1900W-Electric-Unicycle_p_1863.html https://www.vaneuc.com/webstore/en/home/58-gotway-tesla-1020-v2.html and to top it off, one price is 350$ more than the other. i guess times are tough these days... i would think the 'XXX' is a tesla with slightly different body panels... thanx in advance, bpong
  20. y'all; been riding a glide3 for the past 2 seasons. i love this machine and its been 100% reliable. judging by quite a few remarks about the v8/glide3, i will be keeping it. the only thing i would like to do is get another euc that is abit faster, and has abit more range. this machine will be used for riding provincial park roads and trails, and for longer commutes and city explorations. i did have my eye on the kingsong 16 inch wheels, but then the tesla V2 caught my eye as well. what attracted me to the tesla V2 is that the integrated carry handle with the trolley
  21. here is my solution to using an action cam while riding my euc. since i wear my backpack all the time while euc riding, i chose to get a strap mount for my action cam. btw, the action cam i chose is the dji osmo action cam. my reason for choosing this cam is that it is cheaper than the high end gopro, and it comes with 2 mounts, 1 flat and 1 helmet mount. back to the strap mount. i saw quite a few strap mounts on amazon but the reviews were always lukewarm cause there were a few instances were the mount accidentally released the attached camera (DSLR though). i ch
  22. i was walking with my glide3 in kensington market in toronto, sept 21, 2019, on my way to check out a latin grocery store. it was very crowded so i chose not to ride so i would avoid an un-necessary collision with pedestrians. i was stopped by an older man who basically asked me about my glide 3. he also indicated to me that he rides the V10 euc. we had a short discussion during which he also said he is 82 years old and still riding.... !!! IMO, thats pretty damn old to still be able to ride one of these contraptions !!! i urged him to join electric unicycle forum, a
  23. wheelr; i was stupid in the following respects: - no action camera (i have one now, osmo action cam, and use it on my helmet) - i reacted too emotionally and did not take down any information such as taxi number, license plate, UGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!! so, next time and there will be a next time im sure, i will have video footage, and i will try my best to get the important information. after that is done though, then perhaps i will have some time to throw in a few profanities.....perhaps.... y'all have a great riding season too !!!! ours is winding down since fall
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