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About travsformation

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    KS18XL, V8

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  1. Glad you could solve it My advice is to set up the wheel how you like it (riding mode, LED mode, tiltback, etc.), and then UNINSTALL it and stay clear of it insomuch as humanly possible. Go for EUC World or WheelLog in Android, or Darknessbot in iOS instead
  2. Sometimes that can be a login issue. Did you log in with the same e-mail or phone number you've been using until now?
  3. ...and the losses you would have caused others
  4. Aka the Marvel cinematic universe meets DC comics! We've got Marty Batman (or Backeman) , Spidey-Tim and... @Dave U, you need a red attire with some gold accents on it so Iron Man can join the EUC-vengers!
  5. That should definitely become your new profile pic!
  6. That one's gonna be hard to beat! Guys, EUC what he did there? And he Got'way with it! Wheel definitely have to put our circuits Inmotion to come app with something equally good, so we can keep this chain Rolling and prevent it from cutting off...
  7. Here goes my dumb contribution: Two unicycles roll into a bar....Watt do they order?
  8. Now that's what I call efficiency! Before anyone gets their hopes up, I've already snatched them. T'was a good old case of my scatterbrained nature working in my favour; I was cleaning up my browser session, closing some of the (countless) opened tabs, and when GyroRideRz 's page reloaded upon clicking on it...no X on the size M gloves, so... These are really going to come in handy, the post sun-down temperature has dropped about 10ยบ in the past couple of days, it's going to be great to be able to transition from summer mode to GyroRideRz with no annoying cycling-gloves-under-my-wrist-guards stage in between
  9. @GyroRideRz I added some gloves to my basket on your website (size M), but it doen't say anything about them being out of stock. Are they available again, or do I have to wait until...I think it was December, even if I order them now? Thanks!
  10. P.S. And while I'm derailing my own post, it might be worth mentioning that, regardless of the type of electric vehicle one drives---be it a Tesla or an EUC---, switching to a 100% certified renewable energy company or cooperative brings down emissions stemming from energy production* to ZERO... * Not counting the environmental footprint of producing and installing the infrastructure (but that isn't factored into fossil fuel or combined energy production emissions either, so it's a fair comparison)
  11. Good thinking!!! I can't believe I didn't think of it! I have to admit, given that the Tesla weighs about 80x what a 20kg EUC does, the fact that consumption is only 59x is actually pretty impressive. And with 5 people aboard, about the same Wh/person/km...Comes to show how wind resistance is a much greater consumption variable than weight (past a certain threshold and speed)... But my point still stands in terms of the transportation paradigm: how many times do Teslas (or cars in general) actually seat 5 people in the real world? With 4 occupants, consumption goes up to 44 Wh/km/person; with three, to 59Wh/km/person and with two, 88Wh/km/person. If you take a three-occupant scenario as an example (2 adults + 2 kids, round it up to 3 adults), the difference doesn't seem dramatic, but it's still 29Wh/person more for every km. Take a conservative 20 km commute (round trip), 48 working weeks/year (assuming 4 weeks paid vacation/year, and to give cars an advantage, zero driving while on vacation), and we have 20km/day * 5 days/week * 48 weeks * 29Wh/person more than on an EUC = 139 kWh more in a year. With electricity production emissions at 340g of CO2 per kWh (EU, combined average), that's an additional 47 kg CO2 per year, per car, compared to riding an EUC. There are approximately 263 million registered cars in the US alone. If every single one of them were electric (imagine that!), we'd still be talking about a difference of 12 million additional metric tons of CO2/year (in the US alone). And that's assuming an implausibly optimistic 3 occupants/car and a 20 km commute. Switch to slightly more realistic figures (2 occupant/car, 40 km commute, round trip) and we have (40 km/day * 5 days/week * 48 weeks * 58,5 Wh/person more than on an EUC) an additional 561 kWh / 190 kg of CO2 per year when compared to the EUC used in the example (times 263 million cars = 50 million additional metric tons CO2). These figures are, needless to say, highly inaccurate rough estimations (and sadly, unrealistically optimistic...), but when considering the differences being discussed (electrics cars vs. PEVs) on a larger scale, they really put the problem with our current transportation paradigm into perspective. Especially if one considers that this example is based on the beyond-unrealistic premise that every single gas-guzzling car in the US is magically replaced overnight by a Tesla... Nor do they take into account the plausibility/implausibility of the increased electricity demand, the carbon footprint of producing said energy without a shift towards renewable energy sources (or at least, not back-tracking by increasing coal %...), nor the excellent points and hidden costs mentioned by @LanghamP, plus a million other variables involved. Replacing IC-engine cars with electric cars just isn't the solution. The solution involves changing how we view transportation, how we choose to move around, and necessarily required a shift in how mobility is planned and designed on a local, state and national level: pro-PEV legislation and initiatives (incentives and tax breaks like with electric cars), proper PEV and bicycle infrastructure for urban and inter-city mobility, improved and non-polluting public transportation (more occupants/vehicle = less Wh/person/km) and efficient, affordable, electric high-speed rail links for longer-distance travel. But of course, all that's just wishful thinking... It's tempting to blame the issue on political short sightedness and plain old stupidity/inability to view past the current transportation paradigm (that's ruled over the past 60 years) and adapt to current times, but I'm afraid that as usual (at least from my point of view,), savage, deregulated, perpetual-growth-oriented, sociopathic-level capitalism (lobbying, special interests, revolving doors, corruption) and its firm grasp over politics/democracy is the main issue standing in the way of any kind of significant change... As stated in the video below, "High-speed rail is an existential threat to oil, airline and road industries". A similar conclusion, but with a more nuanced approach, is drawn in the video below (from CNBC) And here's some food for hope, to counter the pessimism (involved in realism...)
  12. Seriously? Wow, that's bad, even for me... Thanks
  13. @Seba It would be great to have a user stat page on the site, with not only stats from the last 30 days, but total stats of all rides, including CO2 Another useful feature would be to be able to delete tours directly from the "tours" page, to not have to click on open tour individually before being able to delete it via the tour menu But...when the time comes, I know you're a busy man
  14. Now THAT's the way to go if you DO want to motivate someone to give it a shot! A dare, anyone?
  15. So, I was watching the video below, and reading the comments, and it got me thinking about how much more efficient EUCs (and PEVs in general) are, compared to electric cars and internal combustion cars. First, there's are the usual and obvious suspects: the overall efficiency in obtaining and transporting the energy powering the vehicle, the efficiency of the vehicle's engine (how much of that power is converted into kinetic energy), the engine's overall efficiency (MPG equivalent/how much energy it takes to move the vehicle x distance), AND more importantly, and not mentioned in the video, how much energy it takes to move a kg/lb of human being. And this latter variable is where I think a point really needs to be driven home about PEVs. Comparing a Tesla to an internal combustion car is one thing. For the IC, there's the fuel extraction, refinement, transportation, etc., and then on the car's side, the engine efficiency (40-50% max., in the best of cases?), emissions, etc. An electric car is more efficient and sustainable overall, despite poor percentile of renewable energy powering it, BUT, how much of the useful energy actually goes to moving the person, and how much of it is used to move around a couple of tons of metal? That's my issue with electric cars. It's the business-as-usual model. I think it's great that people are switching to electric cars instead of using IC ones (they're the lesser of two evils), but we're stuck in the same old transportation paradigm...no collective/public transportation, the use of 1500kg+ cars as personal (IC) vehicles (known, hereinafter, as PICVs ), etc. Compare an electric car to a PEV, on the other hand... A Tesla Model 3 SR+ (RWD, standard range) weights 1,600 kg (3,500 lb); I weight 70 kg (154 lb). So: The car weights nearly 2300% my body weight Little over 4% of the energy is used to move ME, while the other 96% goes to moving the car. My 18XL, for instance, weights 25 kg. So: The wheel weighs roughly 36% of my body weight. 26% of the energy is used to move the wheel, while the other 74% is used to move ME. And that is a little piece of info I don't see anyone rambling about on Youtube, which merits a hell of a lot more attention than it gets. It would be interesting to calculate the overall efficiency of an EUC vs. a Tesla vs. a IC car... (if anyone is bored...) BTW, if you decide to watch the video, here's some forenotice before your blood starts boiling: Yes, it's ridiculous how he takes fossil fuel industry efficiency figures at face value (81.7 %? ), without taking into account the electricity used to extract the fuel & refine it, the fuel used to transport it (and corresponding additional emissions), while he does break down every possible loss in efficiency in the production and transmission of electric energy. No mention of the efficiency % of IC engines either (losses in the form of thermal energy, etc.). Anyone care to challenge his figures? P.S. Considered putting this in off-topic, but figured it's relevant enough for it to be in general discussion
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