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  1. With all the accidents related to EUC riding, I thought it would be a good idea to start a post about protective gear. I recently bought a motorcycle jacket which has elbow, shoulder, and back pads that can be inserted inside. Wearing it I feel a lot more confident and protected plus it just looks cool. I got one for summer use so it is made of mesh and allows air to flow through keeping you pretty cool. Here's a couple of suggestions - there are plenty on AliEx if you search for "motorcycle jacket." If you are in the US or Canada, be sure to go through Ebates (.com or .ca) to get some cashback. Keep in mind that a medium in China is like small in North America. I'm a medium usually for jackets, and I ordered a large as I'm a medium build. My jacket just fits exactly right. Some listings have measurement sizes or a sizing table so be sure to check those. If you have a large belly, have a long upper body or are heavy set you have to be very careful shopping for these online as the fit might not be right. The jackets tend to be slightly shorter in length I find. Please note I haven't checked out these sellers so you have to do some due diligence and confirm feedback scores yourself. Also make sure they come with a set of 5 padding inserts! http://www.aliexpress.com/item/FREE-SHIPPING-Dunham-summer-ride-motorcycle-clothing-motorcycle-jackets-automobile-race-jackets-racing-jackets/32413297176.html http://www.aliexpress.com/item/FREE-shipping-2015-spring-and-summer-off-road-motorcycle-ride-jackets-breathable-mesh-automobile-racing-jackets/32315011136.html Take note PU is not leather. I think it's polyurethane so it's the fake stuff. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-BM-1-Men-PU-jacket-professional-racing-jacket-motorcycle-jacket-motorcycle-delivery-5-sets/32671396914.html Motorcyle Gloves (don't know which have wrist protection): <removed dead link> Knee Pads (could be worn under pants maybe): http://www.aliexpress.com/item/BC311-New-Arrival-Motorcycle-Motorcross-Racing-MTB-Cycling-Sports-Knee-Protective-Gears-Kneepads-Knee-Pads-Guard/32248533372.html Helmets: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2015-new-arrival-Brand-THH-TX-27-motocross-helmet-double-lens-off-road-motorcycle-helmet-Men/32313667621.html http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Dot-casco-moto-epoca-per-harley-aperti-del-fronte-retro-caschi-moto-motociclo-restore-ancient-ways/32663434213.html Feel free to add other recommendations and suggestions. Wrist Guards: https://www.amazon.ca/Hillbilly-Wrist-Guard-Finger-Gloves/dp/B0046EZ37Q
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    Duf's PEV LIVESTREAM, Sunday, May 5th!

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    Duf's PEV LIVESTREAM, Sunday, May 5th!

    NEW LIVESTREAM SUNDAY, MAY 5th, 2018 AT 5:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM EDT / 12:00 AM UTC https://www.youtube.com/user/Dufisthenics/videos Episode One Episode 2 Episode 3 Revenge of the OneWheel It was live! Episode 4! Marty Backe Returns! + bikinis! Episode V - Jason McNeil Strikes Back! Episode VI - You guys need to work on a snazzy intro to the show!
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    Aw Man I Hate Youtube.

    Now I want a pet grizzly bear too ! There are people here who have pet wolves. I saw this one guy take his pet wolf walking through the mall one day, and it was pretty darn scary! The thing was like waist high and looked pretty fierce looking. I'm surprised mall security didn't ask them to leave, but they were probably too frightened to approach the guy. I wonder what security would say to the guy with the bear if he were to bring him walking through a mall?
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    Pitbull killed my neighbors dog.

    It’s still alive. Pooping like crazy and wanting to bite everything in sight. I hear some bunnies aren’t as destructive. I guess I lucked out and got one of the odd balls. It’s soft and fluffy and cute, but man it’s got attitude sometimes. If it doesn’t get its snacks it shreds up its cage paper and flips his waterbowl over like a disgruntled prisoner. Not a good pet!
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    Duf's PEV LIVESTREAM, Sunday, May 5th!

    @Duf how is the Bell’s palsy? Is it possible that you may have contracted a campylobacteriosis from your backyard chickens which resulted in the BP?
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    Ninebot One E+ Won't Turn Off

    Maybe my Ninebot One E+ has been bitterly jealous of my Gotway Tesla as it has been neglected for quite some time. I'm not sure, but I decided to do a small trip to the mailbox on it yesterday. Before I ventured out I tested to see how the battery was (80% charged), and I tried to turn it off. It did not want to turn off! A long press of the button didn't do anything except to change the circular ring light patterns. A short press did the same. I've only got about 1200 kms on it so I was pretty surprised it was acting up. I tried charging it up fully for several hours, but it still doesn't want to turn off. I have to lift it up to let it hit the limiter, start beeping, and then it shuts down eventually. I wonder if an electronic relay may have gone kaput? It's very weird.
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    Anyone else experience calf numbness?

    I wonder if there is some vibration / friction being transferred to your calf to cause the numbness? I used to put on velcro'd calf protectors made of thin neoprene. It made riding the Tesla much more bearable, and also it helped reduce sore spots. Kinda like these: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Calf-Leg-Knee-Support-Brace-Wrap-Protector-Pads-Sleeve-Running-Exercies-1pc/292620113777
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    Collision with a cyclist

    I had a cyclist come zooming through a stop sign onto a main road while I had the right of way going at 48 kph. Luckily I was able to brake in time. I guess they just look for cars while they do their "rolling stops" so they don't expect a dude on an EUC coming at them to justify a full stop. Ride defensively and carefully, my compadres.
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    Pitbull killed my neighbors dog.

    Aw man that's awful. Sorry to hear about that. Pitbulls have a bad rep unfortunately, and there's always something in the news about them attacking adults, kids, and other pets. It's almost like having a mini pet Velociraptor. Fun's fun until it injures or kills another living being. Some animals just don't make for great pets. Like hedgehogs. Crazy carnivorous bunnies. Hyenas. Lions. Aligators.
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    Ninebot One E+ Won't Turn Off

    It would help if you made an EUC Rider Bodyguard for me! I don't care as much about the Tesla! Actually, I've only had it fall once over 1200 kms, and it only got scuffed up a little. It was a combo of maybe having too high of a tire pressure and hitting a 1-1.5 inch sidewalk heave edge at 22 kph sending the wheel in an alternate direction very suddenly that did me in.
  12. Here's an older news story, but it gives a pretty good summary of how things came to be with Ninebot and E-scooters. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-12-05/almost-every-electric-scooter-comes-from-this-chinese-company
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    Ninebot One E+ Won't Turn Off

    It's like owing a Porsche GT3 and not wanting to drive fast. Sure it probably can be done, but when you know you can go fast it just kills you not to. Even flying off at 22 kph can be pretty hazardous. I might have to dust off the Tesla and go for a spin if I get some decent elbow pads...
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    VR euc videos?

    I haven't tried searching for any 360 VR type EUC videos, and as others have mentioned viewing motion and VR just don't mix! I think it's due to the fact that when your eyes see that you appear to be"in motion" in the video, but your other senses tell you that you are stationary there is conflict in information that tells your brain that something is wrong and dizzyness / nausea ensues. I made that mistake of watching a really cool mountain bike video of some guy racing down a rocky slope. It was cool for the first 5 - 10 seconds then whoa you want to get off that ride ASAP! The other "more dodgy" VR content is fine.
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    Ninebot One E+ Won't Turn Off

    Both have been sitting in my hallway for the past 8 months. The Ninebot hasn't seen much use for the past year or so ever since I got my Tesla. I checked the battery charge on it, and the lights seemed to indicate it was still about 75% so I never thought of topping it up. It also turned on and off fine before. Maybe it's a sign that I shouldn't return to riding. My arm is still slightly bothering me. It's almost 99.75% back to normal, but there is just some slight tenderness in some spots. The Tesla is doing fine I think. It's a tough choice. I've got these great wheels sitting around with some nice weather outside, but I just don't want to risk falling again. And we all know how that goes! I did find some hockey elbow pads which might actually work better for falls on the arms, but they are pretty bulky. Oh well I'm still enjoying my VR time so maybe I'll just watch other people's riding videos from the sidelines for now... https://www.hockeymonkey.com/ccm-hockey-elbow-pads-tacks-7092-sr.html
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    Material for Strengthening of Pedals

    I'm no structural design engineer, but looking at the failure of the InMotion pedal in that thread, it looks like the area near the mounting pin receives the most stress in supporting the rider. The honeycomb design looks strong, but they could have filled in the honeycomb structure with solid fill near the edge where the hinge area is. A solid block of metal there might be able to resist forces better? I imagine the pedal as basically a lever. Where do levers break? Near the pivot point usually. We've never seen a pedal break in half but rather at the edge as the forces concentrate near the pivot. Imagine if you are 3D printing a pedal. Would you leave the area near the edge where the hinge is unfilled, or would it be stronger with a solid fill? I wonder if a different cast alloy like what they make bicycle crank arms out of (or tool quality chrome vanadium steel alloy) would end these breakages once and for all. All the rider weight is on the pedals so they are a critical part of the wheel design.
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    Ninebot One E+ Won't Turn Off

    I might try charging it for a few hours more to see if things might balance out. I might also try disconnecting the battery, depleting the capacitors with a power press on, and reconnecting things. I wonder if there is a problem with a P-channel MOSFET or capacitor in the soft latching power circuit? https://www.edn.com/design/power-management/4427218/Latching-power-switch-uses-momentary-pushbutton
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    Bloomberg News Report about Ninebot and E-Scooters

    The mass market is where the money is. It would be interesting to compare global monthly sales of EUCs to escooters. Moving a hundred thousand escooter units likely trumps EUC numbers by a wide margin. Unless companies have extra manpower and the interest / focus primarily in EUCs, it’s not hard to imagine a company wanting to pursue what brings in the bigger money.
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    Duf's PEV LIVESTREAM, Sunday, May 5th!

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    It costs $12k but I want one! (electric surfboard on a hydrofoil)

    The Aquaskipper is only $1000, but maybe not as cool?
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    What Are Your Favorite TV shows?

    Game of Thrones is coming back in April! I can barely remember all the character interactions from the other seasons as it has been too long, but it's definitely on the to be watched list. Love Death + Robots was pretty good I thought. Just some short stories with some pretty outstanding animation overall. I guess some modern games have similar graphics, but you can see how far things are coming along. DUST on Youtube also has some interesting Sci-Fi shorts. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sDT8jZ76VLV1u__krUutA/videos
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    What Are Your Favorite TV shows?

    I have been known to do some tv binge watching from time to time. What are some of your favorite shows? I don't watch a lot of TV, but some favorites are: 1. Game of Thrones - "You know nothing John Snow..." 2. Breaking Bad 3. House MD 4. Lost 5. The Walking Dead 6. 24 with Jack Bauer - a classic! 7. How could I forget "Dexter?" 8. Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch. 9. Suits! - a very good lawyer series about a guy with a photographic memory who pretends to be a lawyer. My recent obsession has been "The Detour." Omigosh this is the funniest show. If you haven't seen it you have to watch a few episodes. It is disturbingly funny in all the wrong ways.
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    EUC Legality in Canada

    I'm no expert on the legalities as I used to ride like a dark ninja in the illegal zone, ever on the lookout for authorities. In Vancouver they've even made electric skateboards illegal to ride on sidewalks (search for @musk's postings) so unless someone has some influence on city council to change the bylaws I'm not holding my breath. Also considering the speed capabilities of EUCs, it's a difficult case to make to allow them legally where pedestrians roam. It's like trying to legalize a 50 kph electric moped/motorcycle to be ridden on a sidewalk. Yup, likely not gonna happen. Still, I see cyclists zooming at 40-60 kph down park pathways not even slowing down while passing pedestrians so it's kind of a legal grey area in terms of speed.
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    Duf's PEV LIVESTREAM, Sunday, May 5th!

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    EUC Crash @ 40 MPH (Was: Please wear safety gear)

    If I had a dollar for every mistake, accident, or youthful impulse I've had, well, I'd be hanging out with Bill Gates. Pushing 40 MPH on a EUC that has no foolproof safety measures at the point of failure is asking for trouble, but I can see how testosterone mixed with spur of the moment exuberance easily can overpower common sense in respect to EUC limitations. We've all seen the out of control careening path that Ron from Miami's wheel took when his Telsa ceased balancing at the upper end. Luckily we haven't seen an out of control wheel injure a pedestrian or other personal property. Yet. Showing off and EUCs just don't tend to mix. Most accidents seem to happen when people forget that fact. I'm glad the rider who fell is okay. It's all a learning process. I'm sure he is now more aware of how to avoid a repeat of his accident. Others who see it likely will learn from what happened. It's not the first time someone has fallen and not the last, but hopefully it will help reinforce to others that these marvelous balancing machines are not infallible just like the riders who roll on them.
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