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OK, here goes a post on a relevant topic for new riders (but perhaps, equally relevant for experienced ones), that's meant basically to be a "glossary" of threads concerning the uses, benefits, disadvantages, alternatives, etc., of using a leash/strap/whatever you want to call it. Personally, I discovered the concept of using a leash in this forum; it helped me prevent damage to my wheel while learning, but also caused an injury and nearly caused a few others, so I've seen both sides of the coin. For the sake of anyone interested in the subject, here goes a glossary of threads that explor
I have wheeled over 800 km but I ALWAYS use a leash, to keep my wheel from running off over a cliff, etc. On Sunday I was forced to upgrade my leash, I guess Lassie ( my wheel) was tired of the old one. so, what happened? you ask. well, I was riding along minding my own business. It was a windy day and I had just finished watching the kitesurers doing their thang. All of a sudden my leash ( which is a luggage strap in a loop) was ripped out of my hand. I wasn't sure how, at the time, but I know where it went; under the wheel. About the same time I was thinking ' oh, this is goin
So, I crashed my E+ and the handle broke. Boo hoo . This was just the excuse I needed to take it apart and to attach a leash on it if it ever tries to get away from me again... Works very well for keeping it from wobbling on uneven terrain, assists in jumping up curbs, and I can stand a bit more relaxed on it. Doesn't work as well as I might imagine the trolley handle would for "walking" it, but it beats carrying the damn thing.