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So it finally happened. One of my hobbies got the better of me. Two weeks ago, I was riding my King Song 18XL on my lunch break. I was on a park road that leads to the bike trail. The speed limit was 25mph and there was a car in front of me. He started slowing down (probably checking me out), until we were doing about 10mph. So I decided to pass. I leaned into it and as I pulled up alongside him the wheel beeped once and turned off. I was probably up to about 25mph. Usually, if I get too aggressive, the wheel beeps a few times and tilts me back. This time it just quit. Next thing I know I'm sliding across the pavement with the wheel tumbling past my head. Luckily I was wearing all my protective gear so my helmet, elbow pads and wrist guards took most of the impact. Minor Road Rash, Bruised hip, Separated Shoulder. I'm having surgery next week to repair the shoulder. The wheel has a broken trolley handle and a few scrapes, but fired right back up. Battery was at 80%. Album Link: https://imgur.com/a/WGwaOuj Wheel is a little beat up, but otherwise fine. The Pads took some battle damage. That shouldn't be there....=P
Has anyone ever practiced for a Power Shut Off? I understand the illimitable scenarios associated with riding that would make it virtually impossible to practice a cut off for every angle, slope, incline and speed encountered when riding but it would be nice to have some form of game plan second natured in my head if the need ever arises. I've had 2 engine cut offs when flying helicopters. The maneuvers to land in these situations was imprinted in my subconscious after repetitive practice. Both choppers sustained heavy damage upon landing but at least I walked away. I would love to practice for a EUC shut off if there is a sound method out there. Thanks!