KCo Posted September 2, 2015 Share Posted September 2, 2015 I live about 45 minutes from downtown Chicago. I got my EUC on 5/12/15 and recently have driven downtown 4 times for the sole purpose of riding in the crowds. The video below shows the famous “magnificent mile” of Michigan Avenue. It’s always crowded and I have such fun weaving in and out of people. So far, no one has any negative comments and plenty of positive comments/conversations. The video also captures me going by 6 police officers. The last 45 seconds shows a steep climb to the parking garage. I was surprised at just how steep I could go up. Cruising by people is so fun. The best thing about riding go karts is passing people. My brother recently was in a bike riding fund raiser and purposely had his group start last of the 3,000 riders because it feels good to pass the other riders. When I used to skateboard, carving/leaning into the turns is a great sensation. The same can be said for riding the flowrider (surf machine). Carving through the crowd seems to combine all these great feelings. I used to do this 30 years ago with a skateboard downtown (before it became illegal to skate downtown), but the people would hear you coming, freak out and jump “out of the way” and right into you. The difference with my wheel is they can’t hear me coming so I can overtake them swiftly and quietly…and safely. There may be a day when EUC’s become commonplace and people aren’t so enthused about seeing me. So, I’m enjoying it while I can. I love my Gotway Mten! So thankful Gimlet steered me that direction once I said it was just for fun and not commuting purposes. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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