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@Ande you will be much further along the next time you ride. My first successful day was similar to yours. After sleep and rest I felt 5 times more confident and competent the next time I rode.

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Thanks GB. I’m hoping I’ve not forgotten it all next time I jump on. At least I’ve proven to myself that I can do it. After a fashion, lol 😂 

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Great job!
Speed is a major factor in accidents, so as long as you start off slow and don't get too over confident in speed, you'r fine.

And, exactly what I was saying. It's hard to describe all the little things needed to learn balance, maneuvers, and good riding. It all becomes muscle memory. Take frequent breaks and you will see improvement without even knowing it.

And finally, you mention rain. My #1 all time enemy is MUD. I usually leave for work in the morning before the sun comes up, even if there is a slight mist, I have frequently been caught on the unseen patch of mud. On these things MUD is my worst enemy. I no longer rider EVER if there is any morning rain or moisture. Also, watch out for loose sand. Always be looking in front of you for pot holes, debris, people, cars, everything.

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Well done Ande you'll be still riding the wheel while your trying to go to sleep tonight 😀 , just keep riding it everything becomes so natural after a while , just don't go to fast for now try encounter those little bumps on purpose just to get the feel keep legs bent ,when you staighten them and hit a bump youll fly up like a pogo stick😂 but for now just keep riding ,your legs will adapt and your brain

,,,,well done and also thx for the progress update:thumbup:

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Thanks all. I’m hoping for another sneaky go tomorrow, but haven’t actually got another break until Thursday afternoon.  Currently overdosing on YouTube clips :)

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Thanks GB. I’ll have a peep later, when I go to bed :)

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Looks like you are a fast learner:)

Going outside quickly helped because there you were no longer afraid of obstacles and crashing into something like you'd be indoors. As you say, fear or no fear is everything.

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On 1/24/2019 at 7:52 AM, meepmeepmayer said:

Looks like you are a fast learner:)

Going outside quickly helped because there you were no longer afraid of obstacles and crashing into something like you'd be indoors. As you say, fear or no fear is everything.

Skateboarder back in the day :)  I think it also helped me having to follow a cycle path, rather than just a big, open car park, whereby the wheel would have dictated the course.  Managed to have another go along the same path yesterday, and went about twice as far without incident.  Got a few strange looks mind. I think my wheel looks even more bizarre to people than normal as it’s wrapped in blue foam, and brown parcel tape.  Looking forward to being confident enough to dispense with the packaging ;)

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Ooooh the unavailing 😊 you know your getting somewhere once you decide to take the wrapping off 😊 well done ande:clap3:

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I’m back home on Tuesday, so shall have a lot more time to practise.  Hopefully, get the foam off in about a week ;)

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On 1/26/2019 at 12:11 PM, Ande said:

I’m back home on Tuesday, so shall have a lot more time to practise.  Hopefully, get the foam off in about a week ;)

A small tip. Practice in small time sessions. My first 8-10 times was about 10 min each up to anout 20min at a time. 

Your brain and muscles needs to adapt. If you (as in general ) get too tired you tend to make more mistakes. This leads to  frustration and raise the risk of accidents. Now I had my issues while learning, so I only did like 1 session ebery day or so.

I would expect you can do more sessions in a day if you are generally fit. I am/were now fit myself, so I had to build up balance and body strength too while learning. Which is why I picked up EUC riding in the first place.

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Thanks Unventor. I have been doing short spells so far, and things are going quite well. On an unrelated topic, watched some of your videos on YouTube.......  You don’t hang about do you? 😀

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42 minutes ago, Ande said:

Thanks Unventor. I have been doing short spells so far, and things are going quite well. On an unrelated topic, watched some of your videos on YouTube.......  You don’t hang about do you? 😀

Well I am not sure I get this right, as English is a secondary language to me. 

But I am but a mere rookie still. I only have like 1500km so far of EUC riding in my legs. I do however try to share my learning experience as good as I can. Right now I need to find a better way to film my rides.

That is why I have not posted new films for a while. And this weekend winter dug in here in Gothenburg so I fear I don't get to ride much the next 4 to 8 weeks due to show and icey conditions here.

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Oops!  Sorry.  “Don’t hang about”, means you go really fast ;)

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Well I am not parking 😏

But I don't go superfast. But most of time I am riding as bicycle speed plus 10% 😄 about 20-35kmh.

Here in Sweden you could get cashback if you bought a electric bicycle about 25% up to a max of 1000€. This means we have a lot of ebicycles on bike lanes doing about 25ish kmh, as it is the speed limit of the assist motor.

But it is soooo fun to slowly push passed these going uphill. Sunce arear about Gothenburg have mountain ridges right in the city center some ateas are really hilly here.

But since my knee is damaged due to inflammation and Arthritis, I can ride a normal bike without getting swollen knee and knee pains. But the EUC allow me to get about more and has improved my knees a lot. So to me it is kinda PEV. That is why I want to buy a 2nd unit to always have in my car.

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