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LOCATION: Tielt-Winge, Belgium

DATE: Feb 3rd

TIME: 8h00 am, sunrise

WEATHER: Sunny with some clouds, 3°C

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 8km 

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: Inmotion V10

WHO WAS WITH ME: alone

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 1155 km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Seeing the sun rising

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Big icy patches on the roads everywhere

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FRESH BLANKS FORMS TO COPY .

DAY/WEEKEND FORM. SEE BELOW FOR WEEK TO SEASON TIME FRAME FORM. (COPY AND PASTE, DO NOT QUOTE)

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LOCATION:

DATE:

TIME:

WEATHER:

DISTANCE TRAVELED:

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED:

WHO WAS WITH ME:

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL:

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE:

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE:

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: 

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ALTERNATE TEMPLATE FOR REPORTING A TIME PERIOD OF YOUR CHOICE (WEEK, MONTH, SEASON, ETC) (COPY AND PASTE, DO NOT QUOTE)

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LOCATION(S):

TIME PERIOD:

WEATHER:

DISTANCE TRAVELED:

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED:

WHO WAS WITH ME:

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL:

BEST MEMORY:

WORST MEMORY:

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: 

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LOCATION: Bedford Bedfordshire and St.Neots, Cambridgeshire.  UK.

DATE: Feb 3

TIME: afternoon

WEATHER: cold, windy bright 5/6*c

DISTANCE TRAVELED: est. 20km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: ks16s 840

WHO WAS WITH ME: just me.......and my shadow

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: est 1570km

BEST FEATURE(S) OF THE RIDE: seeing dozens of swans on the water,  enjoying the river views from the numerous bridges,standing on the ruins of Bedford castle  (built after 1100 by Henry I) and reading about its siege and destruction in the year 1224 by Henry III), discovering that St. Neots has been settled for over 3,000 years (Iron age)

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Discovering that the waterside parks and paths of St. Neots can be ridden in 10 minutes tops.  I'll Google it again to see if I missed something. Leaving my grocery shopping too late (4pm) so couldn't stock up adequately for the Super Bowl :mellow:

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS:  Riding beside deep water without walls or fences, can be hazardous to your wheel if you have an off.  Proceed at your own risk.

 

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2 hours ago, Kristof Willen said:

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Seeing the sun rising

NICE !!! 

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59 minutes ago, Smoother said:

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: est 15570km

 

What ?? 15.000km on a wheel  ?

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5 minutes ago, Kristof Willen said:

What ?? 15.000km on a wheel  ?

:roflmao:OOps. a typo.  I'll fix it.

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LOCATION(S): Southern Gothenburg (Mölndal, Göteborg Avenyn, Södra Guldheden, Bifrost, Eklanda, Högsbo, Mölndal centrum)

TIME PERIOD: Sunday 11:15ish to 13:00ish

WEATHER: -2 to 1 degrees celsius sunny, only mild winds

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 27.9 km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS18L 

WHO WAS WITH ME: soloride, recon for ride to event in city center tomorrow.

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 1136 km

BEST MEMORY: I had a fantastic chat with elder married couple talking about EUCs. The lady :  those are amazing, i saw another with 3 shopping bag he went really fast. Another ride with mt LS2 FF399 EU  helmet. Fantastic view and colour sky with sun visor activated.

WORST MEMORY: still icey patches out there

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: it is ridable, but ride careful and keep focus, don't forget sunglass or visor.

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The cats enjoyed 5 min on balcony when I  got home.

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4 hours ago, Unventor said:

 

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The cats enjoyed 5 min on balcony when I  got home.

 

What a beautiful cat.

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LOCATION: Edmonton
DATE: Feb 4, 2019
TIME: 6pm
WEATHER: -28c, clear, dark

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 6.5k
WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: ACM2
WHO WAS WITH ME: my inner monologue

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 3,515
BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: the city bladed all the bike paths so the entire way home was like riding my favorite groomed  run out on the ski-slopes
WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: sad that I have to do these rides in the  dark
RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS:
 wear a scarf or equivalent around neck, that was the one spot where the cold found its way in

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46 minutes ago, winterwheel said:

WHO WAS WITH ME: my inner monologue

:roflmao: good one.

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LOCATION: Kallang/Marina Bay/Marina South, Singapore (https://www.relive.cc/view/2124172314)

DATE: 05 Feb 2019

TIME: 1:35am

WEATHER: Fair and windy, ~27C

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 16km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: InMotion V5F

WHO WAS WITH ME: The wind

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: ~30km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Honestly, the wheel. It was such a brilliant thing to ride. But also, randomly meeting another EUC rider in the wild on his commute home.

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: A usual route being closed off for Lunar New Year carnival; no biggie though. It was just such a fun and good ride that there's not anything bad to say about it at all ^_^ 

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: There are water coolers at a really sensible stop point along this route (Marina Barrage), so yay.

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LOCATION: SW Norway

DATE: Feb 5th

TIME: 7:30 am and 15:20 pm

WEATHER: Cloudy, but no rain while riding. 2°C and 5°C respectively 

DISTANCE TRAVELED: Almost 17km roundtrip (different way home than usual)

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: Tesla

WHO WAS WITH ME: Still only Mr. N. O. Body, maybe next time I'll ride along with his wife :P

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: Just a few km from reaching 1000km (995km)

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Riding the wheel :thumbup:

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Stopped at the petrol station on my way home to fill up (with air... :facepalm: ;)). Went from low 20s (knew it was low, but not that low) to mid 40s, hoo-lee-cr... (you know the rest) what a difference! Knew it would be, but still :blink:

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Dress for the season, better to be a bit too warm, than too cold

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5 hours ago, Olav said:

to fill up (with air...  ). Went from low 20s (knew it was low, but not that low) to mid 40s, hoo-lee-cr... (you know the rest) what a difference! Knew it would be, but still :blink:

:roflmao:

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LOCATION: Northern California

DATE: Feb 7th

TIME: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

WEATHER: Cloudy Sunny blue skies

DISTANCE TRAVELED: Almost 42km/26Mile Roundtrip 

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: Kingsong KS-18L

WHO WAS WITH ME: :)

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 220 Miles/354KM

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Enjoying the sunshine, nice weather, and beautiful view of the river.

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: The random cold wind breeze. 

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Eye-protection from cold wind, balaclava to save the face, and gloves to keep them warm. 

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I can't believe no one has a ride they wish to share.  Here's my wrap up of my week.

LOCATION: The pavement around the green just outside my front door 

DATE: last week a couple of times

TIME: various

WEATHER: cold but not @winterwheel or Finland cold

DISTANCE TRAVELED: negliable

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS16s

WHO WAS WITH ME: My thoughts

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: est 1575km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: didn't have to drive anywhere to ride

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: didn't go anywhere interesting

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Nothing.  the wind has been too high at the end of the week, to ride safely beside unprotected water (my local scenic option) so a little "other foot" start practice was my best option.  Hey! I'm getting better. This afternoon was doable when the rain stopped, but then the England France rugby was scheduled, so there went the day.

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LOCATION: Belgium, Tielt-Winge

DATE: Feb 11th

TIME: 9:15 am and 18 pm

WEATHER: Sunny with some clouds, 2°C

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 18 km, daily commute

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: Inmotion V10

WHO WAS WITH ME: my shadow

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 1175 km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Finally back on the wheel after 3 weeks of rain & snow.  And being able to FLOOR IT (max speed during the ride 39 km/h)

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Discovered a crack in my helmet visor :(

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: dress warm, the cold creeps in everywhere. 

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FRESH BLANKS FORMS TO COPY .

DAY/WEEKEND FORM. SEE BELOW FOR WEEK TO SEASON TIME FRAME FORM. (COPY AND PASTE, DO NOT QUOTE)

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LOCATION:

DATE:

TIME:

WEATHER:

DISTANCE TRAVELED:

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED:

WHO WAS WITH ME:

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL:

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE:

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE:

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: 

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ALTERNATE TEMPLATE FOR REPORTING A TIME PERIOD OF YOUR CHOICE (WEEK, MONTH, SEASON, ETC) (COPY AND PASTE, DO NOT QUOTE)

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LOCATION(S):

TIME PERIOD:

WEATHER:

DISTANCE TRAVELED:

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED:

WHO WAS WITH ME:

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL:

BEST MEMORY:

WORST MEMORY:

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LOCATION: Cambridge, England

DATE: Mon 11 feb

TIME:11;00 to 12;30

WEATHER: 7deg C partly sunny, some wind (not me)

DISTANCE TRAVELED: approx 15km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS16S

WHO WAS WITH ME: Itunes

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: revised down to about 1300km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: riding without gloves I was finally able to take some photos.

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Left home without wallet; could not buy a flat white

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: China is still officially closed for business; a fresh batch of Chinese tourists have taken over the town.Gotta be thankful for their tourist dollars.

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DAY/WEEKEND FORM. SEE BELOW FOR WEEK TO SEASON TIME FRAME FORM. (COPY AND PASTE, DO NOT QUOTE)

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DATE:

TIME:

WEATHER:

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WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED:

WHO WAS WITH ME:

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL:

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE:

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE:

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: 

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ALTERNATE TEMPLATE FOR REPORTING A TIME PERIOD OF YOUR CHOICE (WEEK, MONTH, SEASON, ETC) (COPY AND PASTE, DO NOT QUOTE)

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TIME PERIOD:

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WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED:

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BEST MEMORY:

WORST MEMORY:

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LOCATION: Danish Camp, Willington (riverside cafe on the Great Ouse river to Bedford and back) Willington has been in continuous habitation since the Bronze age (2000BC) 

DATE: Wed, 13th

TIME:Afternoon

WEATHER: bright, cool, slightly windy

DISTANCE TRAVELED: about 12 miles

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS16S

WHO WAS WITH ME: me myself and I

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: About 1350km

BEST FEATURES OF THE RIDE: Few people, dog, children, nice river side paved path, nice views

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: a lot of the path is nowhere near the river (boring. yawn)

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS:  Not a bad ride, free parking, good coffe in Bedford at the river side (lake actually) cafe beside the Bedford School boat house

Best feature of all, meeting this guy:

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He's a European Eagle Owl, the largest and most powerful Owl apparently.  He's about 18 to 20" tall.I was wheeling past concentrating on some slick mud under wheel,with my headphones partially off, listening for low battery beeps when I heard this deep WHOO WHOO WHOOOOO. I stopped and looked around and saw this guy staring at me from about 6 feet away.  So glad I was able to hear him, or I would have missed him completely.

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LOCATION: Monrovia, CA to Pasadena, CA

DATE: FEB 15TH 2019

TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 PM (LOTS OF BREAKS)

WEATHER: 50°F, WET, INTERMITTENT RAIN. 

DISTANCE TRAVELED: A MEANDERING 21 MI

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: IPS ZERO

WHO WAS WITH ME: NO ONE

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 70 MI +/-

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: THE SMILES, WAVES, COMMENTS

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: THE RAZOR'S EDGE WILL CUT. DON'T BE A STATISTIC. 

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1 hour ago, Freewheeler said:

THE RAZOR'S EDGE WILL CUT. DON'T BE A STATISTIC. 

What's that then?

LOCATION:Bedford, UK

DATE: Fri 15th

TIME: Afternoon

WEATHER: sunny, light breeze 14deg C

DISTANCE TRAVELED: est 10 miles

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS16s

WHO WAS WITH ME: Mrs I. Pod

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: About 1380km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: sitting on a bench in the sun, nice tunes from my headphones, enjoying the view of the river, having a reason to be out in the lovely weather

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Young boy who cut suddenly across my (empty) path for no apparent reason  other than his parents yelled (from a distance) "keep to the side".  He was already at the side, decided to cross to the other side, MY SIDE! GRRRR!

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: When riding for pleasure the temptation is to ride. ride, ride, ride.  But you see more if you pick a nice spot and give yourself time to take in the view. these EUCs add a dimension to our lives, don' forget to embrace ALL that entails.

Riding with music really enhances my rides by a factor of 4.  If I forget my headphones, or iPod, it's hugely disappointing. (I rarely ride in traffic)

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LOCATION:Braunschweig, Germany 

 DATE:16.02.19

TIME:afternoon 

WEATHER: sunny and 13deg C

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 43km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS16 C

WHO WAS WITH ME: just me

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 1147km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: the whole ride was a blast, mostly off-road in the woods

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: none

 RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: riding in the woods is great, but be careful it’s addictive 

 

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DAY/WEEKEND FORM. SEE BELOW FOR WEEK TO SEASON TIME FRAME FORM. (COPY AND PASTE, THE SECTION YOU NEED, DO NOT QUOTE)

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LOCATION:

DATE:

TIME:

WEATHER:

DISTANCE TRAVELED:

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED:

WHO WAS WITH ME:

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL:

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE:

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE:

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: 

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ALTERNATE TEMPLATE FOR REPORTING A TIME PERIOD OF YOUR CHOICE (WEEK, MONTH, SEASON, ETC) (COPY AND PASTE, DO NOT QUOTE)

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LOCATION(S):

TIME PERIOD:

WEATHER:

DISTANCE TRAVELED:

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED:

WHO WAS WITH ME:

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL:

BEST MEMORY:

WORST MEMORY:

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: 

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LOCATION: San Diego

DATE: Feb 16th

TIME: 4 pm

WEATHER: windy, partly cloudy, 68°F

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 22 miles

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS 14S   640wh version

WHO WAS WITH ME: just me...

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 1279 miles

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Sunset Cliffs

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: potholes

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: keep looking out for road conditions

https://www.relive.cc/view/rt10003553991 

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