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I HAD A NICE RIDE TODAY (The Anti Face Plant Thread)

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There's a lot of coverage of crashes, face plants, cut outs, accidents, etc on the forum.  I decided to create this thread so riders can BRIEFLY post a successful, drama free, crash free ride.

I've created a template I humbly request everyone follow, to keep the thread compact and easy to read.. 

The main goal of the thread, is to show newbies, that the EUC life is not all about breaking things, face plants and trips to the ER, hopefully.

in the next post is the "form" I'd like people to follow.  Simply copy and paste it into your post.  Don't "Quote".

EDIT. I've been fiddling with the form template so the form and the responses do not blend together.

I'll try to remember to post a fresh blank form at the top of each new page, if it turns into pages, of course.

I've added a second part to the template for those who would rather submit a summary report for a given time period, weekend, week, month, season, etc.

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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 (COPY AND PASTE, DO NOT QUOTE)

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ALTERNATE TEMPLATE FOR REPORTING A TIME PERIOD OF YOUR CHOICE (WEEK, MONTH, SEASON, ETC) (COPY AND PASTE, DO NOT QUOTE)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

Date: Sunday 27th Jan

Time Afternoon

Weather: Cool 7deg sunny, windly

Distance travelled: est 9km

Which wheel or main wheel used: KS16S 840

Who was with me: solo io, juste moi, solo yo :rolleyes:

total distance on this wheel: est 1500 km

Best feature of the ride: lots of bike paths, the riverside activity, riding by the river, the beautiful college buildings

Worst feature of the ride: Thousands of tourists wandering around in packs, hard/expensive to park in town

Recommendations/warnings for wheelers: Google map it and find a parking place out of town but near a cycle path.

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Location: Bedford, UK

Date: Mon 28th Jan

Time: Afternoon

Weather: Sunny cold, windy 6 deg.

Distance travelled: est 30km

Which wheel or main wheel used: KS16S 840

Who was with me: solo io, juste moi, solo yo :rolleyes:

total distance on this wheel: est 1530km

Best feature of the ride: lots of river trails to ride, nice parks, pretty town, easy/free parking out by the marina/Priory Country Park

Worst feature of the ride: Half dirt trail around Priory lake by the park, The dirt was wet and I slipped off once (step off) but the wheel flopped into the mud :angry:

Recommendations/warnings for wheelers: A great location, plenty to see. Cafe at Priory lake has nice view, gets full sun (when there is sun) nice coffee.

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Location: Chattanooga River walk

Date: Sunday 27th Jan

Time: 12:00 - 16:30

Weather: Sunny 55f

Distance traveled: 25 miles

Which wheel or main wheel used: MSX, MSV3s+, XL ,KS16s+

Who was with me: Wife, daughter, son in-law 

total distance on this wheel: 240 miles, 725 miles, 130 miles, 360

Best feature of the ride: board walks, bridges, waterfront, restaurants. 

Worst feature of the ride: Had to use a near by road to bypass flooding.

Recommendations/warnings for wheelers: Keep your copy of the state codes loaded on your phone. TN 55-53-102  - TN 55-53-105

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LOCATION: Blacksburg, VA USA

 DATE: 01/28/2019

TIME: 2PM

WEATHER: 44 degrees F and Sunny

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 8miles to UPS store

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: Z10

WHO WAS WITH ME: friend on KS14s

 BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Cutting through the college campus and seeing the astonished look on the students faces and getting cheered on by a frat house

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: My friend trying the Z10 and immediately saying he hates it 

 RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: 

Warning! You’ll attract too much attention on the Z10!!  

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LOCATION: Edmonton

DATE: Jan 29, 2019

TIME: 6:45am

WEATHER: Clear, -15c

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 6.5km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: ACM2

WHO WAS WITH ME: No one, sadly

TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED: 6.5km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Riding with traffic down 109th street

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Lots of ice out there today.

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Dress warmly to ride in Edmonton at this time of year.

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1 hour ago, winterwheel said:

TIME: 6:45am

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1 hour ago, winterwheel said:

WEATHER: Clear, -15c

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Location: Area 52 ( can’t say) 

DATE: 29th Jan 2019

TIME: 9:00 - 16:30

WEATHER:  light snow 33f

 DISTANCE TRAVELED: 5 miles, 1/2 a mile at a time.

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: MSV3s+

WHO WAS WITH ME:  no one

 TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED: 730 miles

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: deserted area. Nice complex walking paths. No one to bother me. 

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Poorly marked or unmarked deep trenches. Other hazards. 

 RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Not open to public. Employees and Contractors only. 

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LOCATION: Warsaw

DATE: Jan 30, 2019

TIME: 8:05am

WEATHER: light snow, -4c

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 13km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: Tesla

WHO WAS WITH ME: No one, sadly

TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED: 2200km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: passing guy on bike in up the big hill, he scream loud "wow". His speed probably 10km/h my 30km/h.

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: places of ice

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: ice is a hazard

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LOCATION: Marina Bay, Singapore

DATE: 11 Jan 2019

TIME: 12:30pm

WEATHER: Fair, ~30C

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 3km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: InMotion V3Pro

WHO WAS WITH ME: Solo lunch fun ride to get out of the office for a bit!

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: ~650km at the time

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: A great interaction with a couple of tourists on Segway Minis who went 'hey two wheels are better than one', then realising the V3Pro does have 2 wheels, kindaaaaaaa lol

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Many tourist families with meandering prams

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Sunglasses are a must when riding at lunch in Singapore.

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LOCATION: Edmonton
DATE: Feb 01 2019
TIME: 6:30am
WEATHER: Moderate drifting snow,  gusty winds , -18C

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 6.5km
WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: ACM2
WHO WAS WITH ME: mother nature

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: ~3,000km
BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: no traffic riding at this time of day
WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Some snowdrifts too deep to cross
RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS:
 try and follow paths that have been plowed wherever possible, and follow paths you know well from having ridden them on days where snow is not covering all of the surface issues

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Welcome to the forum @uekarashi :cheers:. Nice report.  Hopefully you will have lots of things to contribute from a Singapore perspective.  I'm out of "ups" today, or I'd have given you your first one.

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LOCATION: SW Norway

DATE: Jan 31st

TIME: 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

WEATHER: Cold, bit windy, about 1°C, dry, few paches of ice

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 15 km round trip to/from work

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: Tesla

WHO WAS WITH ME: Mr. N. O. Body

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: Nearly 1000 km (964 km according to Garmin)

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: The enjoyment of riding it (as haven't been that good weather to do so in a while)

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: The wind, on my way home, coming from front and side

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Use your wheel when you can, but stay off the ice :P

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Welcome @Olav you are the second, first-time-ever poster on this thread and it's only on page one.  Nice report;  I particularly liked "WHO WAS WITH ME: Mr. N. O. Body":D. Don't be a stranger.   You're clearly not a new rider, having 964km on your Tesla.

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8 minutes ago, Smoother said:

Welcome @Olav you are the second, first time ever poster to this thread and it's only on page one.  Nice report;  I particularly liked "WHO WAS WITH ME: Mr. N. O. Body":D. Don't be a stranger.   You're clearly not a new rider, having 964km on your Tesla.

@Smoother Thanks :)

Can't take credit for the use though, picked it up from another forum

Started riding the Tesla mid oct, started with a X8 (which couldn't get me to work :ph34r:).

 

I like this thread, and think more people should use it, as it appears to be a too much focus on fast riding and injuries (IMHO) :cry2:

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15 hours ago, Smoother said:

Welcome to the forum @uekarashi :cheers:. Nice report.  Hopefully you will have lots of things to contribute from a Singapore perspective.  I'm out of "ups" today, or I'd have given you your first one.

Thanks @Smoother! I've been trying to find places I can join the conversation, but I have learnt a lot from the forum and enjoy reading it immensely :D I'm not sure about contributing from a Singapore perspective - it's warm and flat here, with plenty of more than acceptable infrastructure \o/ well, okay, there are some fairly heavy handed regulations but that's a post for another topic I think :) 

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LOCATION: Stockholm, Sweden.

DATE: 2019-02-02

TIME: 13:30

WEATHER: 0C, light snow, slushy roads and wet bike paths

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 35,92KM

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: MSX 84v 1600Wh

WHO WAS WITH ME: I passed by some dogs and horses does that count as company?

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 263,5KM

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Watching people ice skating on the lake

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Still haven't attached my mudguard. Also I pumped up my tire to 22 PSI and it felt so damn hard but I got better range which was pointless because I had 60% battery left after the ride. And a no parking sign which I ignored.

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Watch out for the snow/slush on the roads that might yield under your tire and shift you.

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On 1/29/2019 at 11:18 AM, Smoother said:

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LOCATION: Linz

DATE: February 2.

TIME: 14:20 - 16:00

WEATHER: sunny ~6° C

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 35 km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED:  Ninebot Z10

WHO WAS WITH ME: no one

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL:

69km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: seeing friendly and interested faces every few minutes

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Went up two times a steep location and nearly didn't get it (but same location was no problem for my S2)

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: be careful all time and protect yourself and others

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LOCATION: Cambridge, England

DATE: 2 Feb

TIME: Afternoon

WEATHER: Mostly sunny, 4*C, windy

DISTANCE TRAVELED: about 20km (I never switch on any telemetry, especially with leather gloves on)

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS16S 840

WHO WAS WITH ME: 30,000 Chinese tourists

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: about 1550km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Popping into a riverside pub for a flat white ( and a pee) (and watching a bit of Rugby on the big screen while my feet thawed out).  Exploring more of the town and the beautiful colleges.

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: The wind, and the drive to get there and back

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: When picking long johns to go under your trousers, pick a pair that has a fly, if you don't want to be rummaging around down there with your wrist guards on, etc.;) Also find a pair of gloves that are smart phone compatible.

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4 minutes ago, Smoother said:

WHO WAS WITH ME: 30,000 Chinese tourists

:facepalm: What were their names and what were they riding?  :D 

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I can't get enough of this positivity, so here's another one.

 

LOCATION: Kallang/Marina Bay/Civic District, Singapore (watch the Relive: https://www.relive.cc/view/rt10003320437)

DATE: 2 Feb 2019

TIME: 12:04 am

WEATHER: Windy, ~28C

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 12.69km says Strava

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: InMotion V5F

WHO WAS WITH ME: My partner, on V8

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 15km - my first ride on this wheel besides practice, yay

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: The Marina Bay area really is quite pretty at night, 10/10 would recommend to visiting wheelers. It was also fun to stop and take a couple of 360 images for Google Maps. Also, first full trip out on a V5F.

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Finding out that most of the light festival exhibits around the bay weren't switched on. :(

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: The park is paved with bricks, mind the thousand tiny bumps. 16" and up wheels won't really feel it though, heh.

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amend: not _all_ the exhibits were switched off.
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4 hours ago, uekarashi said:

I can't get enough of this positivity, so here's another one.

TIME: 12:04 am

WEATHER: Windy, ~28C

 

It's people like you that inject the positivity, so please don't think you can only report one or two rides.  Even the same ride on a different day has different positives and negatives.  I for one, really enjoy reading the little details people put at the bottom, and there seems to be a competition for the most creative way of saying "just me" (when riding alone).  I particularly liked "Mr. N.O. Body" from @Olav.  It hard to be funny in a second language, so that made it just that bit more special.

ps Love your warm midnight ride, sounds lovely. Let us know when you do the ride again WITH all the lights blazing.

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