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

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8 hours ago, kasenutty said:

Where's the young skateboarders to shovel the goddamnbowl? 

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10 hours ago, kasenutty said:

Weed

:roflmao:medicinal of course:whistling:

10 hours ago, kasenutty said:

Watch out for slippery mud patches on corners

Sounds like someone had a high pucker factor moment.:shock2:

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8 hours ago, Flyboy10 said:

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS:  Get a bigger wheel. Bumps become just that, bumps, not land mines.

That's what I always say; 18" or bust. 

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9 minutes ago, Lutalo said:

That's what I always say; 18" or bust....

...your lip

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1 minute ago, Smoother said:

...your lip

I was thinking " or bust your ass." But. Yeah. Lip works too. :D

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1 hour ago, Lutalo said:

I was thinking " or bust your ass." But. Yeah. Lip works too. :D

I don't know why I'm laughing, I ride a 16" (wheel):blink1:

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33 minutes ago, Smoother said:

I don't know why I'm laughing, I ride a 16" (wheel):blink1:

 Must upgrade for a "Smoother" ride :D

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Posted (edited)

LOCATION: Edmonton
DATE: 3/14/2019
TIME: 7am
WEATHER: Sunny, -8c
DISTANCE TRAVELED: 6km
WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: Gotway ACM2
WHO WAS WITH ME: Fading ghost of winter
TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 3,910km
BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Last cold ride of 2018-19 winter, baby! Hooah!
WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Extreme ice conditions at many intersections due to snow melting during the +6c day and freezing into mini ice-lakes over night in -8c.
RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS:  Stay calm...you can do this.

Edited by winterwheel
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LOCATION: Kitchen 

DATE: 14.03.2019

TIME: 15:00

WEATHER: Storm and rain outside since 2 weeks 

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 0,05 km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS16C

WHO WAS WITH ME: JBL flip4

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 1430km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: looking out the window without getting wet 

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: little space

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: don’t do it when the wife is @ home

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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: The River Ivel running past Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, UK 

DATE: 14th

TIME: 1pm to 3:30 pm

WEATHER: Partly sunny, very windy (gust to 40mph)

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 8mi est.

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS16S

WHO WAS WITH ME: Neil Diamond, Sting, Malo, and others on my iPod

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 1450km?

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Getting out despite the constant high winds of the last week, needed the exercise

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: strong wind gust trying to toss me into the river, no chance sucker

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS:  If the weather is preventing you from riding, go for a ride anyway. I'm glad I did.  Riding in gusty wind is like fighting an invisible jostler (someone who jostles you). That and a washboard trail was challenging, but it was fun.

Observations:  I recently changed my 2.5" street tyre for a more EUC-conventional 2.5" Chow Yang. Provided to me months ago by @IPS Malta .  I took this partly muddy trail to see if my off road grip has improved; it has.  

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4 hours ago, Roadrunner said:

LOCATION: Kitchen 

Weeks of rain! That sucks. I feel your frustration.

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LOCATION: San Diego

DATE: 3/14/2019

TIME: 3 pm

WEATHER: Sunny

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 18 miles

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS 18XL

WHO WAS WITH ME: Wind

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 90 miles

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: found a fellow rider that was riding a 5 year EUC. Been riding for years and never seen anyone else. No knowledge of the forum, no funds for a new wheel. This is the second "ancient" wheeler I've found in SD.

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: almost getting hit by a truck

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS:  don't zip (fast) by traffic on the right side. There could be a truck turning left. Always be cautious when riding in traffic. Go slow enough to stop in a car lengths distance.

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7 hours ago, Flyboy10 said:

LOCATION: San Diego

DATE: 3/14/2019

TIME: 3 pm

WEATHER: Sunny

Honestly, when is it ever NOT sunny in San Diego?

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7 hours ago, Flyboy10 said:

found a fellow rider that was riding a 5 year EUC. Been riding for years and never seen anyone else. No knowledge of the forum, no funds for a new wheel

He must have thought your 18XL was something from the future.

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Posted (edited)
3 minutes ago, Smoother said:

He must have thought your 18XL was something from the future.

Actually... It is!
Relatively speaking...

Edited by The Fat Unicyclist
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1 hour ago, Smoother said:

Honestly, when is it ever NOT sunny in San Diego?

The past two months have been pretty miserable actually. I'm talking 58 degrees and overcast with a 40% chance of rain. it's been tough man. ;) California doesn't make jackets/clothes that keep me warm below 60 degrees, not to mention the windchill factor at 20 mph... It has given me a chance to test out the waterproof-ness of wheels though. My first ride to work with the 18XL x/cover was in the rain. I thought to myself, "if my EUC is wearing a wet suit, that makes it more waterproof right?"

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LOCATION:

Washington, DC, USA

DATE:

Sunday 3/10/2019

TIME:

12 pm Start 

WEATHER:

Sunny,  warm, windy by the river

DISTANCE TRAVELED:

50 miles

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: Lutalo -KS18XL; Kachi - KS18L; Jeff - Inmotion V8, @Yanex87 - KS18L; @edwin_rm - GW Monster.

WHO WAS WITH ME: See above

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE:

Weather was beautiful. Miles upon miles of beautiful paved trail carving through dense natural forest alongside Sligo creek, and vast swaths of swamps and marshes along the bank of the Anacostia River; an escape from DC without having to physically leave DC. 

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE:

1. Headwinds

2. Flooding on portions of the trail. DC was fresh off heavy rains.  

WORST MEMORY/EXPERIENCE: 

The 18L ran out of range about two miles from our destination on the return trip. Had to return with the car to pick my son where the wheel dumped him

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: 

Check your tire pressure.

Buy a fast charger. 

My tire pressure was very low; 25 psi when I checked. I endured the entire ride with this low pressure. A more challenging surface would have damaged my rim. Plus, Although I made the entire 50 mile trip, my range suffered greatly because of the low pressure. By the time I arrived home my wheel was warning me about the battery.

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LOCATION: Beverly Hills to DTLA

DATE: 3/15

TIME: 10am

WEATHER: Sunny, 70s

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 16.2km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED:KS16S 

WHO WAS WITH ME: Coban & Gauze

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 1408

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: My thumb is finally on the right side of being healed. Such a gorgeous day for a ride, figured I give a thumbs up to everyone today!  Started my ride with the doctors visit.  They all think the EUC is cool.

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: The scrapping away of dead skin and more painful things. 

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Avoid falling, it's overrated. 

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LOCATION: San Diego

DATE: March 16th

TIME: 10-12

WEATHER: 75° and you guessed it, Sunny

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 19.2 miles

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: 18Xl, 18L, 16S, 14S, V8, Monster, Z10

WHO WAS WITH ME: @gr8ps @SDmike @SanDiegoGuy @Rockhardo @Steve Bags Alex, Jimmy, and @RayRay

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 120 miles

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: taking over the streets

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: drivers not knowing that we are legally required to be in the street.

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: follow local regulations, have fun

 

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25 minutes ago, Flyboy10 said:

!!!!! you ride with a 70's porn star? Wow! Does he have the requisite bushy mustache?

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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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Posted (edited)

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LOCATION: Around Linz-Mauthausen

DATE: Sunday March 17th

TIME:  ~13:30 - 16:00h

WEATHER: sunny and a bit windy 

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 54km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: Z10

WHO WAS WITH ME: just the wind and the sun, and not to forget: many cyclists!

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 500 km

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: first time reaching 54km within one run without loading.  First time in this year such high temperature because of the foehn.

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: saw a cyclist hitten by a car, but thank God not much injured at all 

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: always open your eyes for all possibly danger, protect yourself, most other wouldn't do it

https://www.relive.cc/view/rt10004028234

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Posted (edited)

LOCATION: Germany, Laacher See

DATE: 17.03.2019

TIME: 14:00 - 17:30 and 17:30 - 18:00

WEATHER: Cold, stormy partial wet

DISTANCE TRAVELED: 58,95 km and around 10 km

WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS18 XL and Inmotion V8

WHO WAS WITH ME: "Wow, what is that?!"

TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 18 XL around 200 km, V8 don't know

BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: First 50 km were very nice, nothing happened (see below)

WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Inability to drive through mud with 18 XL, continuous "Please decelerate" for the last 10 km, no bicycle paths, cars passing me (5 - 10 km/h) with 100 km/h and first faceplant with V8

RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: Try to not overlean, wear safetygear.

Edited by Mossi
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