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One person has been killed by a hoverboard fire.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hoverboard-injuries-26000-children-hurt-in-first-2-years-of-sale/

However, 37,133 people were killed in traffic accidents.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/slideshows/states-with-the-most-car-crash-fatalities

Which of these is considered to be more dangerous?

Also, simply get a medical PED prescription to avoid this silliness in the future.

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We have California state legislation supporting use of green vehicles including EUCs but with a clause that gives local authorities conjuring up their own regulations. That's very problematic. We all know how bureaucrats are. They like to get pay for doing nothing. Coming up laws regulating EUCs--what are they, how many kinds are there, pissing off pedestrians and bike riders..etc.--are too much work. There is a document http://bit.ly/2LrE2le one can use to ride anywhere according to Eddie Moy, a fervent rider. We should put it to the test. One just has to mention ADA Title III and no further info needs to be given to the cop or anyone says to you that you can't ride the EUC.

 

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1 hour ago, scubadragosan said:

We have California state legislation supporting use of green vehicles including EUCs but with a clause that gives local authorities conjuring up their own regulations. That's very problematic. We all know how bureaucrats are. They like to get pay for doing nothing. Coming up laws regulating EUCs--what are they, how many kinds are there, pissing off pedestrians and bike riders..etc.--are too much work. There is a document http://bit.ly/2LrE2le one can use to ride anywhere according to Eddie Moy, a fervent rider. We should put it to the test. One just has to mention ADA Title III and no further info needs to be given to the cop or anyone says to you that you can't ride the EUC.

 

The po po have to respond when a member of the public voices a concern, even if their concern is a crock of S%$it.  I have experienced this first hand in San Antonio,  A friend and I were practicing kiting our paragliding wings (kiting: keeping the paraglider stable above you before launch)  we were in a small field in flat a residential area.  There is ZERO chance of taking off, but some Muppet thought we were terrorists about to drop a bomb on something, so in come 5-0 guns drawn (not really) but they were very aggressive, especially when I objected to showing my ID for minding my own business in a quiet field .  We had to cease and desist, our peaceful, quiet activity, on the grounds we didn't have the land owner's permission.  If we were having a picnic or throwing a ball, no one would have been concerned, but place something "foreign" in front of Ma and Pa Kettle and their tiny little brains explode. The public sucks. 

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I have no intention of commuting without my wheel(s) so we will see what next week brings. Thankfully the situation happened during a time when I do not usually travel so I most likely will not see that particular driver again. The supervisor's (dang-it, should have got his card) stance was that the company needed to change it's policy. Not to worried after the fact.

 

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Here we go again, I was fully denied entrance on the same route last Thursday with my V10 in hand. I even offered to try too secure the wheel to the bike rack and was still shut down and left behind. My response was very civil as I was in front of my place of business, but the situation infuriated me.

The irony of the situation is that I called customer service and logged a complaint and the company was very apologetic. 

 

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Can’t you just plop your wheel into a large bag and carry it covered up by the handle?  Just make sure the tire is concealed and Bob’s your uncle.  Or are baggage checks also performed prior to bus boardings?  :whistling:  Better check all the women’s handbags for explosives, knives, and guns too if that’s the case!

Path of least resistance.  :innocent1:

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It may be difficult to find an appropriately sized bag for the V10. I find it even difficult for my V8, but start to reconsider the idea which I gave up on 2 years ago, because nobody ever cared until last week. I see the clouds for getting into the non-fringe zone on the horizon.

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I once took my KS14C (small, I know) into Barcelona on the train, in a shopping trolley, the type you see old ladies dragging back from the grocery store.  not because I was afraid I might get booted off (that was 2 years ago) but for ease of transportation (no trolley handle on the wheel).  Funny thing is, I can't for the life of me remember what I did with the trolley once I started riding.  Old age, is creeping up on me.

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1 hour ago, Mono said:

It may be difficult to find an appropriately sized bag for the V10. I find it even difficult for my V8, but start to reconsider the idea which I gave up on 2 years ago, because nobody ever cared until last week. I see the clouds for getting into the non-fringe zone on the horizon.

Bicycle travel cases seem perfect for this task.

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8 minutes ago, LanghamP said:

Bicycle travel cases seem perfect for this task.

I see, I thought of something compact when not in use, I would assume their aren't? A cymbal bag may also just about work for the V8, but it's also not very compressible. 

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1 minute ago, Mono said:

I see, I thought of something compact when not in use, I would assume their aren't? A cymbal bag may also work, but it's also not very compressible. 

I looked into getting one of these for a trip to SF with my single speed, and while I'd prefer a case for a bicycle, I think a backpack bicycle bag is more appropriate since they can be rolled up and stuffed into a backpack.

A cymbal bag may be the best choice; I'll check out my local music shops for those types of bags.

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