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I'm seeing many EUCs lately. Today walking home along 10th Ave. around the 50s, I saw one in the bike lane and another rider on the sidewalk. 

Are you noticing an uptick where you live? 

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I’m in Southern California and he past few years I have hardly ever seen a wheel in the wild.  Once in awhile I will spot an Ninebot E or an Airwheel.  Couple of weeks ago I was shocked to see a 16x coming the opposite direction on the bike path.  I yelled out 16x and slowed down but the younger guy had no interest in chatting.  I was riding my Nikola Plus.

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I'm in a midwestern town of 30,000 people near the Wisconsin/Illinois border.  I have seen none outside of my own & @Stadler.  We have been riding 3 times this week already & we haven't seen a single one.

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I've seen many OneWheels and a handful of EUCs. I've also seen a lot of MiniPro's, and there's also a Segway tour group that I've talked to. 

The self balancing technology has become ubiquitous.

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I'm seeing an increase in people but I'm also rallying the old timers in. 

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I'm still the only one in my town.

In fact, the last time I've seen a unicyclist "in the wild" [outside of meetups] was 2 years ago. :D

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I’m still definitely the only one within 50 miles or so I think.

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I'm seeing a bunch more. I spotted 4 in the wild last week. Funny but most have been on 16S, including a 20-something girl a block from my house, and 2 others around my work downtown.  The other a MSX passing each other near Griffith. 

I like to think that I influenced some of them 😁

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I haven't seen any, but others have said they've seen one.

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Where I live, in the past 2-3 years, I've seen only 2 euc's in the wild. Within the last 3 months I saw a OneWheel, and a neighbor just bought a NB1E+ . She says I was the inspiration for it when she saw me ride 2 years ago.  👍. Since then, I've helped accelerate her learning and education on different euc's.  Also her adult daughter and two grandkids.  The grandson, by the way, has quickly improved, and is riding solo around the neighborhood. 

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There is one other guy in my town that owns an EUC, but I have never actually seen him.  The only riders I have even seen first hand are the ones I have taught, three of them.  The only EUC's I've seen are the ones I own: 3 - V8, Mten3 and an old Freeman 14 (learner).  Live in Yakima, WA in the Pacific Northwest, about 2 1/2 hour drive from Seattle.

That will change when I get to the EUC games! So looking forward to it!

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3 hours ago, Coffee guy said:

Where I live, in the past 2-3 years, I've seen only 2 euc's in the wild. Within the last 3 months I saw a OneWheel, and a neighbor just bought a NB1E+ . She says I was the inspiration for it when she saw me ride 2 years ago.  👍. Since then, I've helped accelerate her learning and education on different euc's.  Also her adult daughter and two grandkids.  The grandson, by the way, has quickly improved, and is riding solo around the neighborhood. 

That's nice of you! It was a neighbor who taught me to ride my Segway i2 around 2007. He still rides with his friend and dog on the Segway - it's a sight. 

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5 hours ago, Dzlchef said:

I'm seeing a bunch more. I spotted 4 in the wild last week. Funny but most have been on 16S, including a 20-something girl a block from my house, and 2 others around my work downtown.  The other a MSX passing each other near Griffith. 

I like to think that I influenced some of them 😁

I bet you were the influence to them and others. I wanted an EUC after seeing a guy effortless roll by on one. I never thought I could do that, but here we are.

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2 minutes ago, Lillian said:

He still rides with his friend and dog on the Segway

 

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5 hours ago, atdlzpae said:

 

Ha! I forgot that Donnie Osmond was in this. 

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"My rims never spin, to the contrary
You'll find that they're quite stationary"

My next mod is to add spinners to my Nikola+. :D

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I had never seen another one in the area before I started a few months ago.  Now I've seen at least 5 other folks on them - mostly Inmotions.  I see more OneWheels than anything else tho.

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On 10/11/2019 at 8:55 AM, Lillian said:

I bet you were the influence to them and others. I wanted an EUC after seeing a guy effortless roll by on one. I never thought I could do that, but here we are.

A co-worker @ my London office had a V8 that he never really got into.  I read up on EuCS after shipping him a wheel cover, and then like half a year later was when I got mine  :-)  He's only ever put 40km on his and I am at 130 in 1/3 the time or so :)

I brought mine to work one Saturday after running an errand & let two guys try it on the office.  they've told others & they all want me to bring it to the office again next week :-)  Maybe I will get a few converts :)

After today's ride through a preserve, saw 2 older women staring at me & @Stadler, so I asked them if they wanted to try my v10.  They really wanted to know what it was!  So we talked about 10 minutes & I answered their questions and they told me they were going to google about "electronic unicycles".  Maybe one day I'll see them riding around in the preserve too :)

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6 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

:blink:  I saw my first EUC rider in the wild downtown tonight!  :w00t2:  He zipped across the road wearing a white full face helmet.  I couldn’t tell what black EUC he was riding, but it had no side lights.  Pretty cool!

You need to track that guy down so you have a riding buddy. When will we see Hunka zipping through the streets?:popcorn:

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7 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

:blink:  I saw my first EUC rider in the wild downtown tonight!  :w00t2:  He zipped across the road wearing a white full face helmet.  I couldn’t tell what black EUC he was riding, but it had no side lights.  Pretty cool!

Sure it wasn't your reflection on a mirrored window office 🏢building or shopping window🛒? 😁

Maybe we get a video of tag team Hunka now :popcorn: Taking on the challenge of ever pavement and curb 😉

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9 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

:blink:  I saw my first EUC rider in the wild downtown tonight!  :w00t2:  He zipped across the road wearing a white full face helmet.  I couldn’t tell what black EUC he was riding, but it had no side lights.  Pretty cool!

Downtown where?;););)

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2 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Downtown where?;););)

I don't think it's a secret he lives in Calgary :)

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