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I’ve noticed a change in my city over the last couple years as people have gotten used to seeing them.  Before it was nonstop questions (while moving) and positive comments… now it’s mostly ambivalence with a few shout-outs from kids.  

But the other night… that’s when my wheel finished it’s death spiral from ‘cool’ to ‘whatever’ to flat-out dorky.  It was dark - I’ve got all the crazy lights turned on and I’m zooming up the sidewalk by a bar.  There were a bunch of smokers outside and one of them says to the others “what… a… NERD!” I dunno… maybe I wasn’t going fast enough to be cool.  In their defense I was balancing a hot pizza box and talking on my watch-phone at the same time.   

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Hi, Where do you live ? I know here in France we often get coments that we don't want to do some effort/sport, because EUC are often compared to bicycles. However, I really don't think that peopl

I've never really understood the phrase 'I respect your beliefs.' I obviously don't, because if I respected them, they'd be MY beliefs. I think when people say that phrase, what they really mean is

I wouldn't be too smug about the vaping.  There's nothing smart about breathing in toxic chemicals and filling the air with it for those of us who actually care about our health and don't want to brea

24 minutes ago, solocoyote said:

...and talking on my watch-phone at the same time.   

Haha that may have been the cherry on top.  Don't worry, early adopters of new technologies or new knowledge are usually ridiculed.  Galileo was imprisoned for suggesting that the Earth was not at the centre of the universe.  If these machines one day go mainstream we will already have long forgotten them and moved onto something even cooler.  But we will forever be ridiculed by the rest of the sheepulation.   

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53 minutes ago, solocoyote said:

I’ve noticed a change in my city over the last couple years as people have gotten used to seeing them.  Before it was nonstop questions (while moving) and positive comments… now it’s mostly ambivalence with a few shout-outs from kids.  

But the other night… that’s when my wheel finished it’s death spiral from ‘cool’ to ‘whatever’ to flat-out dorky.  It was dark - I’ve got all the crazy lights turned on and I’m zooming up the sidewalk by a bar.  There were a bunch of smokers outside and one of them says to the others “what… a… NERD!” I dunno… maybe I wasn’t going fast enough to be cool.  In their defense I was balancing a hot pizza box and talking on my watch-phone at the same time.   

If it had been me, it would have been a hot pizza box and vaping massive clouds. That would have taken the cake as far as that bunch was concerned. Smart moving and a smart alternative to their cancer-sticks... :D 

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4 hours ago, Robert Hoffmann said:

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Where did you find this?  That's @The Fat Unicyclist's forum picture.  I never saw it this big before,  now I see the Xima LHotz wheel.

If you hover the cursor over the blue forum name, you'll see the picture.

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10 hours ago, Scatcat said:

Give me a Tesla Model S on the other hand, and I would smile from ear to ear.

I would, too, but I would even more smile if someone would give me this:

http://www.rimac-automobili.com/en/supercars/concept_one/

THAT is a pure electric sportscar !   900,000 bucks, and it is yours.

If it is to weak for you with it's 1224 hp, then you could take this:

http://www.rimac-automobili.com/en/supercars/concept_s/

Just because we talk about dinosaurs like Mercedes, BMW, Ferrari or the like.

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4 hours ago, Scatcat said:

If it had been me, it would have been a hot pizza box and vaping massive clouds. That would have taken the cake as far as that bunch was concerned. Smart moving and a smart alternative to their cancer-sticks... :D 

I wouldn't be too smug about the vaping.  There's nothing smart about breathing in toxic chemicals and filling the air with it for those of us who actually care about our health and don't want to breathe in cherry flavoured poison.  I believe people should be allowed to take any chemical they want as long as it's not airborne and the rest of us don't have to breathe it too.  I'm sick of breathing in other people's smoke and vape clouds.  It's selfish and I hope it gets banned.

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I only ever got one derisive comment, and it was from the kind of obviously insecure teen girl in a pack of teen girls (and a couple of boys); other members of her pack promptly whooped, cheered, and otherwise indicated approval and enthusiasm. Also, I'm not even sure the comment had much to do with the EUC - it was more likely because I was riding with my wife, who is extremely pretty in a way that tends to bring out cattiness in a certain kind of female.

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1 minute ago, kasenutty said:

Don't worry, Scat, I downvoted that bastard Roo :D

Well, I didn't. I respect that not everybody likes it. But I doubt we could even begin to fathom what it would mean for the public health if the unlikely happened and every smoker became a vaper. As I said, it would save a billion lives over the next hundred years. What it would save in pain and suffering, grief from survivors not to mention money saved is even more stunning.

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23 minutes ago, kasenutty said:

Don't worry, Scat, I downvoted that bastard Roo :D

 I know you're a massive pot head and spend much of your life intoxicated, and I am totally for legalising all drugs, but only if the methods of consumption don't force others to consume the drugs too.  Anyone who decides to smoke/vape toxic compounds anywhere near other people is doing do selfishly.  Why should I have to breathe in your toxic crap just because you want to get high?  I would be much happier if people used edibles.  Or any other method of consumption that's personal.  I'm sick of people puffing their crap in parks, in the street, outside shops and at dog parks, where I have to breathe it in.  Smoking and vaping should be something that's only allowed at home, not in public.   

6 minutes ago, kasenutty said:

Roo wishes we were dead, let that sink in.

Why are you making up ridiculous false statements?

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27 minutes ago, Scatcat said:

Well, I didn't. I respect that not everybody likes it. But I doubt we could even begin to fathom what it would mean for the public health if the unlikely happened and every smoker became a vaper. As I said, it would save a billion lives over the next hundred years. What it would save in pain and suffering, grief from survivors not to mention money saved is even more stunning.

Isn't it a bit much to act like a victim?  Smokers choose to take up smoking.  No one likes their first cigarette, but they choose to keep smoking, knowing it leads to guaranteed addiction, ill health and sometimes cancer and early death.  People choose that path and end up sick. It's totally self inflicted.  Why should those of us smart enough not to intentionally do something that is known to cause nothing but a very negative outcome have to breathe in toxic crap too, just because smokers and vapers want their hit?  There are all sorts of nicotine products that can give you your fix without forcing the substance onto innocent bystanders.  If you want to smoke/vape/shoot heroin/drink bleach I am totally on your side because I believe we should all have that right.  But I am against you spewing it into the air that others have to breathe.

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14 minutes ago, RooMiniPro said:

 I know you're a massive pot head and spend much of your life intoxicated, and I am totally for legalising all drugs, but only if the methods of consumption don't force others to consume the drugs too.  Anyone who decides to smoke/vape toxic compounds anywhere near other people is doing do selfishly.  Why should I have to breathe in your toxic crap just because you want to get high?  I would be much happier if people used edibles.  Or any other method of consumption that's personal.  I'm sick of people puffing their crap in parks, in the street, outside shops and at dog parks, where I have to breathe it in.  Smoking and vaping should be something that's only allowed at home, not in public.   

Why are you making up ridiculous false statements?

 

Shut up, Roo, you goddamn know-it-all. No one wants to hear your expert opinions on, well, anything really. Go make some DIY leather belt straps you fucking innovator. 

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57 minutes ago, Scatcat said:

Well, I didn't. I respect that not everybody likes it. But I doubt we could even begin to fathom what it would mean for the public health if the unlikely happened and every smoker became a vaper. As I said, it would save a billion lives over the next hundred years. What it would save in pain and suffering, grief from survivors not to mention money saved is even more stunning.

Here we have lawn crews with leaf blowers that send clouds of dirt into the street.  You are breathing dirty air all the time.  All the fertilizer chemicals, plus the car is dirty again.

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On 08/10/2017 at 10:03 PM, exoplanet said:

there are real reasons for why people who are productive and have money dont drive euc's

There was a topic and a poll about what kind of people we EUC users are. One thing stuck with me: One guy thought 95% of us ride because we are environmentally conscientious. One guy thought 95% of us ride because we want to have the latest gadgets. One guy thought 95% of us ride because we want to avoid walking at all costs.

Whenever a person is asked what they think others think, they can only reflect their own ideas, fobias and fears. Completely unaware of what others actually think. For teenagers this is especially bad as they have an illusion of what others think to bear a lot of meaning.

In short: exoplanet, you are wrong about this.

14 hours ago, exoplanet said:

Also the device should be small enough to not be noticed when you carry it in your hand.

On 08/10/2017 at 10:03 PM, exoplanet said:

But i dont see others riding them. likely because it is new and because people are afraid of being judged

14 hours ago, exoplanet said:

I am a lazy nogood loser that hasnt taken responsibility for myself fully yet

14 hours ago, exoplanet said:

Could be because I grew up with a class identity problem.

Dear exoplanet. It's OK to carry something that other people don't know what it is. Most people don't waste a passing thought into judging what other people do, wear, or carry.

I think you're on the right track regarding the class identity problem. Unfortunately it seems to be bad enough to have quite a hold on you. I truly hope it is something you will grow out of, as no-one should have to carry such a burden.

14 hours ago, exoplanet said:

Maybe this gives me tinted glasses when I view other peoples reactions, but from close friends, they would rather be seen dead than with me riding the thing next to them

Those people you call "close friends" I would call a$$holes who I hope I'll never see again.

9 hours ago, exoplanet said:

I want to avoid the giggling of schoolgirls. It hits me the hardest. lol. serious.

I can relate to this on some level, but I can also say for certain that it does grow off. You will understand that they aren't giggling because you are or look ridiculous. For people of any age, the most rudimentary reaction to any surprise is laughter. That's what every single joke in the world is based on, surprise. Nobody expects to see an EUC rider. Most people haven't even dreamed of an EUC rider. Most people don't understand how in the earth a person can stay on an EUC. Seeing one is a surprise on so many levels it's bound to pop laughter!

But they're not laughing at you, or because riding an EUC is ridiculous. I truly hope you see the difference.

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5 minutes ago, Scatcat said:

I respect that not everybody likes it.

I didn't downvote because RooMiniPro doesn't like vaping. What irked me was the ignorance on the matter, straight quotes from big pharma propaganda, and viewing things way out of proportion. The tiny fraction of a permille of substance that is known to be safe for millions of times that, reaching your breath for two seconds per day, should be banned by law. Feeding the same stuff to kids thousands of times the same amount, every day? Nah, that's ok.

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50 minutes ago, RooMiniPro said:

where I have to breathe it in.  Smoking and vaping should be something that's only allowed at home, not in public.

Let's start with the ones that pollute the air around us the most. For example motor cars, only allowed inside closed spaces.  I'm sure I have Roo's vote on this!

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My youngest kid is four years old, and with the differences vaping has made for my health, I actually fully expect to be there when he graduates from university some time in the future.

Knock on wood.

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14 minutes ago, Scatcat said:

Damn it, now I got angry. Even had to delete some of what I wrote, not to be too uncivil.

I'll have a vape for you! Not worth it to get angry because of ignorance. Too much of it around.

And damn you write well.

For a Swede that is.

:D

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4 minutes ago, mrelwood said:

I'll have a vape for you! Not worth it to get angry because of ignorance. Too much of it around.

And damn you write well.

For a Swede that is.

:D

I probably write more in English than in Swedish nowadays... ;) 

And I'm actually half Estonian, even if I don't speak a word in my second maternal language...

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3 hours ago, Scatcat said:

As I said, it would save a billion lives over the next hundred years. What it would save in pain and suffering, grief from survivors not to mention money saved is even more stunning.

True and true. Tobacco is probably the worst of all drugs I know of. But it wouldn't save any money if everybody would quit smoking, rather the contrary. Compared to the average, smokers die quickly and early, thereby saving money for health and geriatric care and pensions to be paid.

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2 hours ago, RooMiniPro said:

Smokers choose to take up smoking.  No one likes their first cigarette, but they choose to keep smoking, knowing it leads to guaranteed addiction, ill health and sometimes cancer and early death.  People choose that path and end up sick. It's totally self inflicted. 

On this one, I don't think the evidence is with you. It wouldn't be called addiction if it were such a simple choice. I think it is also pretty clear by now that there is genetic components to addiction. Lucky you, and I, if we got "the good" genes. In any case, addiction is widely recognized as a health problem, not as a choice of free will.

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5 hours ago, RooMiniPro said:

I wouldn't be too smug about the vaping.  There's nothing smart about breathing in toxic chemicals and filling the air with it for those of us who actually care about our health and don't want to breathe in cherry flavoured poison.  I believe people should be allowed to take any chemical they want as long as it's not airborne and the rest of us don't have to breathe it too.  I'm sick of breathing in other people's smoke and vape clouds.  It's selfish and I hope it gets banned.

As someone correctly pointed out below, and I agree with, is motor cars with internal combustion engines do the same thing as smokers do, and on a larger scale.

If you believe what you say, then you must stop driving and owning an ICE car. I'm being somewhat hypocritical, by the way, but say a rule came about that said, don't exhaust fumes that injure other people (which includes cars, smokers, and vaping) then, yeah, I could get behind such extreme government regulation.

I vape. I never was a smoker, and indeed I have two vape solutions, one with zero nicotine. Can't tell the difference.

There's few things in life more pleasurable than vaping in bed while watching "Archer" on a big screen TV. Throw in the Asian teen hooker giving me head and I'm golden!

 

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