I'm not considering the OW in the same classification as "bicycle" because I like to ride the hiking trails where bikes are not allowed (in and around the tight stuff, much slower than a hiker). Open space trail rules specify that bikes yield to hikers and that hikers yield to equestrians. My rule of thumb is to yield to everything moving on a trail; to demonstrate that I'm all about respectfully sharing the trails. When a hiker comes along I either hover in place as they pass or step of the board. If I see a horse I step off the board.
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RE: Marin County trail riders
Marin County trail riders
Have any of you Marin OW owners been stopped by a ranger for riding a OW on a trail (county, open space, etc.)? I do a lot of trail riding here in northern Marin. I slow down to a crawl when passing hikers, dogs and I just get off when a horse comes by.
90% of people using the trails here are pretty cool about it but when a hiker or horse rider tells me I'm not allowed on that particular trail I just give them my bewildered look, apologize if I've upset them and tell them I wasn't aware of it. But I still keep riding those trails.
RE: XR 1st impressions
Did the identical ride today with just 13lbs. of tire pressure and had 55% battery remaining. So, with only 13lbs. in the tire, I went 8.9 miles (4 miles offroad in Delirium, 5.9 miles on sidewalk and asphalt in Mission). That equates to a full ride of 19.78 miles. Again, holy cra#! My OW+ would do the 4 miles offroad in Delirium and have virtually nothing left in the tank. Color me impressed................
XR 1st impressions
Took my new board out for its maiden voyage today. Usually I drive to my offroad spot but today I rode the XR there and back. The entire ride was 8.9 miles, 4 miles offroad in Delirium and 4.9 miles on blacktop and sidewalks in Mission. When I got back and looked at my phone I couldn't believe it. It said I had 58% battery left. That roughly calculates to 21.2 miles for an entire charge, Holy Cra#!
Granted, the XR had 20lbs. of tire pressure (the way it came from FM) and I only weigh 133lbs. Tomorrow I'll try it again with 13lbs. of pressure in the tire and see what I have left in battery reserve.
An impolite question
It would be understandable to assume that most OW owner/riders are young or younger (teens, 20's, 30's and some in their 40's). I was curious about how many are "young at heart" (those in their 50's, 60's.......70's).
I thought I'd start an informal poll.
How many of you OW owner/riders are:
70's: Wouldn't that be cool?
Do you ride mostly pavement or trail?
XR battery retrofit kit for OW+
Just curious about the possibility of a future OW+ retrofit using the XR battery. With the exception of the bump on the bottom rail, the XR and OW+ look very similar. For those of us planning to purchase the XR and keeping our OW+ (to ride with friends) it would be nice to use them both on the same ride (going the same distance). Unless it's sold and done by FM (within 2yrs. of purchase) it would likely void the warranty......