I ride alone and I'd rather ride than photograph, but here are some photos from Google:
@Polle I'm comfortable now with the dismount. As I was riding through the park my feet got tired so I Googled and found http://community.onewheel.com/topic/256/newbie-real-world-beginners-manual This tip from @utsu helped tremendously:
Getting used to that "1 second off" for the foot sensor before the motor disengages drove me crazy at first, but I started understanding it.
@ahxe45 Yea... it doesn't look like that any more...
@Dmonicle I got tired of slow and confined already... I hit a new top speed of 19.5 mph in the park today.
Whilst walking from Equinox to Citarella on the UES, I spotted a OWer at or around 6:42 pm on Monday, August 22. Does anyone know if she is active here on the forum? I am still waiting for my board to arrive (over a week) but I'd like to see if anyone else is local.
@Bgrave If I lived by myself, I probably would! As it is, it doesn't really match the rest of the decor...
@Aaron-Broward-FL @LidPhones You know what they say about Manhattan apartments... https://www.google.com/search?q=closets+bigger+than+manhattan+apartments
@groovyruvy I'm happy to oblige and show the rest of my outfit (taking up what's left of my tiny space after OW):
But more seriously, I've been thinking of getting the funny-looking shoes recommended by @Aaron-Broward-FL and some others. I'm not sure if I want to risk my drivers (not pictured) just yet.
@LidPhones Thanks! I've managed to connect with another forum member in my neighborhood but she (and it seems like most everyone here) first practiced in a "friendlier" locale. For safety's sake, before I hit the streets (I'm too lazy to carry it to the park and @thegreck's handle is arriving tomorrow) I might practice on my rooftop:
@RLY welcome to the club! If those are your OW riding shoes, we wanna see the rest of the outfit ;)
@groovyruvy I wore these today because I wanted to see if I could ride my OW in work clothes:
Not uncomfortable... but I think Springblades would be more economical, even if it doesn't match the rest of the outfit.
I don't approach my top speed of 19.5 mph on this soft surface dirt path (probably average 10-12 mph), but this is as close as I've come so far to replicating the feeling of a snowboard. And it feels safe even when aggressively carving -- unlike when nosediving on asphalt, I've been able to run out the rare mishaps. Quiet nighttime rides on this trail, illuminated only by the OW's headlights, give the surreal impression of being a trailblazer in an alien landscape.
@LidPhones Got it, thanks.
@njcustom I've never ridden without a fender - and after riding on wet grass and through puddles (and in the dark, probably horse dung), I can only imagine what happens to people who ride without fenders.
I didn't realize there were so many. I've only seen one other OW ever so far.
EDIT: 1 pm - 72nd and 5th. See everyone soon!
I thought a few of us would just get together some time in the early afternoon and ride as a pack through Central Park (this isn't going to be nearly as involved as the LA meetup, which sounds exciting; I don't much feel like being a tour guide and I figured none of you would be tourists anyway).
I've gotten a few responses by email but I don't have everyone's address, so hopefully people on the forums will see this and ping the people they know that don't visit the forums any more.
I can carve down most black diamonds on a board with relative ease but I've never, ever been on a skateboard before in my life. I'm a little nervous about skinned knees and navigating around cars, less so about flying (me or my board) off the 28th floor... we'll see...
@Polle At your suggestion I practiced dismounts (and standing still) a little bit on the roof before I hit the streets.
I still need more practice, though. My OW came 2 inches from being run over by a car after a poor dismount at a busy intersection during rush hour.
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