Whole foods with OneWheel Club!



  • I think the most I've done is grab smokes at the 7/11 down my block. Trickiest part is opening doors without getting off.haha



  • @MichaelW said:

    grocery stop today. Got scolded by the security guard on the way out... Lol... Got asked to leave at two different parks... Both guys said that thing is so fucking cool... If it were up to me... blah blah blah... I would like to start a grocery store OneWheel club. Anyone who has the balls to go to the grocery store and buy something gets to be in the club.

    Double dare you

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    NuclearDeLorean posted 24 days ago reply quote 1
    Does this include shopping ON the OneWheel? Never placing your feet on the floor the whole trip?

    challenge accepted - will I be the first in the uk to onewheel - other uk riders you have about 5 weeks to been me to it!



  • Declare your OW a medically required mobility aid, shake your fist, scream "discrimination," and threaten an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit. Then, ride wherever you like.

    PS: No, don't.



  • @ThatGuy I tried at Walmart the other night... feeling like @Franky I had to get up all my nerve to ride it in, but when I did, the greeter told me "No skateboards allowed". I told her it wasn't a skateboard... it was a "Personal Mobility Device". By then a bunch of people started gathering around for demos, which I gave, and then walked through the store, respecting the store's wishes. Too bad though, the whole store had SWEET, shiney, smooth, cement everywhere. Next time I will carry it in and then get on it.



  • @kbern said:

    "Personal Mobility Device"

    If I remember correctly House claimed his Segway was for his disability!



  • Damn, I got asked to leave a public park. This is a huge park 500m x 800m which has a duck pond in it.

    Park person said "no skateboards allowed, this park is frequented by old people and you skateboarders are too dangerous". The park person had caught me coming around a corner and hadn't seen the skateboarder I'd passed 90 seconds prior!

    Talked to a couple of people on regular unpowered skateboards later and they said they'd been tossed out for the same reason.

    I wouldn't try riding into a store. Any place skateboards are carried I carry my OneWheel. Don't want to create trouble and hostility towards the machine. One crash into some legislator's grandmother in Walmart and OneWheels are banned from the state as a public menace.

    Any time I cross a road or pass pedestrians I slow right down. Last night I passed two women walking the other way (tons of space) and they were nervous of me, hugging one side of the path. But I slowed to about 5kmh and rolled on the complete opposite side of the path so there was about 2m between us and I heard one of the women exclaim "oh, it is really safe". They initially thought I was a threat to life and limb but I converted them to a new way of thinking just be passing carefully. I am the OneWheel ambassador in my town!



  • Technically it is a unicycle... That's what I tell folks anyway:smile:



  • if people can still drive mobility scooters after driving down roads the wrong way, running over peoples feet (on the pavement) and just crossing the road wherever without looking - I don't see how one wheels could ever be banned! I once saw one "driver" take down a supermarket isle with her mobility scooter tank



  • Screenshot_2015-08-20-08-57-13.png Next time someone gives you trouble, tell them its not a skateboard!



  • @mikeyjihad said:

    Next time someone gives you trouble, tell them its not a skateboard!

    That claim might be slightly undermined if someone sees this:
    Onewheel :: The Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/4422853/onewheel-the-self-balancing-electric-skateboard



  • In! About a month ago, but won't do again often. Rode to the Berkeley Gilman WholePaycheck with a backpack. Was kind of crowded in the produce section so parked it next to a cart and walked around for a minute picking out food. Security guard met me at the 1W, said "is this yours? No skate boards in the store." "This isn't a skate board, it is my personal mobility device." He looked down at my legs and feet and was about to say something when I interrupted him with, "You CAN'T even ask." Hopped on and carved over to the beer section. Stepped off again and when came back a manager was waiting by the board. "Please don't leave your PMD unattended sir, we don't want anyone to trip over it." Security gave me the stink eye on the way out. Checked ADA laws later and found I have a protected mental condition called...why would I walk syndrome!



  • @Andrew said:

    @mikeyjihad said:

    Next time someone gives you trouble, tell them its not a skateboard!

    That claim might be slightly undermined if someone sees this:
    Onewheel :: The Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/4422853/onewheel-the-self-balancing-electric-skateboard

    initial description v final product - also designed use and final use vary Viagra was designed as a heart medication

    Sildenafil (compound UK-92,480) was synthesized by a group of pharmaceutical chemists working at Pfizer's Sandwich, Kent, research facility in England. It was initially studied for use in hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina pectoris (a symptom of ischaemic heart disease). The first clinical trials were conducted in Morriston Hospital in Swansea.[41] Phase I clinical trials under the direction of Ian Osterloh suggested the drug had little effect on angina, but it could induce marked penile erections.[3][42] Pfizer therefore decided to market it for erectile dysfunction, rather than for angina.

    so development ideas and final product don't match!



  • @WheelCarver said:

    No skate boards in the store." "This isn't a skate board, it is my personal mobility device." He looked down at my legs and feet and was about to say something when I interrupted him with, "You CAN'T even ask." Hopped on and carved over to the beer section. Stepped off again and when came back a manager was waiting by the board. "Please don't leave your PMD unattended sir, we don't want anyone to trip over it." ... Checked ADA laws later and found I have a protected mental condition called...why would I walk syndrome!

    Love it :) I love how broad the ADA laws are in the states - I'm looking into the uk equivalent right now! Also surely the widely diagnosed genetic disease of Lazyitis covers it nicely!



  • @WheelCarver I want to see what you're building in your back yard along with that berm.



  • @Andrew also if you go by the hs code 8711901000 its a bike https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff/commodities/8711901000



  • @eish said:

    @Andrew also if you go by the hs code 8711901000 its a bike https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff/commodities/8711901000

    Another fine example of a worthless bureaucracy packed with incompetents getting something wrong. Not sure what you expected from a government department?



  • It does sound like loads of fun, but PLEASE don't ride in stores or private property <without permission>. You'll be creating trouble, will draw negative attention to yourself and the OW in general. Please don't ruin it for the rest of the folks. Thanks.



  • I've been grocery shopping, electronics shopping and today I went to the aquarium on my Onewheel! Only positive reactions so far, except at Busch Gardens, they wouldn't let me bring it in. I should add that I always ride at a slow to moderate speed inside and I'm usually pushing a shopping cart or a stroller. People use all kinds of personal mobility devices to get around, and as long as you're not going much faster than the peds or carving deep it doesn't seem to cause any concerns, just curiosity. That's just my personal experience of course! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:



  • Where I live there are two areas where they have explicit signage prohibiting scooters, rollerblades, skateboards and powered recreational devices (with a picture of a segway). Can't argue with that. Happy to comply and enjoy the other 99.9% of the city.



  • @mikeyjihad agree that if you ride at walking speed that it is much less conspicuous. Adding a cart in front of you even more so. I just can't do it.


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