Whole foods with OneWheel Club!



  • 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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