@a_onekatie I can see it now...
BART officer stops you to check your paperwork, while 5 people jump the gate behind you.
Then a cop in SF stops you on the sidewalk while some dude is shooting up across the street.
Or am I just getting old?
Father, surfer, and super stoked to be wheeling around!
Posts made by DreamTour
RE: Preparing for your fall
@fotoflux1 You want gymnastic training. Having an instructor watch you is probably a good investment, having a soft landing is even better. Learning by instructional video is tough- because you can't see what you are doing, right or wrong.
That said, I'm sure there are instructional videos for falling properly in gymnastics. Skateboarding videos usually have some epic bails, from people with experience falling from a board.
RE: Shoulder Protection
@Kielanders Better safe than sorry!
I was so comfortable on the XR after a few days, I really felt having extra padding would drive me to figure out the maximum speed before a nosedive. Even with full padding that's probably going to leave a mark.
I try to keep it to speeds where I can safely run out if I bail. Downhill longboarding gave me some serious skills in that department, so I feel pretty safe with just a helmet.
RE: Shoulder Protection
@Kielanders I don't think this is going to prevent a dislocated shoulder from a hard fall, but it's probably worth it if you feel more confident.
I've been thinking about getting a full motorcycle suit and helmet, but will probably just break myself pushing too hard if I get comfortable.
RE: Riding Music
I just to time lapse videos and play "Yakity Saks" in my head.
JK. Normally riding on populated paths, so don't listen to music.
Thanks for the Rattle That Lock idea, streaming it now. Good times! I've been hooked on Pulse recently, memories of concerts from my youth...
RE: Polished rails
@Senior-Coffee I doubt the rim is OEM, likely a standard go-kart part. I'd just get another wheel/rim combo and swap them out without swapping the tire. Some whitewall tires would look epic with the polished metal.
Seriously, someone with more time than me needs to do this!
RE: Road or Sidewalk?
I'm with Dan. If there are blind corners or a few pedestrians, I slow to walking speed. When the roads are clear I prefer the road, but I'd rather take it easy on the sidewalk than risk it with the cars.
You need to be pretty good on one of these things to be safe. Slow speed maneuverability, and staying balanced stopped are definitely prerequisites. I wouldn't ride near other people if I wasn't completely confident, and never pass over 5 mph.