I'm pretty much just like you. 35, overweight, etc. I went down hard this weekend. I had a bicycle helmet and wrist guards on. My left elbow and left knee are all road rashed!! It doesn't feel good. Make sure you take it out of Classic mode. I put my OW into extreme after all the recommendations from this forum. On my way home tonight I stopped by McGills skate shop. I purchased knee pads elbow pads and a full skate helmet (goes all the way around the ears). I feel safe now.
I enjoy being outside with my family!
Posts made by EncNiko
RE: Safety equipment? Body Armor?
Questions on riding
I just got my OW. What a cool machine! I've ridden about 6 miles in total so far. I'm getting used to it. Couple questions:
I was riding it today up a small incline I was accelerating up the hill and I was feeling very comfortable. I pushed a little harder to accelerate more and it stopped accelerating and threw me off. The battery was freshly charged, I'm riding in Classic mode, I weigh 230. What am I doing wrong?
It happened again but I was being much more cautious and going pretty slow. While in the middle of the incline it pushed back and stopped. I stepped off safely. What's happening?
While cruising (I ride with my left foot forward) my left knee remains bent. I can't straighten it without accelerating, I don't want to go faster, just cruise at 8 mph. Any tips on cruising position?
Thanks, this is going to be fun!