I'm not considering the OW in the same classification as "bicycle" because I like to ride the hiking trails where bikes are not allowed (in and around the tight stuff, much slower than a hiker). Open space trail rules specify that bikes yield to hikers and that hikers yield to equestrians. My rule of thumb is to yield to everything moving on a trail; to demonstrate that I'm all about respectfully sharing the trails. When a hiker comes along I either hover in place as they pass or step of the board. If I see a horse I step off the board.
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RE: Marin County trail riders
Marin County trail riders
Have any of you Marin OW owners been stopped by a ranger for riding a OW on a trail (county, open space, etc.)? I do a lot of trail riding here in northern Marin. I slow down to a crawl when passing hikers, dogs and I just get off when a horse comes by.
90% of people using the trails here are pretty cool about it but when a hiker or horse rider tells me I'm not allowed on that particular trail I just give them my bewildered look, apologize if I've upset them and tell them I wasn't aware of it. But I still keep riding those trails.
RE: XR 1st impressions
Did the identical ride today with just 13lbs. of tire pressure and had 55% battery remaining. So, with only 13lbs. in the tire, I went 8.9 miles (4 miles offroad in Delirium, 5.9 miles on sidewalk and asphalt in Mission). That equates to a full ride of 19.78 miles. Again, holy cra#! My OW+ would do the 4 miles offroad in Delirium and have virtually nothing left in the tank. Color me impressed................
XR 1st impressions
Took my new board out for its maiden voyage today. Usually I drive to my offroad spot but today I rode the XR there and back. The entire ride was 8.9 miles, 4 miles offroad in Delirium and 4.9 miles on blacktop and sidewalks in Mission. When I got back and looked at my phone I couldn't believe it. It said I had 58% battery left. That roughly calculates to 21.2 miles for an entire charge, Holy Cra#!
Granted, the XR had 20lbs. of tire pressure (the way it came from FM) and I only weigh 133lbs. Tomorrow I'll try it again with 13lbs. of pressure in the tire and see what I have left in battery reserve.
An impolite question
It would be understandable to assume that most OW owner/riders are young or younger (teens, 20's, 30's and some in their 40's). I was curious about how many are "young at heart" (those in their 50's, 60's.......70's).
I thought I'd start an informal poll.
How many of you OW owner/riders are:
70's: Wouldn't that be cool?
Do you ride mostly pavement or trail?