@Lia That's the truth; not proud of it but I did it again the other day, by committing a dumb error that I was warned against (facepalm). I was happy that I was wearing more protective gear though, so nothing damaged but my ego :-) Still loving riding my board and learning more every time--to me, there's nothing else quite like it.
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RE: Foot injury :(
Foot pad sensor warning
Hi--new rider here (since April '21), and yesterday something new happened. I got the "Foot pad sensor warning: you have been off one of the two foot pad zones for more than 10 sec while riding X mph--please be careful not to deactivate the footpads while riding!" message at least 5x during my ride.
--Rode board normally, no tricks attempted; my feet stayed on the board at all times
--My normal foot position is slightly diagonal, yet never got this message before
--The speeds quoted by the app's warning were within the range I ride, so nothing weird there
--Despite the warnings, board behaved normally
--Could this be a Bluetooth issue? During my ride, I was listening to music, and the music was cutting out a lot
--When I bought my XR+, I purchased OW bumpers and followed their instructions to install; other than that, I've not done any tinkering or mods, and never got this warning before yesterday
--For background info, I have had one semi-bad spill on the board not long after I bought it (posted previously), where the board got wobbly really fast ~15 mph on smooth roadway, and tossed me; I've been alert for pushback since I started riding, and am pretty sure I had none on that spill. It's entirely possible/likely that, as some commenters advised then, that my spill was just due to inexperience, wobbly, etc., but now combined with this sensor warning is making me a little uneasy...
I've researched the OW forums for similar experiences and found a couple, and the answers posed to them varied; I did learn the method of testing the sensors by touching each pad to see if the headlights react, and will do that when I get home tonight.
As a new rider, I'm loving my XR+, and realize I may be a little paranoid both due to my accident + my inexperience, which is why I'm trying to ride as often as possible & get more knowledgeable, but also desiring to tap into your collective wisdom & experiences, too.
Any ideas what could be happening? Thanks in advance.
Went splat, not sure why
So, I'm a new rider, am a little embarrassed to ask this, but need some input from more experienced riders.
I got my Onewheel a couple weeks ago and have been putting around my neighborhood learning the feel of the board, turning, maneuvering, etc. Prior to riding, watched many videos and then once I began riding, spent time working on controlling & changing speed, slowing down, stopping, dismounting, etc.
Logged 30 mi so far; it's felt very natural. All streets & sidewalks so far. Max speed at any point has been 15mph, avg speed 11 mph. Very few hills.
Yesterday, wrapping up a short ride, traveling down a flat stretch of street I've been down many times before; board suddenly goes into a hard wobble. Very quickly things proceed like this: wobble begins, I think to ride it out & correct, wobble worsens, I go down.
Road rash and bumps notwithstanding, my real issue & question for the group is trying to figure out how/why this happened? The road surface in that spot is a little wavy, but nowhere near as rough/uneven as other patches of streets I navigated with no problem earlier in the ride, or on many rides.
I am aware of the pushback function and have been looking out for it since I started riding--and avoiding doing the things that cause pushback--and I don't think I had pushback yesterday.
After the splat, I got back on & rode home, board behaved normally--and I plan to continue riding. I just want to learn what I did wrong so that I can avoid this in the future. The wreck just doesn't seem to fit any of the criteria of stuff I've read about/seen riders do wrong.
Anyone have any ideas?