@detroitwheelin 'turn on the lights' - I'm curious, do you turn them off in the day and on at night? is there a battery savings from running without lights?
Posts made by PeterG
RE: I just got my OneWheel and i am having problems riding it.
@Wrex - age is just a number ;-) mine is 53 but I get younger every time I ride
RE: Why is your helmet best?
I wasn't that picky... got a Bell BMX style, flat black - biggest consideration was that I didn't want to look like a DORK... I rode a bike all my life and snowboarded for years without a helmet but after kissing the ground (grass thankfully) the day I got the OW I decided it was worth it. Oh, and the OneWheel sticker looks spectacular on the back!
RE: Unusual questions asked by random strangers
I'm feeling part of the club now... I got the 'did you make that?' question yesterday! I'm wondering too, are we attention junkies? Are these comments our drug? As I'm still getting comfortable riding I actually find I enjoy the quieter times when there are less onlookers but will admit that getting a comment from a passer by is a bit of a rush. Then there's the ones that don't even seem to notice me and I almost want to stop and say 'hey, are you seeing this?? cool eh?' (yes, I'm Canadian)
RE: Looking for a OW in Canada (Edmonton)
got any friends closer to the border? I live in Vancouver and had mine shipped to a US location and then brought it across the line. Depending on your border guard they might just wave you through. My wife picked it up for me and said it was 'some skateboard thing' and the dude wished her a good day!
The USD-CAD exchange is painful but the OW is awesome and loads of fun.
I think FM has some good opportunity in Canada if they can improve the supply lines. I suspect a Canadian service location would also be nice :-)
Hope you get your OW soon before the freeze comes !
RE: Best day ever! But 2nd nosedive
I feel your pain but I find these stories strangely comforting... I've only had my OW for a week and took a good spill on my first night out. Interestingly it was also an uphill ride but fortunately I was on the grass. The OW is definitely not very forgiving and its hard to be 'ready' for it. I need to learn some more rolling/somersault moves I think. Ribs bruised and still feeling it, need to get my helmet and get back at it! Looking forward to many more awesome rides!
RE: a big thanks to the community
Hey @viennaCalling - thanks for the post, especially that final comment about your age... we share a birth year and I'm planning to order my OW shortly. My lovely wife thinks I'm going to break my neck and I truly hope she's wrong as I'll never live it down. Still, I'm looking forward to enjoying the OW experience and I take some solace in the fact that with age comes wisdom. After reading many of these posts I will take it easy and avoid pushing the limits for a bit.
Cheers from Vancouver, Canada!