I'm currently in Southwark, but moving to Clapham Junction in a week. Happy to let you try it out if you like. Message me for contact info. (Sorry for the late reply, was on holiday)
Posts made by Twangechogain
Sidewalk or Street?
I commute to work on my Onewheel and currently spend most of the commute riding one the sidewalk. I find its easy enough to go very slowly on the Onewheel when the sidewalk is congested and, shockingly, people don't seem to mind. When I ride around for fun, I sometimes ride on the road on smaller streets when it isn't too busy. But since I live and work in central London, I usually end up on the sidewalk.
I'm curious whether most you use the sidewalk or the road (or bikelanes on the road). Very interested to hear about good and bad experiences on both and opinions on which is best.
EDIT: Also, what city/country are y'all in?
RE: Silver Lake Next to Brighton Ski Resort in Utah
@veryous You must have some cool dessert to ride around in, no?
I thought the exact same thing the last time I was on the Freebord website. There are only two downsides that I can think of: (1) it will be EVEN harder to dismount (I've had my Onewheel for less than a week so I'm still getting the hang of seamlessly getting off of it); (2) will be harder to bail and land on your feet when you're headed for a wipeout. But it would be worth it for the extra feeling of connection and the ability to hop onto curbs that can't be ridden over.
RE: Trying not to be rude
I totally empathize. Before I got my Onewheel, my wife warned me about the fact that I'll be the center of attention when riding around and will not be left alone. I don't think I've ever been out for a ride during the day and not been asked at least one question (in addition to all the stares and people taking pics and vids on their phones). The worst thing is knowing that if you wipe-out, there will be at least a handful of people that will have seen it happen.
When I'm feeling less social, I wear sunglasses and put my earbuds in (even if I'm not listening to anything).
The most common questions I get:
- Is that electric/is there a motor in that?
- Did you make it?
- How much is it?
- Where can I get one?
Also, very common for people to say to me: "I've seen quite a few of those single-wheel motorized unicycles around, but I've never seen one of those." This is likely because the self-balancing unicycles are getting popular here in London.
I REALLY hope that Onewheels become more popular over here so that I can become anonymous again when out in public.
RE: The best shoes for riding?
I'm very interested in this as well. My feet also start to ache after about 15 mins of riding (especially when I ride to work in my leather office shoes). When I wear my Nike Air Max 1s, the foot pain definitely isn't as bad, but since the soles are quite thick, I'm not as connected to the board. My Nike Huaraches have been an o.k. middle ground between comfort and feel, but I'd love to find something better on that front.