Some times you can mearly dip your foot into the waters of technology to try it first (like my first LED light bulbs I bought to try were nearly $30 each . . . now you can get a 4 pack of them for 15).
Sometimes you just have to get into an alcohol induced state and push the buy button.
I’m joining the Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device crowd.
Essentially it’s any “thing” that will move you under it’s own batter power. I did some research after seeing the coolest one at Burning Man Utah (oooh now I’ve done it, my fellow conservatives will want to revoke my credentials for attending that ).
But the one I saw there was outragously expensive. So couple weeks ago I was describing it to someone and I went back to the web page and found they introduced a smaller, less powerful, shorter range and most importantly less expensive model.
After a loot of Google and youtube I came to the conclusion after watching one video blog. Hell if this 73 year old retired guy can get to the point he’s doing 6 miles a day for FUN . . . this 51 year old can get to the point he’s about to do 1.5 miles to work and 1 mile home at the end of the day.
About a 30 day wait for build and shipping (they understimated the damand of this small/less powerful design) . . .
But here’s a video of someone in Chigaco who commutes to work and back on the more powerfull, longer range model.
Now let me say this plain and simple. I will NEVER, EVER, EVER . . . let me re-state that NEVER EVER get to the point of this guy’s riding ability.
Video is of a guy in Chicago who useses a Onewheel XR to get to work and back daily in Chicago (well not for the next six months because he had a catostrphic crash that requires surgery and a six month healing period).
On a side note, I do not condone the way he rides (going through red lights, lane splitting cars, going faster than traffic around him), in fact in my opinion, this kind of riding is what brings new laws into effect to try and stop poeople for doing that crazy ■■■■■