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Re: Bikes, bikes, bikes and more...bikes
« Reply #100 on: October 04, 2018, 06:38:30 PM »
Lit Motors C1 is the one I'd like to see.  However it is showing signs of never exiting vapourware...

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« Reply #101 on: October 29, 2018, 06:00:34 PM »
UPS electric cargo tricycles to expand operations into Seattle
https://electrek.co/2018/10/26/ups-electric-cargo-tricycles/
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« Reply #102 on: November 03, 2018, 06:54:03 PM »
Oops....

Lime pulled 2,000 electric scooters off the street due to threat of fire
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Lime just announced that certain Lime electric scooters have caught on fire, prompting the company’s partial recall.

In a recent statement, Lime confirmed that some of their scooters manufactured by Segway Ninebot contained defects in the batteries.

Lime stated that those defective scooters can smolder or catch on fire in some cases. ...
https://electrek.co/2018/10/31/lime-electric-scooter-fire/
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« Reply #103 on: December 13, 2018, 09:30:30 PM »
Monowheel Z-One is a hilariously awesome looking electric monowheel
https://electrek.co/2018/12/13/vespa-inspired-electric-monowheel/
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« Reply #104 on: January 23, 2019, 06:42:12 PM »
Ojo electric scooters offer Vespa-style alternative to Bird and Lime scooters
https://electrek.co/2019/01/22/ojo-electric-scooters/
Image below.


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Duties up to 79% imposed on Chinese electric bicycles imported to EU
https://electrek.co/2019/01/18/eu-imposes-electric-bicycle-duties/
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« Reply #105 on: August 08, 2019, 07:30:35 PM »
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Darwin Award (@AwardsDarwin) 8/7/19, 8:35 AM
Always look where you’re going.
https://twitter.com/awardsdarwin/status/1159080621886640133
7-sec video at the link.  Optical sensors not working; needs LIDAR. ;D

Image below from:  https://twitter.com/bgilbertpm/status/1159111018330644483
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« Reply #106 on: August 09, 2019, 01:59:37 AM »
^^ Can't make it play :(


But that Darwin Awards site does have some beauties!


They show a cyclist doing a cartwheel over the hood of a parked car.


Driving cab in Las Vegas decades ago I experienced just this. Except my biker was a guy who quickly remounted and screamed that he'd sue as he rode off into the heat.
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« Reply #107 on: August 09, 2019, 02:11:24 AM »
^^ Can't make it play :(

It's a road biker cranking straight into the back of a large, very obvious stopped bus and leaving quite a dent with his head. Good thing he had a helmet on or he really might have been Darwin Award material. But he was still standing (wobbling) afterwards. Pretty funny.  :D

Edit: Oh here's another link. Maybe this one will work?
https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1159080267883196416/pu/vid/640x578/FJ1cQfsqsPPbTgp4.mp4?tag=10
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« Reply #108 on: August 09, 2019, 06:39:51 AM »
petm
 Your link worked as advertised!


Thanks I laughed out loud
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« Reply #109 on: August 24, 2019, 08:11:20 PM »
cross-post:
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A suggestion: On an electric bike or scooter you'll also get there. It just takes a bit longer outside of the city. You'll see more and are not enclosed in a dream-cage. And no parking problems.
A different mindset. The view of cars as nothing more than mobility aid.
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The challenge E-Bikes & E-Scooters face here are two fold. (5 fold)?


No one wants to ride a bike on an icy surface.
Few willingly tackle the rain.
Batteries need to be detachable (to charge, and protect at home)
Motorcycle helmets will fry your brain on a hot summer day.
Freeway motorcyclists too often end up as ugly smudges on guardrails, or rear bumpers. :P


For a good portion of the year here it's too wet, too cold or too icy for a two wheeled solution to be more than a fair weather friend.
Friends used to park Harleys in their living rooms to keep them safe from predators, but stumbling over an E-Bike in the hallway could get old long before the weather turned warm.


As secondary transportation why not!
My dream would include operable pedals and a lockable sidecar for a companion or load of groceries.
Were I younger a folding E-Bike that could fit in the trunk, on a bus or a train might fit the bill - for the warmer months.


But it's a little off topic. :(
Terry
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Re: Bikes, bikes, bikes and more...bikes
« Reply #110 on: August 25, 2019, 06:28:05 AM »
Don't be a weakling  ;) ;D

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« Reply #111 on: October 03, 2019, 04:58:19 PM »
Brainstorm:  a bicyclist's safety vest with a big orange heart with "I" and "Climate".
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« Reply #112 on: October 03, 2019, 08:01:44 PM »
Nothing is going to safe proper candidates from the Darwin awards. 

My favorite winner is a living guy. He had a chainsaw to trim the hedge. It did not start so he put it between his legs and pulled the chord and then it did start. Their website is quite an entertaining read.

Best thing to do while cycling is paying attention.
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« Reply #113 on: Today at 05:06:24 PM »
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Victor (@VictorPontis) 10/15/19, 10:56 AM
Today is the scooter switch over in San Francisco!

Scoot + Skip  →  Scoot (Bird) + JUMP (Uber) + Lime + Spin

Let the games begin again!
https://twitter.com/victorpontis/status/1184120900725170176
- You can use @scootermapapp to find the closest scooter!
< God help you all
<< Which scooter company do you think will fare best in SF?
- Scoot (Bird) then Lime
<< Interesting. Here in Chicago I've been quite impressed with Lime's operations. They seem to be the most creative, proactive company in terms of brand marketing.
< What do you think Lime is doing better than other scooter companies in terms of branding?
<< well here in Chicago they just let a reporter ride along with their employees in their van to write a profile about the work they do deploying and picking up scooters. most of the other companies would be too scared to let a reporter go behind the scenes.
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