@franko Yeah the area is named Rockslide. It used to be a locals secret pow spot but the ski company decided to make it an official part of the resort a couple years ago. Prospect Trail runs right thru the lower part of it.
Auh! My lanky young man, Onewheel neighbor Matthew is moving! He got a desirable job in Michigan. I saw his mom today, Christmas Day, on the Greenway, walking his dog Graham Cracker, and we talked a bit. She expects (hopes) he will be back here in a year, but he couldn't pass up this opportunity.
Cheryl had told me once that she wanted to try Matthew's Onewheel... Matthew would not let her for fear she might get hurt. Maybe I could invite her to pad up and learn on one of mine while he is gone.
And Graham Cracker? It's still up-in-the-air uncertain whether the well-tempered and friendly-four-year-old dog goes out-of-state with Matthew, or stays snug at home with Matthew's mom, Cheryl.
I've been asked all the standard questions while riding, "how much does it cost", "does it have a motor", etc? One of my favorites while actually riding in the middle of a trail is "you can ride that back here?"
But, over the weekend on a small group ride, I was asked a single, very pertinent question I was not expecting. "What PSI do you ride that at back here?" I yelled "17", and the mountain biker replied back "that makes sense." The other two riders and I looked at each other and were like, "that was specific."
So, the boring, same-old questions aside, what the the interesting, thoughtful, and intuitive/specific questions you have gotten from the general public?
It's always interesting when people come up with thoughtful and specific questions, especially when it shows a genuine curiosity about your gear or activity. Here are some unique and thoughtful questions others have received in various contexts:
**"How did you get started in this hobby/activity?"
**"What's the most challenging trail or route you've ever tackled?"
**"Are there different types or styles of [your activity], and what makes them unique?"
**"Can you recommend a favorite spot or trail for someone new to [your activity]?"
**"What kind of maintenance or care does your [equipment] require?"
**"Have you noticed changes in [the environment or terrain] over the time you've been doing this?"
**"Is there a particular [piece of gear or equipment] you wouldn't go without?"
**"Do you have any funny or memorable stories from your experiences in [your activity]?"
**"How do you deal with [specific challenges or obstacles] while doing [your activity]?"
**"What's your favorite part about [your activity] and why?"
These questions not only show interest but also open the door for engaging conversations about your experiences and passion for the activity.
@biell $US 131 was enough of a sale for me to buy the GT low-boys. I actually bought two sets. I generally like my front and rear footpads to be the same. So, if I like them the way they are, I am sure I can sell the other set later at my BF cost. If I want to play, I could try the front on both sides, or possibly modify one of the rear ones and transplant or add a Stoked Stock sensor. I'm also picking up some ProRide Darkside Grip pads to put on top.
Lots of options, I will let you all know if I do something crazy and it works out for me.
@puzz360 It's getting to be too cold for me to ride here, so i haven't been on my board in weeks (i've also been stupidly busy), which is to say that i didn't do the haptic update on my Pint until last week. Took it for a final ride this past weekend to get the battery into the 50% range for storing over the winter, and everything worked fine. i never managed to feel the buzz, but i wasn't pushing it either.
@lemur Yeah, I missed out on the first drop of flat black and the tiffany swirl too. But, in the second round I snagged the white swirl. That is what I have on the board now.
Based on my first nudges, I expect them to hold up well. My XR has a tiffany swirl from the OG batch. I plan to replace them when I VESC those rails, but could probably make another year on them if I wanted to. BANGs last.