Hi! Not sure whenever someone has tried to create such a thread before but here it goes!
Wanted to pull out some of the things which have happened while riding, while not riding etc… What are some of the worst / craziest / weirdest moments, which have happened to you?
I can probably find some ‘general ones’… like - loosing screws, getting a spark from connector and getting caught by a surprise, battery runs flat and either you need to kickpush or walk home (walk of shame?), … mh what else?
Anyways… some I remember are:
Accident / Board near water: Riding in winter, hitting a crappy block of ice / snow, falling afterwards while board moves 50cm to the canal side with water (board was about 2 meters from canal in end, im glad, i wasnt closer)
Responses from people: Wow, u are like some sort of inventor! Have u tried to sell / patent the idea already? Do u have a business? (or similar lines)
Mechanical failure: while riding near tram tracks I lost power after a while and wondered - wtf happened? Looked at my back side, where motor is and saw no belt on the motor… Guess what, the gaps / blocks near tram track created enough tension to rip my belt apart… (belt was on the tight side)
Not enough battery juice: Was casually riding in city, met a few guys I know, one of them had a BMX and they were planning to go to skate park while I was on question mark whenever to go with them too… The bmx guy said… ahh what it is for you not to go, u have got the electric board no problem…
Ok getting there wasnt a problem but the guy couldnt really go into my head to know I will need to do some more riding afterwards… guess what, when riding back to home later I was on my last leg of battery, stopped for a quick recharge in hope to get where I need further, charged up but as it turns out I didnt put enough juice into battery so in my last 1-2km board completely stopped… so ah had to walk a bit and take a bus in the end.
I hope this gives some sort of an idea… Im sure there are better stories with people eating bushes… overtaking cyclists / riding along with cars etc and ive read some in other topics but maybe this topic somewhat can collect or gather these stories in one place…
I know mine are not the most quality material as it is… but Im sure i will come up with something and maybe ive just forgotten some good stories / things ive witnessed.