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Tips for Trotter one wheel riding in big cities

2021/07/30

Lots of people enjoy riding one wheel in cities because it's just a great way to explore.  there's so much cool stuff to see in big cities, that makes urban riding a blast. whatever your reason for riding your one wheel in the big city, there's one thing for sure, when done properly it can be a really fun time


Some people use their Trotter one wheel as their primary means of transportation like the metro in a big city. More and more people are using their Trotter one wheel as a last-mile solution.

 

The last mile solution refers to the last leg of a journey that takes a person from a transportation hub like a bus or subway station to their final destination, maybe their company or home. We can see more and more people ditching their cars and using micro-mobility devices like one-wheel electric scooters, electric skateboards, and electric unicycles as their last-mile solution.

 

Lots of people enjoy riding one wheel in cities because it's just a great way to explore.  there's so much cool stuff to see in big cities, that makes urban riding a blast. whatever your reason for riding your one wheel in the big city, there's one thing for sure, when done properly it can be a really fun time

 

Here I'll share some tips for your riding in big cities.  

 

Number one, be comfortable and confident on the one wheel.

Maybe you have an urge to jump on your one wheel and to start shredding the streets right now. But please make sure you are experienced and feel confident and comfortable before you hit the road

 

Tip number two, wear safety gear.

Don’t be sick of me harping on this, safety first, no helmet no respect.

 

Tip number three, be predictable

Lets drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists know what to expect. If you ride erratically swerving unexpectedly into traffic, it's hard for drivers to know what to expect from you.

 

Tip number four, never leave your one wheel unattended and or bring a lock

 This is just general security. You can take a light lock with you like the tiger lock so you can secure your one-wheel while you’re in public, and for the times that you can't give your one wheel full attention.  

 

Tip number five, always be alert when riding

Always be alert and on the lookout for cars, pedestrians, cyclists, potholes, dogs. These are things that could strike at any minute.

 

Tip number six, prepare for the unexpected

Random car doors swinging out at you, darting children, lunging dogs, rude cyclists, all these things are unexpected and could strike at any moment.

 

Tip number seven, be seen

Drivers hit things that they don't see, so be visible especially at night,  wear reflective clothing and use a flashlight when appropriate

 

Tip number eight, assume drivers don't see you

You've done everything you can until now, to make sure that drivers can see you. Now the next part is to assume that no one sees you. That's just safe riding. When crossing intersections, you can try to make eye contact with drivers smile, and even wave before going on your way.  It will leave a good vibe between you and the driver,  and it also ensures that you’re being seen at this point.

 

Tip number nine, bring a charger

You may plan to explore the city or going for a long way, bring a charger so that you don't get stranded. There are plenty of outlets in the big city to charge up, include fast food places, coffee shops, restaurants, bookstores libraries, department stores.

 

Number 10, limit distractions

Get off your phone, take off your headphones, be aware of your surroundings, and be in the moment, especially when you're in the potential dangers of a big city

 

Tip number 11, is a continuation of being seen

 Don't hang out in driver blind spots, either zip past slow-moving cars or slow down so that cars can pass you, hanging out in blind spots puts you at risk for getting cut off when drivers aggressively change lanes

 

Tip number 12, be respectful and responsible

Obey traffic rules, smile and wave to the onlookers, say hi, and answer questions to curious onlookers if you have time.

 

Tip number 13, don't ride in busy traffic while intoxicated

Things like alcohol dull the senses and slow reaction time

 

Tip number 14, bring a first-aid kit

Getting injured while riding home, having a simple first-aid kit to clean up lacerations and abrasions will come in handy

 

Tip number 15, plan your route

Using Google Maps you can set your route as a biker, bike-friendly routes are probably the most real friendly

 

Tip number 16, explore and have fun

See something interesting? Go check it out. The one wheel is not about the destination, it's about the journey. So go and enjoy it, carve and have fun.  


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