Alt-Wheels Briefly #11


DarknessBot: An iOS app for electric unicycles (EUCs) with an Apple Watch component.

What Are Alt-Wheels?

Alternative Wheels.

Alt-Wheels are:
– Made for a single rider
– Smaller than bicycles
– Affordable
Portable

Electric skateboards, electric scooters, electric unicycles, the Onewheel, the Jyroball.

Alt-Wheels differs from “micromobility.” That’s all in this post.

Bike, Boat or Board. How to Hack Your New York Commute.

Over a decade of experimentation with his 5.5-mile commute between Brooklyn and Manhattan, architect Brendan McNee has “explored numerous ways of avoiding the subway,” as he puts it.

He crossed the Williamsburg Bridge for several years on a bicycle before switching to a Honda scooter and then a motorcycle. Each method had major drawbacks.

But now he thinks he’s found the best solution. For two years, he’s been zipping to work on an electric skateboard that can top 20 miles an hour.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

A photo at the article shows he’s using a muscular eSkateboard with large AT wheels. Exactly the kind I’ve been saying will help woo people out of their cars.

Now is the time to buy the Onewheel Pint. Via a marketing email from Future Motion:

Electric unicycle apps that also work with the Apple Watch!

Gyrometrics: App Store, EUC Forum thread.

DarknessBot: App Store, WatchAware blog.

Previously here:

Alt-Wheels Briefly category
Alt-Wheel Notes category

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