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InMotion Glide 3 Electric Unicycle For The Last Mile

Not for the fainthearted, or the precariously-balanced, the InMotion Glide 3 is a new electric vehicle that looks pretty slick - if you can ride it.


(InMotion Glide 3 electric unicycle)

Basically, this is a great little EV for cities and suburbs where you can ride in either the bike lane or on the sidewalk. While I see people slicing and dicing with cars on the road, that just seems crazy to me.

For me, I can easily ride the mile or so to my local coffee shop, grab my morning coffee and be on my way. I can even drink it while riding – not something I can do easily on my electric scooters or e-bikes. In fact, the ability to have two hands free while riding an electric unicycle is a big plus. When I pickup pizza to go, I always used to take my electric skateboard. But now I have a new two-hands-free EV that I can carry things while riding.

For shopping, I can buy as many groceries as will fit in my backpack, or carry a couple of canvas bags as well. The InMotion Glide 3 even has an extendable handle that allows you to roll the unicycle around with you while doing your shopping. You can then prop it up against anything, like a wall or the cash register counter while paying.

(Via electrek.co.)

Engineers taking care of America's vast rolling roads in Robert Heinlein's fictional America of the future (as seen from the 1940's) recall the tumblebug, from Robert Heinlein's 1940 novella The Roads Must Roll:

Gaines and Harvey mounted tumblebugs, and kept abreast of the Cadet Captain, some twenty-five yards behind the leading wave. It had been a long time since the Chief Engineer had ridden one of these silly-looking little vehicles, and he felt awkward. A tumblebug does not give a man dignity, since it is about the size and shape of a kitchen stool, gyro-stabilized on a single wheel...

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